Smart Mailbox or virtual Mailbox is a folder that allows you to manage chosen emails that are stored based on specific criteria created by you. For example, if you use online shopping more often, then you can create a smart folder to store all the emails related to your shopping. Creating and managing the Smart Mailbox folder in Apple mail is a simple and easy task to perform. However, users have come across few issues. One common issue encountered by many Apple Mail users in recent times is the emails in the Smart Mailbox folder indicates unread, although they have been read.
If you’re also facing this same issue with your Apple Mail, then scroll down this page to know how to fix it.
Rebuilding the Mailboxes in the Apple mail app
Note: If you’re trying to rebuild the IMAP or Exchange account’s mailbox folder, then make sure that the emails and attachments are downloaded again from the mail server after the rebuild process. Because during the rebuild process, the emails and attachments stored on your computer will be removed.
Rebuilding Spotlight Index
If the unread Smart mailbox folder shows zero files, then rebuild the Spotlight index on your Mac computer. To do so, follow the simple instructions given below.
You can also use the Terminal window of your Mac computer to rebuild Spotlight.
In the Terminal window of your computer, run the following commands one by one
sudo mdutil –E/
sudo mdutil –i on/
After rebuilding Spotlight, check whether the Smart Mailbox folder is marked as read. If not, contact us to get remote assistance in resolving the same.
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