Email is short for electronic mail. There are tags for popular mail clients including the mail tag in case your question is related to a specific program and not email in general.

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Mail.app connection errors (offline) after sleep

My 10.8.2 MacBook Air is having constant connection errors in Mail.app when the computer has been sent to sleep or hibernate. A small alert triangle appears next to all account names (I have several) ...
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Does Apple scan iCloud e-mail like Google does with Gmail?

Does anyone know if Apple scans e-mail for marketing purposes like Google does with Gmail? Or maybe the iCloud e-mail encrypted all the way from client to server/database such that Apple couldn't ...
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Mail.app accidentally deleted (OS X 5.8)

How do I restore Mail.app after it was accidentally deleted? I have complete time machine backup of system, but can't find Mail.app in it. I tried optional install from original disks, but Mail.app ...
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Can I get my mail folders on my iPhone synced to my Mac?

I've made many mail folders on my iPhone and they are automatically synced to my iPad, but not synced to my Mac. Anyone have an idea?
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Lack of sharing options

Im having some trouble using the new sharing features in Finder, Preview, etc. Having tried with many different file types (pictures, text, audio, video), it only ever lists Messages and Airdrop. Not ...
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is there a way to store mail on an external hard drive using apple mail?

I've been trying to save up space and for this reason I'm using the "don't keep copies of any messages" option. I was thinking though, can I instead choose to save all emails and attachments, but an ...
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Yahoo Mail on iPhone won't let me delete email

Suddenly, my yahoo on iPhone won't let me respond to or delete any email? What have I done?
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OS X Mail embedded audio player flakey

Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails that have an embedded audio. The main cause is that my phone system is set to forward voice mails to my email. But this issue applies to any source of ...
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Apple alias in Mail and iCloud revealing my identity

I've set up a few email aliases in iCloud under pseudonyms. If I receive an email to one of them (e.g. "Alias Name <pseudonym@icloud.com>), and I try to reply in Mail for Mac, it uses the ...
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Why have an email address associated with iMessage?

Seems to me like this only confuses, since conversations are separated by address/phone number. Are their any advantages, or is it safe to remove all email address from my iMessage?
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How do I make different email accounts use the default sounds again?

On an iPhone running iOS 6.0.1, I used Settings → Notifications → Mail to set different "new message" sounds for different mail accounts. Now I want to make all mail accounts again follow ...
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Outlook 2011: Added an Exchange profile, lost previous profile data

A friend of mine wanted to use an Exchange account additionally to his normal profile (POP3 email, calendar etc.) in Outlook 2011. He said he just added and configured the profile. When he re-openend ...
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how can i block email attatchments from downloading?

i just got the iPhone 5 and connected my Gmail account to the mail app. however Verizon charges through the nose for data, and i realized that the most data that i chew up is through email ...
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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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using multiple emails in the mail app and sending texts to that app as well

the question is almost identical to the title: i just got an iPhone 5, coming over from a blackberry. on my blackberry i was able to receive all my text messages and emails from both of my accounts ...
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Configure your mail with mail.app on Mountain Lion

I have Macbook Air 2012 model (128 GB SSD) with Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I am having difficulties trying to configure the mail.app. When I first tried to set-up my gmail account it started to sync ...
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College gmail account with iPhone 4S

I'm trying to sync my college email with my iPhone 4s. I used to have an android phone and I had the gmail setup through my college's email. It's hosted by GMAIL. If I try now, I get invalid un/pw ...
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Why won't Mountain Lion Mail connect to Custom Dovecot IMAP server where Lion Mail connects just fine?

I am trying to set up a new Mountain Lion install on a mac mini to connect using Mail version 6.2 with IMAP to my custom Dovecot mail server which is on an old G5 on my network. My Macbook Air ...
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do I need so many “mail folders to push”?

All, In the mail settings of my iPhone 4 running iOS 6.0.1, I've configured my Mail/Exchange to "Mail Folders to Push Inbox + 10". These 10 folders sync with the same folders I have in my MS Outlook ...
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Edit subject line of email in inbox in mac mail

in mac mail is there a way to edit the subject line of an email thats in the inbox, this is just for internal filing reasons, say you get sent an email with the subject line 'attn:sam' that dosnt ...
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Can't delete e-mails from Mail app

I have a mail account with lot of e-mails stored on server (around 100 thousand). I would like to clean it using Mail app and delete all unnecessary messages. But so far no luck Store deleted ...
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iOS 6 broke gmail email account (not imap type) - Send is extremely slow (5-10 minutes)

A lot of people, myself included, cannot use their gmail account with the iPhone anymore because of an annoying iOS 6 bug. It will not send anything no matter what you do. If you switch to IMAP type ...
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Error when choosing Print > PDF > Mail PDF - document mail PDF damaged or incomplete?

I'm trying to send a document to email as a PDF. To do this you'd normally go to 'Print > PDF > Email PDF' but when I do this I get an error message: The document mail PDF could not be opened ...
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Can't display content of emails on iPhone 4

I see my emails and can read the 3-line tags in my inbox, but when I go to open the message to read the full text, it is just blank - regardless of the size, number of recipients etc. What causes this ...
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Create Message with Apple Mail from commandline

I am not working on an Apple computer, but I know people who do. I want to create a shell script for them which allows them to create a larger number of messages automatically. It should look like ...
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Mail problems! Cannot view old mail on my iPad4?

