Apple Mail, the email client application provided with OS X

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Mavericks Mail will not save preferences

I have the updated version of Mail, and still having Gmail problems, but one problem at a time here… Currently the headache is that it will not save any preferences: window layout, junk mail filtering ...
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Turn off automatic preview in apple mail

Is it possible to turn off automatic preview of attachments when composing an e-mail? NOTE: Yes I know that I can manually ctr+select the attachment and disable preview, but I want this done ...
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How can I send a mail message later?

Back in the day, I remember having an e-mail program (perhaps it was Eudora?) that could schedule the sending of mail, so when composing a message, you could set some preference for when it would be ...
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How do I limit caching in Mail for Mavericks?

I have a really low capacity MacBook Air. Earlier this year, I discovered I could keep it usable without a bunch of "running low on disk space" warnings by limiting the caching performed by Safari and ...
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How to use SMTP and IMAP with iCloud email?

I've never used @me.com or @mac.com emails before. Neither did I use MobileMe. So when the iCloud came out last night I created @me.com email account this morning. Registration on its own went just ...
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Avoid download 100.000 mails from gmail when using Apple Mail

When I am using Apple Mail, it insists on downloading the full body and attachment 100.000+ email I have on gmail, which eats up my hard drive, and makes the interactive search function annoyingly ...
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Error stating that I'm running an older version of Mail with a newer version of Mac OS X

Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from ...
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How can I use Gmail as the default mail client app in Mac OS X?

I use Gmail as my e-mail client, but when I click on a "mailto:" link, the Mail.app is opened. Is there a way to avoid the Mail.app opening in this case? Can I open Gmail instead?
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Is there any way to automatically set outgoing email address based on recipient's email or domain in mail.app?

I'd like mail to be automatically be sent from an account based on domain the domain of the recipient. Details: I've set up multiple email accounts in mail.app, both personal and work. I find ...
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Gmail SMTP server going offline

I have a Google Apps account, with 2-step verification, set up in Apple mail. Typically it works great for several weeks, or a month, but then the SMTP server has (Offline) next to it, and it will ...
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How can I add some html to my Mail.app signature?

I want to add my company logo and and some juice to my contact information in the signature part in Mail.app. How can I do that with little or no efforts?
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Is there a way to add all of the recipients of an email to a group/folder in contacts from Mail?

In mail, I'll get email to a list of about 50 people, all of whom need to be in my address book. Is there a way to add them all at once? I can tell it to add one at a time, but I can't seem to get it ...
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Searching Gmail from Mail.app doesn't work

The search in iPhone's Mail.app doesn't find anything. The same problem exists on OS X. When I search a word I usually get no results. It only works if the word is included in a recent email, let's ...
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Can Apple mail only sync the last month of a Exchange email?

I just synced my Mountain Lion Mail app with my Exchange work email account in order to have it locally on my machine (rather than continuously going through the web interface). However, now Mail ...
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How can I re-map Mail's “Sent Messages” folder to an IMAP server's “Sent Mail” folder?

I use Mail to connect to a traditional IMAP server (non-Gmail). I've noticed that all the messages I send are placed in Mail's "Sent" folder and that Mail is translating this folder to a server folder ...
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Can Apple Mail be optimized to perform well when I have 30k messages in my inboxes?

I have about 31,300 emails in 4 different inboxes in Mail. Sadly to say, it is extremely slow. Is there any tips or trips to optimize Mail? And no, I don't want to delete any, I need them for work.
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How do I stop iCal from launching Mail.app?

I do not use Mail.app, instead using Postbox 2 for all my email needs. I do use iCal for my calendaring, syncing it with my Google Apps accounts. Whenever iCal wants to send a reminder, it tries to ...
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How to change the default Mail account in Mountain Lion?

I have 2 mail accounts configured. When composing a new message, it will default to the account for the currently selected mailbox, which is fine. However, when no particular mailbox is selected (when ...
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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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Copy message_id from selected message

In Mail, when I've selected a message, I would like to have a shortcut to copy the message_id (see my previous question) to the clipboard. How do I manage that? Applescript, I presume?
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I cannot configure Mail 5 on Lion to work the way I want with Google GMail

I just spent a good hour on Mail app, and its pissing me off. First archive button is dumb, it actually creates a label called [imap]/archive. Sending messages is dumb, it actually creates a label ...
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What does Synchronize mean in Mail.app?

In Mail.app, what does Synchronize actually do? How is it different than "Get New Mail?"
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New email message with a global keyboard shortcut

I got, for the first time in my life, a Mac this Christmas and I was wondering if it is possible to create system-wide keyboard shortcut. No matter what app I is using, is there a way to configure a ...
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Can I add my own commands/scripts to the mail.app toolbar?

Is there a way (or an add-on) that lets me customize the Mail.app toolbar beyond "View -> Customize Toolbar"? At a minimum, I want to add buttons that do "Move to <somefolder>".
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Why does my Spotlight index get corrupted?

Recently I have been having an issue where at least once a month my Spotlight index gets corrupted, and I can no longer search the content of mail in Mail.app. I can fix the problem by taking my HD ...
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Mail and multiple accounts in Gmail

I Have a gmail account configured to receive and send emails of a live mail account and I have some services that I need to send emails as live mail to be identified, but in Apple Mail I'm only able ...
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How to change/customize mail signature in Mountain Lion?

