All mail since 2016 has vanished from all folders out of nowhere -help!

all mail has vanished

Is this a POP3 or IMAP account?

If it is IMAP, can you see the emails if you use a webmail account?

Do you have any rules or auto-archive set up?  Are they in the local folders?  (make sure local folders are set to view by going to menu/tools/settings/general and in the general section, check “Show local folders”).

Another thought, could it just be the folder pane is not displaying?  Right click on the message list area on any of the tabs and make sure “Mail” is checked.

Its pop3…i can see every folder but they are all empty…even the 20 draft items are gone…

sorry its Imap…I was wrong

I just sent myself an email and it sent no problem but nothing arrives

OK, can you use a web client to see if the messages are still on the server?

If you can see them, you might try deleting the account and reenter it.  Since it is imap it will sync all the messages and you won’t loose anything.

checked server and it shows 156MB of mail so its all there

Ok deleted account and reenetered it all and it worked !!! Thank you so much for your help.

Glad it all worked.  You’re welcome