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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Transferring Thunderbird Data from Ubuntu to MacOS?

On ubuntu all the thunderbird files are stored under ~/.thunderbird/. If I want to backup / copy the files to another Ubuntu laptop I can just copy that folder to the new laptop. Is it the same for ...
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Interaction Gmail and Mail.app - Moving messages locally

I use the Mail.app to access my multiple email accounts on my MBP and store some of the messages locally so that it doesn't end up stored forever online. The thing is, I feel like moving a message ...
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Is there a way to copy the HTML out of an Outlook email?

The scenario is that I often get outlook emails sent to me with content that I need to paste into an HTML formatted newsletter. A lot of this formatting is minor...namely bolded text and hyperlinks. I'...
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Use OSX Mail from Panther (10.3) with iCloud email address

I'd like to use OSX Mail from Panther (10.3) with an iCloud email address. When I punch in the valid iCloud account info and server ids, both smtp.mail.me.com and imap.mail.me.com servers fail to ...
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AppleScript script to Save MS Outlook Attachments with the File Extension Added in the Middle of the File Name (On a Mac Computer)

I would like to save the mail attachment but to also include the file extension string (e.g. PDF) in the middle of the file name, e.g., This_is_my_PDF_document.pdf instead of This_is_my_document.pdf. ...
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Applescript Microsoft Outlook Forwarder

So I'm new at Applescript and am trying to create a script to forward emails sent to a specific recipient in a specific folder in Outlook. It's failing for some reason but doesn't throw any errors so ...
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Recover emails from an old MacBook with “broken” Apple Mail v9.3

A friend is still happily using their trusty 2009 MacBook with El Capitan and Apple Mail v9.3 installed. Apple Mail was configured to fetch all their mail from a POP3 account and save them locally. ...
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Applescript for Mail.app to transfer mail between IMAP-accounts in a stable way?

I have just spent a few hours with Thunderbird trying to transfer 500 mails from one GMail-account to another and it is completely unreliable (well, it fails reliably). Now I am looking for an ...
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Forward a bunch of emails individually out of Apple Mail

I'm using Zapier to parse ~1000 emails I have in a folder on Apple Mail. I have set up a Zapier parsing template using 1 sample email. To my knowledge, the next step is to forward the 1000 emails ...
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Drag open Excel or Word file into Mail as an attachment

Say I have an Excel file open and a new Mail message open. If I want to attach the Excel file to the email, my usual approach is to locate the file in Finder, and drag the file icon into the Mail ...
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How can I get an URL shortener in mail.app?

I want to add short URL in my email letterhead. Is there a way to do it in mail from Apple ? I know it's possible in Gmail but doesn't know in Mail. My version is 9.3 in El Capitan.
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Can I get Apple Mail app to automatically split emails into focused and other?

I've come from using Outlook which automatically splits my emails into "focused" and "other" (Gmail does something similar I believe) and am wondering if the Mac Mail app has ...
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Apple Mail - Exchange Account - Sent mails going to Recipient's Junk

I recently helped a friend with a 2015 iMac upgrade to Mojave; it was on Yosemite. I ran a backup, performed the install, did the updates; all good. I then opened Mail, where she has 3 exchange ...
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Searching for emails containing specified text string in body of email messages in MacOS mail

Does anyone know how to search within Apple Mail (on MacOS, or iOS) for emails containing a specific text string (e.g. MacBook). It used to do this by default, but it seems that more recently it is ...
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How can I delete local mail on mac and stop terminal saying “You have mail.”

I set up a wayward cron task and accidentally sent a lot of emails to the Mac's local mail server (when opening terminal, it says "You have mail."), they're all junk and I want to remove ...
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Xcode server bot can't send emails using sendmail

I've been trying for weeks to get Xcode Server Bots to send emails after an Integration. I've narrowed it down to these logs: kernel Sandbox: sendmail(48548) deny(1) forbidden-exec-sugid sendmail ...
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How do I change my email address/Apple ID in my calendar to my new email address?

I've changed my Apple ID and removed all reference to the old email address. Everything has updated except for my calendar and possibly my iCloud Drive. The old email address is still appearing in ...
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How to reply using custom email in iCloud Mail/ Mail?

Suppose I have purchased a domain example.com from Google Domains, and I have created an alias user@example.com which forwards to user@icloud.com. So now I'm able to receive forwarded mails, but how ...
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Does Google access my iCloud email through Gmail app

If I use the Gmail iPhone and iPad apps for my iCloud email, can Google access my iCloud email that is shown in the Gmail app? Do they and can they?
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How do I get all my archived Gmail into iCloud mail?

How do I get all my archived Gmail into iCloud mail? I don’t just want it in the Mail client, I actually want it on iCloud servers for future reference. For example, an email I sent using Gmail 10 ...
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See past notifications

I'm certain that I saw a notification from Thunderbird that I had an email from someone in particular. Yet when I looked in Thunderbird, there was no such email. I checked each of my email accounts ...
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Is there not one decent email client for Mac?

When I started looking for an alternative to Mail I had no idea it would become a quest. So my criteria have become... One-off purchase (no monthly/annual billing) Pleasant UI Doesn't force me to use ...
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Getting all email out from iPhone

I had my email connected to an exchange server. I no longer have access to this server, but all the messages are still stored on my device. I keep getting messages that I need to reenter my password. ...
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Why can't I change Apple ID email?

The Apple ID account servicing page makes provision for changing the email address associated with an account. Not just the "contactable at" address, but changing the primary address, using ...
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What characters/length are supported in Mail.app IMAP passwords?

