Within the last couple of days my email has gone crazy. My two Macs using Mail.app started reloading all of my email and my iPhone mail app showed only a handful of messages but said I had 70,000+ unread. The inbox showed a few emails for that day then an email from two months ago and that was it. The other mailboxes appeared to be ok. My Mac email inboxes also appeared ok.
From my iPhone, thinking there might be something wrong with the older email, I tried to delete it and was asked if I really wanted to delete 70,000 messages. Now I really think there is an issue with that email. I should also add here that there are discrepancies between all of my email clients as to what is actually in my inbox.
I checked it out in RoundCube, and there were indeed 70,000+ copies of the email from two months ago. They were also still coming in. At some point in the last 15-20 minutes or so, 45 additional copies have appeared. They are all dated 4/22/22. The info in the headers is also dated 4/22/22.
I have been watching the mail log and don’t see any entries associated with the additional emails.
mailq comes up empty. I’m not sure if there’s another queue I can check or not. The mail came from a CMS at BlueHost and although I manage it, I don’t have access to anything mail related. I have been avoiding the rabbit hole known as “let’s talk to BlueHost support about it”. But that is on the list eventually. Since there is nothing in the log, I kind of doubt that’s where the issue is.
Oh yeah, I have rebooted the server as well as my phone and one of the Macs with no joy. I just can’t figure out where the suckers are coming from. I should try shutting all of my clients down and see if it continues. I’ll do that as some point when I can break away from my day-job.
I am due for a MiaB update, but I think I’m only one version behind. That’s also on the list to try at some point, but again, due to when this started, I don’t think that’s going to be the issue.
So, thoughts on what might be happening or any additional steps to troubleshoot? The only place I can see all the messages is in RoundCube and I have been trying to delete them from there but the max is 200 at a time so it’s taking awhile. Also, if they keep coming in, simply deleting them isn’t enough.
Let me know if there is any more info that might help.