Questions tagged [email]

Email is short for electronic mail. There are tags for popular mail clients including the mail tag in case your question is related to a specific program and not email in general.

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Limit number for "Hide my Email"?

I am in the process of modifying all my accounts to assign a unique email address to each one via the "Hide my Email" function. I am currently at 273 addresses created for the occasion but I ...
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Mail: Unable to load content privately

Recently macOS Mail has been unable to load content privately As far as I know, I have not changed any of my settings, but wish to have the privacy option on I also have Private Relay turned on in ...
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Recover deleted (not trashed) emails from iCloud

Incorrect rule set-up deleted a lot of emails. Not "move to Trash". Don't see them any more in the web interface, and the files appear to be gone from my hard drive. Any chance of recovery? ...
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Why does an email rule testing for "<>" in header "Return-Path" not work?

I found that a good fraction of unwanted emails have the header "Return-Path" equal to "<>", so I thought that I could have an email rule to test for this and then move the ...
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Any problem moving custom domain to iCloud when my Apple ID already uses that custom domain?

I have a custom domain example.com I use for email with Google Workspace. My Apple ID is also on that domain. I want to move example.com to iCloud+ but have seen mentions this is hard or impossible ...
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CoreServicesUIAgent - stuck on Verifying "providerESP.dylib" [closed]

I have recently updated my Macbook to Monterey and I have noticed I keep getting a Verifying "providerESP.dylib" dialog box appearing with a loading bar, but it never progresses and ...
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Using AppleScript to send email message; How do you set the background and font colors?

Using AppleScript to send email message; How do you set the background and font colors? I have everything working but I can't set the background color?? The font color (is working) set color of words ...
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Automatically Prepare Drafts of Happy Birthday Emails

I’d like to automatically get drafts of emails to send to people wishing them a happy birthday. I’m thinking that I’d like a script to run just after midnight to support a workflow like this: The ...
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Can't disable command + shift + I to open mail

I followed the answer for disabling command + shift + I to open mail here: How to prevent Command-I/Command-Shift-I from opening Mac Mail when in browser? However, this doesn't work for me. I ...
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Which plist contains macOS Mail SMTP server list?

Question about macOS Mail, under Monterey: I want to backup the list of outgoing servers, which has some obscure problems. After an extensive search (at least it seemed extensive), I can't find the ...
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Applescript to delete old promotional emails

I have a Gmail account that I use for signing up for websites that I expect to get spam and promotional emails from. I want to keep receiving promotional emails in case I want to use a promotion. ...
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How do I change iPad's default email sort order?

I'm using the mail app on my iPad. When I open the app the mails are shown in date order, but not starting with newest mail. Sometimes it starts with mails from months ago, sometimes it starts with ...
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Mail appears in every desktop

How do I remove mail from appearing in every Desktop? I have tried to find solutions in System Preferences, but have been unsuccessful.
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How to solve "original headers not being included in Mac Mail replies"?

Does anyone have an update on solving "Original headers not being included in Mac Mail replies"? I found a 2013 answer: Mac Mail not including original email headers in Reply, but apparently ...
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Apple Mail with Gmail, via OAuth

I would like to use Apple Mail on Mac OS to access my email account on Gmail. How do I set this up, without using an app password (i.e., via OAuth)? Unfortunately, I am unable to create an app ...
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Mail rules not working automatically, only manually

I'm not sure if I don't understand the concept of Mail rules correctly, but I think this isn't the problem here. I believe it has something to do with the general setup. I want to have a rule that ...
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Remove local stored emails from apple mail but keep on server

Is it somehow possible to set up Mail that all emails stay on the server and are not fully downloaded to my mac? I have a local mailaccount set up on our NAS as a backup for our emails. After some ...
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Apple Mail - different password for incoming and outgoing servers?

I have an email account that uses different password for incoming (POP3) and outgoing (SMTP) servers. How do I add such an account in Apple Mail? It seems that Mail let me specify different server ...
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Cannot restore mail from TM under Catalina

Time Machine seems not to work with Apple Mail. If you enter Time Machine from Apple Mail, you are supposed to be able to see your email in all your backups. But if I try to do this, I cannot travel ...
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Disable "Email organizer" by default in Microsoft Outlook email meeting invites on macOS

I'm using the Microsoft Outlook Office 365 desktop client for macOS, via my work computer. Version 16.58 currently. When I receive a meeting invite, the option is checked on by default to "Email ...
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How to transfer E-Mails from one mac to another?

I have multiple E-Mail accounts which I use with Apple Mail on macos, one of them is an university account which is no longer active, which means that I don't have access to the IMAP server anymore. I ...
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iOS Mail: Non-ASCII characters garbled in subject header when followed by whitespace

I noticed recently that certain German characters (ß, Ü, Ä/ä, Ö/ö) are displayed incorrectly in the subject header of messages if (and only if) they are followed either by a space or no character (...
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Drag / Drop email to web browser / web upload

When I move an email out of Apple Mail to Finder, the mail will be placed as eml in this directory. Thats nice and usable. But - I want to upload some emls to a web application. When I drag an email ...
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How can I display messages in Apple Mail thread by newest first

I am using MacOS 12.2.1, In Apple MAil, when clicking on an email, it displays all the messages sent back and forth in the thread, but the newest message is at the bottom, rather than the newest one ...
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How to always show full email address of sender and recipients in Apple mail

According to this os/2 daily article we should be able to see the full email addresses by unchecking smart addresses: Uncheck the box for “Use Smart Addresses” – under this you’ll see a note about “...
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Deleting IMAP emails in bulk from Mac Mail

I can delete single (or several) emails at a time in Mac Mail (Monterey) in my IMAP connected Gmail account. They go to the Bin/Trash as expected and I will clear that up every once in a while. All ...
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Can I release an iCloud user name by changing the user ID?

