Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Apple Mail losing all state

Seen this scenario a couple of times:
  1. Mac crashes
  2. Reboot and when Mail starts up, it's lost all of it's state and wants me to re-enter all my accounts information.
Fortunately, all my email is in IMap, so it's just a matter of restoring Mail's state about my IMap accounts. This is done by shutting down Mail, replacing ~/Library/Preferences/ with a good copy from a backup.