Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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How to create an email group easily in Mac OS X?

I have a list of email addresses to which I frequently send emails. How can I create an email group in my address book easily? Is there any method other than add one email address at a time? I'm using ...
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Lion Mail.app messages marking themselves as read

My boss is accessing his emails via the MAPI (Exchange) protocol using: The mail app on his iPhone 4S Mail.app version 5.3 on an iMac running OS X 10.7 For the most part everything works as ...
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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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iPad Mail app doesn't completely search inbox or contact

I tried to use my Mail app connected to Hotmail and Gmail to search for emails in my inbox and contacts, but the app doesn't fully search my emails in the inbox nor the contacts I have saved. What ...
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Mail signatures--assigning to specific users

Is it possible to assign a Mail signature to specific recipients? I want my signature to appear in emails I send to some people but not appear in emails I send to other people. Thanks.
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Permissions error when downloading or quick-looking attachments in mail.app after symlinking Mail Downloads directory

Awhile back, I symlinked my ~/Library/Mail Downloads directory to ~/Downloads so that my email attachments would be downloaded to the same location that all my other applications download files to. ...
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Apple Mail make mails unsigned by default

I have lost patience with outlook and have started using apple mail with my corporate exchange account. A problem is that every mail I send by default picks up an ios developer certificate that i ...
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Starred folder showing up in Mail

I have a gmail account connected via IMAP to the iPhone 4. For some reason it shows a folder named "starred" which I cannot delete, move, nor find via the web interface in gmail. Can anyone tell me ...
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Can not preview message in Mail.app

Using last OS X Lion, I was using Mail.app, classic view, so there was always a preview for each message. This has now dissapeared, how can I solve this?
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Enable OS X Mail editing toolbar

Some time ago somebody helped me to know how to display the OS X Mail message editing toolbar. Please note, this is not the main Mail toolbar, but appears on the message window. I did not record the ...
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Mail.app button to explicitly move to Junk without built-in filtering

I'd like to create a button in Mountain Lion's Mail.app to move mail to an IMAP folder called Junk, much like the Archive button moves mail to my IMAP Archive folder. (This folder is automatically ...
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Share a Mail.app mailbox between multiple computers

I have a Mail.app mailbox on my Mac where I archive mails received from an IMAP account which has a relatively strict quota on mailbox size (500MB). I write mails into the archive once a month (as I ...
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Can I send as someone else using Mail.app on iPad?

Is this possible? In normal MS Outlook you can send as someone else (if you are on the distribution group I think). It's an option when you reply to an email. Can you do the same using Mail.app on ...
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How to make Mobile Safari open email links in the Gmail app?

Is it possible to make a mobile Safari open email links directly to the native Gmail app, rather than open up to Apple's Mail.app?
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Mac Mail won't connect to Exchange 2007

We recently had a mail outage and eventually got mail back - it was a disk space issue. The PCs with Outlook can connect in without issues but the couple of Macs we have won't connect at all. I can ...
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Trouble sending emails in Apple's Mail Application

I can't send any emails on one of my email accounts in Apple's Mail application even though I can receive emails with this account. My other accounts send and receive. I have no problem sending from ...
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Can Mail show a folder's total message count next to the folder name?

Apple Mail displays the number of unread messages in each folder in its sidebar: Is there any way to make it display the folder's total message count (read plus unread) in addition to, or instead ...
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Smart Mailbox Folder not displaying mail

I've got two smart mailboxes named NEW eric@ and NEW ericgorr@ which contain only new message for corresponding email accounts. I have placed these two smart mailboxes into a smart mailbox folder ...
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Mail.app: connect to IMAP server with STARTTLS

I have an IMAP account on a private server and they said me to configure my mail with a STARTTLS secure connection on the port 993 and authentication with standard password. How can I set STARTTLS in ...
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Quickly mark all emails as read?

Is there a way to quickly mark all emails as read instead of going over each one of them manually ?
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Sending emails with the Apple Mail program using AppleScript.

I don’t know AppleScript at all so thanks in advance for any help offered on this question. I’m on my Macbook Pro laptop with the latest version of OSX installed. I have a csv file that looks like ...
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Apple Mail vs Thunderbird performance

I'm running Apple Mail 5.3 and Thunderbird 17.0.4 on Mac OS Lion 10.7.5. The system I'm running those apps it's an iMac with 3Gb of RAM and 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I run both applications at the ...
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Fixing a corrupted OS X Mail structure after an import of mailboxes from the previous system volume

Due to various and persisting problems, I had to reinstall 10.8.2. What I did Shut down iMac with internal system disc A. Started 10.8.2 recovery system Copied iMac's system disc A to an external ...
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IMAP folder named Notes does not appear in Mail.app

I have a folder on my IMAP server named « Notes ». I have deactivated the use of the IMAP account by the Notes.app, but the folder is still not visible in Mail.app. Is there a way to have this ...
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Google apps and Apple Mail

Apple Mail struggles when bringing in attachments from GMail run on Google apps. The GMail account will show a 4mb attachment in a millisecond. Apple Mail when importing the same attachment produces ...
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How to hide GMail labels in Apple Mail?

