Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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Is it possible to compose Mac OS Mail in an external editor?

For Thunderbird there is the External Editor extension a very very classical piece of software that, when called via a shortcut, pops up your external editor (emacs in my case) and let's you edit your ...
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Stop Mail from keeping sent drafts?

I use iCloud and I like Mail to save my drafts on the server. But I have no desire to keep them as drafts after they are sent. But Mail keeps the drafts and I have to manually delete them. I don'...
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How can I send emails with Mail.app as text/markdown explicitly?

I write all my emails in plain text, not rich text or HTML, but I do use punctuation markup as has been popularized by Markdown and others (which were inspired by prior customs in plain-text email). ...
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Changing default email reader does not take effect

I am trying to use Kiwi for Gmail as my default email reader (for example, when wanting to share a link via email, I want Kiwi to open up, rather than the Mail application by Apple). In the Kiwi ...
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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No 'Remove Attachments' button in fullscreen Mac Mail?

I often use the 'remove attachments' button in Mac Mail when replying to a message. However I've noticed that when composing a reply in fullscreen mode, this button disappears. Is there a keyboard ...
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apple mail with el capitan does not scroll the bottom window of a message

Since installing El Capitan on 2009 iMac, in Apple Mail, a selected message contents does not scroll in the bottom window when the mouse scroll wheel is used, or when the down arrow key is pressed. ...
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Unable to save zip attachment using Automator

I’ve set up a a simple Automator script that saves Apple Mail (OS X Yosemite) attachments to a folder. It’s working great with images. However when I select a email which includes a *.zip file. the ...
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Random emails missing from IMAP inbox with Apple Mail in Yosemite

I am using Apple Mail with three IMAP mail accounts (not Gmail etc. but from my hosting provider). I'm finding that I regularly need to close and reopen Mail to find emails I'm searching for that are ...
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Yosemite Mail “Load Remote Content” from senders in my contacts

I would like Mail on Yosemite to load remote content from senders in my contacts and not for everyone else. I have remote content disabled now and I have pieced together an AppleScript to click the ...
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How can I add an SMIME cert and configure iOS mail to use it?

In order to protect ourselves from NSA-style snooping, we need to start using SMIME encrypted email. Since I have over 10,000 BYOD devices to update, what is the most effective way to Deploy an ...
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Mountain Lion Mail using over 40GB of memory

Mail in Mountain Lion (10.8.3) seems to be having one heck of a memory leak. As you can see, it's using over 44GB of memory and 200% CPU. Machine specs: Mac Pro 2 x 2.4 GHz 6-Core Xeon 64GB RAM ...
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Why is Mail.app using so much CPU with gmail and Exchange?

My Mail.app is configured for Gmail and Exchange. For some time now the program has been running out of control. It's pretty much constantly burning 100% of CPU (but only 100%). It's got an ...
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Why can I no longer remove mails?

In one of my mailboxes, I can no longer remove e-mails. Every time I want to delete a mail, it gives me the following message: "247263.emlx" couldn't be copied to "Messages" because an item with ...
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Why does mail popup occasionally?

The mail app in OS X 10.11.1 seems to have a bug which I would really like to fix because it is annoying. Sometimes when the main interface windows is minimized in the dock, it will maximize itself ...
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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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The mystery of lost email: why can't Mail.app find some mails in the mailbox?

I have recently upgraded to Yosemite, and eventually to El Capitan. Together with the update I decided to change my mail client from Thunderbird (which I also use on my linux machine) to Apple Mail. ...
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Flag disappears after reading a message in Mail

In Mail 9.0 (OS X El Capitan) I have set a rule that marks a message with a flag if it satisfies some conditions. When I receive a message which satisfies that condition, it is correctly marked with ...
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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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Is there anyway for Applemail to save all attachments and to be able to export it?

I recently just finished graduate school and so my university has told me that I am to have the mail account disabled. They further suggested that I download all mail so that I don't lose any precious ...
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Issue with Apple Mail after upgrading to El Capitan

My boss upgraded his MacBook to OS X El Capitan, and after doing so, Apple Mail started downloading again all mail messages from the server. As he has around 130K mails stored on the server, this ...
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How to Restore the Mail Symlinks to External Drive on 10.11?

My Mac Mail has been working using an external drive for the library and all messages since 2013. However I upgraded to 10.11 today and need to find a way to reference everything on the external ...
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Mac Mail: Replying from “Redirected-to” address

I'm phasing out a couple email accounts on one domain (call it "olddomain.com"), and replacing them with news ones on a different domain (call it "newdomain.com"). To make the transition easier, I'm ...
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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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Apple Mail 8: How to display mails in plain text?

