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Email retrieval

I have emails backed up from outlook 2011 on my iMac on time machine, outlook is no longer working every time I rebuild it says successful but not able to retrieve emails from 3 weeks ago. I've given ...
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Why is a rule applied to a message in Mail?

In Mail v.7.3 (1878.6), messages from a sender appear with a Rule applied to them (background is blue) but I did not create a Rule for that sender's messages. The Rule matches one I created for ...
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Need an Applescript to handle specific incoming mail.

Here's what I'd like the Applescript to do: upon receiving an email (I'm using Apple Mail) from a specific address, I'd like, firstly, that email to be deleted (not just moved to trash), and secondly, ...
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How to get Apple Mail badge (n. of unread messages) from script?

I'd like to know in a (applescript|bash|python|whatever) script, running on my Yosemite OS X, the sum of unread messages in all accounts of the Apple Mail application - in other words, the same number ...
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Wrong name on Mail app

I'm using Yosemite and I've added my Google account to my Internet Accounts and when I receive emails to that account the name is displayed as Holidays in New Zealand. This is somehow funny and wrong. ...
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How to send emails programmatically using scripting bridge if sandboxing is enabled

How to send emails using mail scripting bridge after enabling sandboxing. I am able to send mail before enabling sandboxing but failing after enabling it. As per my understanding, user permission is ...
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yosemite mail remove self from cc list

When I select "Reply All" using Apple Mail my email address automatically gets added back in the original field it appeared in the original message; i.e. if I was CC'd on an email, my address will ...
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Inexplicable change of email address

I found an email in my sent mailbox which had gone to a completely different and unrelated address from the one I'd entered by tapping the reply button on the original email I was answering I hadn't ...
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Issue with usernames for Outlook 2016

We've being testing Outlook 2016 for Mac recently and I have ran into an issue relating to authenticating with Exchange mailboxes. If I store all of the logon details into the mail profile it will ...
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deleting emails on both my laptop and iphone

I have an outlook exchange account that I use on my MacBook Pro and it is synched with my iPhone. Until the newest update, when I delete a message on my laptop it also deleted it on my phone but ...
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My Macbook keeps getting hung-up when signing into mail

This problem is relatively new. I am running Yosemite with all updates completed. Each day for the past week I get an (!) in a triangle near one or more of my mail accounts (gmail usually or any that ...
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Apple's “Mail” does not show when opened

I just upgraded to Yosemite and opened my "Mail" programme, and at first everything worked fine but when i closed it and wanted to open it again at a later time the app tells me its open (by showing ...
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iMac OSX 10.9.5 - Mail spelling and formatting assistance

is there a possibility to have word suggestions and automatic capital letters at start of sentence when writing emails in Mail?
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Manipulating messages in Outlook 2011 from on IMAP account with applescript

I am currently using a great applescript that deletes duplicate messages from whatever currently selected folder. I use it mostly on IMAP folders to avoid downloading duplicate messages to POP ...
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How can I have iCal email me reminders

I have heard of people getting email reminders from iCal, but I can't figure out how to do it. So the obvious question is: How do I have iCal email me reminders? As I see now that was removed. In ...
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where to find the verification email after you make an apple id on mac

I have setup an a new mail account on iCloud. After creating new account I was asked to 'click on the verification mail sent to verify your email', but they don't let me open my email unless I verify ...
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Send an email… can't reply/FWD or send another new email w/o close/reopen Mail

Every time I send an email, I can not reply or FWD or start another new email without closing and reopening Mail. This has been going on for some time. I kept thinking it would be fixed with the next ...
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Where do I find the “Show Addresses” option in Yosemite Mail?

I have just upgraded to OS X Yosemite. In Apple Mail I normally send email to groups. In my old version of Mail I would press the "Show Addresses" icon in the toolbar and select an email group, ...
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Restoring from TM backup causes Mail to import and eat up HD space on Mac Air

I use a MacBook Air 256 GB HD on Yosemite 10.10. I recently noticed large date range of emails gone missing. Rebuilding the mailbox did not solve the problem so I decided to restore my entire Mac from ...
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Prevent someone else from using my iCloud account?

I am using an Apple iCloud account that was created for me by a friend. I have a suspicion that my friend is now accessing my photos and videos through this account. When we created the account, we ...
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Deleting mails from Apple Mail Yosemite 10.10.5

In my previous iMac which was 8 years old, I had it set up to be able to automatically connect to my usual @outlook.com account whenever I clicked on the mail icon to forward a webpage to someone. ...
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Notifications (outlook mainly) pop up in secondary display OS 10.10

My appointment notifications always pop up in my non-active (I still have the white bar over my laptop display in system preferences) display, as well as if I click on the new email pop-up (which ...
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Mac mail prevent mark as read

I am working on a mac running OSX 10.10.5 and I am using Apple mail. When I am reading an email I want to prevent the email from being marked as read instantly. I would rather mark it myself, or have ...
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Why I'm led to an another email account in my IPhone 6 Plus(IOS 8.4)?