When searching for mail in Mail.app with a GMail account, every instance of the mail shows up with every Gmail label, especially in the Bin label, since Apple mail autosaves drafts as you go along, ...
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Apple Mail 6.2 doesn't download messages from Gmail over POP3

I'm trying to set up my POP3 Gmail account on a Retina MBP running OS X 10.8.2. A few months ago, I managed to do the same thing, the first time around, on an iMac, working with the same Gmail account ...
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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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Mail is showing me garbage for certain messages

Certain incoming emails are showing up as nonsense. Any idea what is causing this or how to fix it? The strangest part is that I can copy/paste the garbage into a text editor and read what it says! ...
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How to see the members of an Active Directory group in the Mail application

I'd like to find out how to check the members of a group defined in Active Directory from the Mail application in OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). I have my corporate AD server defined as an LDAP server, ...
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Searching Gmail from Mail.app doesn't work

The search in iPhone's Mail.app doesn't find anything. The same problem exists on OS X. When I search a word I usually get no results. It only works if the word is included in a recent email, let's ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there some way to keep the mail.app always opened? [closed]

Is there some way to the make mail.app open on boot, and maintain always opened? Like a service in linux. It would be perfect if it continues to run even when not showing on Dock or on "command+tab", ...
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Draft messages in Mountain Lion Mail do not include server draft messages

I had a clean install Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro, early 2011. Following suggestions in the forums, I carried my "Mail" folders (folders, preferences, etc) from my cloned backup of Snow Leopard. ...
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Dragging an email with attachment to another mailbox looses attachment

I was dragging an email message in Mail.app and intended to drag it to another folder. I accidentally went too far and then I was dragging an icon around the Dashboard. when I went back to Mail.app, ...
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How to set Mail.app to always open URL's in the external browser in the background?

I'm on Mountain Lion and in Apple Mail whenever I click a link in an email it opens my browser in front of Mail. I'd like to keep reading the email and open all links behind Mail, then switch to my ...
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How can I stop 'bin' items from appearing when searching Mail.app?

Whenever I search for a particular message, the results throw up tens of seemingly related messages/part messages from what appears to be the "bin" folder. What exactly is the bin folder (junk, ...
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Mail.app messages won't stay filed/deleted

I use Mail.app connected to my work's IMAP server. About two weeks ago I noticed that when I moved messages from the INBOX to an Archive folder, or delete the messages, some eventually come back to ...
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How do I export mail.app rules to other filtering solutions such as procmail?

In the past I handled email filtering using Mail.app's Rules. I want to move my filters out of Mail.app and into another solution, such as a centrally-organized IMAP + procmail setup. Is it possible ...
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Disable the text/html part in outgoing messages in OS X 10.8's Mail application

I'm using the Mail application bundled with OS X 10.8. When switching from Mac OS X 10.6, I noticed that Mail now always includes a text/html part, alongside the text/plain part, in messages that ...
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Mail.app: Warning while pressing “Reply” instead of “Reply all”

This happened to me a number of times: sometimes, when I reply to an email with multiple recipients, instead of replying to all, I reply to the sender. Is there any way to prevent to do it? e.g., a ...
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Save attachments from Mail.app based on subject

I have been trying to write an Applescript to help me saving attachments, but realized quickly that I do not have the knowledge to do such a difficult script. Here is some background. We receive ...
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Mail replies do not use the receiving address as the reply from address

When I reply to a mail message, the reply is sent using the default email address as defined in mail.app, and not the email address that it was originally addressed to. I have all accounts correctly ...
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Can I enable conversation view in imap folders by default?

I am using 'show related messages' to enable conversation view in my apple mail inbox on mountain lion. I also have a bunch of imap folders, but this setting seems not to apply here. However, I can ...
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How to clean up emails when replying in plain text?

I have a problem that I want to solve after many years of using Mac OS X Mail.app... I generally like to send plain text emails that are full width (format=flowed) and nicely indented for quote ...
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refresh mail.app inbox when returning from standby (IMAP)

When returning from standby mail.app does not refresh my inbox. New mails (or changes to old mails, like move or delete) are not synchronized. I have to manually close mail.app and restart it to make ...
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Mail: how to download newest first?

Can I tell Mail to download the newest messages first? My Mac is my second computer. When I check e-mail, it has often been 2 weeks since I last opened Mail. Currently, I have to wait for hundreds ...
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Toggle Apple Mail “Classic Layout” with shortcut?

Can anyone figure out a way to switch Apple Mail (v5.2) to/from "Classic Layout" mode with a hotkey? Maybe via Applescript?
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Stop flagged messages in inactive accounts from contributing to Flagged counter

I have two accounts set up in Mail 6.2. Most of the time I disable one of them (my personal account) to avoid being distracted at work. Strangely, the number of "Flagged" messages includes messages ...