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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 to push GMail to iPhone without Exchange?

Since Google has ended support for Google Sync aka Microsoft Exchange on Janurary 30th, how can I continue to get mails from GMail pushed? As far as I know, IMAP does not support push. I know that ...
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How can I use iCloud to sync my contacts, while also syncing my contacts with Google?

If you have Google contact syncing enabled in 10.7.1 or earlier, then upgrade to 10.7.2 and try to enable iCloud contact syncing, you will see the following dialog: Is it possible to have both ...
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How to sync iCloud contacts with Google?

I recently started using the Gmail app on my iOS devices because it has better search functionality than the native Mail app. However, that means that when I'm writing emails the app is using my Gmail ...
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Is it better for iOS to sync Gmail contacts using Exchange ActiveSync or the CardDAV protocol?

To date I've been using Google Sync as an Exchange account to synchronize contacts between Gmail and my iPhone. However, Google very recently announced support for syncing Gmail contacts using ...
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Get Swipe Left in Mail To Show 'Delete' Instead of 'Archive'

A new swipe-left feature to delete emails was promised to us in iOS 8 for the Mail application. And yet, when I swipe left, it only shows More, Flag and Archive. That is beyond disappointing. How ...
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How do I move my iPhone contacts to Gmail?

I have an iPhone that is already synced with my iMac, but I am away on leave and am using a Windows 7 computer. I need to send the contacts I've created on my iPhone to my Gmail account online, ...
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How to connect iOS Mail app to Gmail with two-step verification

This is an issue that I run across every time I modify my two-step verification settings in Gmail or set up a new phone. I've asked this question to Google enough times. Now I think I'm qualified to ...
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What is the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendar? (consolidated)

I'm trying to understand what the best way to set up Google mail, contacts and calendars on my iPhone and iPad. There seems to be plenty of options, all of which have downsides spread over lots of ...
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Mail.app - keyboard shortcuts to move mail and jump to folder

I'm coming to Mail.app with a background using both Outlook (on the PC) and GMail. In every mail client I've used, there are easy keyboard shortcuts to do these: jump to any folder I want, just by ...
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Mail.app in Mavericks moves Gmail mails to Trash instead of Archiving them

In OS X before Mavericks, Mail.app with a Gmail account would remove messages only from the inbox when deleting them, but leave them in the All Mail folder; essentially archiving them. In Mavericks ...
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How to hide the Flagged folder in Mail.app (Mountain Lion)?

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, my Mail.app has sprouted a Flagged folder for each of my Gmail/Google Apps accounts. I have no use for this and would like to disable or hide it - how can I do ...
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How to setup Gmail SMTP server for OSX Mail with 2-step-verification and App-specific password?

Haven't been able to solve this problem with the threads such as here. My Gmail stops always working after a while, perhaps after accessing it in different WIFI network or something like this -- it ...
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Mail signature changes font size when sent to Gmail

I have created a signature in Mac mail. However, every time I send an email to a gmail account it enlarges the font size. Has anybody else come across this? Is there a workaround?
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Is there an app that lets me send email only?

I'm looking for an app that will let me send email only. Often in the course of my work I need to just fire off a quick email but don't want to get stuck firing up my mail client and reading new ...
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Blocked sign-in attempt to Google Account

This morning I had an email in my Inbox from Google saying "We recently blocked a sign-in attempt to your Google Account (Date & Time: Saturday, January 10, 2015 3:01:26 AM UTC Location: Oxford, ...
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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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Don't want my email contacts in my contact list

My native iPhone Contacts show not only my contacts with phone numbers, but also any email address I’ve ever sent an email to or received an email from. I really would rather not have email contacts ...
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Is there any way to set Gmail app as the default mail client in iPhone and iPad?

I want to be able to one-click email links from apps such as Twitter, Safari and Instapaper. Is this possible if I'm using Gmail and not Apple's Mail app? Do I have to set Gmail as the default mail ...
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Does Gmail push on iPhone 4S?

I just got the iPhone 4S, and it seems like my email is polling rather than push. I set up my Gmail account, and emails do not come to my phone instantly. It appears to be polling, rather than ...
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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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How can I send an email to a google contact group on my iOS devices?

I have groups in my Google Contacts for sending emails to sets of people via the web interface on a browser. I sync Google mail and contacts onto a couple iOS devices via Microsoft Exchange. How can ...
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How do I revert the default mail client back to Mail from GMail?

I downloaded Google Chrome and it automatically changed my default mail reader from Mail to GMail in Chrome. I went to the preferences section of Mail and didn't see an option to make Mail the default ...
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How to force a sync update between Gmail contacts and iPhone with iOS 9?

I am successfully synchronizing my iPhone contacts with my GMail account. When adding a new contact in my GMail account, the new contact takes a few hours to sync to the device. This is cumbersome, ...
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Gmail SMTP server going offline

I have a Google Apps account, with 2-step verification, set up in Apple mail. Typically it works great for several weeks, or a month, but then the SMTP server has (Offline) next to it, and it will ...
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Two-Step Authentication, iPhone Mail.app, and SMTP

I have setup Two Step Verification for my Google account and all is well getting into email from a browser, or from the Safari browser on my phone. However, I cannot get Mail.app to work. It just ...
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Can I get push notifications for emails in my Gmail Priority Inbox only?

