I have 4 different email accounts in Mail; therefore, there are 4 different inboxes.

When I select the unified Inbox, I should see all emails listed from all accounts. But I don't.

What could be preventing seeing all email in unified inbox? 3 email accounts are POP; 1 is MobileMe IMAP. When I control-click on unified Inbox, all email accounts are in the drop-down list. One of the POP accounts shows nothing in large box below that.

(Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with Mail version equivalent for Snow Leopard.)

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    I assume you see them in the individual account's inbox?
    – Tuesday
    Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 0:06
  • I've been having this same problem, and it's annoying when now I have to check each, individual inbox. Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 5:11

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My guess is that one of your clients is removing emails from the server - last time I used POP this was the default, and it was one of the best reasons for switching to IMAP. If any of your clients is doing this then those emails will not be appearing on your other clients. Have you checked this on each client that you access those servers with?

I know you didn't say you access those emails from multiple places but it's a common thing to do.

  • Timothy: Yes, can see emails in the individual account inbox. I believe all POP accounts are configured in Mail to leave emails on server for one week. I will triple-check this, though. Have all accts on 2 computers, MBP and Air. But mainly use MBP.
    – user20578
    Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 1:50
  • All POP accounts are configured to leave emails on server for one week... Just changed to one month. Still not all emails are in unified inbox.
    – user20578
    Commented Mar 24, 2012 at 5:24

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