To add an custom mail-signature in Lion you had to add an signature via preferences, and then replace the contents of the webarchive with your own. In Mountain Lion, Apple replaced the webarchive ...
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Delete Stored Offline Attachments in Mail.app

I'm using Apple Mail and have noticed that the ~/Library/Mail/V2 folder is using up over a gigabyte of space. I'm guessing that a lot of that is stored attachments for my email messages. I've already ...
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Mail.app in Lion - is there a way to create tasks from email?

I'm not sure if I haven't seen that in earlier versions of Mail.app, but I would really love to have the ability to create a task in iCal from an email - and that this task could link to the original ...
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How do I get archive to work in Mail.app in Lion?

I can't get archive to work on Lion. When I choose archive in Mail.app it creates a folder called Archived. That's not what I want. When I choose delete it doesn't remove the message from my inbox. It ...
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How can I embed an image in an Apple Mail signature?

I use Apple Mail daily, and up until recently I could have images inside my mail by referencing an external source. However the external source has since become unavailable, so ideally I would like to ...
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OS X Mail Mavericks 10.9 Gmail accounts NOT in sync

In OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 after doing all the updates my Gmail accounts still show messages that are in the inbox but when I login to gmail on the browser, they aren't there. Is there a way to fix ...
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Mail.app encounters recurring connection error (to Gmail IMAP server) after installing Mountain Lion

I have a Gmail IMAP account in Mail, which up until installing Mountain Lion has always worked smoothly. Now after the upgrade, I find that if I have Mail open for a while in the background or I put ...
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Exclude mails from specific Inbox in “Inbox” view

Is it possible to exclude a specific mailbox from the "Inbox" view in Mail.app? I got 3 mailboxes in mail.app, 2 of them are mail accounts for normal mail communication, 1 is used for receiving mails ...
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Set up Gmail to work properly with Apple Mail

I often can't find my sent mail in my Gmail account viewed on my Mac in Apple Mail. I did not set up these folders, but I have both a "Sent Mail" folder indented under a "Gmail" folder and a "Sent ...
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How to remove Mail.app data after opening it to configure it to not open in the future?

Sorry about the title. I followed these answers as suggested by some users on Ask Different. They've solved my problem. However, when I opened up Mail.app to inform it I want to use Google Notifier ...
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How can I embed a linked local image in an Apple Mail signature?

I think my question says it all (and yes, I've googled and searched StackExchange already) - but to clarify: I want to embed an image, which I have locally, in my html email signature (i.e. my logo, ...
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Can I use multiple gmail-based accounts with the same username (but different domains) with Mail.app & IMAP?

A recent mail file corruption has led me to finally putting Eudora to bed. Since my personal email has been backed by gmail for a few years, and my work email is a Google apps email account, I ...
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Rules for filtering spam that comes written in russian alphabet, Mail 4.5, OS 10.6.8

I receive almost 99.99% e-mail spam in Russian. I'm not sure why, but it makes it really easy for me to tell spam apart from real mail. I use Apple mail 4.5 on MacOS 10.6.8, and I'd like to make a ...
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Can I make Mail.app search Received: headers?

I'm running 10.6.8 and I set up a smart mailbox with two conditions: one, to look in a specific folder, and two, to match any recipient = recipient2@foo.com. Problem: Mail.app doesn't seem to search ...
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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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Automatically Save Attachments in Mail.app in 10.8 Mountain Lion

I am trying to automatically save all email sent to one address (let's call it test@example.com) to this folder /Users/luomat/Dropbox/Incoming/e2w/ (where /Users/luomat = $HOME). Here is the rule ...
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The server returned the error: The server “imap.gmail.com” cannot be contacted on port 993

My Mac Mail has just started going on the fritz. I have a gmail account linked to mail and also a hotmail account. Both have warning signs and I cannot send or receive mail. They were both fine ...
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Why do I have 8.3 GB mail on my hard drive even when using gmail?

I am short of space on my 128 GB SSD so I've been using Grand Inspector to see what has been using up all this space. I found that in Library/mail/v2 there is 8.2 GB of email. What is this and how ...
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Save attachments from Mail.app based on subject

I have been trying to write an Applescript to help me saving attachments, but realized quickly that I do not have the knowledge to do such a difficult script. Here is some background. We receive ...
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Rules for from account in Apple Mail

I happily use mail with several accounts. When I send a new email I often forget to choose the correct 'From' account. Is there a mail plugin that allows to set the default 'From' account using some ...
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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.app on Lion with Exchange doesn't get updates

I've noticed since upgrading to Lion that Mail.app doesn't seem to update the mailbox and synchronize properly with Exchange. Before on SL, or using Outlook now, they always maintained correct state, ...
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How to fix Lion Mail.app that keeps asking for keychain password?

I am getting this message every time I start mail.app. I've read this tech note, but neither checkbox is selected. I've run Keychain First Aid, and no problems were found. How do I fix Mail.app in ...
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Controlling which address my outgoing mail is seen to be from

I have access to the company's general email as well as my own. Both are Gmail accounts. Seemingly randomly, even when I send from my own account, the other party's reply is to the general email ...