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Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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how to send scheduled mails with Mail?

I would love to send mails in my apple mail scheduled! What is the most comfortable way to do that? only method i found: http://homepage.mac.com/aamann/Mail_Scripts.html (but this is quite tricky + ...
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Mail.app - Shortcut to switch signatures?

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or way to set one) that allows to easily switch between different email signatures in mail.app ?
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Writing a Mail.app rule to say “do not download from server”

I have a POP based mail account from my ISP. What I need is a way to say "If the Subject contains XXX then do not download it from the server". This was simple in Windows Mail, but there doesn't ...
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iPhone ActiveSync showing sent email in Inbox

Curious if anyone else is experiencing ActiveSync email accounts showing sent email in your iPhone mail.app Inbox. Messages still appear even if "organize by thread" is disabled. iPhone mail seems ...
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Is there a good Hotmail client for Mac OS X?

I have had an Hotmail account since 1997 (i.e. don't ask me to switch - have hundreds of filters and folders and thousands of contacts) and I recently switched to a Mac and I am looking for a Mac ...
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Why doesn't Mail.app ver. 4 recognize Google Apps accounts as Gmail IMAP

When I add a gmail account with a username of @gmail.com, Mail.app ver 4 recognizes this as a Gmail IMAP account. However, if I try to add a Google apps domain email address ending in ...
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What mail clients are compatible with Microsoft Exchange 2003?

Mail.app and Microsoft Outlook 2011 both only support Exchange 2007 and later. What mail clients for Snow Leopard support Exchange 2003? I'm especially interested in email. Being able to view calendar ...
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How can I synchronize contacts with Google?

How can I download (also, possibly upload from my iPhone) contacts of my Google account?
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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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mac mail sort by date newest at top by default

When opening mac mail I always get my mails sorted in the wrong order in the Date sent column i.e. oldest at the top. But like most people I want to have my mails sorted by the newest date on top by ...
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How to seamlessly switch between spelling languages in Mail?

I write my emails in two languages. So system-wide spelling language setting is not very useful for me, since in span of working day I usually write half of my emails in one language and half in ...
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Can I add my own commands/scripts to the mail.app toolbar?

Is there a way (or an add-on) that lets me customize the Mail.app toolbar beyond "View -> Customize Toolbar"? At a minimum, I want to add buttons that do "Move to <somefolder>".
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How do I see just unread junk?

Greetings. I want to be able to have a view of just the unread messages in the Junk folder. Thunderbird has a nice way to do this (essentially, "show only unread" while in the folder view), but I ...
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Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)

This is a pretty simple question. I removed the Mail.App app early on on my Macbook Air, and now I want to take a look at using Mail. It's not in my time-machine backups, and looking at the files on ...
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dont show unread mails from subfolders in Apple Mail when collapsed

Expanded I see this: When I collapse the account, it shows the total unread count next to it: I don't want that. I just want to see the unread count of the actual inbox. In outlook I can exclude ...
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How can I create a gmail pop account in mac mail in Mac OS 10.6.6

I have enabled pop at gmail and successfully used it on other PCs. On my mac (10.6.6) I go into Mail, I press the + to create a new account. There is no option to choose the Account Type anymore. ...
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Insert signature into threaded mail in mail.app

When I get a threaded message in mail.app and want to insert my signature under my reply text, then the signature gets inserted at the bottom of the email content. Is it possible to insert the mail ...
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iCal with Google CalDAV issues

I currently have iCal syncing to one Google account with 1 main calendar and 3 sub-calendars (selected on Delegation tab). Let's say that this account is example@gmail.com. This is the only one ...
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Any way to get more powerful rules for Mail.app?

Is there a way to enhance Mail.app with better rules? What I'm missing most is regexps and the ability to group conditions and not only get "If all rules match" or If one rule match" Alternatively ...
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How can I back up a complete IMAP account?

I have a huge IMAP email account that contains a lot of subfolders and a lot of messages (dating back to 2005). Is there a simple way to back up these folders and messages so I can delete them from ...
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deactivate growlmail rss notification

Is it possible to tell growlmail to stop notifying me on RSS feeds and just show me the new mails I get? It is getting really disturbing when I get some 30 or more RSS Notifiers when I'm working!
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Mail.app and multiple copies of emails

I start using Mail.app today. I have two Gmail accounts (one free hosted and one on Google Apps). In Mail.app I created two IMAP accounts according to the official Google manual. But when somebody ...
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can't get HTML to display in Apple Mail signature

I'm stumped. I cannot get the HTML I wrote to display! I followed all the steps properly with creating a webarchive file, renaming so that it shows up in Apple Mail. But then when I go back in and ...
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In Mail.app, how can I set a recipient's default email address?

