Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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How to fix when Apple Mail fails to display new Exchange Imap e-mail messages?

In our case the Apple Mail client stops retrieving new incoming e-mail messages. Rebuilding the mailbox doesn't improve. After looking at the "Mail Connection Assistent" a.k.a. "Mail Connection ...
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Mail.app Conversation/Threading issues like RES: RES: RES:

When using Gmail on Apple's mail, the conversations/threads are not being grouped properly when the subject field of the messages starts having many prefixes "RES" in the subject. Some email clients (...
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Apple Mail, change incoming server

I have some Mac OS X users using Mail to check their emails. We are planing to change the mail servers and thus changing both incoming and outgoing server addresses. Can I just change the existing ...
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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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Is it possible to change Apple Mail mail list background

I'm using Apple Mail 6.5, configured with "classic view". Is it possible to change the background color (and the foreground color of the fonts) of the main pane that shows the list of mails in the ...
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Apple Mail fails to interpret

I use Apple Mail Version 4.6 (1085) under OS 10.6.8. From time to time I find this kind of thing in my Inbox: --_004_366988BF4C7E3E47BD2D208797A90F7E01662044FD892008SERVERL_ Content-Type: multipart/...
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Mac Mail.app accounts offline after working hours

The Mac I use for my business is the same Mac I use for personal stuff. That's why I want certain accounts (the work related ones, not my personal ones) to go offline after working hours. My mail ...
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Contacts being added automatically

Somehow, contacts are being added automatically to my Mac address book. They contain only an email address, which suggests that a mail program is creating these entries automatically. The only email ...
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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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Easiest way to send multiple iWork attachments as Office documents

My grandmother just switched from a PC to a Mac, and I suggested that she use iWork instead of Office for Mac. Now she is getting used to iWork, but all of the people that she works with use Office. ...
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Outgoing e-mail server from Safari / text document

When I send/share a URL in Safari I want the default outgoing sender to be my gmail and not iCloud address. How do I set that. Also when I'm in a text document and I want to share/email it, the ...
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How to redirect mail from a main inbox to only your smart mailbox?

I have an Apple Mail smart mailbox set up to filter out all of the messages that contain a certain string in the subject line. Now, the problem is that there are A LOT of these messages and so they ...
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Mail pops up frequently

Apple mail application often appears and asks me to enter email address and password. I don't use this application. It happens even though I never clicked email address or something like that. How can ...
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Unable to delete or archive mail

Periodically, I keep getting an "x messages could not be moved to the mailbox xxx. An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox xxx" popup (see below). The only way I can resolve is to rebuild ...
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Set up smart mailbox to hold all messages to AND from a particular person

I want a smart mailbox that will display all the emails sent to me by a particular person as well as all the emails I've sent them. I assumed that setting the rules to be Contains messages that ...
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Sync mail settings from iPhone Mail.app to Mac Mail.app

I'd gotten an iPhone 5 earlier on in the year and managed to set up my Hotmail/Outlook account with no hassles. This week I bought an 11" MacBook Air and setting up the same account on my Macbook is ...
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How to make the email app on iOS work like Gmail app? [duplicate]

I tried searching for Macy's e-receipt by typing in Macy receipt on my Mac using Gmail, and the result came back in 1 second. (some of those emails were 1 month old, and another one 2 months old). ...
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Do any iOS Email Clients allow the folders to expand/collapse like Outlook?

I have a 12+ gb exchange account, with hundreds of files & sub files. The iOS mail client doesn't allow the folders to collapse & expand, which makes searching for files a real PITA. Are ...
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Showing SENT messages in VIP mailbox

Is there any way to modify the VIPs box to show all messages both TO and FROM a particular contact?
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How to sync mac mail app with only unarchived/recent gmail messages

I recently purchased a Macbook Air and I wanted to use the default Mail app that came with it. When I add a gmail account to it, it tries to download all the mail I've ever received (~10 years worth ...
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How do I set Mail.app not to send the recipient names as they appear in my address book

When I send mails to addresses from my address book, the recipients in the address bar are shown like name <nick@domain.tld>. Can I somehow prevent that name part, so that only the actual mail ...
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Duplicate archive subfolders with Mail.app

I have a strange problem with Mail and I cannot understand if it's a bug or not. When I archive a message, Mail creates duplicated subfolders. They are called "On my Mac" and they are located under "...
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Does Mail.app support Exchange “categories” on emails?

I've got a team who are all running Outlook on Windows to log into a shared inbox and use "Categories" to delegate incoming work. A new team member wants to use her Mac, running Mail.app. I had no ...
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How to ask for a mail folder in applescript?

