I have been a long, long time user of Apple Mail and a couple days ago\nthings went wonky. I couldn't receive or send any mail and I couldn't\nforce quit Mail. After quite a few frustrating hours I lugged my iMac\nto the Genius Bar at a local Apple store. The genius first ran a\ndiagnostic program, one that I had never encountered and one that I'm\nassuming is new. Then doing quite a few things, things I couldn't\nfollow, he got Mail to work. An interesting thing is that some of the\ninterface features are different than the Mail I was running, a version\nwhich I assume to have been the latest as I run Software Update about\nonce every other day. The current version, the one installed by the\ngenius, is 6.0 (1485). Unfortunately I have no record what the\npreceding version was. Anyhowz, all is now well. At first, when I got\nhome, I was quite concerned as there were some 47,000 files in my\ntrash. I performed a SuperDuper! backup and then deleted the trash.\nAfterwards I did some checking at it appears that all of my saved\nmessages, which date back to 2000, are indeed still there. This has\nbeen an interesting experience with a happy ending!