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Questions tagged [mail.app]

Apple Mail, the email client application provided with macOS and iOS.

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What dose this “square icon” mean for my imap sent mailbox, in mac mail?

Im running OSX 10.13.6 I have a range of email accounts setup in mac mail, mostly google apps for business gmail accounts and iCloud accounts. I have 1 custom hosted IMAP / SMTP account which for ...
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Mac-mini, mid 2011, OSX 10.13.6, mail v. 11.5: Mail messages are blacked out [on hold]

The body of mail massage (the whole frame) is completely blacked out when there is a group of 2 or more messages. It's OK if there is just the original message.
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Mail filtering in macOS Sierra

I have a MacBook pro running macOS Sierra. All of a sudden the Apple Mail program started filtering messages. I know that they are there in my inbox but I can't see them. When new mail comes, it'...
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Cannot send outgoing messages in Mac Mail app

Can receive emails, but cannot send No error messages, the Mail app stays in 'sending' status, and the email stays in outgoing box 'Connection Doctor' shows all green. I have several email accounts. ...
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How to make Mail.app download all IMAP messages

I'm using Apple Mail Version 12.2 (3445.102.3) with IMAP account. Sometimes I do need some retrospective on a particular question, so I search for e-mails from two or three years ago. Sometimes they ...
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Cannot recover mail.app subdirectories in ~/Library/Mail/V4

I had two issues with Mail.app The indexing was not properly working. When I removed attachements in old received messages, the file size would be reduced by half instead of by 99+%. I concluded ...
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Junk mail filtering ignoring “Sender is in my Contacts”

Lately some of the emails I get from a particular website have started going into my Junk folder. I have the sender address in my Contacts, and in Mail's Junk Mail preferences I have the box "Sender ...
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Why can't I retrieve any mail stored before November 18, 2018?

I simply question how iCloud handles whatever files or data supposedly being stored in the Mail application. Up to one or two months ago I could normally retrieve messages going back to 2015 and ...
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AppleScript on AppleMail action

Found a script to create bulk e-mail distribution: on run {input, parameters} set addresses to "aa@example.com bb@example.com" set names to "Ann Bob" set title to ...
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Cannot Move Messages in Mail.app

On the first of January every year, I move the previous year's mails from INBOX, to 'all', which is an actual 'physical' folder in Mail.app - in other words, off the server and onto my Mac. I do this ...
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Adding gmail account to an iPad in mail.app

When I click next, I receive a pop-up that states "This account may not be able to send or receive emails. Are you sure you want to save?" Can someone assist?
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How to set default calendar for “found in mail” appointments on macOS?

I have a number of email accounts and calendar accounts, including an Exchange calendar. When someone invites me to an event via my Exchange email address, it shows up correctly on my Exchange ...
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Prevent Mail.app from opening in split view

After installing macOS Mojave, Mail.app always opens in split view when I am in a fullscreen space. Two examples: I am in fullscreen Safari and click a mailto link: an email composition window opens ...
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Mail.app opens spontaneously

Mail.app opens spontaneously. Not on startup, but during my work. Even if i don't touch keyboard or mouse mail.app can open a half window. I'm working with IDE in fullscreen mode and Mail.app splits ...
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View e-mail size my mailing lists

My work uses e-mail lists extensively for internal communication. I'm running mailbox size limits, so I'd like to know what are the best lists to filter and delete. I know I can view the sizes of ...
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Opening/saving encrypted zip file from iOS mail app

I have a problem with opening an encrypted/protected by a password zip file from an e-mail in an iOS mail app. I can enter the preview of the file, however it is a blank page with the file name only ...
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AppleScript: Can I 'get' highlighted text from Mail.app?

I'm trying to make a script that takes selected text in Mail.app, gets it into the script and does some processing to it. I don't want to have a GUI script that emulates command-C to copy the text ...
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Duplicate sent responses in email conversations

In each mail-conversation I have, my responses appear twice. I've looked the problem up and found that many have duplicates of sent mails in the sent folder and interestingly, I do not have the ...
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Use AppleScript to search for message by subject

Does Applescript provide a mechanism for me to search for a message by subject; or do I have to write a loop and examine every message "by hand". The code below generates this error: Mail got an ...
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Move mail message back to inbox of Exchange account

Is there a special syntax for using AppleScript to move a message from a folder back into the inbox of an Exchange account? I have Apple Mail configured with three accounts, two Gmail accounts and an ...
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Able to receive but unable to send emails on macOS Mojave from any account using any app

I have a 2018 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.2. I am unable to send emails from any account (be it Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL or others) using any app (tried the default Mail app, Canary Mail, ...
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Search for emails within specific folders

Presently, if I do a search in Apple Mail it searches everything. This is fine most of the time, but sometimes I want to just be able to select a folder and then search only the emails in that folder. ...
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mail fails to connect to Exchange account

When I have a poor internet connection, Mac Mail somehow switches into a mode when it no longer can connect to my Exchange email account (no problem with IMAP). In this answer it is suggested that ...
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mark mail as read without opening

When I get a mail notification I can hover it and I see options to "delete" and "reply" but I almost never want to do either of those. Normally I want to ignore it, and mark it as read, or I want to ...
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Apply “Reduce Image Size” in mac mail to attachments only, not footer

In Mac Mail on OSX 10.11 is it possible to reduce the image size using the inbuilt image size tool (see screenshot below) without it effecting any images that may be in my footer. So that it would ...
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Can AppleScript execute a Python script?

