Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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Apple Mail.app hides Archive folder - how to get it to show

I use Mail.app with FastMail. Mostly, it just works. However, when I start up Mail it never shows the Archive folder. The Archive button will move mail to it, but it's not there. The Goto mailbox ...
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Why is it not possible to change username on a Mail.app Excheange?

I'm trying to set up an Exchange server in Mail.app. The username in the preferences is incorrect, and I can't connect to the server because of that. There's no explanation in the UI, or any help ...
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Homebrew mutt(1) file permission weirdness

I just installed mutt ('brew install mutt') running as myself (uid=501(john)), no sudo. It seems to have worked, but now I've got a couple of weird permission problems. When I run mutt, email ...
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How do I add EVERNOTE to the “Open with…” context menu in Apple Mail

I am NOT looking for the "Open with..." menu in Finder. That's fine for me. When I right-click PDF email attachments in Apple Mail it won't show me "Evernote" as an option. The Finder menu does, but ...
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Problem sending emails from specific gmail account

I have read several of the questions and answers posted about this problem, attempted the solutions, but still have no resolution to the problem. I have two separate gmail accounts...one I use for ...
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Mailto links on websites open iTerm instead of Mail

In both Chrome and Safari mailto: links open up iTerm instead of Mail. This seemed to have started happening right around the same time I added a shortcut through Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > ...
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How can I “Page Down” from the keyboard in an Apple Mail message list?

With recent versions of Apple Mail, the Page Down key always applies to the message content pane (unless no message is selected), even if the message list had focus. However, you used to be able to ...
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Completely disable autocomplete in Mac Mail

I use mail 8.2 on OS X 10.10. Due to new corporate policy at my office, no autocompletion is allowed in e-mail clients (except maybe for address fetching from the corporate address book via exchange: ...
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How to have multiple names in Apple Mail?

In Mail.app I can send e-mails on behalf of different mail addresses. It looks like this: I've achieved this by inputting multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma in the Email Address field of ...
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Archiving Apple Mail to an External Drive

Thanks for reading - I'm not necessarily attached to using the "archive" function in Apple Mail: the important thing for me is to keep ancient emails on an external drive, so that if I want to read ...
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'Mail can't connect to the account' keeps appearing

So I've configured my mail using a profile. I have setup 3 mail accounts, but each time I launch Mail, it asks me for the passwords of all those accounts. The first time I thought: maybe that's a bug ...
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Mail: Select SMTP server automatically on addressee

I have two SMTP servers configured in Mail. One for school, and one for my private email. I would like that Mail automatically picks the one for school if I'm sending an email to someone of my school. ...
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Mail client sending duplicate replies

I have my OS X Mail client setup with one GMail and one Outlook account. They both use IMAP. I have an issue that every time I reply to a message I send two identical replies (from the same hotmail ...
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Apple Mail generating Mail[378]: No worthy mechs found. What is it?

I know it's Apple mail because the PID of the running Mail is 378 378 ?? 44:44.93 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail -psn_0_28679 In the Syslog file I'm getting is: Mail[378]: No ...
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Missing Mail.app in Finder, but exists in /Applications folder

I've not ever wanted to use the Mail app on my Mavericks machine, but recently I decided I'd give it a shot. However when I went to Applications in Finder, I couldn't see it. Nor was it in ...
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Junk mail filter for iPhone via imap

I have: Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.10.2 iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.3 On my computer I run Mail, which checks the email every 1 min. On my iPhone it runs every 15 mins. So most of the time, ...
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Can I remove out-dated coloring from Apple Mail “Rules” settings?

After experimentation with Apple Mail, Rules settings, I'm left with a rainbow-colored inbox, and I want to remove all of that coloring which is no longer specified by my Rules settings. I've tried ...
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iOS 8.3 Ignoring Inline CSS

I have an HTML email signature with Outlook.com where I can only use inline CSS. I'm styling the telephone number to lose the iOS blue underline link but want to retain the "tap to phone" ...
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Configure iPhone to send smaller pictures as e-mail attachment?

A friend has an iPhone whose camera she uses with the default settings of 2592x1936 pixels, which is pretty big when attaching pictures in e-mails. The files are very big and I need to scroll ...
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Paste only email address without name

In the Mac Mail app, copying an email address of someone in your address book (e.g. from the header of some message) and pasting it elsewhere (e.g. in Text Edit) will result in "first_name last_name ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite 10.10.3, Mail v8.2 Notes To Do Lists have disappeared

I just upgraded to Yosemite 10.10.3 with Mail version v8.2 I cannot find my Notes To Do Lists.
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A junk mail that don't want to be deleted

I got a strage behaviour on my Mail.app: In my Junk mail folder I see an email of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) coming from this email address: phuonghm@baria.baria-vungtau.gov.vn It's ...
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Remove Group Names added to subject in OS X Server Mail

I have just finished installing OS X Server and the mail section of the installation is all done, however I have noted that when groups receive emails the groups name is placed in [ ] within the ...
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Spotlight does not index mail

Spotlight does not deliver any result from mail messages (although searching inside Mail.app works) I tried to re-index the mails with the following result: $ mdimport -Vp -d 4 -r ...
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Mail App keeps hanging (not crashing) on Yosemite 10.10.3

