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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Disable / Uninstall Mail app in Lion

I'm running Sparrow mail client and would love to disable Mail.app, which keeps opening from time to time.
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I'm looking for a good, lightweight email client

I'm looking for a good, lightweight email client. What do you guys recommend?
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How do I remove Outlook mail from Spotlight?

I primarily use Mail.app for my Exchange mail account. But I need to keep Outlook around for those rare cases I need it (for instance editing distribution lists on the server). But this makes ...
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Where are Mail.app rules stored? They got deleted and I want to restore them

Since Mail.app had trouble connecting to the various accounts, I tried to 'reset' it by removing all accounts and the stored passwords in Keychain Access.app. Then I re-added all the mail accounts. ...
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Does Gmail push on iPhone 4S?

I just got the iPhone 4S, and it seems like my email is polling rather than push. I set up my Gmail account, and emails do not come to my phone instantly. It appears to be polling, rather than ...
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How to import .eml files into Mail?

I'm using readpst to extract emails from a bunch of old outlook .PST files. It does a great job of pulling out all the emails .EML files, with attachments included. But how do I bring these into ...
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Why is OS X able to send out email without first configuring SMTP?

When I try the command in terminal, an email is sent. I have checked there is no local SMTP is running, so what is the mechanism used by Apple behind the scene? echo "Hello" | mail -s "Test" foo@bar....
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How to have multiple names in Apple Mail?

In Mail.app I can send e-mails on behalf of different mail addresses. It looks like this: I've achieved this by inputting multiple e-mail addresses separated by a comma in the Email Address field of ...
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URL to individual email

Is it possible to have an url that links to an individual email message on my local machine? So that if I click on osxmail://759847982 my mail client will open that specific message. GMail can do ...
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How can I separate mailboxes completely in Mavericks's Mail application?

How can I separate mailboxes completely in Mavericks's Mail application? I don't want any of this integrated inbox/folders with the same name feature. I just want clean/separated mailboxes with their ...
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Does a Contacts Nickname transmit to anyone else; iMessage or email?

iOS 9.0.2 So I asked Siri to call me Sugar Daddy... Hilarious, right? Well I was using the e-mail app this morning, and when looking at a few e-mails I sent last night, I noticed that my name was ...
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Merge e-mail addresses on iCloud

I have made a mistake. I'm a developer and while testing iCloud I made an @me.com (let's call it dummy@me.com) account. Now I am setting up iCloud on all my devies and would like to use my original ...
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Mail search not finding messages but Spotlight does

When I search for a particular message in Mail.app, using the search field, even when I have the message in sight, Mail cannot find it. But, frustratingly, when I use Spotlight, it is able to find the ...
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How do I send multiple photos from my iPhone camera roll in a single email?

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but: From the camera app, I can select a photo, and then hit the send button to create an email with that photo in it. From mail, I can't find any way to add ...
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Prevent Outlook meeting requests from auto-deleting

How can I prevent accepted meetings from being deleted in Office 2011? When I accept a meeting in Outlook 2011 for Mac, it always automatically moves the invitation to deleted items. I'd prefer to ...
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iOS reply to email with attachment

Is there a way to attach an image from the library using the default Mail app, while replying to an email? ‘Email photo’ in the Camera roll creates a new message, and ‘Reply’ doesn't give you an ...
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Mail not displaying message body content

The Mail app on my Mac stopped displaying message body once the message is opened. I can still see the message body in the message preview in each mailbox, but when I click (or double click) on a ...
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How to export all emails from a mailbox in Apple Mail

I'm trying to export all emails from an account I have setup and mapped to Apple mail on my computer. There are 1200 emails. The account is no longer active so i'm trying to export all the emails in ...
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How can I delete Mail.app's cached e-mails that are saved to disk in OS X Lion?

I am running out of some disk space, and noticed Mail has about 30GB of emails stored. What is the best way to delete these emails? I don't need them as a server has a copy.
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Turn off mail notifications when in mail (OS X El Capitan)

Does anyone know of a way to have mail notifications turned off when I'm in my mail client (more specifically, when the Message Viewer Window has focus)? It's rather superfluous to receive a ...
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Is there a way to automatically forward text messages to email?

Is there a way to automatically forward text messages (received on my iPhone) to email?
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How can I zoom in with Mac Mail on a message I am composing?

I am familiar with the Command+ option to zoom in on text within messages received in Mac Mail. However, this command does not seem to work when composing a message. Is there another zoom ...
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Can Mail warn when emailing certain addresses?

I have my own personal mail account (a gmail account) and my academic email account (a university account) as different profiles on my Mail application in OS X Snow Leopard. I sometimes forget to ...
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Sending email from iCloud with a different Reply-to field

I want to use iCloud's email service (me.com) as the ultimate destination for my incoming mail, as well as the repository of all my Sent mail. And when people reply to my email, I want it to be sent ...
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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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How do I attach more than one photo to a single email sent on my iPhone?

