Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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How to force Mail.app to ask for Gmail password?

I recently changed my Gmail account's password. The account in Mail.app is offline as expected ("Login Failed"), but there seems no way to input the new password: There is no password input field in ...
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Mac Mail. display account choice

The drop down menu on draft emails, to allow me to choose which account to use to send mail from has disappeared! I cannot find how to get it back. How is this done?
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mail.app rejecting correct password for gmail accounts

Mail.app has stopped accessing several of my gmail accounts. It gives the generic error "Mail can't connect to the account "xxxx". Enter the password for user "myusernamehere". When I enter the ...
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Mail Failing to Send SMTP Password

Very frustrating issue started yesterday with Mail suddenly deciding that it's not going to send my SMTP password to my outgoing mail server. Nothing else has changed, it just suddenly isn't working. ...
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My cursor is wrong in certain apps (Safari, Chrome, Mail)

I have this weird issue, where my cursor isn't changing to a pointer (or any other cursors) when I'm browsing the web or in Mail. MBPr mid 2012, OS X Yosemite, Safari 8 Anyone knows how to fix ...
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How to re-order accounts in Mail.app (El Capitan)

Since I upgraded to El Capitan the Mail.app was upgraded also (to version 9.2) and the ability to re-order accounts was disappeared. Now I cannot move accounts in the preferences. Who knows is there ...
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Mac Mail - Account already exists error when adding gmail

I added a new gmail account to Mac Mail via the File> Add Account, but the mailbox does not show up in mail. If I try to add it again, it says the account already exists. It does exist in System ...
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Mail - Deleting/Hiding Exchange mailbox's (e.g. RSS Feeds)

We're running Exchange 2010 and I have access the server if I can make changes there. Basically is there a way to hide or delete the RSS Feeds folder that shows up on the Mac Mail app? When I try to ...
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How to combine multiple mailboxes in Mail.app?

My OS is Mavericks. The mailboxes shown are grouped under headings MAILBOXES, SMART MAILBOXES, ON MY MAC, and MY EMAIL ADDRESS. I have Sent and Trash under each. Their contents are not entirely ...
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How to make Airmail to open mailto: protocol link?

I have searched for this but I can't find anything in search results answering this query. When I click on mailto link given in a mail inside Airmail,it opens Mail.app window instead of opening it ...
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How to print and email PDF from any OS X application on PDF letterhead?

On the Windows PC there is a nice eDocPrinter PDF printer driver from Iteksoft that prints from any Windows application to a PDF file overlayed with a PDF of the corporate letterhead and even attaches ...
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Fix IOS 8.1 Mail Threading to match osx

I noticed, after updating I believe, that the inbox of the mail app in IOS 8.1 only lists emails coming in, so making out the back and forth conversation that often replies turn into is impossible. ...
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How can I hide the Resent-from header in Mail?

Looking at Apple's Mail: Show detailed message headers, it sounds like I shouldn't be seeing Resent-from headers, because I have the View->Show message headers preference set to "Default." The ...
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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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El Capitan Mail: How to cancel processes in Activity window?

I've found a number of questions about the "floating" behavior of the Mail Activity window in El Capitan. I have a different question: In all previous versions of Mail.app, processes in the Activity ...
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How to access gmail via pop instead of imap in mail.app in iOS 7.1

In iOS 6.x, my iPad and iPhone were connected with pop to gmail accounts. When I delete a message on the iPad or iPhone, the message is NOT deleted on the gmail server. So the message is still in my ...
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What is “Paused (On Battery)” mean in Mail.app?

I saw the message "Downloading Messages Paused (On Battery)" in Mail.app in El Capitan. What does this mean? The MacBook was plugged in to the wall, not running on battery. What would cause ...
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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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Search for emails from not a particular user or subject in Apple Mail

I am using Apples's Mail application for a while. I know that to search for mails from a particular user, I need to use from: abc@gmail.com But I need to search for emails that are not from a ...
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What's the opposite of “stop evaluating rules” in Mail.app?

I'm using Apple computers for a really long time now. One thing I never understood how to use "stop evaluating rules" in Mail.app. As far as I understand it, this action stops all subsequent rules, ...
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Really strange issue with iOS intermittently not connecting to IMAP server on home WiFi

For the past week I have been intermittently receiving the following error message when trying to refresh the emails in my IMAP inbox on my iPhone 6 with iOS 9.2.1: "The mail server mail.server.com is ...
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How do I get Mail.app to stop asking about iCloud?

I upgraded OS X to El Cap, and it's working fine, except whenever I create a new mail in Mail.app (cmd-N), it says there's a problem with iCloud, and offers to take me to System Preferences to change ...
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Apple Mail: Only TLS v1.0 supported

I'm on OS X 10.11.3 I can't connect to mail servers running only TLS version 1.2 or 1.1 with Apple Mail. IMAP as well as SMTP connections are always established using TLS 1.0 Could that be correct? ...
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Apple Mail prints tiny fonts after Maverick upgrade

After installing Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 13 (non-Retina) and on my Mac Mini, a printed message from Mail appears in tiny font. This is independent of the printer (tried on Hp and on Epson). After ...
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How can you access Apple Mail from Apple script?