There are three email accounts on my phone. A standard account(gmail) and two additional accounts. When clicking on the email icon on the bottom bar my phone opens sometimes my standard account and ...
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How to block an email thread from notifications in Yosemite

Is there a way to block a specific email thread from notifications in Yosemite without turning notifications off for email? I am using mail.app.
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iPhone 6 mail app delays

I am using iPhone 6 native app as my email client. I recently did the latest update and I have noticed that I've been receiving my email notifications a bit late or delayed. The notifications are ...
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Mac OSX Mail processing millions of unknown Incoming emails

I don't know why my Mail is processing Millions of mails ..but obviously I don't have that many mails.. I wonder what is happening to my mail client as it is roaring my CPU quite seriously.
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I'm having trouble setting up my email for my Mac, it's version 10.7.5

I received my brother-in-law's old Mac as a gift. When we tried to switch from his email to mine, the app won't accept my password or connect online. Does anyone know to fix this? The Mac still has ...
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Email synching conflict between OS X and iOS

I have a weird problem. Now I got a new macbook pro and I have set up my emails to use Apple mail. For ages I had them set up on my iphone and had no problem at all. My gmail account works fine on ...
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type of emails from Contacts.app in AppleScript (on El Capitan)

I want to work with a list of all email addresses that appear in my address book. I thought I could simply set such a list with AppleScript, and use the elements, maybe after casting the references to ...
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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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How can I tell if an email from Apple is genuine? I keep getting asked to verify my identity

How can I tell if an email from Apple is genuine. Have had 2 asking me to verify my identity
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Edit HTML in a forwarded message using Mac Mail

I have an email that I want to forward to someone. However I would like the edit the html of the email. I can see the source option-command-u, but I don't see how to edit it in my forwarded email. ...
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Mac Mail App - Lot's of flagged emails: getting rid of it

I recently bought a MacBook and now I am trying to understand how to use the native email client. I use only an iCloud and a Gmail account to handle email, and most of my important emails are in ...
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Smart Mailbox and Any Recipient rule not working

I've had a few smart mailboxes in Apple Mail which have worked fine so far, but I've noticed some odd behaviour lately (which may or may not have been there before). Mailbox rules: Date received - ...
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View sent mail from iPad on MacBook

I am currently using a MacBook Pro. I also have an iPad 4th gen. Sometimes I use the iPad for mails. I regularly use the MacBook for all works for mails. How to view the mails sent from iPad on my ...
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Unable to use custom email address with GSX

In order to create a GSX (Apple Global Service Exchange) account, I created a custom email address (@hartmanmail.tk) and the same error is occurring. The email domain provided is not permitted for ...
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How can I use smtp to connect email to mail client

Right so we have set up a mail server for our company that does not use imap nor pop at the moment, it is based on smtp port 25 and I can't figure out how to link it with my mail client as it always ...
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Accidentally deleted all Mail - How can I get it back?

In Apple Mail, I accidentally marked all messages in the Inbox folder as Junk (I meant to mark as read) and it appears all mail was deleted permanently. My Mailbox Behaviours specify Yet the ...
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How to delete unwanted Sender (me) addresses in OS X Mail

I have a few email addresses in the dropdown list of Senders (i.e., my own email addresses that I send mail From) which are obsolete. One of them includes the string "4Q2delist@mac.com" which I never ...
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Is there a way to either save/copy/or email an entire iMessage conversation?

Is there a one (or a simple) step process to either email myself, or cut/copy, an entire (like year long) iMessage conversation without having to buy an app/software or to go through and keep marking ...
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Don't receive email notifications on iOS devices using IMAP folders

While using my iCloud account to receive emails, i've structured it to filter the content down to an organized fashion according to my liking. So lets say I have : Inbox VIP Drafts Sent Archive ...
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How to organize/receive emails on one account while sending from another

I have had a Yahoo account for a number of years and recently got a Gmail account. Since my Yahoo account has all my emails since forever saved into folders that are helpful for me to keep organized, ...
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Having problems with Mail and a few other programs freezing

I have a brand new macbook. I don't really know a ton about macs...I'm newly switched from a life of windows pc's. I keep reading about how you can unintall and then reinstall your OS. I can't get ...
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Can't send using Mail. I get “The SMTP connection to server ”smtp.gmail.com“ failed.”

I've tried answers given on this site. Mail>Preferences>Account>Edit Server List etc. Tried re-entering the information (which is unchanged and correct.) Default ports are 25, 465, and 587. Changing ...
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How to check “to” and “from” fields for same e-mail domain in Mac OS Mail App?

The client I work for has their on e-mail address, and I also have my the company e-mail address. In order words I have something like email[at]client.com and email[at]company.com All client ...
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Extra characters are added to a file when opened via ios Email application

I am having the following scenario: I send a file to my email address If i download the file from my Mac, the downloaded file is the same as the original file If i forward the file to myself using ...
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Outlook 2016 for Mac won't return “current messages” from main window

In Outlook 2011 for Mac, I was able to use an AppleScript to move currently-selected messages from the main Outlook window. The script started like this: tell application "/Applications/Microsoft ...
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Paste into mail and keep format of pasted text but don't change to that format thereafter

This annoyance occurs every time I paste something into an email I am editing in OS X Mail. Here is what happens every time: I am composing my email in the default format. I paste something in, ...
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Create a directory in Mail to categorize emails from Exchange

I want to create some folders in Apple Mail so that I can put in some important mails in there. This can be easily done in Outlook, but is there also something similar on Mac? I saw that there is a ...