There doesn't seem to be a way to attach photos to an email in the Mail app on the iPhone. I can send photos from the Camera Roll in the Photos app, but I can only attach one photo per email? Is ...
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How to set reply-to address in Apple Mail

I have two accounts set up in Apple Mail. The second account is for backup purposes and because at times the primary account is unavailable. When that happens, I send from the second account but would ...
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How to setup Apple Mail so it truly removes email from Google?

After a lo-ho-hot of trial and error to get this to work properly I still was not able to find the sweet spot. The problem is simple. I am on OSX Yosemite and use the Mail.APP for my Google Apps for ...
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How can I save a template email on my iPhone so I can send it repeatedly?

I am about to head to a Meetup, and I would like to be able to share my contact information with other people I meet. I wanted to save a "template" email on my iPhone containing my contact information ...
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Access iCloud mail via http from iPhone

There are times when you can't use any TCP ports other than 80 (HTTP) or 443 (HTTPS), so you can't use Mail accounts that communicate with iCloud via IMAP/POP3/SMTP. But when you go to iCloud.com, it ...
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Mail.app: How to use multiple From: addresses for the same Gmail account?

This guide explains how to add From addresses to Mail.app: Use Multiple From: Addresses with an OS X Mail Account To set up multiple addresses for one account in Mac OS X Mail: Select Mail | ...
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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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How can I add an email signature in my iPhone Gmail app?

I understand it is fairly easy to add a signature to the standard iPhone mail app. However, I am now using the Gmail app on my iPhone 4S, and I can't seem to figure out how to append a signature to ...
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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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Apple Mail, producing multiple duplicate drafts on gmail [duplicate]

Apple Mail is producing multiple duplicate drafts on gmail. After I send a message, there are multiple drafts of it left :-(. That totally kills productivity and confidence. As I see the leftover ...
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Junk mail filter for iPhone via imap

I have: Mac Book Pro running OS X 10.10.2 iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.3 On my computer I run Mail, which checks the email every 1 min. On my iPhone it runs every 15 mins. So most of the time, my ...
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Is there a full-featured Mac email app that natively implements labels (instead of folders) and archiving?

I love Gmail's features, but I'm increasingly wary of having my entire email history depend on Google. Every Mac email app I know of, other than Sparrow, insists on being based around IMAP folders. ...
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Set my default address for auto-fill?

Since updating to 10.7.2, the email addresses in my address book card seem to have re-prioritized themselves. Now when I use Auto-Fill, the wrong address pops up, and I don't see any way to change it. ...
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Postfix issue on Mac OS X 10.12.6

I'm using Postfix to forward emails from my Mac through smtp.gmail.com. Following recent security update (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208221) Postfix fails to forward emails with the following ...
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Mac OS X Server Mail services and Push Notifications to iOS devices

I'm running OS X 10.9 with Server 3.0.1 on a Mac residing on a private subnet sitting behind a router whose WAN port is plugged into a cable modem, hence the ISP is a well known cable internet service ...
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How can I use Siri to select between multiple email addresses?

When using Siri to send an email to a contact with multiple email addresses, I can't find a way to select one of the addresses in a hands-free way (without clicking with my finger). Siri reads out ...
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Can I hide the new messages notification in the Mail icon for only one of my email accounts?

Basically I would like to have two email accounts setup on my iPhone 4, one my personal account and one for work. However for the work account, I'd like to not have it's unread message count included ...
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Does anybody know an email client for iOS that is password protected?

I am looking for an email client, that when opened, asks for a password before showing email messages. Is there such an app available for iOS?
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Is there any way to get a pop-up notification on my iPhone or iPad when mail arrives?

I have gmail set up to send me "true" push notifications (using the exchange server setup). So my mail arrives in realtime, and I instantly get badges on my springboard screen to indicate new ...
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Apple Care email + payment request

Just got this email. Did not open the link (since the price looked ridiculous). The link would lead to a look a like the Apple Log In window. What is up with that? someone trying to collect Apple ...
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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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Is there a Mail plugin to let me view unread emails first?

Similar to Gmail priority inbox, is there a Mail 6.3 (OSX Mountain Lion) plugin that lets me view unread messages first or sort them so they're at top of inbox?
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Why is the message body not displayed in iPhone's mail app?

The normal mail app correctly shows a list of mails in my mailbox including a preview of the message body. When I tap any of them, the mail opens and correctly shows the mail header (sender, subject, ...
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iOS 7.1 - Where do emails go to when I 'archive' them in Gmail App?

I have iOS 7.1 installed on my iPhone and I am using the built in Gmail app. If I am in the inbox and I mark a few messages, I swear I used to have an option to move the marked items to the trash. ...
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Apple Mail.app hides Archive folder - how to get it to show

I use Mail.app with FastMail. Mostly, it just works. However, when I start up Mail it never shows the Archive folder. The Archive button will move mail to it, but it's not there. The Goto mailbox ...