Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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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. ...
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Can I export my account configuration from Mail app and import it into Outlook?

I am meeting an unexpected issue where Mail app connects just fine to my Exchange 2007 server given my email address, login and password (autodiscovery), but Outlook 2011 fails to connect. If I try to ...
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using multiple emails in the mail app and sending texts to that app as well

the question is almost identical to the title: i just got an iPhone 5, coming over from a blackberry. on my blackberry i was able to receive all my text messages and emails from both of my accounts ...
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Configure your mail with mail.app on Mountain Lion

I have Macbook Air 2012 model (128 GB SSD) with Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I am having difficulties trying to configure the mail.app. When I first tried to set-up my gmail account it started to sync ...
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Why won't Mountain Lion Mail connect to Custom Dovecot IMAP server where Lion Mail connects just fine?

I am trying to set up a new Mountain Lion install on a mac mini to connect using Mail version 6.2 with IMAP to my custom Dovecot mail server which is on an old G5 on my network. My Macbook Air ...
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Mail.app smart mailbox, how to negate a search filter clause (_not_ flagged)?

How can I negate the search criterion: "is flagged"? I need all messages in a given mailbox, whose flag is not set (i.e. they are not flagged).
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Edit subject line of email in inbox in Apple Mail

In Apple Mail is there a way to edit the subject line of an email that's in the Inbox? This is just for internal filing reasons. Say, for example, you get sent an email with the subject line ...
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How to stop the Mail app from running every 10 minutes on the Mac?

I have Mountain Lion on an 27" iMac, and recently, for some reason, the Mail app launches every 10 minutes or so, and I have to quit it every time. In the Preferences of Mail, I already tried every ...
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Error when choosing Print > PDF > Mail PDF - document mail PDF damaged or incomplete?

I'm trying to send a document to email as a PDF. To do this you'd normally go to 'Print > PDF > Email PDF' but when I do this I get an error message: The document mail PDF could not be opened ...
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Why is migration from Mac Thunderbird to Mac Mail not working properly?

I want to switch from Mac Thunderbird to Mac Mail. To do so, I compressed all folders of the account in Thunderbird and after that, I used the import wizard of Mac Mail. Unfortunately, a lot of Mails ...
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Applescript to add sender of message to specific group in Contacts

I'm trying to set up an Applescript to add the sender of a selected message in Apple Mail to a specific group in the Contacts app. By reconfiguring the code provided in this answer, I worked up the ...
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Exchange invites accepted twice - once from mail, once from calendar

When I receive an exchange meeting invite, it appears in my email inbox (with controls to accept/decline) and also in my calendar (under the small invitations icon). When I accept from one, the other ...
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Archiving mail from Mail.app

In Microsoft Outlook I archive my mail by creating various archive files on the local disk. Can I do something similar to this with Mail.app? I would like to archive some of my iCloud email on my ...
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Automatically Save Attachments in Mail.app in 10.8 Mountain Lion

I am trying to automatically save all email sent to one address (let's call it test@example.com) to this folder /Users/luomat/Dropbox/Incoming/e2w/ (where /Users/luomat = $HOME). Here is the rule ...
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Why is Quit disabled in Mail.app?

Recently, when I try to quit Mail, the Quit menu option is actually disabled and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work (it "beeps" just like when you try to do anything that isn't permitted). Screenshot ...
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Mail.app won't launch Skim in Mountain Lion

I have been using Skim for a while as my standard PDF reader. After migrating to a new MacBook Air with Mountain Lion (currently running 10.8.2), I can no longer launch Skim from Mail.app. This same ...
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Mail won't let me turn off SSL for SMTP

I just upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion. I have eight email accounts set up in Mail.app. Some of my SMTP servers support SSL and some don't. But now Mail.app turned SSL on for every server (except ...
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Contents of gmail “Spam” folder appearing in search results

I updated Mail.app that comes with Mountain Lion and it seems to be unable to identify "Spam" folder located in my Gmail account as a spam folder. Consequently, it treats "Spam" as a regular mail ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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How do I delete attachments from mails I sent

In Mountain Lion’s Mail app, I can delete attachments from mails others have sent me, but not from the mails I sent to others. In the mailbox, the messages I have sent are not marked with the small ...
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Apple Mail - Do not apply rules automatically

As I understand it, active Apple Mail rules automatically get applied when mail comes into the Inbox. Is there a way to prevent rules from being applied automatically, so that they are only applied ...
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Can Eudora be set to be the default mail client on OS X?

I was using Eudora for email on my Mac. I just activated the Apple Mail application and now I can no longer receive new messages in Eudora. I can send, but not receive. I get an error message ...
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How to select and copy a part of the text of an hyperlink in Mail?

When you receive an HTML mail in Mail.app, how can you select a part of the text of an hyperlink in order to copy it to tha pasteboard ? The only way I found is to display the mail is to diplay the ...
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Proxy for Mail app

It looks like the Apple Mail application is not using the system's proxy settings. I have configured the proxy in the network system preferences, and all of my web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) ...
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OS X Mail.app: Old mail not downloading/showing after reconfiguring exchange account

Context: Mail.app in OS X 10.7.5, connecting to MS Exchange Server 2007. For whatever reason, my company has two domains where I can access the Exchange server. I was using one of them, but for some ...
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Two Email Accounts in Mail.app / Can I disable notifications for one of them? [duplicate]

Hopefully this is an easy one! :-) I am working in Mail.app these days in Mountain Lion and I have two mail accounts within. I'd like to disable all notifications for one of those accounts. This means ...
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Can I automatically remove my signature from all replies? Mail 6.2 OS x 10.8.2

In OS X Mail.app (version 6.2 from OS X 10.8.2), I can see how to automatically add a signature for all new messages, but I do not want it automatically added when I reply to a message. Is there a way ...
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Disable outgoing mail for an account?

