Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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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 ...
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What's is new in Mail app in Lion compared to Mail app in Leopard Snow?

I find Mail app (in Leopard Snow) very limited for my needs. I need something like Thunderbird but before switching I just like to know what's is new in Mail app in Lion compared to Mail app in ...
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Forward a thread of messages in Mail

In Mail on Mac OS X Lion, is there a way to select an entire thread of messages and forward them to someone in a single e-mail? Ideally I'm looking for a simple command in Mail (press ⌘ while ...
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Can I use a different email/calendar/address book provider for Mac OS X and iOS?

I am afraid that the switch to iCloud will make life very complicated, particularly for Snow Leopard users like myself. I am also afraid that Apple will make life generally more complicated. So I am ...
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Repair “Mail App” after downgrade to Lion? [closed]

i rollbacked from Mountain Lion developer preview to Lion. Works fine, but Mail App won't open and crash... Here crash log: Process: Mail [791] Path: /Applications/Mail.app/...
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Formatting HTML signature in Mail (Lion)

I have created an HTML signature with a local image. I have formatted the signature using a Table. I have tried to add my signature to mail using the method described here, i.e. open the sig in a ...
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How do I use MS Exchange 2003 with OS X?

My company still relies on the antiquated Exchange 2003. Besides using Windows in a virtual machine, has anyone found any type of workaround to enable Exchange 2003 access with OS X apps (Calendar/...
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Is there a way to change the order of previous recipients in Apple mail?

John Doe is someone I email often. John Dee is someone I emailed recently and will probably email again, but not nearly as often. I don't want to remove John Dee from my previous recipients, but I ...
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Mail app and templates for emails?

I used Mail as my main mail client on Snow Leopard. It would be really useful to manage mail templates with it. I used to send similar emails every day and I need to create 20 or 30 email templates to ...
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Option to choose reply from address on mail.app in Lion

My default position is to stay within the OS X ecosystem unless their is a compelling reason to use use a 3rd party product. Gmail (with Sparrow) has long been keeping me from using mail.app on my ...
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Advanced Mail Rule

I want to write a rule like that does the following: act on all messages from contacts that are in my address book do move it to the folder <known> except if another rule matches ...
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How do I delete a previous recipient's email address from Mail?

I am trying to delete a friend's old email address so it doesn't automatically pop up when I enter his name while addressing an email. I have removed it manually from the address book, but it still ...
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Mail.app 5.1 is unusually slow

My Mail.app program is ridiculously slow. I have several email accounts and I just checked the size of my Mail folder (~/Library/Mail): 593.2MB. That's huge...no wonder it's so slow. So the question ...
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How can I keep Mail.app's archive from becoming too big?

I'm trying to reduce my hard drive space used to prepare for a move to an SSD. I've got a wonderful application called DaisyDisk that allows me to visualize data segments on my hard drives. I have ...
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How to avoid Mail.app grouping mails

While i generally like the newest Mail.app, i particularly dislike that it groups all messages that i receive from a specific sender. This makes it difficult to remove a specific message and i would ...
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Does Mail Quick Look follow redirects when viewing webpages?

When a phishing email presents a link, they often send you to a webpage that redirects you to another webpage that they harvest your data from. Does the Quick Look feature in Mail follow these ...
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How to get Gmail priority inbox sections on Mail?

I use Google priority inbox so I've a Starred section, Important, and Everything else as separate sections on the web gmail. Now, I just set up my "Mail" on Mac OS X (using IMAP) but Mail will just ...
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How do I get the Mail app to use its configuration settings?

The Mail app is configured to send the downloaded attachments to my downloads folder, yet it keeps burying my downloaded attachments in my library. I've tried resetting the download location in the ...
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Can I see the URL of an RSS feed on Apple Mail 4.5?

Can I see the URL of an RSS feed on Apple Mail 4.5? I cannot find the option.
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How to change encoding on iPad or iPhone mail?

I use Mac OS X, iPad and iPhone. There are occasions when I receive mails send from people who uses Outlook written in different asian languages (Japanese, Korean, Chineses etc.). I could read them ...
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Sending an email to senders of selected emails in Mail.app

I want to select multiple messages in a Mail.app folder by hand, do X, and then have a new mail message window appear with all those senders in the "To:" or "Bcc:" field. What is that magical X option?...
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Mail.app doesn't load new emails because is synchronizing a deleted email with large attachment

I created a new message in Mail with some pictures attached. When I noticed it was more than 10 MB, I didn't send it and deleted the draft. But my settings included "synchronize drafts with server", ...
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How to sync mail accounts between iMac and iPad2 properly?

