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In Mail.app, in Preferences, in the Accounts panel, there is a list of accounts. I had a POP account there I no longer in use. I used the Remove button to delete the old account. But I didn't mean for it to delete all mail that had been recieved earlier into that email address. Yet that seems to be what happened. At least I can't find the mail anywhere in any of my mailboxes or in my_home/Library/Mail. There were a number of messages organized into various folders. Now they are gone. These mail messages were not sitting on a server, ...

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    Default Mail.app deletes mail when deleting account

    In Mail.app, in Preferences, in the Accounts panel, there is a list of
    accounts. I had a POP account there I no longer in use. I used the
    Remove button to delete the old account.

    But I didn't mean for it to delete all mail that had been recieved
    earlier into that email address. Yet that seems to be what happened.
    At least I can't find the mail anywhere in any of my mailboxes or in
    my_home/Library/Mail. There were a number of messages organized into
    various folders. Now they are gone. These mail messages were not
    sitting on a server, they were on my Mac.

    Is Mail supposed to do this?

    --
    Jim Jennings, Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology
    The University of Texas at Austin
    reply to jim dot jennings at beg dot utexas dot edu
    Jim Guest

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    In article <150920031650420467%invalid>,
    Jim Jennings <invalid> wrote:
     

    Yes, annoying isn't it? In fairness, it does warn you when you click
    "remove".
    David Guest

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    Default Re: Mail.app deletes mail when deleting account

    In article <150920031650420467%invalid>,
    Jim Jennings <invalid> wrote:
     

    Yes, it was designed to do that. You neglected to mention that you were
    offered a warning that that was about to happen and you told the program
    to proceed.

    Meow
    Cat Guest

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    Default Re: Mail.app deletes mail when deleting account

    In article <netspace.net.au>, Cat
    <cat> wrote:
     
    >
    > Yes, it was designed to do that. You neglected to mention that you were
    > offered a warning that that was about to happen and you told the program
    > to proceed.[/ref]

    It's not nice to make people feel dumb in public :-(

    I don't remember a warning or pushing a proceed button, or I never
    would have posted my question. But, I have no doubt you are correct.
    I must have been in some sort of Sunday afternon brain-dead
    auto-pilot...

    --
    Jim Jennings, Bureau of Economic Geology
    The University of Texas at Austin
    reply to jim dot jennings at beg dot utexas dot edu
    Jim Guest

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    Default Re: Mail.app deletes mail when deleting account

    In article <160920030858363162%invalid>,
    Jim Jennings <invalid> wrote:
     

    Then stay home!

    --
    Enough <com>
    Enough Guest

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    Default Re: Mail.app deletes mail when deleting account

    In article <160920030858363162%invalid>,
    Jim Jennings <invalid> wrote:
     

    Anyone see a connection?

    --
    Enough <com>
    Enough Guest

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