Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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ios Mail app shows Welcome to Mail screen even though I have already set up and have been using my account

I have an iPhone 4S currently running ios7.0.4. I have been using the built in Mail app since I bought my phone years ago and it has always worked fine. I have two accounts set up in the app. ...
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Mail.app showing odd characters instead of actual text

I have this problem happening on a new 2011 Macbook Air with the latest version of Lion. When viewing emails, the text is coming through as odd characters that look like a capital A in a box (see ...
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Extract links from email based on the anchor text, not the href

I am putting together an Automator workflow that will allow me to bind a hotkey to a Smart Mailbox listing and effectively automate the task of clicking "Unsubscribe" in emails which have that text ...
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Is it possible to disable Junk Mail filtering in mail.app?

I'm using Mail.app to sync three email accounts on my Mac. I find that usually my Junk Email is usually filled with a lot of emails. It is possible to disable this tab entirely ?
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How do I create an Automator Application to forward new mail from Mac Mail?

I have an old e-mail address linked to my Mac Mail account. I have made a rule that forwards new mail from a specified address - call it johndoe@test.com - between my old e-mail and my current ...
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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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Mail.app does not refresh in the background on iOS 7

Mail.app is not refreshing in the background on iOS 7. Is this intentional or am I missing something? It doesn't refresh periodically or when a notification is received.
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Yosemite Mail.app search of gmail is not working at all

I have tried a lot of things. Most drastic was to remove the gmail accounts from mail.app, exit mail.app, turn off IMAP from the gmail side, turn it back on, re-add the gmail accounts to mail.app. ...
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Delete Gmail Archive from Apple Mail but keep available online [duplicate]

i use apple’s mail application. it’s really great for getting me to stay on top of my email in a way i never could when i used web-based gmail. but apple mail synced with my gmail means all of my ...
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Archive not shown in Mail.app on Yosemite

I'm not sure what happened, but I don't see Archive mailbox in Mail.app. Compared to iCloud.com, there is a Archive directory. Wha might be wrong? How can I bring back the Archive box in ...
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Is there anything on iOS that would cause your mail pulls to be set to manual?

I had a user come in where I work, and she said that she didn't get emails on her iPhone 4; she was running iOS7. I have an iPhone 5c, and I failed to receive emails around 8:30 PM today. Her ...
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Mail.app won't sync Gmail account

I have several Gmail accounts. One in particular started demanding the password before sending emails. I have two factor authentication with the unrecoverable password so I had to delete the account ...
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Mail.app: open messages in tabs instead of windows?

Is it possible to have Mail.app open and manage messages using tabs instead of windows? Google tells me a plug-in called MailTabs was created for this back in 2011, but it's now defunct, and I can't ...
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Automatically mark as read

How to mark mail that goes to Junk and Trash folders as read automatically? I use standard Mail app on Yosemite. Thank you!
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Apple Mail marks email as read

This is very annoying and makes me miss important email. After receiving an email, it's marked as read by the Mavericks Mail App. Anyone bumped into the same issue? Any ideas?
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Add to Existing Contact from Mail.app to Contacts.app

I am looking for an option to add the choice "Add to Existing Contact" from the Apple Mail.app From address field. As you all know, we have "Copy Address, Add to VIPs, New Email, Add to Contacts, and ...
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Does Yosemite support the old Mail view?

All the screenshots I can find of Mail in Yosemite show the new Mail message view: +--------------------+------------------------------------------------------------+ | Someone | Guess ...
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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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AppleScript-sent messages pop up as unsent drafts when trying to quit Mail

I have a spam processing script that I use to forward spam messages as attachments to my spam filter using the 'send' command in AppleScript. Everything processes and delivers fine, but later when I ...
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Viewing window disappears mac mail with yosemite

My mac mail with yosemite has gone crazy. The viewer window does not open automatically and when I choose open new window it opens then closes immediately. I chose classic in preferences but would ...
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How does Mail.app do SMTP with iCloud servers?

I am trying to troubleshoot the connection between me and the iCloud servers at smtp.mail.me.com. It works for Mail.app, but I need to know what's going on (so I can replicate this within my iOS ...
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How can you forward long headers in Apple Mail 8.1 using Yosemite (needed when reporting suspected fraud)

also wondering if any way to have a return of incoming mail being individually numbered as existed in mail used with 10.6.8
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How to search Mail in Time Machine?

I'm looking for a specific email I may have deleted, but I don't remember when I received it (it was at least a couple months ago). Digging through my Mail history in Time Machine for a single email ...
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How to see the members of an Active Directory group in the Mail application

I'd like to find out how to check the members of a group defined in Active Directory from the Mail application in OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). I have my corporate AD server defined as an LDAP server, ...
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Did they remove the number of emails in a folder from the toolbar in Yosemite's Mail.app?

