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How to automatically deliver /var/mail/USER to my Gmail?

My cron jobs sometimes sends mail to /var/mail/USERNAME. I normally read it by log on the Mac computer and run mail command to read and delete these mails. But how to deliver/forward such mails to ...
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How can I send emails with Mail.app as text/markdown explicitly?

I write all my emails in plain text, not rich text or HTML, but I do use punctuation markup as has been popularized by Markdown and others (which were inspired by prior customs in plain-text email). ...
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Changing default email reader does not take effect

I am trying to use Kiwi for Gmail as my default email reader (for example, when wanting to share a link via email, I want Kiwi to open up, rather than the Mail application by Apple). In the Kiwi ...
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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Random emails missing from IMAP inbox with Apple Mail in Yosemite

I am using Apple Mail with three IMAP mail accounts (not Gmail etc. but from my hosting provider). I'm finding that I regularly need to close and reopen Mail to find emails I'm searching for that are ...
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How can I add an SMIME cert and configure iOS mail to use it?

In order to protect ourselves from NSA-style snooping, we need to start using SMIME encrypted email. Since I have over 10,000 BYOD devices to update, what is the most effective way to Deploy an ...
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iPhone iOS Exchange not showing new folders

for some reason my iPhone's Exchange account won't add new folders that I created in Outlook. Emails come in, but not new folders. I am not sure how long I've had this problem so I can't pinpoint to ...
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outlook.com calendar and contacts sync

I recently started using a mac, and my mind was blown by the fact that I can't sync my live.com calendar with the default calendar app (same goes for contacts). I don't understand why this is the case ...
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How to know what is preventing Mail from fetching Gmail according to schedule?

iPhone 6s, iOS 9.3.2 On my iPhone, mobile-mail is scheduled to fetch emails from my Gmail account every 15 minutes. I recently noticed that more than 15 minutes can pass - the longest so far was 24 ...
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Is there a way to preserve the formatting of inline images in emails in Outlook for Mac?

At my office, most users are PC based. However, a few teams have Macs. The standard email tool is Outlook, and the Mac users have Outlook for Mac. When someone sends me an email that has images ...
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Why does mail popup occasionally?

The mail app in OS X 10.11.1 seems to have a bug which I would really like to fix because it is annoying. Sometimes when the main interface windows is minimized in the dock, it will maximize itself ...
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Is there a way to hide the unread count badge in El Capitan depending on the time of the day?

I know how to turn off the unread count badge for the mail icon using the Notifications preference pane from system preferences but I would like to know if it is possible to have it turned off for ...
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Mac Mail Client sending and storing duplicates from Gmail

One of my team members approached me today asking about an issue they're having with their Mac Mail Client and Gmail. I am a Linux user and do not have much experience with Mac, but thought I would ...
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Why is Gmail being delayed one week?

It is just as weird as it sounds. I'm using the default mail app on my iPhone 6 with iOS 8.4.1. Ever since I have it, my mail has been showing up one week late. To be specific, I only get my mail at ...
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Mac Mail: Replying from “Redirected-to” address

I'm phasing out a couple email accounts on one domain (call it "olddomain.com"), and replacing them with news ones on a different domain (call it "newdomain.com"). To make the transition easier, I'm ...
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Disable Mail's “Image Size” from remembering last used setting

I almost always want mail to send a "Actual Size" image. However sometimes having mail automatically resize an image to "small/medium/large" is handy. However, after doing so Mail remembers the last ...
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Apple Mail 8: How to display mails in plain text?

Is there an option in Apple Mail 8 to have mails displayed in plain text format? I cannot find a setting for it and the classic way to disable it does not seem to work anymore.
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Mail keeps crashing when clicking on gmail mailbox

since yesterday afternoon my Mail.app keeps crashing when I am clicking on my gmail mailbox. I instantly see the beachball and looking into Activity Monitor it tells me that Mail.app uses 100% CPU ...
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iPhone mail doesn't show email address anymore

I used to be able to click the name of the sender or the recipient and it brings up the contact information with the sender/recipient's email address highlighted in blue if I have multiple email ...
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Odd email search and sort behaviour

Using Mail in all previous OS I ever used, I click on an email, say from MacWorld. Then I would sort by From and all the emails from MacWorld would be right in front of me on my screen. Now when I ...
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Yosemite Mail “Load Remote Content” from senders in my contacts

I would like Mail on Yosemite to load remote content from senders in my contacts and not for everyone else. I have remote content disabled now and I have pieced together an AppleScript to click the ...
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Limiting Retained Emails

Is there any way to set a limit so that thousands of emails aren't downloaded from my email server and stored as copies on my iPad Air running 8.12? Early version of ios for my old iPad allowed me to ...
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Mail on Mac OS X Mavericks automatically unflags all messages

I recently noticed that Mail on my Mac would automatically remove flags from my messages. I had set up a rule to flag every incoming message so that I do not forget to reply to a message even if it ...
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Safari opens tabs by itself and launches Mail

I am using Safari Version 7.1 (9537.85.10.17.1) on OS X Version 10.9.5 Which I got free from Apple when they were offering it. My Mac is about 5 years old. When I open Safari it usually opens on ...
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Adding custom email headers on iOS

I use Mozilla Thunderbird on OSX but I am considering getting an iPad. Thunderbird allows me to add any kind of custom email header. For me, this feature is essential. Will I find an iOS app that ...
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Apple Mail: All the mailboxes seems to be empty?

