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 on iOS 7.1 not syncing with Mail.app on Mountain Lion

I have an iPhone 5s and an iMac running Mountain Lion. When I mark a message in Mac Mail as read, it doesn't sync on the iPhone. I have me.com email on both. They used to sync just fine until I ...
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Apple Mail: Show number of emails, group by date

I am trying to figure out how many emails daily are received in one inbox. Is there any reporting function available (daily received, sent and deleted email)?
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How do I clear the default email client?

I do not want ANY email client as a default. Whenever I accidentally click on a link, Outlook comes up. I do not want ANYTHING to pop up. Uninstalling is not an option. I want Outlook on the ...
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How to remove a non-existant iCloud mail account from mail?

I have been having problems with my iCloud account not syncing properly with my iOS devices, so I wanted to reinstall the iCloud account. The first thing that I wanted to do was to remove my old ...
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Why is OSX Mail suddenly not showing me the correct messages for “Red Flag”

I just went into my mail as I often do and clicked on the Red Flag filter. Strangely, it's showing four random messages from my ancient history, none of which are flagged. It's not showing the dozen ...
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dual (two factor-auth) gmail accounts in Mail.app

Situation: I have two gmail accounts: 1 private (@gmail.com) and 1 google apps (@domain.com) account. Both have 2-factor-auth enabled. However, the problem is that whenever I restart Mail.app, it ...
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Applescript to import mail with attachments into devonthink that would expand archived files

My workflow is to tag and put all incoming docs from Mail.app into Devonthink. I do this with Applescript. Script is working fine for me with one exception - I do not know how to make it expand .zip ...
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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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What's the difference between gmail and exchange option when setting up mail on ios 7 (2014)?

This question[1] has a pretty good summary of the options, but it's a year old and both platforms seem to have had some significant changes since then. [1] What is the best way to set up Google mail, ...
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Persistent “You got a mail.” dialog. i.softbank.jp mail

Persistent “You got a mail.” dialog. i.softbank.jp mail Sometimes I must press dismiss multiple times before the screen disappears and the lock screen is displayed.
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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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Reset custom Mail UserHeaders settings in Terminal

How do I reset the following command? defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '{"Reply-To" = "reply-to@address"; }' I had to use this workaround for a problem with the hosting provider that used ...
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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Why is email being downloaded every time I (dis)connect VPN?

I've noticed that every time I connect to or disconnect from a VPN connection, Apple Mail downloads all sorts of old email, email that's already been downloaded locally. I don't believe it's ...
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Apple Mail can't load mails with attachments after transfer

Here is the story. My client wanted to move from his shared hosting email platform to google apps. He wanted also to backup around 60.000 emails. So, I opened the Apple Mail and I've made a local ...
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Preventing iCloud from syncing internet accounts in OS X Mavericks

I have an email account that I wish to add to only one computer. Unfortunately when I create the account, iCloud automatically syncs it with my other machines. Any way to prevent it from doing that? ...
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How to search for emails sent by a specific person in iOS Mail

I used to be able to search for emails sent by "Jack Tan" by using the FROM toolbar in the mailbox After iOS 7 update, it seems the From, All, Subject, and To toolbar has disappeared. It now looks ...
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iPhone 4 with iOS 7.0.6

When I reply to an email (btinternet) on my IPhone sends a message that the recipient receives from "ME", the recipient does not get my email address so does not easily know who the mail is from ! Can ...
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Mail able to send but not receive

I have found and tried several solutions to why Mail.app (I'm running Mavericks) has not been able to download emails for about 5 hours. I can send just fine, but when I go to my gmail account there ...
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“All” missing from favorites bar in mail on Mavericks

I used to have a choice "All" on the favorites bar in Mail on Mavericks. (This is on an iMac). It has disappeared. Is there a way to get it back?
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operating address book and calendar OS X 10.9.1

How to deleate a group in the address book. I could before the upgrade. Even before I upgraded system my calendar completely deleated all but birthdays and will not take any appointment. They are ...
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Apple Mail App Unread Email Button unhighlighted

After migrating to a new macbook pro using Time machine, my 'Unread Emails' button in the Apple Mail.app is now (one on the bottom right) permanently disabled/un-highlighted/unuseable, even when I ...
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Mail Signature Strange Problem

I have 3 email accounts configured in Mail.app for Mavericks. Account A is Public Gmail. Account B is IMAP. Account C is Corporate Gmail. Created 3 signatures respectively and assigned each account ...
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Is there a way to disable the sorting on click within mail.app?

Let me first tell you my specific problem: I'm setting up mail.app for a senior citizen (read as in bad eyesight, bad hand-eye coordination). I taught a setup were emails would be sorted by ...
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What is the purpose of the numeral to the right of Sent in Apple Mail?

I realize this is not specific to Apple Mail, but recently someone asked me this and I had not a clue of its meaning. I also am having no luck searching Google or Bing for the answer. The closest ...
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How can I fix a Mac OS X Mail SMIME issue that's happening after renewing my certificate

I just renewed my SMIME email certificate after the previous one expired. Now any new mail I write in Mail.app simply disappears after I close and reopen Mail.app. They are not deleted (Trash or in ...
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How do I start a fake SMTP server automatically?

