Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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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: "FAX:...
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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 way....
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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.
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Lion Mail "Show Format Bar' button missing

In Lion Mail there is supposed to be a "show format bar" button at top right of a new mail window. It is not there for me. How can I get it to show?
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Select outgoing mail folder in Mail.app

On my iPhone, I can go to Settings > Mail > Any Account > Account > Advanced > Sent Mailbox and select which folder I'd prefer to have my Sent mail stored in. How can I do this in Mail on a Mac? I am ...
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Weird Mail Attachment behaviour

My friend receives an email at a Gmail based account. It has an attachment that can be seen when using the Gmail Web interface. After accessing that email via Apple's Mail.app (OS X, Lion... not iOS) ...
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Visibility Issues with Mail and iCal in OS X Lion

I recently installed Lion (Mac OS X 10.7.3) on my early 2008 MacBook. I know many of the color changing options in Mail and iCal have been taken away (probably due to app syncing or Cocoa issues). I ...
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How do I make Safari, Chrome, Mail, and other applications all use different SOCKS proxies

How do I make different applications like Safari, Chrome, and Mail all use different SOCKS proxies. FireFox has it's own proxy settings, but Safari, Chrome, and presumably Mail all use the system ...
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What is the purpose of “Apply Rules” in mail?

The Mail client (that comes with Mac OS X) has an "Apply Rules" menu option, but I don't see any option to create a rule like most other mail clients have. Two part question, what rules does the "...
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Set Mail app so it won't mark messages as read on the server

I am accessing my colleague's work email account (on gmail) using IMAP. The problem is that whenever I read one of the messages first, it is marked as read on the server and he often misses it. I ...
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How do I recover lost mail in mail.app on Lion

I have lost mail between certain dates for no apparent reason on my imac with Lion using mail.app. Can I find the lost mail and restore it to the respective folders both sent and received?
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How do I transfer my old mail to my new Lion mail.app

I have a new imac with Lion. How can I transfer my imap mail from my older imac with 10.5.8?
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Why do some emails go into deleted messages folder in iCloud?

I forward all email from my gmail account to iCloud using POP3 but when I delete emails in iCloud some go to the trash folder, which is where I want them to go, but sometimes a folder called 'deleted ...
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OSX Mail how to mark message as not junk

I have some mail messages that OSX Mail puts in my junk folder but does not show the header saying "Mail thinks this message is Junk Mail" and so does not show the button allowing me to mark the mail ...
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Can't see drafts folder in Mac Mail

I have a recent MacBook Pro that was running OS X 10.6 but was recently updated to 10.7. My work email switched from Gmail to Exchange and they said to use the built-in Mail app. Overall, I like it, ...
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How do I revert the default mail client back to Mail from GMail?

I downloaded Google Chrome and it automatically changed my default mail reader from Mail to GMail in Chrome. I went to the preferences section of Mail and didn't see an option to make Mail the default ...
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How can I send a mail message later?

Back in the day, I remember having an e-mail program (perhaps it was Eudora?) that could schedule the sending of mail, so when composing a message, you could set some preference for when it would be ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Mail.app for moving the active email to the top of the inbox?

I'm trying out Mail.app on Lion (10.7.3) for the first time and, nice as it is, I'm frustrated that I have to use the mouse to jump to the top of my inbox after using the search function. To give you ...
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Quitting and reopening Mail loses all accounts

Every time I quite Mail or reboot my computer, all of my mail accounts are gone and I'm prompted to reconfigure my accounts (6 of them). This is incredibly annoying and I'm not sure where I've gone ...
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Unified Inbox in Mail does not display all emails

I have 4 different email accounts in Mail; therefore, there are 4 different inboxes. When I select the unified Inbox, I should see all emails listed from all accounts. But I don't. What could be ...
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If I'm using Gmail, can I clean out the space that “Mail Messages” are taking up on my hard drive?

In looking to make some room on my MacBook Pro's Hard drive, I ran the excellent Disk Inventory X As I expected, movies, my Aperture Archive and other media-intensive files took up a ton of my space. ...
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Insert code blocks in the body of emails

I'm a developer, and I'd like to be able to distinguish blocks of code from regular text, when I write emails. Basically I wanna be able to do this. In the Mail app, (or Sparrow!). Is there a way ...
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How can I remove an individual name from a Group on the Autofill feature of Mail?

How can I remove an individual name from a Group on the Autofill feature of Mail? I can remove the individual from the Group in Contacts, but when I use the same Group to create a new email, it keeps ...
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Mails from Apple are shown malformed in Outlook 2010 (Windows)

I have a setup with Mac and Windows clients. The Mac users use Apple Mail and all users have an HTML signature with images. When a Mac user replies to an email the text from the initial message ...
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Why does Mail.app automatically add iCal events from invitations I receive?

I sometimes receive emails with .ics file attachments. Mail.app automatically adds these events to my iCloud Calendar as soon as I preview the message. How can I disable this behaviour and only add ...
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How can I get Mac Mail to allow repeat of delete key or backspace key (Snow Leopard)

I'm trying to find a way to have Mac Mail allow me to press and hold either the "delete" key or the "backspace" key. I'm on Snow Leopard with a non-Apple keyboard. Goal: delete a lot of emails, ...
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Issue with Mail, receiving my own sent emails in Inbox

I have 2 Gmail accounts hooked up to Mail. One is an @gmail.com account, the other is a business account run through Google Apps. When I send an email from the business account, the email always ...
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Is there a way to limit Mail to only keep the last 50 mails?

Is there a way to limit Mail to keep only the last 50 emails and delete the older ones? I am using gmail, and most of the stuff are kept there, I do not need to have everything downloaded to the Mail ...
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How to exclude mailboxes within a smart mailbox?

I have made some smart mailboxes in Mail.app. The smart mailboxes I am using only for my Gmail account. While they send the emails to the smart mailbox they always send duplicates. The email from the ...