Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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How can I re-map Mail's “Sent Messages” folder to an IMAP server's “Sent Mail” folder?

I use Mail to connect to a traditional IMAP server (non-Gmail). I've noticed that all the messages I send are placed in Mail's "Sent" folder and that Mail is translating this folder to a server folder ...
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How can I re-build Mail.app's search index?

Since upgrading to Lion, my search in Mail has gotten drastically less helpful. Since I have read many reviews about what an improvement Mail 5.0's search is, I can only assume that my search index ...
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Can Lion's Mail.app unsubscribe from Gmail IMAP folders?

I want to try out the new Mail.app but I can't seem to find a way to unsubscribe from certain IMAP folders using my Gmail account. If I right-click on any folder and select "Get Account Info", and ...
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How do I get archive to work in Mail.app in Lion?

I can't get archive to work on Lion. When I choose archive in Mail.app it creates a folder called Archived. That's not what I want. When I choose delete it doesn't remove the message from my inbox. It ...
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Accessing Gmail via IMAP using Lion's Mail client

I've been using POP to access my Gmail account pretty much since Google offered it. I've been meaning to migrate to IMAP access for a while now, and initial attempts to switch yesterday caused quite a ...
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Non-modal dialog in full-screen Mail.app

When used in full-screen mode, Lion’s new Mail.app has a modal (= always in foreground, disables rest of application) dialog for composing and viewing messages. Can I disable this? It’s quite ...
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How can I get mail.app to go to the item below a deleted item in my inbox?

When I'm reviewing mail, I like to have my most recent on top, and I work backwards in time (i.e., down the list). But when I delete an item, rather than going to the next lower item in the list ...
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How to embed url in new Mail from Mac OS Lion

I don't know how this feature is called. Here on stack exchange you can take some text and mark it as a url. The url is embedded below. Example: Google Is there an equivalent in Mac OS Lions Mail ...
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How can I see messages I send in Mail 5's Conversation View?

I love Mail 5's new Conversation View. But, I don't like that it only shows messages sent to me, and doesn't show the messages I send. Is there a way to show both messages I receive and messages I ...
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Lion Mail 5.0 rejects a POP server. Looking for confirmation and/or workarounds

Has anyone else experienced problems logging into POP servers that require plain text password login? Or more importantly found a work around? (I know that in this day and age a plain text password ...
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Apple Mail - Making Reply and Forward Attributions the SAME?

Sorry for such a simplistic sounding question, but I haven't found any resolution to this. As I migrate users from Outlook to Mail, this is one of the biggest things I miss... When you forward a ...
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Delete Mails in Mac Mail without Trash

How can I delete an email in Mac Mail instantly without moving it to the trash. I don't want to look at the spam crap twice :-) UPDATE: I want to do this because I have some very old mails in my ...
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Mail.app out of office rule

I am a new mail.app user. I am going to be out of the office for a few days. I have 3 accounts in mail.app. Can I set one out of office rule for all 3 accounts?
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How to remove Mail.app data after opening it to configure it to not open in the future?

Sorry about the title. I followed these answers as suggested by some users on Ask Different. They've solved my problem. However, when I opened up Mail.app to inform it I want to use Google Notifier ...
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Mac OSX Mail Closes main window after hitting send

Recently every time I compose an email, when I hit send not only does the mail compose window disappear (as expected) so does the main mail window... and then I have to click the dock icon to bring it ...
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iMac Snow Leopard using Apple Mail via Gmail: Can I get rid of “Sender” field?

My wife has a new iMac, and she has noticed that Yahoo mailing lists are rejecting her because Gmail is adding a "Sender:" field that has her Gmail address instead of the email address she's using. ...
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Will iCloud work with Mail and a Gmail account?

Does iCloud work with Mail and a Gmail account, or do I need to necessarily create a .me account and then forward the mails from gmail to .me ?
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change filesize of iPhoto image before adding it to a mail

How can I change the filesize (resolution and compression) of an image from iPhoto before adding it as an embedded image in apple mail without actually changing the image in iPhoto?
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Store attachments locally in Mail.app when using IMAP

I'm reaching my quota on my IMAP account, one big space hog is email attachments. Is there a way to tell mail.app that I want to "remove" certain emails from the server but keep them around ...
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Why do my iPad and iPhone send *two* notifications for every gmail I receive?

Every time I get an email, I hear a ping and a vibration on my devices, followed by another about 3 seconds later. I'm using gmail (through exchange) on both devices. The only option I can find ...
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Is there a way to block access to my e-mail in my iPod Touch, so I can lend it?

I would like to lend my iPod Touch 4 sometimes, but I would like to block access to my e-mails (as well as Facebook), is there a way?
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How can I get a me.com e-mail address?

Was this a service only offered with Apple's Mobile Me? Is there anyway I can still get an e-mail address ending in @me.com?
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How to default UTF-8 encoding in Text Encoding in Mail.app?

I'm using Mail.app. Often times I would write on reply emails typed in foreign language (Chinese, Japanese), and the receiver will see garbled text (e.g. a bunch of ??? or squares). The way I solve ...
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Multiple IP addresses for same host name in /private/etc/hosts?

