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Hello, as of yesterday at...
Hello, as of yesterday at around 1pm all of my (2) google account folders have disappeared.
the contents of the files - gone.
all of my client files - empty.
At the bottom of my Mac Email client is a message that (the message comes and goes)
stating that anywhere from 800k to over 1.6 million incoming emails are being processed.
What's happened? I did change my password ***** one of my accounts recently, but this is bizarre. I may have been zealous about cleaning up emails, could have deleted archived emails , not sure. Just recovering from major surgery and a bit hazy about last week, but this just started to show up as a problem yesterday. HELP!
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Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
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Hi, I am A. Stevens here to help with your question!Could you advise what email provider you are using with mac mail?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
gmail
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have two email accounts and one yahoo. the yahoo account files and contents are intact. I access all three through my Mac Email app.
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
Understood. Have you logged in to mail.google.com to see if your inbox appears correctly?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
yes. the folders are empty there, too.
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
So I think the issue isn't with your mac mail client but rather your gmail account itself..have you checked your trash folder in gmail?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
yes of course. Now "mail activity says i have 17 million ++ incoming messages. what is happening?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
trash goes back to june 5 2015
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
Could you tell me how you have gmail connected? Is it via POP3 or Gmail?
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Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
Sorry I mean Pop3 or IMAP?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
imap
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hah, my mail activity now says in have >18 milllion incoming messages.. what is that and how do I stop it?
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
are you syncing with any other devices like a phone or tablet?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
yes, but not "actively"- I mean that I have my gmail set up on my iphone and on my macbook air.
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
Have you checked those devices to see if your inbox appears correctly?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
yes, all folders are empty. Could I have deleted everything by "deleting" or attempting to delete archived mail?
If so is this mail recoverable?
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
It's pretty difficult to delete all emails at once..did you attempt an archive on mac mail?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
no
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
I am really stumped at this point..the only thing I could offer now is additional services for a remote screen sharing session so I can dig around on your computer to see what might have happened..would you want to do that?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
sure, I only have a few minutes
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Hello, are you there? Is there a way to contact google for help, or is all help only available through forums?
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
They have a phone support number, but i've heard varying things about the results from that.
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Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
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Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
It would probably take longer then a few minutes...we could make the arrangements now and set an appointment to get back connected if that works?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
so you've never heard of someone getting this message saying x millions of incoming mail being processed?
Do you think it's because I tried to delete archived messages? Are items in mail folders (other than inbox) considered to be archived?
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
Not necessarily, and with IMAP if the folders fall under the inbox tree it would still be part of the inbox.
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Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
Not necessarily millions, but yes I have seen mail get confused and show some random numbers processing when it does not have correct data
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
sure, let's do a screen share . I'll be back at my desk at 12:15 or so. 12:15 pm PST. Can that work?
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
sure, that's in 2 hours correct?no problem, we can connect then. please accept the offer and I am sending instruction on how to connect.
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Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I just spent $35, I could see this becoming a multi-hundred dollar issue. I will try a google post for now. Thanks.
Email technician: A. Stevens, Computer Engineer replied 3 years ago
OK...best of luck...if you don't mind leaving a positive rating here. You can definitely return so we can work through this chat at antime
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