I am trying to read mail I have received in the last few months. All I seem to get is recent mail. I have tried to adjust the amount of mail I view, by going to; Settings > Mail, contacts & ...
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How do I delete attachments from mails I sent

In Mountain Lion’s Mail app, I can delete attachments from mails others have sent me, but not from the mails I sent to others. In the mailbox, the messages I have sent are not marked with the small ...
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MacBook Pro seems to consume gmail reminders?

Ever since I got my MacBook Pro this year, I do not get any reminders via gmail, to my desktop PC (or Android phone, it seems). I rely heavily on the reminders so I really do need this to start ...
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Can iOS receive gmail's instant (within several seconds) push notification for email?

I want the ability to send an email to an iOS users iPad's POP account and have them instantly recieve a notification. For example, on my Android devices, since gmail is built into the system, if ...
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How can I leave Gmail for Mail?

I've decided I want to take the plunge and leave Gmail for Mail, using my iCloud account. Why? I've lost trust in Google (incl. their search bias, how they handle my privacy, and how they treat the ...
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How do I change the default font size for reading in Mail 6.0?

How do I change the default font size for reading the body of messages in Mail 6.0? I know that I can use ctrl++, but I want the reading pane to default the body of the message to a larger font ...
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messages disappeared from some mailboxes and smart mailboxes following removal of an account from Mail

I upgraded to Mountain Lion recently. My email changed as well. I used to have my 40K emails in different mailboxes and now I realize that the new way to do so is with 'smart mailboxes' (I actually ...
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How can I get mailboxes settings from iPad to iPhone?

I have long settings in iPad and I would like to get them automatically to devices such as iPhone and poussible to Mac in the future. How can I get the settings over all devices?
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E-Mail notifications only work for first e-mail account (GMail)?

Currently I finally - way too late - noticed that still in iOS 6, the Apple Mail app is not sending me push notifications - or any notifications for that matter - for any of my e-mail accounts except ...
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Sync Hotmail folders to apple “Mail”

I love the Mail application on my Mac and want to centralize and administer my Mail account here. However, I can't configure the Mail program to synchronize my inbox, the sent box and other folders I ...
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Get rid of Mail VIP list

I upgraded to Mountain Lion a couple of months ago. But only just today did the VIP mailbox show up in Mail. I'd like to get rid of it. But apparently there is no way to get rid of it. But that seems ...
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Can the SQLite databases that store iOS mail be exploited to back up messages?

Being the technical dude of the family I'm confronted with the following problem: An iPhone 3GS with iOS 3.1.2, the owner has a lot of old email messages stored on the device but has lost access to ...
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Can I limit Gmail auto-retrieval on an iPhone?

Is it possible to stop the iPhone from retrieving old emails from my mail account? I have about 5000 messages in my Gmail inbox and would like to keep them there. Currently, my iPhone fetches about 50 ...
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Logs and eMail headers from THE Future"?

iPad Console Logs & eMail headers from the Future What does the "-700" mean in an eMail header when next to Date/Time Stampt? I've noticed some of my iPad Console Logs display as +7hours ...
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Sync local Outlook calendar to iPhone

I have a local Outlook calendar on my Desktop. Is there a way I can sync those items on my iPhone ? Something like local outlook calendar -> Google -> iPhone. Any help on this will be much ...
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Using a VPN only for a specific mail account or app

On my iPhone, I know I can set up a VPN. But if I understand it correctly, it is a global setting. How can I use a VPN only when checking a specific IMAP account? Alternatively, can it be activated ...
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Can I keep the Mail app on my iPhone from automatically marking messages as read?

Is there a way to prevent the iPhone's mail app from marking messages as read automatically when I view them? Thunderbird on my computer has a way to do this and I find it useful.
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Can the web version of iCloud be configured to become the default mailto link handler?

How can I set up iCloud as the default email provider in my browser? I am using Linux and if I click on a mailto link in a web page it goes to my Gmail account. Can this be changed to make it go to my ...
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Is there any way to automatically set outgoing email address based on recipient's email or domain in mail.app?

I'd like mail to be automatically be sent from an account based on domain the domain of the recipient. Details: I've set up multiple email accounts in mail.app, both personal and work. I find ...
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Cannot open Mail Preferences in Mountain Lion

I have a user that whenever she tries to open mail preferences it consistently locks up with the pinwheel icon and requires her to force quit mail. Mac mail was fine until a gmail account was added to ...
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Unable to change my email notification sound on iPhone 4s

So I changed my email notification sound to a custom sound uploaded to the phone via (iTunes). The weird thing is, even though I have the tone selected, and the phone shows it as being the active ...
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Want to use multiple email addresses for one contact

I am updating my address book on my MacBook, and filling in all the information on the cards for each contact. My contacts have both work and home email accounts listed under their name. I'd like to ...
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Can I remove or hide the VIP Folder in Mail on iOS 6?

Is there anyway to remove or hide the new VIP folder in the native Mail app on iOS 6? I use lots of filters on my Gmail backend and have no use for it.
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Apple ID with iCloud email address?

Can you create an Apple ID with the iCloud email address it comes with? (if I enable it)
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Does anyone know of an app or applescript to make it easier to simply save and email?

I find that several times a day I save a file then compose a new email, click the add attachment button, and try to find the file. Does anyone know of an app or applescript to make it easier to ...