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Mavericks Mail will not save preferences

I have the updated version of Mail, and still having Gmail problems, but one problem at a time here… Currently the headache is that it will not save any preferences: window layout, junk mail filtering ...
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What's the correctly way to make Postfix run permanently on Lion (not server)

I can start Postfix temporarily with: $ sudo launchctl launchd% start org.postfix.master However, Console.app shows that it only runs for a short time: 26/11/11 2:00:55.710 PM postfix/master: ...
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How can I change a defunct Apple ID email address?

I never changed my student email account to which all app purchases have been made. I just upgraded to iOS 5, and it requires to authenticate the iCloud, by verifying an email sent to the now defunct ...
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What is com.apple.mail.plist and why was it slowing Mail down?

I fixed an annoying problem with Mail 6.2 (I'm on ML 1.8.2), where Mail was slow and a pain to use. I am on a SSD so everything was jerky while typing, sending mail out, and it would take ~1 second ...
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How can I use Gmail as the default mail client app in Mac OS X?

I use Gmail as my e-mail client, but when I click on a "mailto:" link, the Mail.app is opened. Is there a way to avoid the Mail.app opening in this case? Can I open Gmail instead?
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How do I delete a previous recipient's email address from Mail?

I am trying to delete a friend's old email address so it doesn't automatically pop up when I enter his name while addressing an email. I have removed it manually from the address book, but it still ...
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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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Mail on OS X: Choose which X.509 certificate to use for signing mails

I've got multiple X.509 certificates from different CA's for different purposes -- for example, one from CAcert.org, and another one from my university. Both have different advantages and ...
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What is the s/mime encryption strength on iOS?

I've set up S/MIME on my iPhone, but unlike other mail clients, I'm not given the option to select the hash or encryption algorithms. I assume iOS makes this decision for me. Can anyone tell me what ...
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Is there any way to get a pop-up notification on my iPhone or iPad when mail arrives?

I have gmail set up to send me "true" push notifications (using the exchange server setup). So my mail arrives in realtime, and I instantly get badges on my springboard screen to indicate new ...
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Is there an app that lets you code and send HTML e-mail from your Mac?

Apple Mail doesn’t seem to let you edit the source of HTML e-mails (customised stationery workarounds aside). Is there a Mac app that lets you send HTML e-mails? A bit of Googling turned up ...
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How can I change the default text color in Mail?

How can I change the default text color (black to dark grey) in Mail on Lion?
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How to sync mac mail app with only unarchived/recent gmail messages

I recently purchased a Macbook Air and I wanted to use the default Mail app that came with it. When I add a gmail account to it, it tries to download all the mail I've ever received (~10 years worth ...
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Why are some Mail messages shown as empty with “This message has no content”?

Sometimes new messages come in and Mail (on OS X Lion and Mountain Lion) shows them as empty, with "This message has no content" in the preview column. The message is empty in the full message view ...
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How do I stop iCal from launching Mail.app?

I do not use Mail.app, instead using Postbox 2 for all my email needs. I do use iCal for my calendaring, syncing it with my Google Apps accounts. Whenever iCal wants to send a reminder, it tries to ...
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Is there a command line mail program for Mac?

My C++ professor has had us use Terminal for editing code. Is there an app or program that will allow me to send and receive email via Terminal, so I can stay in one window?
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Why is OS X able to send out email without first configuring SMTP?

When I try the command in terminal, an email is sent. I have checked there is no local SMTP is running, so what is the mechanism used by Apple behind the scene? echo "Hello" | mail -s "Test" ...
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Copy message_id from selected message

In Mail, when I've selected a message, I would like to have a shortcut to copy the message_id (see my previous question) to the clipboard. How do I manage that? Applescript, I presume?
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How do I send multiple photos from my iPhone camera roll in a single email?

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but: From the camera app, I can select a photo, and then hit the send button to create an email with that photo in it. From mail, I can't find any way to add ...
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New email message with a global keyboard shortcut

I got, for the first time in my life, a Mac this Christmas and I was wondering if it is possible to create system-wide keyboard shortcut. No matter what app I is using, is there a way to configure a ...
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Can I use a non “me.com” address to send email with iCloud?

I will be buying an iPad and will want to use iCloud. However, I want to use a non "@me.com" address to send email from/reply to. Is this possible when you sign up for iCloud? Thanks
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Delete Stored Offline Attachments in Mail.app

I'm using Apple Mail and have noticed that the ~/Library/Mail/V2 folder is using up over a gigabyte of space. I'm guessing that a lot of that is stored attachments for my email messages. I've already ...
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How do I remove or delete an @me.com email?

I currently have 2 Apple IDs, one that uses my Gmail account and I have been using this one for a while now, this is the one I want to keep. When iCloud came out, I registered an @me.com email for ...
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How do I create HTML emails on Mac?

