Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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Smart Mailbox Reads Subfolders of Notes

After a longer painful experience with any Mac OS X 10.9 and higher, I returned to Mac OS X 10.8.5 on my client computer. I synchronize contents like Contacts, Calendars, Mail and Notes with my aging ...
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Why does iOS Mail.app not align Junk folder

Why does iOS Mail.app not align Junk folder? It appears there's an additional white space at the start. I'm using an iCloud account.
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El-Cap Mail app intermittent IMAP connection issues

The issues started occurring after upgrade to 10.11 but not sure if related or not. I have 2 gmail accounts defined on my Mail app. Most of the time (around 70% or so) all is healthy. But every ...
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Set Default Search Token For Default OSX Mail App

I want to set the search token for the Mail app to Entire Message, whenever I enter any search term, is this possible?
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OSX Mail duplicated same email multiple (67) times in outbox after failing to send

Yesterday I was hooked up to a poor internet connection when travelling abroad. As a result, my emails got stuck in the "outbox" when I tried to send them. Not a big issue as it was nothing urgent. ...
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OS X Mail thread filter

For years I have used the shortcut key Ctrl-Opt-Cmd-T to open my Evernote "ToDo" note. Recently OS X has hijacked this for some kind of "thread filter", and one has to click "Cancel Thread Filter" in ...
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How to modify in OS X El Capitan‎ the list of Mail.app's email aliases via the command line

In OS X El Capitan‎ the Mail app (Version 9.2, storage version V3) presents the list of email aliases in the UI not anymore as a string of comma-separated email addresses. This makes it very ...
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Is it possible to set the Mail VIPs differently on different Mac, i.e., home and work?

I use a Mac at work and home and I access my personal Calendar from both locations but Mail at work doesn't access my personal mail, but the accounts are the same. However, the VIPs at work show cup ...
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Automatically marking junk mail as read

Is there any way to automatically mark junk mail as 'read' in OS X (10.6.5) Mail? A free or shareware utility would be nice. My mail provider supports junk filters that automatically moves selected ...
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How to reauthorise a Google account in Internet Accounts (after changing Google Account password) on Mac OS 10.11

My Google Account is connected to Mac OS X using Internet Accounts. I changed the password of my Google Account (at google.com) and now the OS - and especially Mac Mail - can no longer access the ...
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Mail.app smart mailbox, how to negate a search filter clause (_not_ flagged)?

How can I negate the search criterion: "is flagged"? I need all messages in a given mailbox, whose flag is not set (i.e. they are not flagged).
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I want to log out of the current iCloud account on my iMac

When I click sign out in System Preferences I get an error message reading: mail was unable to delete xx@comcast.net. Relaunch Mail then sign out of iCloud again. However when I try to launch mail, it ...
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Possible to return to the 3 vertical Mail.app columns?

I tried this option, and now sit with the folders on the left in Apple Mail on my Mac, then vertical preview pane (fine), and my full view message pane disappeared. No amount of 'handle pulling' from ...
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Mail keeps setting “Save drafts on the server” checked

I open "Preferences" in Mail, uncheck "Store drafts on server" and save (Gmail account). However, when I open the preferences again, the "Store drafts on server" (or whatever it says in English ...
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Apple Script for Mail Rule

Q regarding Apple Mail Version 9.2 (3112): Can Apple Script be written to open message(s) upon receipt in the “VIP” mailbox? I already have a rule that sends messages with a certain sender to the VIP ...
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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How make Mac OS mail Connection Doctor forget older accounts

I have created a number of "internet" accounts for mail in Mac OS, but for various reasons they didn't work, and I deleted them from the listings in the preferences, and of course they therefore don't ...
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How do I access a mobile mailserver on a mac as opposed to a web mailserver?

I have an iPad on which I can access my email through a mobile mail server. It all works fine. But when trying to access my mail through my mac there is a security problem of some sort that won't ...
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Keep emails on remote server but only download most recent ones

I am having trouble setting up Apple Mail. I want to keep the emails that I already have on my outlook account so that I can access them when I go online, but I do not want to download all of these to ...
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How to sort new folders alphabetically in OS X Mail?

I am running OS X Yosemite and Mail v8.2. Every time I add a new folder, Mail puts them to the bottom folder structure. This is very confusing and I have to go through all folders all the time to find ...
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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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Problem with exchange email account aliases in Mail for Mac OS X Mavericks

I've always used Mail in Mac OS X but one day I decided I would try Outlook 2011 so I could manage rules and filters without having to go to OWA. I was not very happy with Outlook 2011 so I removed it ...
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How to get Mail.app to show email addresses?

In 10.7's Mail.app, it shows all recipients as a blue bubble with a name in it. In order to see the email address, I have to click on the right side of the bubble, to get a pop-up menu. This is a ...
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Transferring Emails saved on Mac to generic folder

In my Mac Mail I have all my emails saved to my Mac, as opposed to on my mail server using iMap. All the emails are organised with a large number of folders and sub folders, again all of which are ...
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show sender name from mail headers in Apple Mail

How to configure Apple Mail.app to show name from mail headers "From: " field and not from Contacts.app??? Apple Mail.app shows me always the name from Contacts.app (card is a read only download from ...
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Apple Mail: negative message counter and missing folders

Not sure what changed, but not long time ago Apple Mail (9.2, OSX 10.11.3) started work weird: The number of messages can be negative (e.g. Inbox (-17 messages, 5 unread)) Folders Flagged and ...
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Mail shows disconnected icon. Only way to recover is toggle Wifi

Many times a day, Mail.app indicates it is unable to connect to my Gmail account. I have tried quitting and restarting Mail, but it still shows disconnected. If I toggle Wifi off then on, Mail is ...
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Are the mail attachments sent by Mail Drop with iCloud private?