Before I upgraded to Yosemite, I used to see the number of unread and total emails in a folder in the title/header bar, e.g. Inbox (23) 64 messages I no longer see this - is there any way of ...
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Mac Mail can't send outgoing messages

Lately my Mail client can't send my outgoing messages. I have a gmail count, and it's configured properly. I can get the incoming messages all the time, but I can not send any. Also the connection ...
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Apple Mail is not retrieving mail automatically from Exchange

I have an Exchange account set up in Apple Mail. When I click the "Get new messages" button it successfully retrieves mail from the Exchange server. I have the "Check for new messages" setting in ...
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Mail 7.3 with iMac running 10.9

I just upgraded from an iMac with 10.6 to a newer iMac with 10.9. When I use the Mail 7.3 program and go to print and email, it prints all previous emails from the same sender as well. I don't want ...
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Do not show Mac Mail headers when forwarding, but do show in Inbox

Is there a way to view the detailed header of an email in Mac Mail without having to include all that detailed info when forwarding an email? I am periodically interested in the header information ...
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See links download progress in Mail

I received an email in Mail (OS X 10.8.5), with a couple of links to Dropbox files. I CTRL-click on them and choose the option "Download linked file", and the download starts… but there's no progress ...
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How can I forward email as a readable attachment?

I'm writing a new email, and in that email I'm referring to a couple of other emails and I want to include them as attachments. When I drag and drop a mail to the mail I'm writing, some icon appears ...
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Move Large Apple Mail .mbox Folders to Gmail

I have e-mail from accounts that no longer existed archived in Apple Mail, in their .mbox format. Does anyone have recommendations on how to move the messages to Google Mail, so they'll be more ...
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Mail.app (Yosemite) sometimes doesn't sync Exchange Inbox

I have intermittent issues where Mail.app on Yosemite (10.10.1) sometimes fails to sync my Exchange Inbox. From home, I use OWA, and I see a different view there, with a number of conversations that ...
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Can I make a shared link in Mail.app appear above my signature?

When I click the Share arrow in Yosemite / Safari, then select 'Email this page' Mail.app opens a new email with my signature and the link below the signature: I want the link to appear above my ...
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Use Mail.app in English?

I'm trying to use Mail.app in English in Yosemite. The reason for this is that when the app is in another language, it uses that language's headers for replies and can be very distracting to the other ...
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Can Mail.app be configured to always load remote images from certain domains?

I like how Gmail gives me the option to, for example, Always display images from allsongs@n.npr.org. Is there a way to have Mail.app do the same? I can only find the global option for displaying ...
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How to import Apple Mail archive files in Outlook 2013?

I need to import Apple Mail archived files in Outlook 2013 on Windows, but every time I open the import wizard and reach the file selection step, I cannot select the archived file. It doesn't even ...
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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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Backup mailbox of mail.app with applescript

I would like to automate, with applescript, the back up a mailbox of mail, which is manually done with the menu "Export mailbox ...", but: I can not set the folder where the mailbox will be saved; I ...
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Mail Password Bug

I have been having an issue with Mail.app. After I create an account, even if i do define the password (whether it be via programmatically doing so using applescript OR manually), after I save my ...
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mac mail “remove attachments” moves message, but doesn't remove attachments

I'm using mac mail v7.3 in mavericks on an iMac. I'm trying to trim the size of my inbox and SENT mailboxes using Message > Remove attachments. First I sort, say, the inbox by size to identify the ...
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Disabling “access to contacts” dialog box with terminal

I am trying to disable the following dialog box that pops up all the time when I open Mail.app: Is there a way to do so using terminal? Thanks!
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“Apply Rules” to Sent Mail folder in OS X 10.9 Mavericks does not work

Any idea why in Mail 7.0 (part of OS X 10.9 Mavericks,) when I select a group of messages in the Sent Mail folder and do Message --> Apply Rules command, nothing happens? (In prior versions of OS X ...
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Apple Mail: move message to another account or local folder and delete from the original account

When I move a message from one account to another (by dragging, or "Move to"), or to a local folder, I expect the message to be deleted on the original account. However, what Apple Mail does is ...
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Can the default font size for “Email this Page” text be changed in Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion, Safari has a new method of "Email this Page" which opens up a new mail message where the web content can be shown as a page, pdf, or a link. If one chooses "Link", the font type and ...
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Mail.app import from Entourage failed

I am trying to import my entire folder structure from Entourage 2008 to Mail on a Mac running OS X 10.5.8. First I tried to export the whole email database from Entourage to the Desktop as a .rge ...
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Is Yosemite Mail caching signature files? How can I get around that?

I created a little script that looks up a random signature from an ever-growing list of quotes I have and modifies the HTML of my signature file to insert the quote into place. I trigger this script ...
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How do I revert the default mail client back to Mail from GMail?

I downloaded Google Chrome and it automatically changed my default mail reader from Mail to GMail in Chrome. I went to the preferences section of Mail and didn't see an option to make Mail the default ...
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How to specify SMTP server to use in Yosemite Mail

I have one single email Account configured in Mail. But in reality, I have multiple email addresses that I use for different purposes, and all of these addresses are entered (separated by commas) in ...
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No email notifications when Mail.app isn't running?

On Mountain Lion, I don't get email notifications in Notification Center when Mail.app isn't running. This is not the expected behaviour (it is inconsistent with the Mail.app behaviour on iOS) and ...