I'm trying to sync my email accounts between my new iMac and an iPad 2. The problem is that if I read or delete a message on the iMac, the same email appears on iPad as not deleted and not read. Any ...
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Email addresses contain @HOSTNAME.domain.com when mail is configured using Profile Manager

I'm setting up a Lion server environment for an entire office full of MacBook Pros, all running Lion. Lion server is 10.7.2, running Open Directory, DNS, and Mail. I have successfully set up the mail ...
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How do I show if I am the BCC'ed recipient in Mail.app?

I recently received an email from a collaborator in which I was the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). The original "To:" recipient was another collaborator who has a very similar email address to mine. ...
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Access Exchange's public folders in Mail app on Lion?

Lion's Mail app smoothly setup my connection to our company's Exchange server. However I cannot see the pubic folders anywhere. Any hints how I can integrate them into Mail?
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How to set a default font for outgoing messages in Mail on Lion

Mail in OS X 10.7 (Lion) doesn't allow me to set a default font for outgoing messages, and it's finicky when I change it in the message. When I show the font bar (by clicking the A button at the top ...
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Gmail account in Mail on SnowLeopard: how well does it work?

I am using a gmail account in Mail (via IMAP) on Lion, and it works well. My dad just set up a gmail account and he is on SnowLeopard. Does a gmail account work correctly in Mail (also via IMAP) on ...
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Does Mail.app send or can request read receipts?

I was wondering whether Mail.app is able to send read receipts (or maybe it does silently?) or create emails that require those? I know such a feature is available in Outlook.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to clear the search box in Lion's Mail?

I am running 10.7.2 and would like to be able to clear the search box in Mail with a shortcut. How do I do this?
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Problem with getting attachments on apple mail

I occasionally have an issue that if I open up an email on my iphone or ipad that has an attachment, when I open it up on my macbook in mail the message will appear but without the attachment. How ...
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Can I drag a document window to an email message to attach it?

I realize that I can drag files from Finder and drop them in a mail message in Mail.app to attach them. What I would like to do is drag an active document window from another application, say Preview, ...
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Can I set Mail to only send from one email address whatever the account?

I use 2 different email addresses, and I have recently forwarded one to the other. Eventually, I'm going to root out the first address and only use the second. But right now, in the second email box,...
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Problems with contacts in Mail

I have a problem with Mail and I don't know how it happened. I somehow accidentally added several names for one email address. Now these names are displayed randomly. This problem is driving me crazy. ...
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Why would Exchange account work in Lion Mail and not Snow Leopard Mail?

My wife's corporate e-mail is on an Exchange server. Everything — Mail, Address Book, and iCal — used to work fine on Snow Leopard. Then they changed some things, including the URL. Now Snow Leopard ...
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Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
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Apple Mail app search filter brings the same email hundred times

Not sure where to address this issue, though, this Apple Mail (bug?) is incredibly annoying. Searching for something brings the same email 100 times, +thousands of bin entries. Why this behavior? ...
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How to automatically attach E-mail, not embed them [duplicate]

How can I add E-Mail-Attachments automatically to an E-Mail, without integrating them? Especially photos! Menu -> Edit -> Attachments... doesn't work! I use OS X Lion (10.7.2) and Mail (5.1). ...
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How can I restore sent mail from a backup?

I like to keep sent mail, I file it periodically. Unfortunately, I must have changed my settings to delete mail older than 1 month. So now I'm trying to restore mail from a backup. (Don't ask me ...
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Is it possible to schedule running Mail.app rules?

I have a number of rules in Mail.app (these ones work!) to move e-mails which are X days old to trash. I'd like to run these rules at a specified time, eg: midnight. In this case, the particular ...
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Mail.app rules - how to write the following requirement

I cannot seem to get the following rule working. Requirement: I want to run a mail filter which says: If the mail is in Account X, and has subject Y, was received less than 10 days ago, and has no ...
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Mail 5.1 - Mark as unread bug?

If I am currently on email "A" and I right click on another email within the same account (email "B"), and "Mark as unread," the message shows it is marked as unread for a split second, then marks as ...
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Email downloads but then is immediately removed

I this problem at the moment where when I check my email, it downloads an email and I see it at the top of the list (it's from SongKick). I just see the subject and sender, not the body. After about ...
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Is there any way to convince Apple Mail to write its configuration as text Plist files instead of binary?

I'd like to revision-control my mail configuration (both the preferences and the mailbox rules -- especially the latter) but Mail insists on rewriting its preferences as binary plist files as soon as ...
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Duplicated mail settings caused email loss in Mail on Lion

Oh dear, not having much luck at the moment. Having recently wasted hours on a simple problem, I've transferred my anti-Midas magic to a friend, and lost some email data. Could someone advice (a) ...
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apple mail 4.5 max. mbox export size limited to approx. 4.7GB

following is a problem that we have been trying to solve for a while now... we are attempting to archive a couple of rather large mail folders from within apple mail, they contain in excess of 20000 ...