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How To Fix Message Listing

Here's a standard view on (OS X 10.5).

Messed up message index in

If the selected message on your message listing (showing header info, number 1 in the image) does not show up in the actual message box below (number 2), but instead shows an another message, your index may have gone bad.

Worry not. To fix the problem, close, (as always, make necessary backups), trash a file called Envelope Index in /Users/[your_name]/Library/Mail/, and restart (there will be a dialogue to import your account: just click Continue). You might even save same disk space and speed up your Mail in the process! Full details (and more hints) on