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Is there a way to force mail to ask from which account the email needs to be sent?

I have multiple user accounts under mail and more often than I'd like I send an email from the wrong account. I know it is possible to put a default account, but I would like a way to make me sure I ...
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popout a mac mail window from full screen / split view

I run my mac mail in split view with other programs on a side monitor. Sometimes it would be nice to pop out reply windows and individual emails from full screen / split view so I can bring them to my ...
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Which account is “Downloading Messages” in Mail.app?

Mail.app has an "Activity" floating window. That window has a list of tasks being performed. One typical task is "Downloading Messages". How can I tell which account this task relates to? I have an ...
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Identify which folder on mail server is currently designated by Mail.app as Drafts, Junk, Trash, Sent, Archive

In Mail.app on El Capitan, the Mailbox menu offers the menu item Use this mailbox as. A submenu offers the items Drafts Mailbox, Sent Mailbox, Junk Mailbox, Trash Mailbox, and Archive Mailbox. After ...
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Mail.app suddenly started downloading 24,000 emails?

If I am using Mail in El Capitan, simply deleting a series of old emails why would I suddenly see activity of 24,000 messages downloading? This configuration of email accounts is several weeks old ...
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Looking for OSX Code to send email to Messenger/SMS

As the iPhone can now share Messages with the Mac once it's turned on in Settings, as in one can send and receive Messages through the iPhone from the Mac, is there a way to redirect email from the ...
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How can I open a photo in mail that is missing it's extension?

My security camera sends jpgs that are missing the filename extension ".jpg" Is there any way to view these images on my iPhone?
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Adding Line Break to Email Body Content of Mail.app Message Generated in AppleScript

I'm currently using the below script to send out an email with a specified subject, attachment, and body message: on run argv set theSubject to (item 1 of argv) set theAttachmentFile to (item ...
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Issue w/ outgoing email – Google Apps with alias in iOS Mail.app

I get an error message trying to send an e-mail in iOS' Mail.app – "The connection to the outgoing server smtp.gmail.com failed." I used to send e-mails with my current setup just fine and I can ...
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AppleScript, Mail, & Outgoing Message Visibility

Here's a simple AppleScript for creating and sending messages. tell application id "com.apple.mail" repeat with i from 1 to 5 set newMessage to make new outgoing message at ¬ ...
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Apple-Mail set S/MIME algorithm

Apple-Mail uses DES-EDE3-CBC and SHA1 for new S/MIME-messages. Nowadays, both algorithms are considered as VERY WEAK and probably crackable by security agencies ore even large botnets. Is it somehow ...
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How to install custom POP3 email account manually on El Capitan when “unable to verify account name or password” keeps popping up?

In trying to install a custom POP3 email account to El Capitan Mail, every time I put in the information, I get an error message saying, "Unable to verify account name or password," even though it ...
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Thunderbird mail folders in sidebar

I would like to re-order my 15 accounts with folders that appear in the sidebar in Thunderbird. You can drop and drop folders, but you can't re-arrange accounts. Does anybody know how to do that? ...
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How forward email attachment as new email?

Each day an email is received from a specific sender with a pdf. That pdf then is to be sent as a new email with no history of the previous sender. Any ideas how to do this?
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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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Mail attachement problem

I have a problem with mail application. Using it from OS X when I send mail including an attachment like image, pdf or any oder document and if my recipient reads the mail on windows devices, they ...
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El Capitan Mail Reply Question

At work I am using the latest version on Outlook for Windows and when I reply to an email it open right in the viewing window. Guess it is called "Reading Pane Compose." Is there a way to do that on a ...
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How can I zoom in with Mac Mail on a message I am composing?

I am familiar with the Command+ option to zoom in on text within messages received in Mac Mail. However, this command does not seem to work when composing a message. Is there another zoom ...
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Will stored emails on mail app be lost if I restore from a IPSW

I no longer have access to the mail server to which my email client was connected. I am considering upgrading from iOS 8 to iOS 9.0 using an IPSW (not thorough the normal update which will take me to ...
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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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On MacBook Air OS X running El Capitan 10.11.1 lost Preview window in Mail

In Mail, Preview window disappeared. I tried dragging the 'separator' at the bottom as suggested (by and worked for others) but doesn't work for me. I simply can't get my 'preview' window back.
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IOS 9.1 Mail no longer recognises PKI certs for signing and encryption

I have upgraded from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6 and my IOS to 9.1. Mail works fine from IMAP seveers, but Mail no longer recognises the PKI certificate I have installed. The certificate is valid and ...
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Precautions to prevent iPhone virus from attachment

In a momentary lapse of sanity, I opened up an attachment (a .pdf) from an unknown email address (the domain doesn't seem to be a website) in the gmail app on my iPhone 5. Realizing that there was a ...
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Since 10.11.1 Mail spends most of the time unable to connect to servers

After years of working smoothly, through many OS updates, including 10.11.0, my Apple Mail client now only succeeds in connecting to servers intermittently since updating to 10.11.1. I'd estimate that ...
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Is there a DKIM handler for OSX 10.11?

I have SPF, and DMARC working, I have the DNS Zone record or public part of DKIM in place and it seems to verify. I need to be able to attach the Private Key to mail now so that it all works together. ...
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Mail Connection Doctor still attempting to access deleted Mail accounts

I was testing some email servers and added several email accounts to my Mac. I deleted these accounts afterwards. Now I have only three base accounts in System Preferences > Internet Accounts: ...
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Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email?

iOS 9.0.2 So I asked Siri to call me Sugar Daddy... Hilarious, right? Well I was using the e-mail app this morning, and when looking at a few e-mails I sent last night, I noticed that my name was ...
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Any way to send / receive iMessages from / to email?

