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Accidently created a filter, sent all inbox messages to the trash. Moved them back to the inbox and now some of them don't match the addresses or headlines.

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My emails are forwarded from gmail and land in the spamfile folder so have filters to move everything back to the inbox. I found one that was actually junk, created a filter to move it to trash - all the messages had already been moved from spamfile to the inbox via the filters.

I ran the new filter but it moved all of my inbox to the trash - OK, no problem, I'll just move everything back to the inbox so I used my filters and ran them from the trash folder back to the inbox.

Most of the messages moved back fine but some, when I clicked on a message in the list, it was a different email from what the list showed.

Thanks for any resolution.

My emails are forwarded from gmail and land in the spamfile folder so have filters to move everything back to the inbox. I found one that was actually junk, created a filter to move it to trash - all the messages had already been moved from spamfile to the inbox via the filters. I ran the new filter but it moved all of my inbox to the trash - OK, no problem, I'll just move everything back to the inbox so I used my filters and ran them from the trash folder back to the inbox. Most of the messages moved back fine but some, when I clicked on a message in the list, it was a different email from what the list showed. Thanks for any resolution.
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Back up your profile.

Select the affected Inbox, right-click, select Properties then Repair Folder.

Tip: when creating a filter, make it do something innocuous, such as setting the star or applying a tag, while testing to check that it acts as you wish it to.