I want to archive old emails ( say, older then 7 days ) from my inbox automatically with an applescript scheduled via cron. To be honest, I am open to other Apple-friendly languages such as Swift or ...
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SMTP Issues with Mountain Lion 10.8

BACKGROUND I upgraded from 10.7 to 10.8 on 7/28/12 I upgraded Xcode from 4.4 to 4.4.1 on 8/8/12 PROBLEM On 8/9/12, on my MacBook Air, Mail.app refuses to connect to the SMTP service on a server ...
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Apple Mail freezes or crashes during IMAP sync with gmail

I have this problem that bothers me a few weeks now. In my Apple Mail on MacBook Pro I have 4 Mailboxes. One of them is Gmail synced via IMAP. When I open the app everything works fine for about an ...
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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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Show attachments as icon by default in Mail OS X El Capitan

I would like not to show attachments previews in the app "Mail" in OS X El Capitan, but just show icons. Following the guides, I have tried this command in the Terminal: defaults write com.apple.mail ...
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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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Since 10.11.1 Mail spends most of the time unable to connect to servers

After years of working smoothly, through many OS updates, including 10.11.0, my Apple Mail client now only succeeds in connecting to servers intermittently since updating to 10.11.1. I'd estimate that ...
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How to Sync Gmail's “Other” Contacts with OS X Yosemite (Mail.app and Contacts) and iOS Mail

I'm trying to get Mail.app on OS X Yosemite to autocomplete contacts on my Gmail "Other" group - i.e. the contacts google creates for you once you've sent them an email. I have a Google "Internet ...
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Default email signing with OS X Mail

I have both a GPG key and an SSL certificate. I am able to sign emails by choosing OpenPGP or S/MIME in the upper right corner of the window: I can then activate the signing by clicking the ...
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Rules in Apple Mail do not immediately apply

I have set some rules for my MacBookPro Mail app. For example, when an email from a particular sender is received, that email is coloured with a certain background color. The problem is that the rule ...
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Yosemite mail notification delay

I use gmail will the OS X mail app. When I get a new email, there's about a five minute delay until a notification appears. It's instant on my android phone. I can check for new mail every minute. Is ...
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Automatically detect and maintain account settings

I'm having problem with sending mail via SMTP where the error is username and password does not match, even though they are most certainly correct as the IMAP works. My host wants me to try to ...
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Graphs of mail messages over time

I'd like to be able to track information relating to how I use email. I'm basically after a better way to visualise when my inbox is going out of control, and I'd historically like to know how much ...
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mail.app missing plug-in

Today I opened mail.app and my mail attachments showed up as "missing plug-in". I faced this issue before, at that time I quite the mail.app and opened again were fix the problem. Now that also not ...
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Mail - Doesn't save draft via apple Mail

Recently moved to a new email server, since moving the mail software has issues saving daft emails which won't show up on mail or the server. I've confirmed it's not the server as using a webmail or ...
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How can I stop Mail.app from automatically downloading full messages?

I'm a college student and a student employee at my college's IT office. We recently upgraded to Google Apps for Education for our college email, and we also have a high proportion of Mac users on ...
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OS X El Capitan mail folder issue

I upgraded my Macbook Pro this morning to Version 10.11, and all my personal mail folders disappeared with up to 24 months of archived and must needed emails. They still show up on my iPhone 6...and ...
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Add “Send As” from mail

I have few accounts on my gmail account that I can "Send As". Using iOS mail app how can I add those accounts?
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Messages unflagged in Mail.app remain flagged in Outlook

When I flag a message in Mail.app (9.2 running on El Cap 10.11.3) on an Office365 account it also gets flagged in Outlook (15.18, also on El Cap). However when I un-flag it in Mail.app this ...
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My Mail app is eating up my space

When I click on General -> Storage & iCloud Usage -> Manage Storage -> Mail, The Mail and Attachments are taking up 1 GB space. But I don't have any email on my ipad. I recently tried to share a ...
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Why do mailbox folders not show the content of their subfolders in Mail.app?

In Mail.app, if you make a parent mailbox, and put inside of a child mailbox, clicking on the parent mailbox will not reveal the messages of the child mailbox. Using Smart Mailboxes in the same ...
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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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One-click save to Downloads folder in Mail.app

When I click on an attachment in Mail.app, the file opens in the mail downloads in my library. I can Ctrl-click on the attachment to save it to my Downloads folder. How can I save the file to the ...
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How to force Mail to keep messages in their folder when copying – to a server – a folder that contains both messages and a subfolder

Environment Apple Mail 7.3 (1878.6) in OS X 10.9.5 (13F1507) with many folders stored locally. I began copying to IMAP servers – first to iCloud, then to the [Google Mail] area of Gmail. The ...
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Three identical SMTP server configurations, one succeeds, two fail in Mail

I have three e-mail accounts each with a different domain name, however all of them send e-mail via the same domain name via SMTP (but each has its own login credentials). To clarify, it looks ...
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How to select message in Mail with ID using AppleScript?

With the help of "Ask Different" I got my first AppleScript program working, and I'm trying to improve it. I'm again stymied though. I have found the message number ID of a particular message in my ...