I'd like to know the best way to create gorgeous mail templates such as Jumsfot's Stationary Mail ones and send them without having to use Safari. Is there a way to do this easily?
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How to save sent messages in same folder as message being replied to?

One of my favorite features back when I used Outlook was the option to save sent emails in the same folder as the message being replied to. For example, if I had moved a message to folder A and was ...
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URL to individual email

Is it possible to have an url that links to an individual email message on my local machine? So that if I click on osxmail://759847982 my mail client will open that specific message. GMail can do ...
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How to remove Mail.app data after opening it to configure it to not open in the future?

Sorry about the title. I followed these answers as suggested by some users on Ask Different. They've solved my problem. However, when I opened up Mail.app to inform it I want to use Google Notifier ...
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How can I embed a linked local image in an Apple Mail signature?

I think my question says it all (and yes, I've googled and searched StackExchange already) - but to clarify: I want to embed an image, which I have locally, in my html email signature (i.e. my logo, ...
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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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HTML/rich text email signatures in iOS?

My work (Exchange) email signature has text formatting and a photo in it, as I'm sure many do. Does anyone know of a way to enable Apple Mail like signature customization in iOS? My iPhone is ...
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Sending email from iCloud with a different Reply-to field

I want to use iCloud's email service (me.com) as the ultimate destination for my incoming mail, as well as the repository of all my Sent mail. And when people reply to my email, I want it to be sent ...
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Why do I have 8.3 GB mail on my hard drive even when using gmail?

I am short of space on my 128 GB SSD so I've been using Grand Inspector to see what has been using up all this space. I found that in Library/mail/v2 there is 8.2 GB of email. What is this and how ...
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How can the 'mail' command be used?

I've had my first Mac for about five months now. Though, even when I was a full-on Windows user, I never did things through a command line; I was pretty much for the GUI all-the-way.. But now that I ...
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How can I see messages I send in Mail 5's Conversation View?

I love Mail 5's new Conversation View. But, I don't like that it only shows messages sent to me, and doesn't show the messages I send. Is there a way to show both messages I receive and messages I ...
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Mavericks does not delete Gmail emails

I use the built-in Mail.app client to fetch my Google Mail emails using IMAP. If I delete an email in any mailbox except trash using the delete button, Mail.app puts the email in the corresponding ...
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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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Automatically forward “Starred in Gmail” messages to OmniFocus

Summary: I would like to create some sort of an automated process where any messages that I 'star' in Gmail (aka 'flag' when using Gmail via IMAP) will automatically be added to OmniFocus, and then ...
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Remove an email address from apple-ID

I have two Apple IDs: One (lets say A) associated with my old email address (lets say old@xyz), which is the one I actually use Another one (lets say B) associated with my new email address (lets ...
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How to remove Gmail from iPad mail?

During iPad setup I configured Gmail as email on iPad, now I want to remove Gmail from my iPad email, how to do it?
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How to batch forward messages from Mail.app

I get mail forwarded to my OS X Mail from an Outlook account at work. I use my Mac to reply to messages directly from Mail.app and now I want to forward all my sent mails from Mail to my Outlook ...
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Duplicated mail settings caused email loss in Mail on Lion

Oh dear, not having much luck at the moment. Having recently wasted hours on a simple problem, I've transferred my anti-Midas magic to a friend, and lost some email data. Could someone advice (a) ...
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Hyperlinked iOS mail signature, any ideas?

I am a support technician for a school district. I've found it helpful to have links in my email signature to our helpdesk form, staff directory, HowTo documents, etc. Using meaning titles as opposed ...
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In mail.app, get list of recipients for just one of the many email accounts.

I use mail.app to interact with about a dozen different email accounts, which I use for different purposes. I need to create a list of the senders (or recipients) of just on of those email accounts. ...
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iPad's Apple ID did not reflect the change I made on and now I can't turn off Find my iPad

So this is quite a headache already. I'll lay out what I've done chronologically: Not knowing that the Apple ID is still in use on a device (iPad), I've changed the associated email address on the ...
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How to send an email through an outlook.com alias email address on iOS?

Outlook.com (past Live Mail / Hotmail) allows creation of email aliases associated to one main account, which is very convenient. Using Exchange ActiveSync with an iOS device works really well on all ...
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Mail does not work in scripts launched with launchd

I'm using this setup to be able to send mail from Terminal: http://www.anujgakhar.com/2011/12/09/using-macosx-lion-command-line-mail-with-gmail-as-smtp/ It works great, and I can use it in scripts. ...
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Rules in Mail don't work when message is read

When I read a message on my iPhone it seems to be by passing the Mailbox Rules when that message gets into my iMac. So I end up having messages in my Inbox instead of in the appropriate Mail folder. ...
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Can I set the sender/reply-to address in iOS mail for an ActiveSync account?

I have a Google Apps account for mail.example.com, but actually use addresses @example.com (e.g. tony@example.com, whereas the account is tony@mail.example.com). This isn't ideal, but I'm stuck with ...