Is it possible to get push notifications only for the emails in the Gmail Priority Inbox and not for the unimportant mail? I would like to set up my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.2.1 so that I get notified (with ...
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Apple Replaced my Gmail Image

I use Chrome on my Macbook to send an email through Gmail. While in Gmail, on the top right corner I can see my Google (g+) profile image, but when I hit reply button to reply to an email, then ...
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How can I add an email signature in my iPhone Gmail app?

I understand it is fairly easy to add a signature to the standard iPhone mail app. However, I am now using the Gmail app on my iPhone 4S, and I can't seem to figure out how to append a signature to ...
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Alternatives to Google Notifier

Like many people, I’ve received today an email from Google telling me that Google Notifier Beta is no longer supported and will stop working on January 31. That is too bad. (BTW, I have 1.10.7, not a ...
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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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Is there a full-featured Mac email app that natively implements labels (instead of folders) and archiving?

I love Gmail's features, but I'm increasingly wary of having my entire email history depend on Google. Every Mac email app I know of, other than Sparrow, insists on being based around IMAP folders. ...
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How can I send a mail message later? On Mountain Lion

I want to compose a message, but rather than clicking "Send", I want to schedule a future delivery date and have the mail sent then without my taking action as long as the computer is still running. ...
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Sync google apps (gmail) contacts directory with Mac address book

We use Gmail (Google Apps for business) at my work. I have set up my Mac (OS X 10.7.5) address book to sync the local address book with my gmail account, however this only syncs "My Contacts" but all ...
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Is there a Mail plugin to let me view unread emails first?

Similar to Gmail priority inbox, is there a Mail 6.3 (OSX Mountain Lion) plugin that lets me view unread messages first or sort them so they're at top of inbox?
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iOS 7.1 - Where do emails go to when I 'archive' them in Gmail App?

I have iOS 7.1 installed on my iPhone and I am using the built in Gmail app. If I am in the inbox and I mark a few messages, I swear I used to have an option to move the marked items to the trash. ...
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Drafts Folder in Mail.app contains messages which have been sent

From time to time my Drafts folder contains an autosaved message that I haven't sent which is nice because I can pick up where I left off creating a new message, but lately most of the messages are ...
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Can't enable Gmail calendar syncing

I'm trying to enable calendar syncing for my work Gmail account (in System Preferences > Internet Accounts). I already have Mail and Messages enabled on the account with no problems. When I try to ...
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How can I archive automatically on reply in mail?

I'm using Mail with Google Apps (Gmail). My goal is to archive automatically the email I've just reply. Leaving me with a clean inbox. How can you that exactly? (I'm using MailTags and Mail Act-On a ...
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How can I force Apple Mail to COMPLETELY refresh an IMAP account?

I have a Gmail account that is configured on three different Macs, let's call them Home, Work, and MacBook. Home and MacBook are on iCloud, Work is not, and MacBook is the one experiencing the issue. ...
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Gmail “On Behalf Of” Feature in Mail.app

I use Gmail with Mail.app. As you know Gmail allows replying mails as someone else (by changing From header of the sent e-mail). If you don't know, you can register multiple mails to Gmail (your ...
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Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app (keys without modifiers)

How can I create keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app that do not require modifiers? For example, I'd like j/k to scroll the message pane. Maybe n/p to navigate between messages. Maybe N/P to navigate ...
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How to setup Apple Mail so it truly removes email from Google?

After a lo-ho-hot of trial and error to get this to work properly I still was not able to find the sweet spot. The problem is simple. I am on OSX Yosemite and use the Mail.APP for my Google Apps for ...
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Mail and multiple accounts in Gmail

I Have a gmail account configured to receive and send emails of a live mail account and I have some services that I need to send emails as live mail to be identified, but in Apple Mail I'm only able ...
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what is the best way to get my gmail contacts on my ipod touch contacts list

i have a new ipod touch and i want to get my gmail contacts available on the ipod touch contacts. what is the best way to do this?
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Avoid 'via gmail' for messages sent from my iPhone

I've set up my own domain (say owndomain.com) to forward all his e-mail to my personal Gmail account. It works great and once setup, I can send e-mails from the iPhone using that account with the coma ...
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iPhone IMAP GMail push

Seeing as Yahoo (japan) got imap push to iOS devices working today (it's working on my phone now), is there a way to set it up with a GMail account?
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Mail.app: How to use multiple From: addresses for the same Gmail account?

This guide explains how to add From addresses to Mail.app: Use Multiple From: Addresses with an OS X Mail Account To set up multiple addresses for one account in Mac OS X Mail: Select Mail | ...
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Are there any other iOS apps other than Mail which can send email?

I have been trying to find an iOS app which will let me send email from various accounts without going through Mail.app. I know about the comma trick but that is not what I am after. I also do not ...
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How can I map the “Archived” folder to “All Mail”?

I would like to map the "Archived" folder that's created when you Archive mail to the "All Mail" folder in my Gmail account. How can I do this?