Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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What does Mail.app use to decide if an email is Junk Mail?

Does anyone know how Mail decide junk message, in addition to trusting spamassassin header? For example, if I mark a message as junk, what criteria does Mail create?
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OSX Mail how to mark message as not junk

I have some mail messages that OSX Mail puts in my junk folder but does not show the header saying "Mail thinks this message is Junk Mail" and so does not show the button allowing me to mark the mail ...
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How to enable push notifications of emails?

A quick question with perhaps no answer, How can I enable push notifications of emails? What currently happens when I get an email is that my phone vibrates or rings, then I look at the locked ...
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Mail conversation view broken on OS X 10.9.4

I upgraded my MacBook (Retina, 15", late 2013) to OS X 10.9.4 yesterday. Now Mail Version 7.3 (1878.6/1878.2) does not display conversations correctly: As you can see in the screenshot (ignore ...
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How to exclude mailboxes within a smart mailbox?

I have made some smart mailboxes in Mail.app. The smart mailboxes I am using only for my Gmail account. While they send the emails to the smart mailbox they always send duplicates. The email from the ...
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Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?

I have recently starting using Mail.app with two email accounts (work and home). Every now and then I send email while having the wrong folder selected, and the default "from" account will be not ...
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Mac Mail with Exchange stopped working, LibSasl2SASLClient error

I've had Mail.app on Lion (and previously Snow Leopard) successfully working with my company's Exchange 2007 for the last couple of years, but today it seems like it's decided not to work. Instead, I ...
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Problem with getting attachments on apple mail

I occasionally have an issue that if I open up an email on my iphone or ipad that has an attachment, when I open it up on my macbook in mail the message will appear but without the attachment. How ...
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Archive folder not appearing in IMAP account on Mail.app

I have a standard IMAP account configured in Mail.app (on Mountain Lion). That account contains a folder called Archive, which does not appear on the list of folders on the left. However, it does ...
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I have a sent folder and a sent messages folders

I have 3 or more email accounts on my MacBook Pro, with sent, draft and draft folders. All of a sudden I find duplicate folders named Deleted folder for every email account on my MacBook. I have ...
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Remove VIP mail box from sidebar in Mac Mail

I accidentally set one of my contacts to be a VIP in Mac Mail, it then added this folder in the image below into the sidebar, when i removed the VIP status of that contact the VIP folder still ...
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Apple Mail: Save Disk Space or only load some Mails

I have a DiskSpace Problem on my SSD on my Macbook. So my Question is, is there any possibility to download only a few Mails (like on iOS - the first 200 Mails) or does have anybody of you out there a ...
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Automated Deletion of Messages From OS X Mail

Okay, so I know this is a tricky issue as OS X's Mail seemingly lacks the ability to automatically delete or archive old messages, even though it has the necessary date-based rules to do so. As such, ...
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Mail.app in OS X — IMAP and Archive Mailbox subfolder creation

I am using Mail.app with an IMAP .com email address: For some reason, at 10.9, Mail changed and now the special "Archive" Mailbox doesn't allow for new subfolders to be added within the "Archive". ...
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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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Can I place a picture in the email signature on an iPad Air?

I am new to apple, so please forgive the simplicity, but I cannot figure out how to paste my logo pic in my mail signature. I just bought the IPAD Air last week, and I want to set up my company ...
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Mail.app refuses to set accounts online

This started happening recently (not sure if it was since the last Mavericks update but I think so). I have two IMAP accounts and one SMTP account. Mail.app seems to get stuck in offline mode if ...
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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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Exponential Slowdown of Applescript

So I've been working on a simple AppleScript to try to help with managing my e-mail in OS X's Mail, and I have it seemingly working just fine with one major problem; the performance of the script is ...
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Display Unread E-Mail Count on Loginwindow

Bit of an unusual case, but I'm planning to restructure how I use OS X when I next do a clean-install, such that I have a separate user account for casual use and work use, to keep things a lot tidier ...
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Apple Mail not to include attachments?

When I send an email from gmail.com, the attachments I add aren't included in the (rich text/html) email. However, if I attach images to an email via Mail all the images (videos as well) are included ...
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How to delete a trusted s/mime certificate for a contact in iOS7

How do I remove a s/mime certificate for a contact in iOS7 mail.app? I'm using s/mime for two-way encrypted emails with several colleagues. A new colleague tried to install s/mime in Outlook for ...
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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 I delete my Mail App and re-install it?

