Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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Can not open Mail app since I updated the last version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

I just updated 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 don't know how to do it. Anyone know what the problem is?...
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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?
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Mac Mail — synchronize IMAP sent boxes

I use Mac Mail on Lion with two IMAP accounts. The main (local?) inbox works great; all received messages are synchronized. The main sent box only shows messages that have been sent from this ...
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Can I set up a hand written signature in iOS mail app?

Or must I copy and paste each time?
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Can I dictate if an attachment is included in the text or as a thumbnail?

Occasionally I wish to send a photo or file to open with the message text and at times I wish to send as an attachment that needs to be opened by the receiver. How can I determine this?
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Custom mail check interval in Mail App on OS X?

I've already disabled "IDLE Command" so it won't push emails as soon as they arrive in my IMAP (Google Apps). I have set my mail check interval 1 hour (the longest available). I can close my Mail App ...
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check mail for certain word before sending

I have mail templates with placeholders for names (ex. Dear XXXXXX). Is it possible to make apple mail check the content of my mail when sending and to stop an email from getting send out when it ...
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How to prevent calendar alerts from becoming Drafts (???) in Mail.app?

I don't know the rhyme or reason to it yet, but random calendar event notifications in Lion turn into drafts in my Mail.app drafts folder. I usually find these when I wake the machine up after it's ...
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Archive to Gmail Fails, but only when using the Archive Button on the Toolbar

If I try to archive an email using the toolbar 'archive' button I get this error message: "The IMAP command “UID COPY” (to Archive) failed for the mailbox “INBOX” with server error: No folder Archive ...
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How to Change the Attribution Line in Mail 6.0?

The current Mail attribution line reads: On [Date], at [Time], [Sender Name] [Sender Email Address] wrote: I would like it to read: Hello, [Sender Name] -- on [Date], at [Time], you [Sender ...
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Mail freezes with initial migration after upgrading to Mountain Lion

I recently upgraded Mac os 10.5.6 to the new 10.8.1 (Mountain Lion). So far, everything seems to work fine except Mail.app. When I open the application for the first time, it begins migrating and ...
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Migrating Local Folders from Thunderbird to Mail.app

I am moving from Thunderbird to Mac mail on my iMac running OSX. If I uninstall Thunderbird will the local folders I created in Thunderbird remain on my computer for importing later? I don't want to ...
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Drafts going in Trash

I have configured my Gmail account with OSX Mail Client. The problem is that the drafts on the Mail Client aren't stored in draft on Gmail. And all the drafts are going in Trash of Gmail. I had mapped ...
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Can the default font size for “Email this Page” text be changed in Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion, Safari has a new method of "Email this Page" which opens up a new mail message where the web content can be shown as a page, pdf, or a link. If one chooses "Link", the font type and ...
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How to hide the Flagged folder in Mail.app (Mountain Lion)?

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, my Mail.app has sprouted a Flagged folder for each of my Gmail/Google Apps accounts. I have no use for this and would like to disable or hide it - how can I do ...
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Mail.app keeps trying to connecting to old mail server

Yesterday my web host (Dreamhost) unexpectedly moved my email account to a new server. Most of my email clients didn't skip a beat, and continued to connect to the server and receive mail. However, ...
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Mail.app on 10.8: How to get back the “N Messages Selected” label?

In OS X 10.7 Lion: Mail.app in "classic layout" (Preferences > Viewing > Use classic layout), would display a very helpful "N Messages Selected" label in the empty bottom pane when you selected ...
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Script to turn flagged emails into reminders

I am looking for a script that will recognize when an email is flagged and then turn it into a Reminder using the Reminders app.
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In Finder, directory size is not shown

I linked Mail.app to my Gmail account and to my surprise it downloaded all of the 300000+ (!) messages that are on it (I looked in the Preferences for a way to limit the amount of messages downloaded ...
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Can I prevent OS X 10.8 Mail.app smart mailbox configuration changes/corruption?

I have an IMAP account with number of archive mailboxes structured like + Archive +-- 1996 +-- 1997 +-- ... +-- 2011 I have configured a smart mailbox including all of these mailboxes plus ...
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GMail and Outlook Attachment Not Showing in Mail after Upgrading to Mountain Lion

I used to see Word and PDF attachements with my GMail account in Mail. Recently I added my new Outlook account to Mail and found that attachments are missing. So I asked my friends to send ...
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How to change the default Mail account in Mountain Lion?

I have 2 mail accounts configured. When composing a new message, it will default to the account for the currently selected mailbox, which is fine. However, when no particular mailbox is selected (when ...
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Prevent email signature from being inserted when replying

Is there a way to prevent Mail.app on OS X from auto inserting your email signature when replying to a message?
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Is it possible to store “on my mac” local folders on a network device?

==== System info: Model Name: MacBook Pro Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.7 GHz Memory: 16 GB System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549) Network: GB ...
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Mail shows stale inbox count

I've had some odd behavior on my OS X mail client. Heres' my inbox: Yet here is how many unread messages I have: These values used to be synchronized. Note that the first value will not change ...
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Why are my Apple Developer emails blue?

In Mail.app, the "Apple Developer" emails I get have a blue background, in the message list. Why? And how can I turn this off?
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How to fix Lion Mail.app that keeps asking for keychain password?

I am getting this message every time I start mail.app. I've read this tech note, but neither checkbox is selected. I've run Keychain First Aid, and no problems were found. How do I fix Mail.app in ...
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Mail sent from Apple Mail is not show in Gmail's Sent folder

Apple Mail is not showing Sent Items in Gmail. The mails sent from Apple Mail are not in Gmail.
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“Natively” add emails to Mail by PHP pipe script

I found this awesome tutorial on how to send emails on localhost that will open your Mail showing you the email that was sent from PHP, however this is slightly annoying getting Mail to open when an ...
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How to fix mail to particular contacts not appearing in Sent folder?

On Mountain Lion's Mail, I am having a problem with the messages I send to a particular coworker from my work account not appearing in the Sent mailbox. The messages are going through. (I got her to ...
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How to get my lost mail and accounts back after kernel panic?

Today while working my system suddenly had a kernel panic. I tried to restart in safe mode and the meter went to about 1/4 and no further (did this twice). Since that didn't work I restarted normally ...
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Mail in Mountain Lion does not search mail server

Ever since upgrading to Mountain Lion, I don't get the full search results when searching my Mail. Mail is now coming back with only 2-3 months worth of search and I'm not sure those are complete. I'...
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SMTP Issues with Mountain Lion 10.8

BACKGROUND I upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8 on 7/28/12 I upgraded Xcode from 4.4 to 4.4.1 on 8/8/12 PROBLEM On 8/9/12, on my MacBook Air, Mail.app refuses to connect to the SMTP service on a server ...
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How can I fix keystroke delay while typing in Mail on Mountain Lion?

I have Mail Version 6.0 (1485), Mountain Lion 10.8, build 12A269. When composing messages in Mail the keystrokes are delayed. This makes typing awkward. I have not had this happen under Lion and it ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.4 Mail Client triggers Opera for external links in email

I would like to have Safari open any links in email messages. However it seems that Opera has hijacked this and I can't see any property that can change this. Any ideas?