I have installed a new HDD on my Macbook Pro. I can't reinstall OS from the Time Machine Backup, it reports an error, and asks me to run the install again. It is the same every time I try. I have now ...
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How to add an IP range to Lion server's SMTP whitelist

I run Lion Server (10.7.5) on an old iMac (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and it handles my e-mail for me. I've been having some trouble recently with delays in delivery of e-mail to my server from ...
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Apple Mail sending new mails from both mailboxes

I'm using Apple Mail on Mavericks (10.9.2). I've configured two mailboxes, both gmail accounts using IMAP. My problem is that every time I compose and send a new email it sends the same email ...
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Contacts does not read properly from LDAP and/or Zimbra

I can't get Contacts to work with an Open LDAP server in OSX 10.9.2, apparently regardless of the settings that I use. I can query it from the command line, so it's definitely working. I have also ...
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OSX Server: _www user emailing itself every minute

I'm new to OSX Server, and this has me stumped. For some reason _www user is emailing itself every minute. I've tried to restrict it in postfix config, both sending & receiving, i've removed ...
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iphone default alert not being set on new calendar events created from mail

I have the default alert time for events turned on, set to 30 minutes before. This works if I create a new event from within the calendar. However, if I create a new event following a link from email, ...
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running email server (postfix?) on plain Mavericks (NOT server)

I need to run a very simple email server on a plain (non-OSX Server) Mavericks box (Mac mini). All I need to do is be able to receive email with attachments, send it to a Perl/Python script, and send ...
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Mail.app throws connection problems without sending a single packet

I set up a server running Postfix + Dovecot w/ SASL auth and SSL everywhere (actually, STARTTLS). It's about as "bog-standard" as you can get (meaning I followed one of the innumerable cookbooks on ...
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How to make iOS Mail.app recognize Courier's namespace prefix?

I am using a Courier IMAP server which, per default, uses the 'INBOX.' prefix for all folders. On Mac OS X as a client this works just fine. On iOS however, I have to manually configure in the ...
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Anyone know how to turn off “new unread mail” number in Apple Mail?

See image below. I want to turn off the little number that shows how many new unread e-mails you've received, so that's not distracting me while I'm working in Apple Mail...any quick fixes?
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iOS Email Image Caching

During the course of developing email campaigns I use my own iPhone as one of many testing devices. The problem is, if I modify an image, I must modify the name of the file and the link to it in the ...
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S/MIME Self-signed certificate problem on iOS

I am using S/MIME self-signed certificates for email encryption across iOS and OS X. Creating the certificates and installing them (including the CA) worked perfectly. Also using them on OS X worked ...
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Postfix confusion: how does mail get sent on Mountain Lion server?

I inherited a Mountain Lion Server system that hosts a PHP web app. Among the things this app does is send email using the php mail() command, which executes the sendmail binary. In addition to ...
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Can view email in outlook but not on iPhone, Mime-attachment

Hi can anyone tell me why emails originating from one company cannot be viewed on our companies iPhones / iPads but can be viewed in Outlook it shows the following screen: In Outlook the message ...
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How do I stop emails highlighting dates (with links to my calendar)?

On my iPad, how do I stop emails highlighting dates (with links to my calendar). I find this distracting.
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Event from my Gmail address appeared in my calendar (without sharing it)

I stumbled into something rather strange… A few weeks ago, I booked a flight, with Expedia & Lufthansa, using my Gmail address. (Which is not my iCloud address!) I noticed that the event appeared ...
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Mail won't open anymore OS X El Capitan 10.11.5

I cannot get Mail to open everytime I accidentally try to open it it takes forever and never actually opens and then asks if I want to reindex or just reopen - I have tried both options with no ...
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Mails deleted or archived in Mail.app do not disappear in mobile mail

I have an IMAP mail account with a web hosting provider. The account is accessed by two clients: Mail.app on a MBP running Yosemite, and Mail on an iPad running iOS 9. When I delete or archive a ...
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How do I change my iCloud email?

I don't even know where to begin with this, but a while back I tried getting apple music and it worked, but I somehow messed up my iCloud because I changed my email. My iCloud on my iPhone has my new ...
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Emails being received with winmail.dat even when sent as plaintext

My colleague is sending emails with Microsoft Excel 2016 attachments, from Microsoft Outlook 2016, to a business partner who uses a Mac (I am not sure what version of OS) He has tried sending as html,...
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How to add user's mbox to Mail?

I have a couple of cronjobs running on my Mac. cron will send out mails and put them in my user's mbox, which I can read via the mail command. However, it would be nice to see them in the regular Mail....
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My iPad is sending out spam emails, what could be the cause?

My iPad is sending out emails through gMail titled for example CCE29032016_00050. All emails begin with CCE followed by a number. They are sent from myself to myself. I noticed that it is my iPad ...
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Mail Quits unexpectedly every time it opens

I have a serious problem with the Mail application. It just won't open. I've seen some 'remedies' for example, resetting rules and settings, but this can't be done if the app doesn't even open. ...
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How to modify in OS X El Capitan‎ the list of Mail.app's email aliases via the command line

In OS X El Capitan‎ the Mail app (Version 9.2, storage version V3) presents the list of email aliases in the UI not anymore as a string of comma-separated email addresses. This makes it very ...
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Mail shows disconnected icon. Only way to recover is toggle Wifi

Many times a day, Mail.app indicates it is unable to connect to my Gmail account. I have tried quitting and restarting Mail, but it still shows disconnected. If I toggle Wifi off then on, Mail is ...