I have an account that I want to receive but never send email from in Mail.app. Is there a simple way to disable this one account? I'm running Mountain Lion.
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Mac Mail downloads my entire gmail account can i just get the last 30 days?

Mac Mail every few days i find that it's downloading my entire account all over again. That's like 8 years work of email - which is really beginning to annoy me. Can I configure mail to only get ...
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Mail.app refresh IMAP folder list

How can I force an IMAP folder list refresh in Mail.app? Setup: Mountain Lion Mail.app Gmail over IMAPS I have already tried: Hide/show from folder sidebar (does not trigger a refresh of ...
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exclude certain mailaccounts from sound notifications

In iOS6, on iPhone 5, how can I disable sound and vibration for a specific mail account only? I have one mail accounts that is a bit to highly frequented, which results in a lot of ringing and ...
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The server returned the error: The server “imap.gmail.com” cannot be contacted on port 993

My Mac Mail has just started going on the fritz. I have a gmail account linked to mail and also a hotmail account. Both have warning signs and I cannot send or receive mail. They were both fine ...
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Can not open Mail app since I updated the last version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

I just update my version of Mountain Lion and then when I try to open my Mail app I receive this message : I tried to reinstall Mail but I actually don't know how to do it. Anyone know what is the ...
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iPhone mail fecthing time < 15 minutes

Is it possible to set iPhone mail fecthing time < 15 minutes under iOS 5? The current configuration only allows 15 minutes data pushing, but I need to react to my mail fast. Is there a way to get ...
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Can Apple Mail be optimized to perform well when I have 30k messages in my inboxes?

I have about 31,300 emails in 4 different inboxes in Mail. Sadly to say, it is extremely slow. Is there any tips or trips to optimize Mail? And no, I don't want to delete any, I need them for work.
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Can Apple mail only sync the last month of a Exchange email?

I just synced my Mountain Lion Mail app with my Exchange work email account in order to have it locally on my machine (rather than continuously going through the web interface). However, now Mail ...
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Is there any way to automatically set outgoing email address based on recipient's email or domain in mail.app?

I'd like mail to be automatically be sent from an account based on domain the domain of the recipient. Details: I've set up multiple email accounts in mail.app, both personal and work. I find ...
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Address smart group based on mailbox? Or Tags?

I have manually created mailboxes in Mail and would like to create a rule that moves all future email from those senders who currently exist in one of those mailboxes to be sent to the same mailbox. ...
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Notification Center on iOS 6 is not removing deleted emails

After upgrading to iOS 6 on my 4S i'm seeing that after I delete an email in the mail app itself, it was SUPPOSED to remove it from notification center. Now even after i've deleted messages without ...
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Mail folder structure: where are most recent messages?

I've got a major cluster-fart on one of my IMAP accounts that's being hammered by bounce messages as backscatter. Over the weekend my Mail on 10.7.4 crashed with a [Crashed Thread: 20 -[MailApp ...
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Cannot open Mail Preferences in Mountain Lion

I have a user that whenever she tries to open mail preferences it consistently locks up with the pinwheel icon and requires her to force quit mail. Mac mail was fine until a gmail account was added to ...
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Is there a way to see which contacts are “VIPs” outside of Mail.app?

Obviously, with Mountain Lion, users may define VIPs in Apple’s Mail.app. I would like to see which contacts are marked as VIPs outside of Mail – for example in Contacts.app (smart list??), or in ...
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Mail App Open wrong attach in iOS 5.1.1 iPad 2

In my inbox there are two different email with an attachment with the same name, i.e. "my document.pdf", but different contents. The problem is that, when I open a such email, the attachment ...
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Can I use Google Sync (Exchange, Push) through Mail.app in Mountain Lion?

I love using gmail through Google Sync on my iPhone because it supports PUSH through the Exchange protocol. See: https://www.google.com/mobile/sync Essentially, they provide an Exchange compatible ...
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Error stating that I'm running an older version of Mail with a newer version of Mac OS X

Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from ...
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Can I delete the content of “~/Library/Mail Downloads”?

Since I have to use Outlook from now on (policy of my employer), I have deleted all my accounts in Mac Mail. Nevertheless, there are a lot of files in the folder "~/Library/Mail Downloads". Why aren't ...
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Error while Compressing the Mail DB: file is encrypted or is not a database

I am trying to compress the Mail database by running the sqlite3 vacuum command. But I get the following error: SQL Error: file is encrypted or is not a database I was running Mac OS 10.6 and I ...
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Mac Mail forgets my email password every few days. How to fix it?

I'm running Mac OS 10.8.1 and have a (personal) Gmail and a (work) Google mail account setup inside Mail client. Every few days (weekly?) Mail seems to forget my personal gmail password and I have to ...
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Calendar opens mail.app even though I've changed the default mail client to Sparrow

I changed the default mail client to Sparrow yet every time I try to decline a calendar invite, Mail.app launches to send the decline message. Any ideas?