[MlMt] My sent messages have disappeared - are there any useful logs?

Pat Maddox pat at patmaddox.com
Fri May 7 06:10:47 EDT 2021

Thankfully, I quickly learned that FastMail has an easy to use recover feature: https://www.fastmail.help/hc/en-us/articles/1500000280381

Whew! :)

I am still curious where I can find logs to maybe track down what happened...


> On May 7, 2021, at 1:54 AM, Pat Maddox <pat at patmaddox.com> wrote:
> I was pretty shocked to go looking through my Sent mail folder to find only 6 messages. I usually have thousands in there, dating back years.
> My only guess as to what happened is that I restored my computer from a backup, and maybe it didn’t have emails cached, and Mailmate did a sync and initiated a mass delete? That sounds farfetched, but the timing is just too coincidental.
> Anyway, I could use some help figuring out what happened. Does MailMate have logs that would show the commands it’s sent, that may have led to deletion?
> And most importantly, any suggestions on how I can recover these emails? I have sent a request to my mail provider (FastMail) and am waiting to hear back.
> Pat
> p.s. I’m not blaming MailMate... just trying to figure out what happened, and how to recover the email, and this is one avenue to explore.
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