I have a primary iCloud account which I use daily, and a second, legacy account which was created many years ago using a legacy old.name@me.com domain. I have full access to both accounts. I can also ...
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Schedule email with attachment with Automator

I'm having issues when trying to add an attachment to a scheduled Email in Automator. If I use Add Attachment to Front Message it opens my predefined message and adds the file but as soon as I add ...
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How do I assign my iCloud hosted domain email address to its own mailbox?

I have a domain work email address I transferred over to iCloud a few months ago. Since then all new email addressed to it arrives in my iCloud.com email address box. Is there a way of setting up the ...
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Is Hide My Email really a replacement for a normal account?

I was thinking about Hide My Email as a replacement for a normal e-mail account. However I'm not sure anymore. Tried to create an account on www.interactivebrokers.com and looks like the confirmation ...
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With iOS, the Canary email client and OpenPGP, can we encrypt subject lines?

For quite some time, most PGP implementations did not support the encryption of subject lines. The situation has changed a bit in the last years, though. For example, the PGP implementation in current ...
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When using hide my email for registering a subscription

Has anyone tried to use an Apple "hide my email" email to register for something? The option was offered to me, and so I took it and then added a password. So far so good, I received the ...
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How to properly set email signature icon on Mail App?

I added my logo in Gmail signature like so: it renders perfectly crystal clear, before sent, and after arrived on the other end. I send it to myself and opened it on my MacBook, it looks perfect as ...
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macOS Mail has started to delete incoming mail unexpectedly

I have started noticing that email comes into Mail that gets nearly immediately deleted. I notice it either by the system level notification, or looking at the mailbox I see that it comes in. Then in ...
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Looking for a mail app that only sends email without receiving new ones

My "Problem": Every time I want to send a quick email I end up screening my other mail by accident. As soon as I open Spark (or Mail or Edison or Gmail or Thunderbird), the app fetches all ...
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Limitations of iCloud+ own domain

What are the limitations of iCloud+ own domain in regard to emails? Use Custom Email Domain with iCloud Mail https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212514 I am looking for: a single domain which I ...
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Sending long URLs via Mail using Rich Text decodes special characters

When I send long URLs via OSX Mail using Rich Text formatting, and there will be encoded characters in the URL they will get decoded. For example if the URL contains a very common %2F, then after the ...
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Lots and lots of email suddenly deleted – known iOS Mail sync bug?

Yesterday, my wife's gmail and fastmail accounts suddenly showed many fewer email. She noticed this first on her phone – the most recent messages were from October 18, 2021 (almost three months ago). ...
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How do I remove IMAP-downloaded emails from my Mac after uninstalling Thunderbird?

I downloaded Thunderbird to try to remove attachments from emails but keep the messages (as per this solution). Before setting up the IMAP connection with my Gmail account, I had about 100GB of space ...
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Backup email+attachment and keep proof that they were not not altered

Say I want to download an email with an attachment (e.g. from Gmail) to back it up on a drive, and delete forever from the mail program (mailbox/archive/trash etc.) To back up the usual way I can ...
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Does flagging an email store that information locally or on the mailserver?

Do emails I flag on macOS Mail.app also get flagged on whichever email provider I am using? Can I safely uninstall and reinstall Mail.app, and recreate all my internet accounts, without losing ...
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Cannot open/see flagged emails in Mail.app

Clicking "Flagged" in the leftmost column of Mail.app, the mailbox list, doesn't change the contents of the right half of the screen at all. The title of the inbox changes to "Flagged&...
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Mail search and flag not working

Mail.app search doesn't work for me. And I can't open my flagged messages. Trying either doesn't change the currently-displayed list of emails in the column. Searching will change "4687 messages&...
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Override mail.app default css stylesheet used to display messages

I see there are workarounds to override the default stylesheet in Safari but I am trying to do the same in the mail.app I tried: defaults write com.apple.mail UserStyleSheetEnabled 1 defaults write ...
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Thunderbird very slow when sending mails over google account

New Mac user here. I just got my m1 air and set up Thunderbird for email management. Unfortunately it seems to run very slow, sending an email takes minutes(!), updating the inbox similar. I did not ...
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make Mail plugin open without disabling SIP

Through several OS and Apple Mail updates, I have been successful in using Xcode to build and keep updated this plugin for Apple Mail, called MBI, which puts a count of your unread messages in the ...
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Unread count for email chains

When I receive an email that consists of a chain of emails, Mail counts every email within the chain as unread. I would like this to only count as one unread message. I could not find a preference ...
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How to escape specifying Full Name while setting up an email account with a profile?

I am attempting to set up an email account using a configuration profile created with Apple Configurator 2. My goal is to avoid using User Display Name, so the raw source of a letter would begin with ...
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Email attachments no longer being received on iCloud on pc

I access my iCloud mail through my iPhone and also on my Windows 10 PC. In the last few weeks I haven’t been receiving attachments correctly on the PC. This has so far happened with Word and ...
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Mail server settings always gets an error

I wanted to add an iCloud address in gmail. I've entered everything correctly, hoping to show SMTP setting. But instead, it shows incorrect username and password, even also got stuck in the loading ...
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