Lost Emails In Mail History


I have an emac G4, running OS X 10.3.9 - I use the Mail program to access my website mail, my earthlink account, and my gmail account, all feeding into my inbox. I've done so since the beginning of 2003.

I recently went to check on an old email, and discovered that everything in my inbox from before March of this year is gone!

the sent box is still showing all the old stuff, but the incoming emails are gone.

did i possibly go over some limit (which i didn't know existed)?

did some random system update overwrite my old emails?

is there any way to retrieve the old emails?

thanks in advance.


did anyone ever respond to this? i'm trying to figure out a way to retrieve my emails too. they mysteriously disappeared after a short amt of time!! please let me know.



I'm not clear on what you are asking. Are you leaving your messages to build up on the server? Well don't. You should download them within a week max.