When typing a recipient's name in the "To:" field, Mail.app will bring up an autocomplete menu showing all email addresses for that recipient (e.g., Home and Work). If I don't pay attention and just ...
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Not receiving anything in Mail.app inbox

I have a Mac Pro, and I use Mail.app. Everything used to work fine with my POP account. However, last week my incoming mail showed that it was being downloaded to my inbox, but it never showed up. I ...
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Leopard Mail app keyboard shortcut

I've recently switched to Chrome for developing and have thus started using the build-in Developer Tools instead of my previously preferred Firebug workflow. Just today I found a keyboard shortcut ...
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Script that outputs number of emails in Mail.app inbox

I'd like to have a command-line script I can invoke at the Terminal that will output the total number of messages in my "Work" Inbox in mail.app. Usage would look like this: $ inbox-count 48 What ...
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Restoring mail from backup after hard disk died

The hard disk on my iMac (Mac OS X 10.5.8) died, and after getting it replaced I have been trying to restore my files from backup. The backup I have is just a copy of my user directory. I copied the ...
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Why has moving emails from my inbox in Mail.app become so slow?

Sometime in the last few weeks, Mail.app has become painfully slow when moving an email out of the inbox and into a folder. I have five email accounts that I check in Mail.app—one is pop3 and the ...
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Automating .ics import from Mail to iCal

I've got a setup that will take all the events in a range of dates in Outlook 2007 (at work), create an .ics file for it, and email it to my home email address. The email comes with a few .gif files ...
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Mail.app notification filtering

Is it possible to disable notification generated by Mail.app for a certain set of folders? For e.g. if have Inbox and Inbox > fol1 & Inbox > fol2, I want notification from Inbox and fol1 ...
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Why does my Exchange account work on my iPhone, but not Mail.app?

I can set up my work Exchange account just fine on my iPhone, but I can't get it to work on Mail.app under Snow Leopard. I have read some forums and understand that mobile devices use ActiveSync in ...
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Apple Mail incoming mail notification

When you get a new mail in Entourage then a small window appears with some basic info about the new mail you receveid. Is it possible to do the same thing with Apple Mail?
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Control draft saving in Apple Mail?

Is it at all possible to change the time for saving drafts in Apple Mail. I use MobileMe and whenever I send a mail, the draft is not automatically deleted. I don't want to switch off saving of ...
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Mail.app import from Entourage failed

I am trying to import my entire folder structure from Entourage 2008 to Mail on a Mac running OS X 10.5.8. First I tried to export the whole email database from Entourage to the Desktop as a .rge ...
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One message that cannot be deleted on iPhone 4

I have a single message in Mail on my iPhone 4 that just cannot be deleted. I get a popup saying Unable to move message - The message could not be moved to the trash folder. I'm using the latest ...
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change colour from mailbox in Mac Mail

Is it possible to change the color of the mailboxes in Mac Mail? Here an example Sometimes I manage to create Silver colored mailboxes by accident so I am wondering if it is possible to label ...
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How do I set up an Exchange Account in Mac Mail?

I am having trouble transferring my account settings from Entourage to Mac Mail. Specifically, what is the equivalent setting in Mac Mail for the Domain setting in Entourage? In Entourage I have the ...
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How to sync mail between PC and Mac

I have both a Mac and a PC. On the PC I use Outlook. My question is, how do I sync mail between the PC and Mac? Previously I was keeping the .pst file from the PC on an external HD so I could see it ...
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Backup Mail.app

Quick question. I'm reinstalling Snow Leopard, and am not sure how to back up my Mail. It is all done solely in Mail.app, so is there a folder I can just back up and have Mail 'rediscover' after I ...
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How can I view and copy an email address in a message header within iOS' Mail.app?

If I reply-to-all on an inbound message with multiple recipients within iOS' Mail.app, I can't view or move/copy the email address of any recipients - I can only view the a 'bubble' which contains ...
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Where did the Trash icon go on iPhone 4 Mail?

In Mail on iPhone 4, with software update of 4.2.1, it seems my Trash icon has been replaced with "Move to Folder". Is there someway to get it back, so I can trash messages with one keystroke instead ...
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Automatically marking junk mail as read

Is there any way to automatically mark junk mail as 'read' in OS X (10.6.5) Mail? A free or shareware utility would be nice. My mail provider supports junk filters that automatically moves selected ...
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Apple Mail app search bar

This may seem like a strange request (and I really hope it doesn't get closed) but I need some info on the iPad Mail app as I don't have an iPad. On the inbox there is a search box at the top, if you ...
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Is it possible to add a note to a ToDo in Mail.app

How can I add a Note to a ToDo? Or is there another way to add a paragraph or two to a ToDo to record progress. The ToDo is linked to an email if that makes a difference.
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Problem with loading new emails on Mail

Something started happening to one of my mail accounts on Mail one of these days. When I press Get New Mail, it starts downloading, showing the KB/s of the Mail Activity. The problem is, without even ...
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Mail.app doesn't delete the draft email after I have sent it

I use Mail.app to access my Gmail account and it doesn't delete the draft email - which is created automatically - after I have sent it. How do I correct this?
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Why can't I delete messages from my IMAP account on my iPhone 4?

I have an iPhone 4 and have set up mail with an IMAP account. When I delete a message a popup says Unable to move message - The message could not be moved to the trash folder. How can I fix this?
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How to send attachments to windows users properly

I already have Windows Friendly attachments enabled, but I'm still having a problem. Whenever I send a image attachment to windows (Outlook) users, it comes as an inline image, not as an attachment. ...
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Unread mail count on iPhone / iPad is often out of date

Apparently, data is only pushed to the iPhone when a new unread emails arrives. If you read an email on your desktop or on the web, the 'Read' status is not being pushed down to the iPhone until ...