I get and send a lot of iMessages every day, but I find it inconvenient to use my iPhone (with its small screen). I was wondering if there was any way to have iMessages be sent as email threads to an ...
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Moving and deleting email messages fails when offline (OS X El capitan)

Since I upgraded to mail in El Capitan I get the following error when I move or delete a message when I'm offline: "An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox" It used to work fine in ...
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Apple Mail App :: “Erase Junk Mail” is greyed out

I'm running OS X El Capitan, and have 3 Gmail accounts signed into it. For some reason, the Erase Junk Mail menu option is greyed out. How can I use this option?
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IOS 9.0.2 multiple emails per iCloud account only going to 1

I have 50 iPad Minis and 10 iCloud accounts. Each iCloud account has 5 devices. Each iPad has a different Exchange email account installed on it that uses my iCloud contact list. The iCloud contact ...
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iphone 4 mail app locked

I run version 7.1.2 (it is the most current version available here for me.) All the other apps on the phone work and have had no problems until just now. All apps work properly except Mail. It shows ...
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I need an application to read aloud any emails that come into a specific email address

I want a sort of audio server which sits in background (running on OS X, not iOS) and whenever an email arrives at a specific address, it reads it aloud. Ideally there would be also an option to ...
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Outlook for Mac - archive single email with a keyboard shortcut

In Thunderbird I can press the "A" key and archive the highlighted email to a folder named after the current year. In Outlook I've seen various ways to move to a folder via a keyboard shortcut and ...
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El Capitan Mail 9.0 won't accept active accounts

(MacBook Air, mid 2013, new install on wiped drive of OS X 10.11 El Capitan) According to "Internet Accounts" preferences, I have five active email accounts: iCloud, gmail, yahoo, americtech.net, ...
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How can I delete an e-mail account without getting into the account?

So I recently had an issue with my phone, went to Apple, and got a replacement phone. I restored my phone from a backup that was created that day, however when I went to restore my backup I had ...
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Lost my mail from Apple Mail

I was moving from Hosted Exchange to Google Apps, figured the easiest way would be to drag and drop my email from within Apple Mail (I added both to Apple mail). Unfortunately, my VPN connection ...
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I can't use Mail.app in El Capitan to encrypt email with a self-signed certificate

I generated a self-signed root S/MIME certificate using Certificate Assistant. I made sure the resulting certificate was in my Keychain, and trusted it explicitly. In attempts to send encrypted mail ...
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How to disable exchange account but keep data (mail, appointments)

I have an exchange account that of which I do not have access anymore (old employer). The mails and old calendar events are still in my agenda and I want to keep this information for reference ...
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Synchronising flags in apple mail between multiple macs

I have a Macbook Air and an iMac - both using Apple Mail connected to an exchange server. I have now noticed that flagged emails are different and seem to be out of sync between them. I have tried ...
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Where can I get formail for OS X El Capitan (10.11)?

I was using formail in a utility script, but it disappeared when I upgraded to OS X El Capitan (10.11)? Apparently, it and procmail are gone. What's a good way to get formail? Build it from source? ...
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Smart Mailbox for all mail not sorted into a Smart Mailbox

Fairly new to mac. I get around over 100 emails a day so sorting is a must. I am going through creating rules for my smart mailboxes but I would like to see all mail that isn't currently getting ...
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Transfer outlook 11 contacts from an old account to a new one

My HDD on my Mac was failing on me, so I quickly copied a lot of the files/folder to a new hdd I bought and had to reinstall everything. After this, the old HDD started to become unstable and wouldn't ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud; linked to old email that no longer exists

I just purchased a brand new iPad Mini 4, and did a full restore from my old iPad Mini 1. After doing this, I noticed that it kept asking me for the iCloud login details for my old Apple ID account. ...
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Using AppleScript to Send Email from Mail.app to Multiple Addresses

I am able to successfully send out an email with an attachment to a single email address using the code below: on run argv set theSubject to (item 1 of argv) set theAttachmentFile to (item 2 ...
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Hide Mail from showing in Spotlight but keep Messages

I want to remove Mail from Spotlight as I don't use it on my Mac. However, the only way to do this is to uncheck "Mail & Messages" from being indexed on Spotlight in Preferences, here: ...
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iOS 9 push not working for Mail app

I am using a iPhone 16GB on iOS 9.0.2. I have always been using the default Mail app for emails. Since, iOS 8, the push used to work perfectly. On iOS 9, the push is delayed by quite a while. ...
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Apple Mail: Signature dropdown dysfunctional after adding an image to the signature

I just finished creating a signature containing an image (no HTML, just dragged and dropped a PNG image file into the middle of the signature). However, apart for some strange line breaking errors ...
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Mail.app crashes after update to El Capitan OS

Apple Mail app crashes for me nonstop after I updated to El Capitan. Every time just a one or two right after opening. I started to have this problem right after I installed El Capitan to clean HD ...
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Problem With Mail Changing My Smart Mailbox Rule

I have a Smart Mailbox that I previously set up to show messages in the inbox from one of my privately hosted email accounts and my iCloud account (to which I basically re-route all my mail from my ...