Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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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 ...
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Are there add-ons for Mail?

Does Mail on Mac OS have any add-ons applicable ? Such as the ones possible in website-based Gmail application ? I would like a feature that allows me to UNDO a sent message. Gmail has an addon which ...
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How can I stop Mac Mail continually caching attachments?

Two problems really: I'm using Mac Mail version 5.3 on Mac OSX. My Yahoo mailbox is continually fetching new mail i.e. the wheel by 'yahoo is continually spinning. It has been doing this for a few ...
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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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How do I access a mobile mailserver on a mac as opposed to a web mailserver?

I have an iPad on which I can access my email through a mobile mail server. It all works fine. But when trying to access my mail through my mac there is a security problem of some sort that won't ...
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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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OS X Mail: Search within message (including header)

I would like to search within an individual email message using OS X Mail version 5.3 or above (Lion, Mountain Lion). I would like this search to include the email header. Using the menu item Edit ...
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Apple Mail 6.2 - Turn OFF automatic checking for new messages

Well I am very disappointed with Apple Mail. Its checking for new e-mails automatically from time to time regardless the options. In General options I set "Check for new messages" to "Manually" In ...
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How can Apple Mail be configured to mimic Gmail's “Archiving” behaviour for a generic IMAP account?

It is straightforward to configure a Gmail account being accessed through Apple Mail to Archive messages when you "delete" them from the mail client. With generic IMAP accounts, however, the only ...
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When using Mail with Gmail IMAP, how to move emails to different folders and not label them?

I'm using Mac Lion Mail app with Gmail IMAP and when I drag and drop or command-click to move messages from my Inbox to a folder called Personal, it appears to work in Mail. But when I look at Gmail, ...
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MacMail client getting notifications from Google+ in Chinese - why?

For some reason all notifications from Google+ are coming through in Chinese when sent to my dad's @mac.com email address (when accessed on iPhone, iPad or on his regular Apple computer). When the ...
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Mail.app mailbox corruption

Once a week or so, Mail.app will not display the contents of a mail message. Selecting Mailbox -> Rebuild fixes bandaids the issue until next time. I only have one account in Mail.app, pointing to ...
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Why does Mail.app keep sent attachments open?

Sending a pdf as an attachement leaves open the original file according to lsof | grep my.pdf How can i prevent this rather unpleasant behavior ? OSX 10.6.8 - Mail Version 4.6 (1085) UPDATE: I filed ...
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Telling Mail to use a signature file

Is there an easy way to tell the Mail app (OS X 10.8) to take my signature from a file ? I can manually edit it in the config, but I have a rotating signature and the signature file is updated ...
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Mail account sync via iTunes not working

I recently switched from Sparrow.app back to Mail.app and added a whole bunch of accounts. Now I am trying to sync them with my iPhone 5 via iTunes 11, since I am everything but keen on adding them ...
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Efficient creation of filtering rules in Mail.app

I have selected a received email in Mail.app and would like to create a rule to redirect all emails from the same sender to a specific folder. I know how to create such rules manually from the ...
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Is it possible to quickly clear flags in Apple Mail 6 ( probably with AppleScript)?

I'm running Apple Mail 6.2 on OS X 10.8.2. I'm wondering how to clear flags easily, maybe a button exists or a shortcut is possible? Currently I need to press the down arrow in flag button and click ...
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How can prevent certain senders from going to Junk Mail without creating contact?

I am running Mountain Lion 10.8 and use Mail.app for my email mostly. I recently purchased a product from Amazon, somewhere I order from frequently, and noticed that I didn't receive the usual sales ...
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How to prevent Mail creating a local Sent Messages folder

I have a Gmail account in Mail.app that behaves a bit weird: whenever I send an email, Mail tells me that it created a local "Sent Messages" folder and changed my settings. The sent email messages ...
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How can I sync sent mail from another device on my iPad?

On iOS 6.0.2. Can't see nor search my Sent emails other than the ones I actually sent from the iPad. I'm using Yahoo Business Mail on IMAP settings.