Yesterday I played around. I knew I shouldn’t but I couldn’t resist… I looked here and there and then it was gone! What I’m talking about? My inbox 🙁 In the end I just wanted to clean it up a little – Google stores 78,000 emails for me (yes, you are reading correctly…I am afraid to delete them – maybe I need the one or other again?)
Thanks to Steve Jobs and the Snow Leopard Developer Team my inbox wasn´t gone. I could still have a look at my messages *whew*
So where do you find the deleted Email Account?
Go to User>Lib>Mail>your Account>Inbox and you’ll find your mails there.
And there they are! Click on the strange looking icon and you are able to read your mails again .-)
Now just add your mailbox again and your messages are back. I do not recommend though to store all messages you have in your inbox on your computer. Although it is very handy I think they are better stored with Gmail/Yahoo or wherever you have an account – they just clutter your computer, especially if you know that you don’t need them anymore. Also, I find my computer working more slowly when I have too many messages in Mail. Don’t forget to automatically delete messages from your inbox when you shut down Mail. You can set this up when you go to Mail –> Preferences.
Here are my settings to keep my inbox clean:
When you store the messages on the provider’s server you don’t need to worry about accidentally deleted email accounts.