Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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How to import .eml files into Mail?

I'm using readpst to extract emails from a bunch of old outlook .PST files. It does a great job of pulling out all the emails .EML files, with attachments included. But how do I bring these into ...
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Apple mail unable to reply or close windows

Whenever I try to reply (or reply all) to any email through the mail app, an empty new message window opens that I can type in but all the buttons (send, attach etc.) are greyed out and I cannot close ...
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In OS X Mail, what's the difference in checking new e-mail between “Automatically” and “Every X minutes”?

While "Manually" option is absolutely clear to me, how differently will Mail behave when I will switch between "Automatically" and "Every x minutes"? I'm running 10.11.4.
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After upgrading to El Capitan, OS X imported my email accounts from my iPad

I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to El Capitan on an iMac from 2009. I guess my iPad was connected or something, but I found that the operating system's mail application now had the accounts that I ...
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Search for link in Mail and click on it without using the mouse

Sometimes I receive an e-mail, which contains a link that I have to follow. I would like to be able to follow this link without having to reach for the mouse. I can locate the link with a search (cmd +...
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Use mac mail Image Size to reduce attached images, but not the image footer

I like using the image size feature of mac mail to slim down attached images, but this also has the effect of reducing the size and quality of my .png footer is there a way to tell mac mail to only ...
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How to use Apple Mail as default email program in Windows 8 running under Parallels?

I am using Microsoft OneNote, Visual Studio 2013 and Visio 2013 under Windows 8.1 running on Parallels 9 on my iMac. All of these have support for sharing content via e-mail. Is there a way to ...
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Mail: How to show all recipients by default?

The top of my Mail messages say To: followed by the primary recipient, plus a link labelled and 3 more…. Clicking that link reveals the additional recipients. I'd rather not have to click the link, ...
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Huge Apple Mail Logs (Connection Logging Enabled)

I was doing some routine cleanup of my HDD, when I noticed some huge log files in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.mail/Data/Library/Logs/Mail. Where do I toggle those log files off and on?
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Unable to delete or archive mail

Periodically, I keep getting an "x messages could not be moved to the mailbox xxx. An error occurred while moving messages to mailbox xxx" popup (see below). The only way I can resolve is to rebuild ...
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Does Mail on OS X mark mail as read on the server or just locally?

Back when I used the Mail app on Leopard and Snow Leopard, it never seemed to tell the Gmail server that to mark as read the messages that I read. This had the annoying effect of requiring me to go to ...
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Can't update my mail password on Macbook Air

I recently changed my Gmail password, and as expected, the mail app can't log in to that account anymore. It says "Login Failed" in the top right. The problem is, I can't figure out how to update ...
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Emails sent twice in Mail

When I answer to an email in the Mail app, I noticed that the email is always sent twice. The first email sent is ok, the problem only occurs for the answers. I don't get this problem for the emails I ...
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Flagged emails keep returning and won't synchronize between Apple Mail and Gmail

I've had this problem before and can't recall how I managed to fix it last time. I use Apple Mail to access my Gmail and normally flagged emails show up correctly. Starred emails in Gmail equate to ...
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Apple mail addons/plug ins

How do I add/update a bunch of addresses that I receive in a group mail to an existing group that I have on my Contacts app? I used to have a plug in called "Add addresses" for OSX Lion but now I ...
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Apple Mail in El Capitan - where is data that used to be in Accounts.pilst?

I run about six IMAP accounts on two different OS X machines and one iOS device. Several of the mail accounts are under different domains, but all hosted on the same 3rd party mail provider so ...
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Automatically move read mail messages to a folder

Currently I have a rule for coloring messages that come from a certain news source so I can quickly spot them in my main mailbox. These messages are in my iCloud email so I also get a notification on ...
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How to set the iphone mail app to send email only

I use my gmail as my primary email address and use the gmail app on my iphone. However, whenever I want to send a picture quickly from my camera roll it uses the default mail app and then proceeds to ...
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How to specify between identical menu command names when making custom shortcuts.

I commonly set custom keyboard shortcuts in System Prefs. I tried setting a shortcut (command-shift-a, mirroring command-shift-j to move to junk) for Mail app to move messages to archive, since the ...
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How to prevent mail app from marking e-mails from VIP as spam

I set someone's e-mail address as VIP, but lately his e-mails end up in the junk folder. Is there any way in the mail app to prevent a certain address's e-mails to be marked as junk?
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Mail.app crashes constantly, even after deleting mail profile and cache

Apple Mail crashes for me nonstop. Sometimes immediately after opening, and sometimes everything is fine until I add an attachment to an email or something. Somedays it's totally useless and sometimes ...
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Where are Email Messages Stored?

I need to restore my Apple Mail messages and mailboxes from Time Machine. Where can I find these files on Time Machine?
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Where does gmail/Apple Mail keep its messages?

I have several email accounts on a Mac. With a simple IMAP account, the messages are in /Users/[user name]/Library/Mail/V[a number]/IMAP-[email adress]/INBOX.mbox/ However, Apple Mail seems to hide ...
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ios mail wont open zip files

I'm on ios 9.2 / ipad air 2. I understand that since ios 7 mail should open(for viewing) zip files directly. What I actually get is just perpetual Loading... and spinning wheel if I copy to Winzip I ...
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Apple Mailbox appearing in trash and in inbox

This morning I got the message "An error occurred while moving message to mailbox (null)". I discovered my entire mailbox is duplicated under Trash and under my Inbox. Anybody got any ideas on how to ...
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Apple Mail is not syncing completely with Gmail account

I have a Gmail account. For years, it has sync'd very nicely with my Apple Mail folders. Now, several of my Mail folders are no longer syncing with their respective Gmail Label (folder). In some of ...
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How can Mail.app in Mavericks show a messages plain text alternative?

