Last week I wrote that OS X Yosemite had deleted my Apple Mail VIP list, a finding confirmed by others.
Today’s 10.1 update nuked it again.
And 10.1 does not fix the severe file open dialog performance issues.
On the plus side, Apple did not delete my JVM this time. At least there is one thing that did not go wrong.
Sean S writes:
Mavericks also deleted my Stars List - however, there is a small heading above the Mailboxes and just below the toolbar that shows the word VIPs - clicking on that restored my VIP list on the side. Hope it works for you, tho’ too easy I suspect.
MPG: this small text button is grayed-out and inoperable on my system, indicating that there are no email addresses in the email VIP list.
To hazard a guess, I’d bet this is related to the Cloud (dust storm?) I don’t sync my Contacts to the Cloud and I don’t want to, but everyone at Apple is euphorically titillated with the platform lock-in potential of the cloud. But MPG considers it a general security menace.