I'm using Mac 10.9.1. I would like to install a fake SMTP server on my system -- one that listens for emails on port 25 but doesn't actually do anything with them. I'd like this process to start ...
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Taskbar Icon for New Mail

I'm running Mac OS X 10.9.1 using the Mail app (v7.1) to interact with my exchange email account. Is there any way to configure the Mail app to show an icon in the task bar whenever I have new mail? ...
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Office 2011 issue with emailing an attachment

My laptop was recently upgraded to Mavericks and has Office 2011. With an office document, I like to use file>>share>>email(as attachment). When I do this now, I get an alert that Word was unable to ...
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Emails missing from Inbox on iPhone 5s

We are having issues with email synch on iPhone 5s (7.0.4). We have James mail server hosted with SMTP open. We were able to configure "email" account in iPhone successfully. However, whenever we ...
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Need a rule to set archived incoming e-mails as read

This question was asked before, but the answer was just to use Mail 6.x with Mountain Lion -- and that's not working for me. The question is: I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming ...
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How to have multiple names in Apple Mail?

In Mail.app I can send e-mails on behalf of different mail addresses. It looks like this: I've achieved this by inputting multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma in the Email Address field of ...
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Email “From” field being reordered

I am looking to solve an issue with iPhone reordering words in the "From" field when I view an email. Currently, it looks fine when I see it in the "Inbox", but when I click the email itself, it ...
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Mail sometimes repeats bcc addresses from a html mailto: tag

On a page with the following html (for a live example see http://jsfiddle.net/xek43/4/): <a href="mailto:alice%40example.com?bcc=bob%40example.com,cathy%40example.com&Subject=Email"> ...
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Forgot iCloud account security answers. No recovery email set. Reset link doesn't get displayed

I've forgotten my iCloud account security questions' answers. I also haven't set a recovery email, I think, because the link to reset the questions is missing. I can login to my account using my ...
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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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IMAP synching issues on OS X Mavericks

I am new to OS X. Yesterday I set up my email accounts in Mail. It immediately synchronised my emails from my inbox. However, since then I don't get my mails, although I see them through webmail. I ...
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Attaching files and not wanting them embedded into email body [duplicate]

Company Director with a MacBook Air and she's having problems attaching pages files and PDF's to her e-mails. Mail keep embedding them into the message window so she cannot type, or see what she's ...
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How to get Outlook email indexed by Spotlight after reinstalling Office 2011?

I reinstalled Office 2011 and my Outlook email index stopped updating. I forced a reindex of the entire drive, but the email still wasn't indexing. Stopped by the Genius Bar and they suggested ...
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How to archive email in separate file

I have a pop account, say Yahoo, and I'd like to archive all the email I have on the POP to my Mac. I don't necessarily want to clutter up my main Apple Mail mailbox. What's the best way to do this? ...
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How can I get Apple mail or Outlook 2011 to look up SMIME encryption certificates for users?

I want the ability to lookup an encryption certificate for SMIME in Outlook for recipients who have SMIME certs, but I just don't have their public key. I noticed the keychain has a directory ...
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Create 'New Email with Attachment (via web-based Gmail)' option in Finder?

I use the web version of Gmail (www.gmail.com; as opposed to a offline email client). I frequently send files as attachments. I would like to be able to right-click on a file on Finder and, with one ...
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OS X Maverick - my flagged e-mails just went out of the box to the Inbox

I recently upgraded the OS when the free offering of OS 10.9 - Maverick showed up as an update. And fittingly, my computer just had a glitch - it went Maverick. The issue is this: I had about 30 ...
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AppleScript to find lost Outlook mail and archive them

I'm working with a friend who uses Outlook on his Mac (I don't know why). He has several folders that were stored on his computer through Outlook that are now missing. If I run a search on his ...
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Is there a mail merge solution on OS X besides Microsoft Office?

I've been using Microsoft Office for mail merge and it is fraught with character encoding issues. I'm curious if there is another solution for mail merge besides Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. I've ...
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Junk mail disabled but still filtering on Maverick

This is a question that was asked on apple support community but did not find any answer. I am having exactly the same problem, I hope someone here can help. In Mail -> Preferences -> Junk Mail, ...
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Email is shown by the sender email ID instead of receiver

I made archive folder in outlook and shifted my all "sent" emails in that folder. When I check my sent email in the archive folder, need to find a specific email, all email was shown by the sender ...
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Mavericks + Server.app + getmail (oh my!)

I have a Mac mini Server with OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 and Server.app v3.0 installed. IMAP (dovecot) is running and accessible from Mail clients. What I want is to have the server fetch emails from my ...
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Why can't I email from certain email accounts?

I have three email addresses, one is a gmx account which I can email from at all times. The other two are held on a server provided by the web designer I use, and are for two seperate businesses, ...
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Automator to save all images in multiple mail messages

Is it possible to use automator to save all images from my Mail? I use Apple mail with 3 accounts, I want to filter messages by a criteria and get all the images from the messages? Can anyone tell me ...