Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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No email notifications when Mail.app isn't running?

On Mountain Lion, I don't get email notifications in Notification Center when Mail.app isn't running. This is not the expected behaviour (it is inconsistent with the Mail.app behaviour on iOS) and ...
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How do I write a Mail.app rule to mark messages as read in one mailbox but leave them as unread in my in-box?

I have a Mail.app rule that copies certain incoming messages into an archive mailbox. I'd like those messages to be marked as read in the archive mailbox but remain unread in my in-box until I ...
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Should I uninstall Mail incompatible plug in which are disabled/inactive after Mountain Lion upgrade?

I previously installed Herald for Mail under Lion. When I rebooted after the installation of Mountain Lion, Mail told me the plug in was incompatible and it is now disabled or inactive. Was ...
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Mail.app configured to access gmail, is there a way to sync “sent items”?

I've decided I'd like to use only my @gmail.com email account. I configured Mail.app to access my Gmail account and I can see the 'inbox' just fine. However, when I send an email with Mail.app it ...
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Include Images with Reply in Mail?

In Mail (connected to my work Exchange server, if that matters), when I forward an email which contains inline images they are preserved. However, if I reply to the email then they are not preserved. ...
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Delete Stored Offline Attachments in Mail.app

I'm using Apple Mail and have noticed that the ~/Library/Mail/V2 folder is using up over a gigabyte of space. I'm guessing that a lot of that is stored attachments for my email messages. I've already ...
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Mail.app doesn't detect address in address book

I have a Company name in my Address Book with an e-mail address assigned to it. The name is Blast Corporation and I want to enter that into the "TO" field in Mail. Even though Address Book clearly ...
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Gmail on iPhone: draft shows up on webmail as sent & deleted?

My GMail account is configured on my iPhone 4S as a GMail account (which I access using the "Mail" app), not using the Exchange template. This evening I was using that setup for composing an e-mail ...
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10.7: managing SMTP (outgoing) server for multiple POP email accounts on the same mail server

Folks: re:   mail.app  5.2 (MacOS 10.7.4), possibly similar for earlier versions I'm struggling to understand how to establish and maintain multiple simple POP, non-SSL email accounts on the same ...
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Spaces and some other fonts are changed to rectangles?

I installed Microsoft Office 2011 yesterday on my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. I already had Microsoft Office 2008 on this device and simply added 2011. Now for some reason, many of my fonts have ...
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How can I access emails in Apple Mail programmatically?

I have an iMac running OS X 10.6.8 and use Apple Mail version 4.5. I need to access specific parts of specific emails programmatically using Mathematica (others of course could do this more generally ...
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Mute in OS X Mail

Gmail offers a feature called “mute” that silently archives future email that arrives in a thread. It makes reply-all threads way nicer to work with. Is there an add-on or something that enables this ...
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Mac Mail: Add other message as attachment

I'd like to add other mail message as an attachment to a new one but Mail (On OSX Lion) does not allow me to do that. Any workaround? Gil
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What format does Apple Mail store its emails in?

We're trying to convert a user's email mailbox from Apple Mail to Outlook 2010. We copied the files off the mac, and they are mostly directories that end in .mbox and contain a folder called ...
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Copy message_id from selected message

In Mail, when I've selected a message, I would like to have a shortcut to copy the message_id (see my previous question) to the clipboard. How do I manage that? Applescript, I presume?
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Mac Mail with Exchange stopped working, LibSasl2SASLClient error

I've had Mail.app on Lion (and previously Snow Leopard) successfully working with my company's Exchange 2007 for the last couple of years, but today it seems like it's decided not to work. Instead, I ...
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How to recover IMAP folders from iCloud?

I accidentally (!!) deleted a synched IMAP folder on iCloud from Mail.app. It was a large project folder with many clients in it but none of them show up in deleted messages. This is incredibly ...
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Gmail SMTP server going offline

I have a Google Apps account, with 2-step verification, set up in Apple mail. Typically it works great for several weeks, or a month, but then the SMTP server has (Offline) next to it, and it will ...
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Why do I have 8.3 GB mail on my hard drive even when using gmail?

I am short of space on my 128 GB SSD so I've been using Grand Inspector to see what has been using up all this space. I found that in Library/mail/v2 there is 8.2 GB of email. What is this and how ...
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Is there a full-featured Mac email app that natively implements labels (instead of folders) and archiving?

I love Gmail's features, but I'm increasingly wary of having my entire email history depend on Google. Every Mac email app I know of, other than Sparrow, insists on being based around IMAP folders. ...
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Keep message selection in Outlook 2011

When I open the Outlook window, the topmost message (the most recent) becomes selected. I've got Outlook set to automatically mark messages as read when selected, so it becomes read. This is a problem ...
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Change Lion's Mail 'Archive' and 'Junk Mail' Folders

I have a hosted Exchange 2010 (Office 365) mailbox and use it together with Lion/Apple Mail but I was wondering how I can change were Mail stores Junk Mail to as well as its 'Archive' folder (the one ...
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Subscribe to RSS feed in Mail app (iOS 5.1.1)

In Lion's Mail app, I can subscribe to RSS feeds and have them show up in the inbox. Can I do the same with the Mail app in iOS 5.1.1?
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Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app (keys without modifiers)

How can I create keyboard shortcuts in Mail.app that do not require modifiers? For example, I'd like j/k to scroll the message pane. Maybe n/p to navigate between messages. Maybe N/P to navigate ...
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How to enable push notifications of emails?

A quick question with perhaps no answer, How can I enable push notifications of emails? What currently happens when I get an email is that my phone vibrates or rings, then I look at the locked ...
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How do I compose email first and then add a group to the bcc line?