I use a password manager and created the password LX7mQW9Tw^V0$Ef2Ag#v* (* don't worry, that's not my password any more, keep reading) My DNS / email provider accepted it and I could use it ...
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Get email message-ID in Mail on iOS [duplicate]

In Mail on macOS Big Sur, I went to Preferences > Viewing > to show message-IDs in the header. The message-ID is a unique identifier for each email and looks something like this: <4E21D492-...
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Is there an easy way to unsubscribe from a “Sign in with Apple” login

I use the "Sign in with Apple" feature a lot because it allows you to hide your email from the app/website you use it on, and also generates a unique email for each app or website. ...
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How to copy/export emails from old iPhone

I use iPhone’s Mail app to get my emails. I got a new iPhone and found emails are not copied from the old iPhone. It seems the logic is to download emails from the email servers again. However, one of ...
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Unable to move Yahoo mail, to junk folder with IMAP account

Unable to move political ads to junk folder on iPad, yahoo mail IMAP. When attempting, the junk folder is shaded, and not available. I am constantly “unsubscribing”, but then receive another. Any help ...
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How do I use Mac Mail as a searchable archive of past emails and delete emails on Gmail?

Can I use Mac Mail.app as a searchable archive of emails stored locally? How can I set this up? I use Gmail as my primary email and interface. I'm out of space. I have mac Mail.app linked with Gmail, ...
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Why is Apple Mail loading remote content in Spam Messages?

For a while now, likely including and pre-Big Sur, whenever I actually go through my Spam box message-by-message, when I click on one message is initially loads with the spam bar, the off yellow bar ...
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Mail (Catalina) started printing some emails recently with very small text size but view okay?

Some emails I have composed and sent in Mail (13.4) in MacOs Catalina (10.15.7) has started to physically print with a very small text - virtually unreadable. This is also reflected in the print ...
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How to clear unread bullets after emails being read without need to restart the Mail app in iOS 14?

I have updated my iPad operating system from iOS 11.4 to iPadOS 14.3. In the new updated OS when I open the Mail app to see new received emails in my account inbox, blue bullets next to unread emails ...
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Added new account to Apple Mail, it can't authenticate though webmail works fine

I'm out of ideas on what to try here. 2018 MBP running Mojave 10.14.6. I just received a new work email address, that was just created and has never been used before. I have numerous other email ...
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Mail rules to play a sound only work for 'apply rules

Running latest Catalina, Apple Mail, etc. I have a rule that says if (conditions) Play Sound (custom sound). It works fine if I highlight a message already downloaded and 'apply rules'. However, I ...
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Is it possible to execute scripts upon received emails?

I want to process an email programmatically, immediately when it's received. Is there something that allows me to do this conveniently (e.g. a hook in the Mail app, or somehow with Automator)?
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Receiving Unwanted Password Reset

A while back I had added a secondary email address to Apple ID which had not belonged to me. A few years later I keep receiving messages of activity of that account (reset the password, change of ...
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Use iOS shortcut to schedule an email to myself

Is it possible to create an iOS shortcut that will automatically send an email after a defined period of time, in iOS 14? I’ve tried using the “get time between dates” to set “current time plus four ...
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Can I merge 2 Apple ID/iTunes accounts then change 1 to a teen account

Finally making the switch from Android to Apple. Never before an Apple user. My daughter uses one of my old email addresses for her iTunes and Apple ID account, she is 14. I stay logged onto that ...
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Apple Mail: can I block spammer using 'Authentication-Results' header?

I have been getting similar spam from a variety of email addresses. Looking at the default headers, I find that the only similarity is in the Authentication-results header. For example, here are the ...
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Email Client Software that Limits Number of Downloaded Emails?

I'm searching for an email client (MacOS - I'm running Catalina) that limits the number of downloaded emails onto my macbook. Such as limiting to say 10000 emails, or limiting to emails in last 30 ...
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E-mails sent to @icloud.com deleted before receiving and sender not notified

I am thinking of making my iCloud e-mail address my primary one. However, I came across the two articles linked below, which seem to suggest iCloud is actually deleting e-mails when they don't meet ...
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Big Sur Apple Mail - Sent Mails Deleted

Since updating to Big Sur, mail decided to randomly delete my sent Emails. I now have sent mail only from the last week of November. I recovered all of it from a time machine backup and now it is ...
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reattach old mailboxes to apple mail for searching (on macos mojave)

I have a backup of my ~/Library/Mail/* folder on an external disk and I'd like to search old mailboxes, preferably within the Mail program. I can see a dozen or so folders in there with guid file ...
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Can't restore mail and mailboxes from Time Machine Backup

Time Machine does not work properly (macOS Catalina 10.15.7). It is possible to navigate the Time Machine interface (going forwards/backwards in time) and restore files from the Finder. In contrast, I ...
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How can I send “text messages” from iPhone to Android with an email (not cellular) as the address?

Is there any way that would allow me to send a text message from my iPhone to someone who has an android phone. The person who has the android phone and doesn’t have a phone number but has an email ...
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Saving mail attachments to external drive

I want to save certain incoming mail attachments to an external drive, not a whole folder or even a whole email. I want to set up a rule in Mail that will automatically select certain regular ...
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How do I put old e-mails in a new client, if they're not downloading from IMAP?

Preamable: On OS X 10.15.7 I am tidying up both my old mails and my mail processes. I want to change from Mail.app to Unibox. Situation: After configuring Unibox (I can send! I can recieve!) no new ...
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Big Sur Mail all archives folder

In Big Sur the mail client doesn't show a folder combining archives of all accounts. I'd like to have such a folder and tried creating a smart mailbox for this purpose as I'd successfully done to ...
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How do I import my iPhone Mail imap account settings to my Macbook Mail client?

How do I import my iPhone Mail IMAP account settings to my Macbook Mail client? Do I have to enter them manually?

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