I apologise in advance since this will be a long question. I hope that somebody with applescript knowledge can help me. I am transferring whole of my Windows machines to Apple and I am stuck with one ...
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Remove VIP mail box from sidebar in Mac Mail

I accidentally set one of my contacts to be a VIP in Mac Mail, it then added this folder in the image below into the sidebar, when i removed the VIP status of that contact the VIP folder still ...
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Unable to Delete Email Using Hotmail on IOS 6

When attempting to delete emails in the Mail app using hotmail (exchange server) there is always the error: "the message could not be moved to the mailbox trash" Messages used to delete just fine, ...
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IMAP config for Mail.app OSX - not showing folders properly

I've configured my mail.app IMAP settings on OSX (Mountaion Lion 10.8.4) and it doesn't show account folder properly (it's empty). However, in Mailboxes section account is shown correctly, but all ...
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Add more flags to Mail OSX client

Is there any way to add more flags to Mail.app (Mountain Lion 10.8.4)? I have a lot of subprojects, and need more flags.
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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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How can I get Mail.app notifications without keeping it running?

I like getting Growl notifications for incoming emails in Mail.app, but I'd prefer not to have to keep Mail.app running to see them. Is there a setting or third party tool for this?
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Linking Outlook.com mail account and Mac Mail via Active Sync

Ive setup a new outlook.com account and im trying to add it to Mac Mail, in the past when ive had Gmail account they've allowed me to use IMAP, but with Outlook.com you dont have that option - only ...
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Mail 6.5 Activity Indicator LAG

I get frustrated by the huge lag (delay) in Mail respond to the request for action. It takes few seconds or more before it shows to be responding to the request. Example the request for move mails ...
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Quit is grayed out in Mail

My Mail has the Quit menu item disabled, and it doesn't allow me to quit it. I know that similar question has been asked here before, but it doesn't have any positive answer. It happens very ...
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Use recently viewed smart mailbox when organized by conversation in Mail

I was recently reading about different strategies for streamlining the processing of emails in Mail, and multiple sources suggested a smart mailbox populated with recently viewed emails. Here's one ...
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Problem migrating mailboxes to Mountain Lion

I have just set up a new mac and migrated the user accounts from the old system (Snow Leopard) to the new one (Mountain Lion) and everything went well except for some parts of the Mail setup. In the ...
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Mail.app keeps asking for Google password

I've a Google account set up on a Mac of mine. OS X version 10.8.4 and everything else is up-to-date. And my Google account uses 2-step authentication. I'm having a problem with my Google account on ...
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How do I disable the face2face plugin for Mail.app?

I have recently installed and tried to use face2face plugin for mail and I have tried to delete it, however the plugin still seems to be active and I don't know how to disable it. http://www....
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Outlook 2011 - clicking email addresses inside the application opening in Apple Mail

I use Apple Mail for my personal mail, and Outlook 2011 for work. I have Mail as my default client, as when browsing the web / writing mail, I want to send all emails from that account. However, I ...
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Mail.app doesn't show the email body on my MacBook Pro

Sometimes Mail.app doesn't show the body of the mails. It appears just for a second under the sender and the objects but then it disappears. When I close and reopen the App the problem is fixed (...
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E Signature Icons on Iphone do not Link!

I've created an e-signature on my macbook, with images that link to the appropriate website. It works well on computers (PC and Mac), iPads... But, once it gets sent to an iPhone, the images do not ...
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Mail freezes when saving message as draft

Ever since upgrading to Mountain Lion, I noticed Mail often freezes up for a good 5-10 seconds at a time in the middle of typing. This happens constantly, and every time I notice it says "Saving ...
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How can I get Apple Mail to paginate instead of loading all conversations?

Right now every single GMail message I have ever received (quite a lot) are sitting in my inbox, but ideally I would not have them all just sitting there, and instead maybe paginate by 20. Is this ...
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Why does Mail.app translate the :-) smiley into a computer icon?

I noticed that if someone writes me a message and includes :-) in it, Mail.app translates it a computer, mailbox and telephone icon: If I copy paste these three icons to another program (TextEdit ...
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Transfer Apple Mail into Gmail

I use Apple Mail and have: A) nearly 80,000 e-mails B) 10 different POP and iMAP e-mail accounts B) over 30 rules Any tips or resources for getting all my e-mails, accounts and rules transferred ...
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Expand Sending Email with Applescript

I read with interest the article regarding sending an email based upon parsing through a csv file to pick up the name and email address. This looks like most of what I need to accomplish my objective ...
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Mail.app : What do the padlock icons mean?

If I encrypt an email with S/MIME an icon showing a CLOSED padlock is displayed under "Security". However, if I encrypt using OpenPGP it's an OPEN padlock icon. Both are followed by the word "...
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How do I get Mac Calendar app to use outlook instead of Mail app for its email alerts

I have been trying to get away from Google lately so I am trying to use the Mac Calendar app for my calendar. I want email notifications for my events but Calendar always launches the Mail app even ...
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How to make Mail resync exchange?

For some reason my Sent folder in my exchange account is not showing mail from older than 3 weeks. I've tried clicking on "synchronize" and it doesn't work. I've tried deleting the account and ...
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Apple Mail removes my emails from inbox

My mail.app uses IMAP to fetch email from GMail. I use the standard settings given by the configuration wizard in OSX Mountain Lion. The problem I am facing is that mail.app removes all incoming ...
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Avoid download 100.000 mails from gmail when using Apple Mail

When I am using Apple Mail, it insists on downloading the full body and attachment 100.000+ email I have on gmail, which eats up my hard drive, and makes the interactive search function annoyingly ...