Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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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 attachments....
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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 'attn:...
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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 ...