Disappearing email...Hmm


#1

I’ve been viewing my emails on my MAC OS X Mail. So far the emails come through, for the most part.

On my dock, the Mail icon shows how many emails are in my inbox. Sometimes, the Mail icon shows the number 3 or 4 on the icon. So I assume there are 3 or 4 emails to look forward to. When I open Mail, I sometimes just see 1 email. Where did the other 2-3 emails go? I’m worried that I may be missing some important emails (currently I’ve been sending out my resume and coverletters to different design organizations and I don’t know if I’m getting a reply from specific ones).

This “disappearing email” occurred maybe 3-4 times in the past 3-4 months.

Does anyone know what is happening and how I may fix it?

Thanks. Plus, does anyone need a designer? :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

do you have any rules enabled? junk mail filter?

what version of OS X are you running? IIRC, in older versions I experience an issue where the dock icon wouldn’t refresh properly.


#3

I have my Junk Mail Filter on… I have set in my preferences to keep the junk mail in my inbox, and just color the text brown. I have OS X 10.3… maybe it is a dock refresh issue.

The only rules activated is the defalut “Apple News”…and I just checked it out. Those rules just hi-lite the emails coming from apple in “blue”.


#4

I don’t think I’ve had the problem in 10.3. I would sooner put my money on the dock icon being wrong that mail deleting email. Have you checked your webmail to see if it’s there?


#5

Yeah. I’ve checked my webmail to see if anything is there. Unfortunately, I set it up so that the emails are sent to my email client, then i think deleted from the dreamhost email server. i read somewhere that dreamhost likes it when we do that because the accumulation of emails can get absurdlly high. you think i shouldn’t delete my emails on the server? hmmmm… if i redo my settings to keep the emails on the server even after loading them to my computer, does dreamhost keep the emails on the server forever or for a llimited time?

what kind of settings do you have for your mail?..