I have a corporate mail account (exchange 2007) that uses a self-signed SSL certificate. No matter what I do, Mail always complains about this when I connect. If I look at the details it always says ...
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How to import Apple Mail accounts?

I'm copying the old Mail folder over a fresh OS install. I Copied over ~/Library/Mail & ~/Library/Application Support/Mail Mails and mailboxes imported all right ( even better results than using ...
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Gmail “On Behalf Of” Feature in Mail.app

I use Gmail with Mail.app. As you know Gmail allows replying mails as someone else (by changing From header of the sent e-mail). If you don't know, you can register multiple mails to Gmail (your ...
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How to move Mail messages from Apple Mail back on to Hotmail server?

When I first configured Apple Mail, I mistakenly opted not to keep a copy of mail on the Hotmail server. I've now changed that, but would like to move Inbox items that are on Apple Mail back on to the ...
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Mail client locking up?

Is there any way I could lock up my Mail client so that only I can read my emails(which are present locally on the machine)
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How can I embed a linked local image in an Apple Mail signature?

I think my question says it all (and yes, I've googled and searched StackExchange already) - but to clarify: I want to embed an image, which I have locally, in my html email signature (i.e. my logo, ...
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How to filter both from and to address with a single test?

I can't seem to find a simple way to filter mail that is either to or from a given address. It seems that you have to duplicate the address and use two conditions e.g. From - contains - ...
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Sync Mail app tasks with Gmail/Google Apps

Is it possible to sync Mail.app tasks with Gmail / Google Apps so they appear either in Tasks or as email messages?
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Mail.app: Clear Address Auto-Fill Cache

How do I clear the auto-fill address field cache in Mac Mail? I have loads of old addresses that I do not send email to. A removal and reinstallation of the email accounts does not affect the cache. ...
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Growl notifications with Mail.app?

Is it possible to configure Mail.app to use the growl notifications for incoming mail ? Maybe there is an external script doing that too ?
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Mail.app folders + iPhone/iPad = missing emails?

I have a specific mail setup on my mac where I use Mail.app to access my Gmail via IMAP, and the app filters emails into folders ("On my mac" as opposed to in Gmail itself) for my different projects, ...
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iPad's Mail won't check for new messages in folders

I have a number of folders and filtering rules on my various e-mail accounts (Gmail, personal email, company email, etc). The problem is that the Mail app only checks for e-mail on the "received ...
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Error while connecting to computer

I restarted my ipad becasue cannot access to my email accounts, went off showing a no stop wheel and connect to my computer a message comes "unknown error QxE8000065
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Theming Mail.app to look like iPad's Mail.app or Thunderbird

Is there a way to theme Mail.app in Snow Leopard to look like iPads Mail application? Maybe with a Thunderbird skin or something else?
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What does Synchronize mean in Mail.app?

In Mail.app, what does Synchronize actually do? How is it different than "Get New Mail?"
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No New Mail Sound 10.6.7

This issue has been going on and off for years. I still don't consistently get the new mail sound when new mail arrives. Sometimes it happens, most of the time, never. 10.6.7
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how to send scheduled mails with Mail?

I would love to send mails in my apple mail scheduled! What is the most comfortable way to do that? only method i found: http://homepage.mac.com/aamann/Mail_Scripts.html (but this is quite tricky + ...
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Mail.app - Shortcut to switch signatures?

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or way to set one) that allows to easily switch between different email signatures in mail.app ?
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Writing a Mail.app rule to say “do not download from server”

I have a POP based mail account from my ISP. What I need is a way to say "If the Subject contains XXX then do not download it from the server". This was simple in Windows Mail, but there doesn't ...
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iPhone ActiveSync showing sent email in Inbox

Curious if anyone else is experiencing ActiveSync email accounts showing sent email in your iPhone mail.app Inbox. Messages still appear even if "organize by thread" is disabled. iPhone mail seems ...
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Is there a good Hotmail client for Mac OS X?

I have had an Hotmail account since 1997 (i.e. don't ask me to switch - have hundreds of filters and folders and thousands of contacts) and I recently switched to a Mac and I am looking for a Mac ...
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Why doesn't Mail.app ver. 4 recognize Google Apps accounts as Gmail IMAP

When I add a gmail account with a username of @gmail.com, Mail.app ver 4 recognizes this as a Gmail IMAP account. However, if I try to add a Google apps domain email address ending in ...
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What mail clients are compatible with Microsoft Exchange 2003?

Mail.app and Microsoft Outlook 2011 both only support Exchange 2007 and later. What mail clients for Snow Leopard support Exchange 2003? I'm especially interested in email. Being able to view calendar ...
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How can I synchronize contacts with Google?

How can I download (also, possibly upload from my iPhone) contacts of my Google account?
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Mail signature changes font size when sent to Gmail

I have created a signature in Mac mail. However, every time I send an email to a gmail account it enlarges the font size. Has anybody else come across this? Is there a workaround?
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mac mail sort by date newest at top by default

When opening mac mail I always get my mails sorted in the wrong order in the Date sent column i.e. oldest at the top. But like most people I want to have my mails sorted by the newest date on top by ...
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How to seamlessly switch between spelling languages in Mail?

I write my emails in two languages. So system-wide spelling language setting is not very useful for me, since in span of working day I usually write half of my emails in one language and half in ...