Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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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.
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How do I set up a Mail.app rule for removing attachments?

While Mail.app offers a menu item for removing attachments from e-mail, I find myself wanting to make a rule for removing attachments from e-mails. Anyone knows how that can be done? AppleScript, ...
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Disable backspace to delete e-mails in Mail.app

Sometimes I accidentally move messages to the trash in Mail.app when I hit backspace. I tried to find what the 'Backspace' shortcut stands for, but I could not find it in the Mail.app menu. The only ...
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In apple mail, with contact photos enabled next to mail subjects, one person in my contact doesn't have his picture show up

In Apple mail for OSX, I have pictures enabled for both the mail list view as well as in the message itself. This works fairly well, grabbing pictures from my contacts except for one person. Their ...
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Mail application captures huge disk space

I found my startup disk free space to be very low and decreasing every minute without any files be downloaded or copied to my Macbook pro. I stopped running programs one by one and found when I stop ...
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Mail.app connection errors (offline) after sleep

My 10.8.2 MacBook Air is having constant connection errors in Mail.app when the computer has been sent to sleep or hibernate. A small alert triangle appears next to all account names (I have several) ...
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How can I send a mail message later? On Mountain Lion

I want to compose a message, but rather than clicking "Send", I want to schedule a future delivery date and have the mail sent then without my taking action as long as the computer is still running. ...
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Mail app missing plug-in

For some reason there are some e-mails that I get where I need to scroll down a lot to see the entire message. The message is filled with "missing plug-in" errors (and they do not include the small ...
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How to subscribe to particular IMAP folders in Mac Mail

I use Mac Mail to work with an IMAP account. Is it possible to subscribe only to a set of folders, e.g., synchronize only the folder "current" and all its subfolders, but not the folder "archive"? I ...
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Block incoming mail

I'd like to use my mail app as an outgoing service only. I recently discovered a trojan in an incoming message and I prefer to read my messages online anyway. Is there any way to accomplish this? ...
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is there a way to store mail on an external hard drive using apple mail?

I've been trying to save up space and for this reason I'm using the "don't keep copies of any messages" option. I was thinking though, can I instead choose to save all emails and attachments, but an ...
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Mail app freezes after opening? [closed]

Ok, let me start by saying that I just started using a Mac about two months ago. Yesterday I was doing something that kicked off about 500 emails to my email account. When I tried to open my mail ...
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Apple alias in Mail and iCloud revealing my identity

I've set up a few email aliases in iCloud under pseudonyms. If I receive an email to one of them (e.g. "Alias Name <pseudonym@icloud.com>), and I try to reply in Mail for Mac, it uses the ...
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Mail.app: How can I set a different default signature for each address?

I have my Gmail account setup in Mail 6.2 (Mountain Lion). From that account I can send mail with one of five different addresses (4 other accounts forwarding onto Gmail). Is there a way I can set up ...
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Smart mailbox for senders who are not members of a group

I want to set up a smart mailbox in Mail that contains messages from any sender who is not a member of a particular group in my address book. There's an option in the smart mailbox rules for "sender ...
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mail.app missing plug-in

Today I opened mail.app and my mail attachments showed up as "missing plug-in". I faced this issue before, at that time I quite the mail.app and opened again were fix the problem. Now that also not ...
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How come Apple Mail reports 'outgoing message' although I haven't written any?

When I open the Mail application (vers. 5.3, OS X 10.7.5 Lion), it contacts all mail servers (several POP3 and IMAP), which is reported in the Mail Activity section in the lower left. However, I ...
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Removing the font toolbar in a new message

In the mac (mountain lion) mail.app (v 6.2), when composing a new message, im looking to hide the default font/styling bar that appears beneath the standard toolbar at the top of the window. I've ...
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How to keep images in Mail for offline reading?

For example:I subscribe emails to Huffington Post,and they send daily mails.How can I keep images in those mails so I can read them offline?
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how can i block email attatchments from downloading?

i just got the iPhone 5 and connected my Gmail account to the mail app. however Verizon charges through the nose for data, and i realized that the most data that i chew up is through email ...
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Automator throws an error when trying to quit Mail.app

I've created a calendar event in Automator that creates and sends an email message then quits Mail. It creates and sends the message fine but then gives an error when attempting to quit Mail. I've had ...
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Mail.app inbox becomes blank after a few minutes of use

On a newly installed and fully updated Mountain Lion system, I see the following problem: After a few minutes of using Mail.app (or even just letting it sit in the dock), the inbox becomes empty. ...