Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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Does Mail Quick Look follow redirects when viewing webpages?

When a phishing email presents a link, they often send you to a webpage that redirects you to another webpage that they harvest your data from. Does the Quick Look feature in Mail follow these ...
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How to get Gmail priority inbox sections on Mail?

I use Google priority inbox so I've a Starred section, Important, and Everything else as separate sections on the web gmail. Now, I just set up my "Mail" on Mac OS X (using IMAP) but Mail will just ...
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How do I get the Mail app to use its configuration settings?

The Mail app is configured to send the downloaded attachments to my downloads folder, yet it keeps burying my downloaded attachments in my library. I've tried resetting the download location in the ...
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Can I see the URL of an RSS feed on Apple Mail 4.5?

Can I see the URL of an RSS feed on Apple Mail 4.5? I cannot find the option.
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How to change encoding on iPad or iPhone mail?

I use Mac OS X, iPad and iPhone. There are occasions when I receive mails send from people who uses Outlook written in different asian languages (Japanese, Korean, Chineses etc.). I could read them ...
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Sending an email to senders of selected emails in Mail.app

I want to select multiple messages in a Mail.app folder by hand, do X, and then have a new mail message window appear with all those senders in the "To:" or "Bcc:" field. What is that magical X ...
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Mail.app doesn't load new emails because is synchronizing a deleted email with large attachment

I created a new message in Mail with some pictures attached. When I noticed it was more than 10 MB, I didn't send it and deleted the draft. But my settings included "synchronize drafts with server", ...
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How to sync mail accounts between iMac and iPad2 properly?

I'm trying to sync my email accounts between my new iMac and an iPad 2. The problem is that if I read or delete a message on the iMac, the same email appears on iPad as not deleted and not read. Any ...
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Email addresses contain @HOSTNAME.domain.com when mail is configured using Profile Manager

I'm setting up a Lion server environment for an entire office full of MacBook Pros, all running Lion. Lion server is 10.7.2, running Open Directory, DNS, and Mail. I have successfully set up the mail ...
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How do I show if I am the BCC'ed recipient in Mail.app?

I recently received an email from a collaborator in which I was the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). The original "To:" recipient was another collaborator who has a very similar email address to mine. ...
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Access Exchange's public folders in Mail app on Lion?

Lion's Mail app smoothly setup my connection to our company's Exchange server. However I cannot see the pubic folders anywhere. Any hints how I can integrate them into Mail?
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How to set a default font for outgoing messages in Mail on Lion

Mail in OS X 10.7 (Lion) doesn't allow me to set a default font for outgoing messages, and it's finicky when I change it in the message. When I show the font bar (by clicking the A button at the top ...
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Gmail account in Mail on SnowLeopard: how well does it work?

I am using a gmail account in Mail (via IMAP) on Lion, and it works well. My dad just set up a gmail account and he is on SnowLeopard. Does a gmail account work correctly in Mail (also via IMAP) on ...
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Does Mail.app send or can request read receipts?

I was wondering whether Mail.app is able to send read receipts (or maybe it does silently?) or create emails that require those? I know such a feature is available in Outlook.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the search box in Lion's Mail?

I am running 10.7.2 and would like to be able to clear the search box in Mail with a shortcut. How do I do this?
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Problem with getting attachments on apple mail

I occasionally have an issue that if I open up an email on my iphone or ipad that has an attachment, when I open it up on my macbook in mail the message will appear but without the attachment. How ...
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Can I drag a document window to an email message to attach it?

I realize that I can drag files from Finder and drop them in a mail message in Mail.app to attach them. What I would like to do is drag an active document window from another application, say Preview, ...
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Can I set Mail to only send from one email address whatever the account?

I use 2 different email addresses, and I have recently forwarded one to the other. Eventually, I'm going to root out the first address and only use the second. But right now, in the second email ...
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Problems with contacts in Mail

I have a problem with Mail and I don't know how it happened. I somehow accidentally added several names for one email address. Now these names are displayed randomly. This problem is driving me crazy. ...
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Why would Exchange account work in Lion Mail and not Snow Leopard Mail?

My wife's corporate e-mail is on an Exchange server. Everything — Mail, Address Book, and iCal — used to work fine on Snow Leopard. Then they changed some things, including the URL. Now Snow Leopard ...
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Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
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Apple Mail app search filter brings the same email hundred times

Not sure where to address this issue, though, this Apple Mail (bug?) is incredibly annoying. Searching for something brings the same email 100 times, +thousands of bin entries. Why this behavior? ...
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How to automatically attach E-mail, not embed them [duplicate]

How can I add E-Mail-Attachments automatically to an E-Mail, without integrating them? Especially photos! Menu -> Edit -> Attachments... doesn't work! I use OS X Lion (10.7.2) and Mail (5.1). ...
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How can I restore sent mail from a backup?

I like to keep sent mail, I file it periodically. Unfortunately, I must have changed my settings to delete mail older than 1 month. So now I'm trying to restore mail from a backup. (Don't ask me ...
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Is it possible to schedule running Mail.app rules?