My mail app does not give me a viewer window and all File options are greyed out & not available. iMac 3.06 intel core 2 Duo OS X 10.9.4 Mail opens in this state. I have created new user ...
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Mail.app causing Macbook fans to spin loudly and turn CPU up to 100%

Over the past few days on My Macbook on Mountain Lion 10.8.5, when I refresh my email in Mail.app, it gets stuck here and then the fans start turning on(along with the CPU running 90-100%). I can ...
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Apple Mail with Gmail Account (IMAP): Moving Mails from inbox to folders fails

I have a Gmail account (gmail 1), and if I'm moving email from Inbox to an IMAP folder, the email disappears from Inbox and after changing the folder and going back to Inbox the moved mail is back in ...
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Apple script in Error - “Microsoft Outlook gon an error:An error has occure.”

i try to export all mail from outlook using applescript but nested folder not export and display error: Apple script in Error - "Microsoft Outlook gon an error:An error has occure." number -2700 ...
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Email migration from Mac Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac

I think this topic must have been posted earlier also. I want to transfer my emails from mac mail to outlook 2011. When I go to import option in outlook 2011 and select the mac mail to import the ...
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Move mail boxes data to external drive on Mac Mail on Mavericks

I have read, and search one blog to another, one question that seamed what I wanted. I do not want to move the whole Mailbox or configuration to another drive but want to free up some disk space by ...
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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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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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How to analyze/resolve Gmail timeouts in Apple Mail?

I am using Google Apps/Gmail with Apple Mail on OS X Mavericks. For some reason, sending email is extremely slow (minutes to hours) and I constantly get this message: The server returned the ...
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“Open at login” settings are ignored

I work in a research group whose employees use Mac Minis currently running OS X 10.9.3. The other day one of our employees mentioned being unable to get Thunderbird to start at login or cause Mail to ...
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Mail.app Automator/Sript action for suspicious emails

I am getting fed up with the surprisingly professional looking SCAMS arriving in my Inbox. I wanted to create an Automator action which would tell me who is the actual sender by looking up the IP it ...
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How to get Apple Mail to display Unicode characters reliably for different people

I'm sending an email newsletter that contains Unicode characters - curly quotes, em dashes, and so on. When I send the newsletter to myself (from our custom content management system, to my account at ...
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Mail on OS X: Choose which X.509 certificate to use for signing mails

I've got multiple X.509 certificates from different CA's for different purposes -- for example, one from CAcert.org, and another one from my university. Both have different advantages and ...
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Migration Assistant (going from 2011 MBP running Mavericks to 2013 rMBP running Mavericks) broke Apple Mail

I recently ran Migration Assistant on a 2011 MBP running Mavericks to a brand new, fresh install on a 2013 rMBP and it has completely hosted Apple Mail. It moved over all of my accounts in the ...
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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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Junk mail disabled but still filtering on Maverick

This is a question that was asked on apple support community but did not find any answer. I am having exactly the same problem, I hope someone here can help. In Mail -> Preferences -> Junk Mail, ...
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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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Emails are automatically marked as read after a few seconds

I have a problem that potentially causes me to miss important email: An incoming message is automatically marked as read after a few seconds. One can watch how a new email is at first unread in the ...
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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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Can I upgrade to the Lion Mail app alone, without upgrading to Lion in general?

I'm currently on 10.6 and I really like it so I'm not really thinking about an upgrade right now. Two things I really like about 10.7 are the full screen apps and the Mail client. Is it possible to ...
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Apple Mail reply arrow not working reliably

I'm running Lion, connecting to an Exchange 2010 server. Sent messages are stored locally. Once I've replied to a messages in my Inbox, the "replied" arrow appears to the left of the message, as ...
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Mail.app - Shortcut to switch signatures?

Is there a keyboard shortcut (or way to set one) that allows to easily switch between different email signatures in mail.app ?
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Can I revert Mail.app to handle notifications in the pre-10.9.2 way?

After updating to the latest Mavericks version (10.9.2), the behaviour of the new mail notifications changed. Before, if I clicked on the notification, the main Mail.app window would open and show the ...
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Proxy for Mail app

It looks like the Apple Mail application is not using the system's proxy settings. I have configured the proxy in the network system preferences, and all of my web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) ...
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How to seamlessly switch between spelling languages in Mail?

I write my emails in two languages. So system-wide spelling language setting is not very useful for me, since in span of working day I usually write half of my emails in one language and half in ...
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Mail signature changes font size when sent to Gmail

I have created a signature in Mac mail. However, every time I send an email to a gmail account it enlarges the font size. Has anybody else come across this? Is there a workaround?
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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 ...