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Fix: The Destination Mailbox Does Not Exist – Mac Mail

Fix: The Destination Mailbox Does Not Exist – Mac Mail

You may receive an error message in Mac OS X Mail when you try to delete or archive an email message.

 

The message “” could not be moved to the mailbox (null). The destination mailbox does not exist.

 

  1. If the email account you are moving the email message with is using IMAP, it is possible you do not have the Archive of Delete folders enabled (turned on) in your email hosting provider. You can control IMAP mailbox folders that appear in the Mac OS X Mail application by logging into your email account through a web browser (see example for Gmail IMAP folders) and adjusting them as so.
 
Mac mail imap email folders
 
  1. Some report if you do not have Download Attachments: All enabled for your IMAP email account(s), there is unexpected results with your IMAP mailboxes and Mac Mail. Enable download attachments for all your IMAP accounts. Go to Mail -> Preferences -> select an IMAP account -> Account Information.

 

Mac mail download attachments all

 



 

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Comments

Sa'ar on Friday, 23 July 2021 12:06

I shut down my Mail program, went to user/library/mail/v(x)/[problem mailbox] and deleted the problem folder, restarted Mail, and it worked fine.

not ideal solution, but that's Mac Mail for ya.

I shut down my Mail program, went to user/library/mail/v(x)/[problem mailbox] and deleted the problem folder, restarted Mail, and it worked fine. not ideal solution, but that's Mac Mail for ya.
Vincent Fink on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:14

seems like a bad and extremely risky "fix"... this means if I get malware sent to me it's going to automatically download the attachment and infect my computer.

I guess I'd rather deal with the annoying SPAM not going to the Junk folder when I try to put it there and instead will just delete.

Another FAIL on mac to add to my long list.

seems like a bad and extremely risky "fix"... this means if I get malware sent to me it's going to automatically download the attachment and infect my computer. I guess I'd rather deal with the annoying SPAM not going to the Junk folder when I try to put it there and instead will just delete. Another FAIL on mac to add to my long list.
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