As a math grad student I often have undergrads emailing me homework to be graded. Some undergrads do send me homework in PDF format. On the other hand many don't and it is very tiresome to convert ...
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Hiding the quoted messages in Mail?

In the Mail application, when I choose the option "see more from " the app unfolds the replied messages in different colors as quoted texts. How can we undo the unfolding and hide the quoted text? It ...
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iPhone 6 and iPhone X: Mail app not showing attachments correctly

I have been encountering issues with both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone X using Apple Mail app. When receiving multiple automated reports from SRSS, the attachments will clone from other, similar reports. ...
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Mojave stationery

I have looked at the suggestions for recovering the stationery feature in Mojave mail. I can't figure out how to get to the file /Applications/Mail/Contents/Resources/ComposeWindow.toolbar in my ...
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Why can't I send ZIP files in Apple Mail from an iCloud account? [duplicate]

When I try to send a zip file to a gmail user from Apple Mail with my iCloud address, I get the following error. My zip file is 5 MB but contains a lot of files inside the archive (that's why I zipped ...
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Can I change iPhone Mail app to show archive button on detail screen?

When I go into the detail screen of an email in the Mail app on my iPhone the center button at the bottom is move to trash. Can I change that to archive instead? I realize I can long press on that ...
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cancel autocorrect of specific words

When I am typing in Mail.app I find that there are particular words that I would like to have the software (or possibly OS) learn. For some reason the "learn" feature does not seem to be the same ...
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Automatically export new emails to folder?

The manual process: New email arrives in inbox X (Apple Mail) Drag-n-drop to Finder folder Y Delete email in inbox X How can this be done automatically using AppleScript/Automator?
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Apple Mail won't login after Migration Assistant transfer

I recently used Migration Assistant to bring data to a new Mac Mini from a Time Machine backup on my old Mac. After finishing, I am unable to connect to my mail account as it gives the error "unable ...
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Mail App keeps popping up in the background in Mac OS Mojave

When I am doing some work on my macbook pro, Mail app's main window keeps popping up in the background, it even pops up when I watch movies by interrupting full screen. This is so frustrating, I can't ...
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Mail cannot connect to google account, won't open once quit

Pretty simple - mail showed as unable to check for new message (tilde by the inbox, etc.). The activity doctor confirmed it could connect to the internet but not the mail servers. Quitting mail and ...
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gmail account emails only appear in iCloud Inbox

This has apparently been going on for some time but I didn't notice it until today. I use Apple Mail (Sierra) as my mail client. Any emails I receive to either of my two Gmail accounts, are only ...
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Enable restrictions on Guest user

Our employees are logging into our shared computer using Guest user. At some point somebody will click on an email address and Mail.app will open. If they put in their Gmail credentials, then it will ...
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Can't drag an image into a new Mail

I am composing an Email in the native Mac.app in OSX Mojave. I drag the image and as soon as the image is dragged the whole text-area turns grey and becomes unresponsive: The image I wanted to drag ...
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iMail rules are very slow

After I updated my Mac to Mojave, the mail app became very slow, particularly with the rules. I have rebuilt mailbox, restarted Mac and Mail multiple times. My account connects to MS Exchange. It ...
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What macOS mail applications support a “Send Only” email account?

I'd like to revisit a question which has come up before (more on that below), but which does not, in my opinion, have a good “future-proof” solution looking forward to 2019 and beyond. “Send Only” ...
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Using Applescript to get the subject of an email - Not working as advertised

I'm new to Applescript, trying to do a basic script that gets called from a mail Rule. Im stuck on getting the subject. There doesnt seem to be one available. using terms from application "Mail" on ...
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Apple Mail: Cannot move mails anymore while other mails moving pending

For a couple of weeks now, I have the problem that I cannot move mails within my IMAP mail account using the Apple Mail program. The problem has been existing, since I tried to move some mails from ...
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Change email account address in Mac Mail without re-adding a new account

Ive got a computer running Mac Mail on OSX 10.12. For one of my email accounts which is hosted with Google Apps For Business (Gmail) i have recently changed the email address from alpha@domain.com ...
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Increase Spam filter Apple Mail

About 60% of all emails I receive through Apple Mail are spam. This email account is an address I am receiving the spam is under a year old(although the mac.com apple account I have had almost 17 ...
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How can I disable inline attachment previews (i.e. view as icon by default) in Mac Mail in macOS Mojave?

I would like to disable inline attachment previews by default, and instead view all attachments as icons in Mac's Mail app in macOS Mojave. In High Sierra, the following terminal command was ...
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Apple Mail warning: Unable to verify message signature

After upgrading from Sierra to Mojave (macOS 10.14), Apple mail started to display the warning Unable to verify message signature above all signed and encrypted emails. When clicking on Details, it ...
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Mojave spell check keeps flagging correct words and tries to change them to grammatically incorrect words

So this has been driving me crazy - it feels like I have a grammar troll living in my computer. MacOS's spell checker keeps flagging words as misspelled that aren't. I notice it mostly in Mail, ...
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Add Library folder to Spotlight privacy folder except Mail/MailData

having some search/index problems with Mail app on old Mac OS. How can I put ~/Library into spotlight privacy (in order to not index) except ~/Library/Mail Mac OSX 10.8 at the moment I just ...
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Mail acount creation stuck at “Select apps”

I've gotten myself stuck while trying to create a mail account on an almost freshly installed High Sierra. I get through the account creation wizard easily enough, but when I get to the window asking '...