In this article I’m going to show you how to delete an email that gets stuck in an Outbox for AppleMail.
Today we are going to have a look at the folder where AppleMail keeps it's data. When we are going to troubleshoot problems with AppleMail I may tell you to delete some files. Therefore, it's a good idea how to find the files and to know what the files are for.
An Australian journalist feels email shamed because her emails have a carbon footprint. Unfortunately, it's not clear how the numbers were calculated. Anyways, having your emails locally avoids storing them in large data centers.
Usually, troubleshooting involves accessing the user Library folder. There is a top level Library folder and a top level System/Library folder. Both are visible. But both are folders that you really don't need to access most of the time. Unfortunately, the user Library folder is only sort-of visible.
Entourage and and it's successor Outlook use a database to store or access emails. Up to the 2013 version the databases were prone to corruption. Since the 2016 version the problem has become much better. But where there is a database there is a corruption.
In the last article I showed you how to enter your settings for iCloud if you want to archive from IMAP. The IMAP server and the username are easy to find out. But you need to create an app-specific password only for Mail Archiver.