I have a number of rules in Mail.app (these ones work!) to move e-mails which are X days old to trash. I'd like to run these rules at a specified time, eg: midnight. In this case, the particular ...
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Mail.app rules - how to write the following requirement

I cannot seem to get the following rule working. Requirement: I want to run a mail filter which says: If the mail is in Account X, and has subject Y, was received less than 10 days ago, and has no ...
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Mail 5.1 - Mark as unread bug?

If I am currently on email "A" and I right click on another email within the same account (email "B"), and "Mark as unread," the message shows it is marked as unread for a split second, then marks as ...
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Email downloads but then is immediately removed

I this problem at the moment where when I check my email, it downloads an email and I see it at the top of the list (it's from SongKick). I just see the subject and sender, not the body. After about ...
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Is there any way to convince Apple Mail to write its configuration as text Plist files instead of binary?

I'd like to revision-control my mail configuration (both the preferences and the mailbox rules -- especially the latter) but Mail insists on rewriting its preferences as binary plist files as soon as ...
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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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apple mail 4.5 max. mbox export size limited to approx. 4.7GB

following is a problem that we have been trying to solve for a while now... we are attempting to archive a couple of rather large mail folders from within apple mail, they contain in excess of 20000 ...
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Show middle names in Mail.app

How do I get Mail.app to show a middle name in the "To:" field? Even though I specify a middle name in the address book, it doesn't appear.
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Are there any clean-up tools for Address Book data?

I use a great add-on tool called Thunderplunger to clean up my address book in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client, but I need something similar for the original Mac Address Book too. Basically I ...
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How can I get application windows to remember my desired position for them?

It's insanely annoying having the email reply pop directly over my Firefox window every time I hit reply to an email in Mail. Each time I drag it over to the vacant space on the left of my primary ...
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Is there a way to let Mail always mark the messages coming from a domain as spam?

I keep getting emails from a domain, which always use the same email address; every time I mark them as junk in Mail, but Mail keeps showing those email in my inbox. Is there a way to force Mail to ...
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How to have Mail.app in Lion sort messages within a thread oldest to newest (like gmail)

In Mail.app on 10.7 Lion, When I select an email thread, it shows all the emails within that thread in the right-hand pane, with the newest message first. How can I change this to sort from oldest to ...
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Mail app shows junk mails in my inbox

Here is the Junk Mail settings: Also, junk mails are shown in Smart folders even when the "Message is not in mailbox Junk" condition is set ("Contains messages that match" is set to "all" as well). ...
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How to quickly scroll to top of long list in iOS?

I've recently hooked my MS Exchange account into Mail.app in iOS, and consequently, the list of email in my inbox is extremely long. iOS has the unfortunate habit of scrolling the mail list to the ...
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Open Mail Attachment with Unix-standard programs

I use emacs as my standard text editor. When someone sends me a mail attachment that contains text (for example a LaTeX file *.tex), Mail does not know how to open it and asks me to select an ...
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How to get Apple Mail to display Unicode characters reliably for different people

I'm sending an email newsletter that contains Unicode characters - curly quotes, em dashes, and so on. When I send the newsletter to myself (from our custom content management system, to my account at ...
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Mail.app does not fetch mail regularly with Exchange accounts on Lion

I have this stupid symptom with my mac mail since upgrading from 10.6 to 10.7. I have multiple exchange accounts; a couple times a day the inbox for 1 or 2 of them will be blank, quitting mail and ...
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send non-delivery notification

I am fairly sure MobileMe (and possibly Mail.App) had a feature which allowed you to send a non-delivery notification for an email. This is possibly the best way to battle spam, however I can not find ...
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How setup Mail.app IMAP to migrate Mail Server

We changed recently our Hosting provider. How can we remove the old IMAP account in Apple Mail without loosing any Mails and have them uploaded to the new server including all IMAP folders? Thanks, ...
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Formatting picture in a mail message

When writing an email, I want the picture I insert to be formatted (add shadow or border for example). How to do this ? When right-clicking the picture, I only have basic options: I found nothing ...
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Mail.app removes text after inline attachment

Whenever I send an e-mail from Mail.app to someone with Outlook, they can't read any text that is placed beneath an inline attachment. When I send an e-mail to myself from Mail.app any text that is ...
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Print e-mail conversation in Mail.app

Does anybody know how (if possible) to print a whole conversation thread in Mail.app?
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How can I get rid of duplicate Sent, Draft, and Trash folders in my IMAP accounts?

I use several IMAP accounts for e-mail, and, except for iCloud, all of them show duplicate folders for Sent, Trash, and Draft mailboxes: These duplicate folders are (generally) always empty, and ...
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Weird message appeared, like spam, black screen, green button?

Yesterday I received a weird message on my iPhone 4, it was a completely black screen with a wide green / standard button at the bottom. It seemed like a kind of broadcasted message. The message ...
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Flag/Unflag shortcut in mail.app

I learned that ⇧⌘L in mail.app should toggle the flag of a selected message. However, it doesn't work for me... I'm using Snow Leopard and Mail 4.5. Any ideas?
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Can I make Mail.app search Received: headers?

I'm running 10.6.8 and I set up a smart mailbox with two conditions: one, to look in a specific folder, and two, to match any recipient = recipient2@foo.com. Problem: Mail.app doesn't seem to search ...