I want to export a chat of WhatsApp that I had with a specific contact and send it as an email. WhatsApp exports the chat as .zip file. When I want to send this .zip file by email the iPhone shows ...
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Mac Mail.app ordering IMAP folder descending

I'm using Mail.app on my Macbook (OS X El Capitan), but the folders (IMAP) are displaying from Z to A (descending) instead of from A to Z (ascending). Is this a setting? How can I turn this around? ...
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Debugging Mail.app rules

Is there a way to see what Mail.app is doing when it scans messages for rule firing? I have a rules that download bank statements when I get an email from my bank. Since I have multiple accounts, I ...
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Apple Mail 9.2: IMAP folders only displayed to a certain depth

I have an IMAP email account with several depths of IMAP folders, say about 4 levels deep, but Mail only shows the first level. Can I get it to show the further subfolders? Thanks.
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Apple Mail 9.2: How to specify port and SSL options for incoming and outgoing IMAP servers?

When setting up a new IMAP account in Apple Mail 9.2, it gives me no option to specify the incoming and outgoing ports, not SSL options. See screenshot below. The ability to do this would be most ...
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Prevent iPhone 6 Mail from Syncing Read Status to Exchange

I was just given a new iPhone 6 to replace my dated BlackBerry for work...which sounds like a good idea except for the level of customization I had in place for my BlackBerry. The biggest gap is for ...
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Few Mail issues - Including deleted rules still affecting mailbox

I have 3 issues with Mac Mail at the moment: Mail from Windows Live downloads but does not want to send. I have a mailbox that's still affected by deleted rules. When I exit out of Full Screen mode ...
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Mail notification shows new email, quickly disappears and email is missing

Any email I get pops up a notification in the upper-right corner of my screen, as per the native notification settings in the Apple Mail app. Every now and then I will get a quick notification ...
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How can I keep my previous recipients list in Mail.app from containing addresses I have not sent emails to?

From Mail's help documentation: Mail keeps a list of the email addresses you send messages to, and uses the list to suggest or complete addresses for you when you send email. You can delete ...
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Mail search not finding messages but Spotlight does

When I search for a particular message in Mail.app, using the search field, even when I have the message in sight, Mail cannot find it. But, frustratingly, when I use Spotlight, it is able to find the ...
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Mail signature doesn't get added above quoted text

I don't use my .signature by default, but often add it to a message after generating the reply. In these cases, is there any way to get the signature to appear above the quoted text? I have the option ...
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Macbook acting weird

My 2015 Macbook pro 13" is acting weird, after restoring from a Time Machine backup my mac is running slow and I have a lot of bugs: The reaction time of the system is very slow, sometimes when I ...
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Emails to iCloud from my server show 'This message has no content'

Our donation website sends emails when a user signs up, donates etc. I've gotten many complaints that donors are getting blank emails. Upon further investigation it turns out that all these donors ...
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Apple Mail App :: “Erase Junk Mail” is greyed out

I'm running OS X El Capitan, and have 3 Gmail accounts signed into it. For some reason, the Erase Junk Mail menu option is greyed out. How can I use this option?
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Do any iOS Email Clients allow the folders to expand/collapse like Outlook?

I have a 12+ gb exchange account, with hundreds of files & sub files. The iOS mail client doesn't allow the folders to collapse & expand, which makes searching for files a real PITA. Are ...
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Why is Apple Mail opening on wake from sleep?

When Mail.app has no windows open but it is currently running, sometimes when I leave the MacBook Pro for a little while in sleep and wake it, Mail.app has opened windows. Of course, when quit, ...
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Missing toolbar for New Message window in Mail.app

I no longer have the toolbar at the top of New Message (The one with buttons for Send, Add Attachments..). It is only missing in New Message, if I for example reply to a message, the toolbar is ...
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Using CTRL +V in Mail app on Mac Os X

I'm using Mail client that's built-in into the system (Yosemite). I've decided that I want to use CTRL+V, CTRL+C and similar instead of CMD because I work half of the day with Windows and it's ...
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Mac Mail has very slow to send/receive mail (plus other bugs too)

It's been worse since Yosemite. From the same exchange account (office365) I will send and receive emails instantly on my phone, but they will take several minutes through the app. Loading existing ...
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Mail not showing up in inbox on El Capitan

When I open Apple Mail, I see the normal mailboxes and stuff, but nothing shows up in my inbox. Not unread messages or read messages. I have to click into another mailbox and click back to get it ...
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Google Apps via Apple Mail Not Sending

The problem only began within the last couple of weeks (or so I can tell). I use Google Apps for all of my organizations, of which there are several, and I have them all set up in Apple Mail (as well ...
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MacMail Forgotten Attachents Reminder

I am trying to find a solution/plugin to remind me about adding attachments to an email on MacMail (using OS X El Capitan). I tried the "just double check your email, you idiot" option to no avail. ...
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How do I set Outlook as the default mail option in Yosemite?

Mail merge is greyed out, in MS Word so I'm guessing that it needs to talk directly to Outlook instead of Apple's mail app. I read somewhere that Outlook as to be set as the default in Mail.app, but I ...