Mail runs fine for a few hours, then hangs. I must force quit, then reopen. It runs fine for another few hours then crashes. This is a fresh install of Yosemite, and I rebuilt the index and tried ...
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Avoid downloading archive mail OS X

I am looking for a way to avoid archived mails on iCloud from being downloaded automatically in Apple Mail. Does anyone have an idea?
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Apple iOS 8.0.2 cannot open jpeg files. Only opens winmail.dat

As soon as I downloaded IOS 8.0.2 I'm no longer able to read emails correctly… My staff send me email and I'm receiving pictures as winmail.dat and they're jpeg.
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Yosemite - Mail not working

After installing Yosemite, Clicked on "Mail" it said, "Installing, will take a few minutes" when that finishes, it says "optimizing mailboxes" and then immediately crashes. Tried deleting accounts, ...
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Mail with gmail: labels get lost occasionally

I am using Mail with two gmail accounts and I am using labels to archive my messages. All my gmail labels show up as folders in Mail. I then use Mail to move emails from the inbox into respective ...
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Cmd+Tab for apps that are running but closed in Yosemite

Is there a way to reopen apps that are minimized or "closed" but still running when using Cmd+Tab? For example if I close mail, then Cmd+Tab to mail, it does nothing. The alternative is to try and ...
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Apple Mail mixes up sent messages with other sent messages within and across different accounts

I'm a Mac newbie using Apple Mail version 8.2 on Yosemite 10.10.3: I have 5 mail accounts and have noticed that mails sent from any account often get mixed up with sent mails from the same or ...
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How to link multiple key events in AppleScript?

I have been trying to write an AppleScript that would open the mail app register a save as key event (Shift+Command+S) wait 1.5 seconds, do a return key event ("Enter") and then wait another 1 second ...
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A modal occupies the entire Mail app when composing a new mail

Some annoying new feature has been added since an update I did recently. When I start to compose a new mail the compose window till appear as a modal and lock the rest of the mail app. This makes it ...
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Mail window doesn't appear until I enter full screen?

I'm having a very strange problem with Mail on a new iMac which is running 10.10.3. The Apple store migrated the user's home files over from an old MacBook, which was running Snow Leopard, and ...
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Quitting Mail is very slow

Since a few years I can't quit Mail.app instantly. The more folders I have entered during the usage, the more folder Mail.app tries to close before it quits. Each close operation takes 3-8 sec to ...
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How to get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks?

I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. Tt has since backed up using Time Machine onto an external HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like to have my e-mails on ...
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Applescript to add sender of message to specific group in Contacts

I'm trying to set up an Applescript to add the sender of a selected message in Apple Mail to a specific group in the Contacts app. By reconfiguring the code provided in this answer, I worked up the ...
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Mail, Contacts & Calendars refuses to connect to Google

Since yesterday the System Preferences pane on Mail, Contacts & Calendars refuses to connect to Google to setup e-mail, calendars and contacts. It started after Contacts.app did not want to sync ...
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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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How to see Archive Box

The Archive Box is not displayed in my Sidebar, yet I can archive mail. How do I get the Archive Folder to display, so i can retrieve my archived emails?
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Extract a tracking number from Mail app in mac and add it automatically to Parcel app

is there an appleScript that can Extract a tracking number from Mail app in mac and add it automatically to Parcel app so it sync directly with my apple Watch and my iPhone
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How to setup Gmail SMTP server for OSX Mail with 2-step-verification and App-specific password?

Haven't been able to solve this problem with the threads such as here. My Gmail stops always working after a while, perhaps after accessing it in different WIFI network or something like this -- it ...
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Draft in Mail does not handle mails properly, but piling up messages

I noticed recently that my Draft folder in Mail is not emptying after quitting and launching. Moreover, it gets more and more full of "gray" messages. That was not a behavior before, and everything ...
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Configure Apple Mail to always open calendar invites in Fantastical 2

How can I configure Apple Mail to always open calendar invites in Fantastical 2? Typically in OS X dialogs, you'd: Right click on file Select Open With... Choose the application Select Always open ...
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Mac Mail receiving emails extremely slowly

I recently purchased my first rMBP and I have noticed that Mail receives emails extremely slow. I receive the email on my iPhone 10 - 15 minutes before it appears on Mail. I've tried searching for ...
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Disable preview of pdf in Mail under OS X Mavericks

Known problem: Mail previews e.g. pdf attachments. I want to see it as symbol. I could right click and choose 'Show as symbol' but I want this as default. The old solution was typing into terminal: ...
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Unable to delete IMAP mail account in Yosemite

I have an IMAP mail account in the Apple Mail client that I want to delete. I first goto the Accounts preferences pane in Mail. When I click the minus icon to delete the account, I get a message ...
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Mail app not opening on yosemite

I recently upgraded to Yosemite on my Macbook Pro. For a couple of days, my mail app was working. Then suddenly it stopped working. I had to force quit the program and since then the app refuses to ...
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Mail.app - keyboard shortcuts to move mail and jump to folder

I'm coming to Mail.app with a background using both Outlook (on the PC) and GMail. In every mail client I've used, there are easy keyboard shortcuts to do these: jump to any folder I want, just by ...
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Can't delete Exchange account from Mail or Internet Accounts preferences

The Yosemite upgrade completely hosed Mail—it just won't talk to the Exchange server anymore. "No problem," I think, "I'll just delete the account and start over as it's all on the server." If I try ...