Is there an option in Apple Mail 8 to have mails displayed in plain text format? I cannot find a setting for it and the classic way to disable it does not seem to work anymore.
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Mail keeps crashing when clicking on gmail mailbox

since yesterday afternoon my Mail.app keeps crashing when I am clicking on my gmail mailbox. I instantly see the beachball and looking into Activity Monitor it tells me that Mail.app uses 100% CPU ...
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Why does my Keyboard not allow me to finish writing my e-mail, but work otherwise? Video Link

MacBook Pro (Late 2011), OS X 10.10.4. Increasingly Mail.app (Ver. 8.2) and Chrome (Version 43.0.2357.130 (64-bit)) do not allow me to type the rest of my input. This evening it happened and was ...
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Paste only email address without name

In the Mac Mail app, copying an email address of someone in your address book (e.g. from the header of some message) and pasting it elsewhere (e.g. in Text Edit) will result in "first_name last_name &...
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Mail found by iPad global search operation, but not in Mail app

Today I discovered this: If I search my iOS 8 iPad for a certain name, I find three different Emails. All of these are drafts. If I touch one of these findings, mail.app opens the drafts and show ...
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Mail.app signature attached mac

I've added a signature in Mail.app and it works fine. It's a basic HTML table with images that are hosted and never attached directly. The problem is that when I attach a file (not images), the ...
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Signature shows too BIG to recipients

I am using Apple Mail 4.6 and have simple text lines for my signature. Even though I have the "match text in email" box checked, the signature shows as much larger (obnoxiously large) to many ...
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Mail.app (Yosemite) sometimes doesn't sync Exchange Inbox

I have intermittent issues where Mail.app on Yosemite (10.10.1) sometimes fails to sync my Exchange Inbox. From home, I use OWA, and I see a different view there, with a number of conversations that ...
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Deleting mail without selecting next one in Yosemite

Is there any hotkey to delete mail in Mail.app without selecting next message in Yosemite? In Mavericks it was "Option + backspace" (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14900?viewlocale=en_US&locale=...
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Tons of log entries for Mail

I get tons of log entries from Mail.app as: 2014-10-17 09:41:07.059 Mail[344]: Received undocumented error: The meeting message couldn't be correlated because the target is a repeating master and the ...
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Apple Mail: All the mailboxes seems to be empty?

I have installed a new HDD on my Macbook Pro. I can't reinstall OS from the Time Machine Backup, it reports an error, and asks me to run the install again. It is the same every time I try. I have now ...
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no sent folder in mail iOS? Sent messages not being saved nor appearing in osx mail sent folder (if sent from iOS) for IMAP accounts

Just went to check some emails I sent from my iPhone but there is no sent folder? If i go to setting > mail >[account] > advanced the mail 'sent' folder is selected but there isn't one in Mail's ...
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Apple Mail sending new mails from both mailboxes

I'm using Apple Mail on Mavericks (10.9.2). I've configured two mailboxes, both gmail accounts using IMAP. My problem is that every time I compose and send a new email it sends the same email ...
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Is there an iOS email client that does IMAP properly?

I specifically am looking for an iOS email client that supports IMAP's ability to delete messages "in place", i.e. without moving them to some "trash" folder. I would want to be able to view deleted ...
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Contacts does not read properly from LDAP and/or Zimbra

I can't get Contacts to work with an Open LDAP server in OSX 10.9.2, apparently regardless of the settings that I use. I can query it from the command line, so it's definitely working. I have also ...
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Unread email in Apple Mail in 10.9.2

I have a very annoying problem with Apple Mail. I have used the app ever since 10.2, until now, which I have for the time being changed over to Unibox, which is very nice, although quite slow. Anyway....
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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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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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Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
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Mail messages showing up as empty

Every so often in Mail, new messages will show up as empty: "This message has no content". In fact they're not empty, but it seems their processing was interrupted... and I can't figure out how to get ...
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OSX Mail reply with highlighted text as quote

In Mail app 7.0 on OSX 10.9, If I highlight a piece of text and then choose Message → Forward it creates a new email with the relevant text as a quote. How do I replicate this behaviour with Message → ...
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AppleScript to find old mail messages is slow in ScriptEditor

So I have an AppleScript that iterates over all the messages in various mailboxes and finds messages which meet various criteria and moves them to Deleted Items. The mailboxes in question are ...
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How to make Apple Mail automatic forward (with rule) keep html format?

I use the Mail application (v 5.3) under Mac OSX 10.7 I have created a rule to automate mail forwarding to my team, based on the sender email address. It works, BUT the forwarded messages are in ...
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Mail Process 140% in Activity Monitor/1 IMAP Account/Random Problem

A friend of mine is having some problems with his Mail Account. As stated in the title, the Mail process uses 140% of the CPU, as shown in Activity Monitor. It's a random error, it doesn't happen all ...
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“Save As…” in Mail Not Sorting by Date Received

I am a recent convert to Mountain Lion (new iMac arrived a week ago). Been using the "Save As..." option in Mail.app for years now to save chunks of email as RTFs. Previously (in Snow Leopard), using ...
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Exchange invites accepted twice - once from mail, once from calendar

When I receive an exchange meeting invite, it appears in my email inbox (with controls to accept/decline) and also in my calendar (under the small invitations icon). When I accept from one, the other ...