A few days ago I wanted to verify that a simple multipart html/text mail I was about to send would render correctly in different mail clients. Does anyone know how to let Mail.app under Mavericks show ...
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Is it possible to activate whichever mail client is connected by default to a mailto link in applescript?

So I have an apple script that sends an email via the mail app. I didn't make it myself though. tell application "Mail" set newMessage to make new outgoing message with properties {subject:...
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How can I disable Mail.app when I click on an email address?

By default, clicking on an email address from another mac app (such as Slack) launches the Mail.app application in a compose view to that email address. I would like to disable this - I never use the ...
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Mail Messages Blank

I've encountered this problem on 2 separate systems with separate email accounts and have not been able to fix it other than by switching to AirMail 2. After upgrading the computers to El Capitan, ...
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How to move Mail data to an SD card?

I have MBA 128 GB, and my local Mail cache is too large to be stored on the HD. Now, I have the external 16 GB SD card plugged in via compact Nifty adapter. It's always mounted. How can I set up ...
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Use AppleScript to send all emails in a folder at a certain time

I'd very much like to please develop an AppleScript to send all emails inside a specific mailbox whenever it is run. Then I can create a mailbox called "9AM", place emails inside there, and with a ...
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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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Automator service not showing in services menu

I know next to nothing about the OS X, but I've been asked to make a few different scripts for actions in Apple Mail. One is to bind a hotkey that will create a reminder with a followup time of two ...
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Mail app “disappears” mail for one account

I have my business email through GoDaddy. It is IMAP. I retrieve this email on my rMBP, my iPhone 6s Plus, my iPad Pro and a couple of Android devices. On my rMBP (and my iMac before it), I will ...
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How to create a private distribution list [group mailing list] in Mail.app?

I know I can make a group in Contacts, and send a message to the group. Is there a way to hide the list of recipients? I have this setting in Mail prefs: I don't know any other setting to tweak. ...
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Why does OS X Mail fail to recognize that an e-mail address belongs to an existing contact?

In OS X Mail, when I enter the name of a person to whom I have sent a previous e-mail, I'm often presented with a suggested e-mail address, corresponding (roughly) to the most recent frequently sent-...
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Mac OSX Mail; how to delay 'Mark as Read'

In OSX 10.10 Mail app a message gets read immediately when as soon as it is selected. Often this happens by accident; i.e. when organising folders, or it gets auto-selected when you delete/move ...
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Can I increase the minimum font size of text when reading html messages in Mail.app (in Mavericks and later)?

I went searching for this answer myself today after upgrading from Lion to Yosemite. In earlier versions of Apple Mail, one could use an undocumented preference to set a minimum font size for reading ...
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Include Images with Reply in Mail?

In Mail (connected to my work Exchange server, if that matters), when I forward an email which contains inline images they are preserved. However, if I reply to the email then they are not preserved. ...
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Can't find mail from Mac Mail after moving to new mail service

I moved my email account over to Gmail from another service. The original service was POP-based and I had the account set up in Mac Mail. In order to use Gmail, I had to deactivate and rename the ...
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MacBook Mail Issue

I added an new Gmail account to my Mac OS X Mail app in the Dock and it says it's there except I don't get email from that particular account. I opened up the setting for the email and this image is ...
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Keynote (and others): “Share → Send a Copy” has no Mail/email option

The title basically says it all. I am working in Keynote, but I have noticed this issue in other apps, too (Numbers and Pages come to mind). I have a Keynote presentation that is saved to a Dropbox ...
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How to move all of my mails to external HD and make them appear only when its connected

I have 200 GB of mails, and I would like to place them in an external hard drive, and to make the appear, in the Mail.app, only when this external HD is connected. Is this possible?
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How can prevent certain senders from going to Junk Mail without creating contact?

I am running Mountain Lion 10.8 and use Mail.app for my email mostly. I recently purchased a product from Amazon, somewhere I order from frequently, and noticed that I didn't receive the usual sales ...
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Configuring Apple Mail with Gmail Aliases

I am trying to use AppleMail and trying to configure to using gmail alias. My primary email address is sid@mydomain.com and I have configured this in Apple Mail and able to send / receive messages ...
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Stop Mail from downloading attachments automatically

How to stop Mail.app (version 7.0) on my Mac OSX 10.9 from downloading attachments automatically. I have setup my Gmail account, and I want to be given an option to download attachments instead of ...
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Applescript triggered by mail rule does not refernce the new message

In Apple Mail I use a mail rule to trigger an Applescript for one specific sender. This script for the moment just logs the subject of the mail message. The script looks like this: using terms from ...
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View and delete individual messages directly from POP server in OS X Mail

There is/was a feature in OS X Mail that allowed to fetch the list of messages from the server in a configured POP account. This fetched only message headers - all at once - and displayed the list in ...
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Mail.app: Moving Emails from local folder to imap folder -> HDD space decreases temorarily

At the moment I am moving large quantities of Emails from a local folder in Apple's Mail.app to an imap folder. I am talking 10+ GB here and more than 10,000 Emails. I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8. It is ...