I like to compose my email messages first and then add recipients. I created a smart group that I would like to add to the BCC line after composing a message, however I can't seem to find a way to do ...
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Set default sending account on a contact by contact basis in OS X mail

I have several different mail accounts setup in Mail. Is it possible to define which account to use on a contact by contact basis? I'm trying to avoid sending mail from the wrong account, to the wrong ...
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Controlling which address my outgoing mail is seen to be from

I have access to the company's general email as well as my own. Both are Gmail accounts. Seemingly randomly, even when I send from my own account, the other party's reply is to the general email ...
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How to change/customize mail signature in Mountain Lion?

To add an custom mail-signature in Lion you had to add an signature via preferences, and then replace the contents of the webarchive with your own. In Mountain Lion, Apple replaced the webarchive ...
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Rules for from account in Apple Mail

I happily use mail with several accounts. When I send a new email I often forget to choose the correct 'From' account. Is there a mail plugin that allows to set the default 'From' account using some ...
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Remove Re: AW: and other from subject in Mail

Is there any possible way to avoid these long "Re: AW:"(and so on) in the subject field of Mail? I know that Thunderbird can replace e.g. AW: (that is the German version coming from Outlook) or SV: ...
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Why do so many IMAP providers not work properly with Mail.app?

I've been using Mail.app to read my email since 1992 or so, back when it was called NeXTmail. I'm generally pleased with it. Lately, though, I've been having a problem with the IMAP implementation, ...
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Mail.app AppleScript to process POP3 mails stopped working in Lion

I have a Mail.app rule script that worked fine in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It is simply a script that allows for AND/OR boolean logic combined together to trigger one (rarely two) of the following ...
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known iOS mail bug? The inbox skips over displaying hundreds of messages (IF inbox has >500 messages or so)

I would like to know if others see this bug, or if it is known -- in other words, if it is just me. If it is a universal bug, it is a big one in my opinion. My iOS mail app is showing a bug in two ...
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Why is Mail.app using so much CPU with gmail and Exchange?

My Mail.app is configured for Gmail and Exchange. For some time now the program has been running out of control. It's pretty much constantly burning 100% of CPU (but only 100%). It's got an ...
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Mail.app: weird, huge numbers of messages in title bar, Time Machine quit working

A friend has been having problems with Mail. Notably, Time Machine is no longer working within Mail, and Mail says it has huge and seemingly arbitrary numbers of messages in the title bar. For ...
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Is there a key command to shift Apple Mail focus to top?

This one drives me crazy... If you search in Apple Mail, you likely end up way back in time in your list of emails. When I am ready to read new email I have to scroll, scroll, scroll to the top of ...
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Lion Mail shows emails sent years ago as sent on 30 March 2012

Mail on 10.7.3 has decided (for some reason) to show several mails of mine sent years ago (like 2010) as having been sent on 30 March 2012. In the mails themselves, the correct date is shown (under ...
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How can I archive automatically on reply in mail?

I'm using Mail with Google Apps (Gmail). My goal is to archive automatically the email I've just reply. Leaving me with a clean inbox. How can you that exactly? (I'm using MailTags and Mail Act-On a ...
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Is it possible to add inline links (rather than bare URLs) to a message using Apple Mail?

I'd like to write messages using Apple Mail using inline links, as opposed to the "naked" URLs, so I can do something like this: Have you visited Ask Different? Unfortunately, the best I seem to ...
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Apple Mail shows plain text instead of HTML email

I have a gmail account setup as IMAP in Apple Mail and recently some new emails coming through have displayed the plain text version instead of HTML. If I check the same email through gmail.com it ...
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Rules for filtering spam that comes written in russian alphabet, Mail 4.5, OS 10.6.8

I receive almost 99.99% e-mail spam in Russian. I'm not sure why, but it makes it really easy for me to tell spam apart from real mail. I use Apple mail 4.5 on MacOS 10.6.8, and I'd like to make a ...
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Deleting emails on iPhone creates new folder “Deleted Messages” in Mac Mail

When I delete an email in Mail on my iPhone, it creates a new folder in Mail on my Mac called "Deleted Messages". Why is it doing this and not putting them in the Trash? I am using iCloud mail on both ...
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Attachments missing from messages in “inbox” folder in apple mail, when using google apps

When using mail.app with google mail (google premier apps) over imap, i have a problem where e-mails come through without showing attachments sometimes. The odd thing is, if i look at the "All Mail" ...
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Forwarding a mail as a fax using Applescript and Mail

I am using the Mac's fax function and that works just great. I would, however, like to make an Applescript that gets called from a Mail rule. For example, when the Subject is something like: ...
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Formatting Text in Mail

I'd like to have all email that I send formatted with my font and size and color, like the way web based email does it. I'd just like to set a default font and have all email I send formatted this ...
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How do i turn off email notifications on my laptop?

I keep getting email's notifying me of my upcoming meetings. This would be fine, but i never asked it to do this. I use Gmail for email and Google Calendar for my scheduling. On my laptop Mail.app ...
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Have Mail.app format the text when changing the default message font

I've changed my default font for message to be Georgia 12 Normal. The trick is, to have the message formatted this way (Georgia 12 Normal), so when the recipient open the email it is also formatted as ...
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How to Attach Picture to Existing Email

How do you attach a picture to an email you've already started composing? Instead of going to the picture first and sending it that way. I want to be able to attach it while I'm writing an email.
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What is the easiest way to have Apple's Mail send an email at a specific time/date?

Something in Mail itself? AppleScript? Automator? I am using OS X 10.7.3.