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

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Mail.app crashes constantly, even after deleting mail profile and cache

Apple Mail crashes for me nonstop. Sometimes immediately after opening, and sometimes everything is fine until I add an attachment to an email or something. Somedays it's totally useless and sometimes ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Mail app opens randomly in MacOS 10.14.5

I have mail app open in background i.e. no window open. A new window randomly pops up without any conscious trigger by me. No new mail would have come. Once it happened while I was in full screen ...
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Turn off autosave drafts in mail on OS X El Capitan and Sierra

I am having a bit of an issue here with the default mail application in mac OS El Capitan. I am using my gmail account on the mail client and it is autosaving drafts when I compose messages ... I have ...
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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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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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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 do I delete a previous recipient's email address from Mail?

I am trying to delete a friend's old email address so it doesn't automatically pop up when I enter his name while addressing an email. I have removed it manually from the address book, but it still ...
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Flagged emails keep returning and won't synchronize between Apple Mail and Gmail

I've had this problem before and can't recall how I managed to fix it last time. I use Apple Mail to access my Gmail and normally flagged emails show up correctly. Starred emails in Gmail equate to ...
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In Mail.app, how can I set a recipient's default email address?

When typing a recipient's name in the "To:" field, Mail.app will bring up an autocomplete menu showing all email addresses for that recipient (e.g., Home and Work). If I don't pay attention and just ...
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How can I back up a complete IMAP account?

I have a huge IMAP email account that contains a lot of subfolders and a lot of messages (dating back to 2005). Is there a simple way to back up these folders and messages so I can delete them from ...
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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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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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How can I access emails in Apple Mail programmatically?

I have an iMac running OS X 10.6.8 and use Apple Mail version 4.5. I need to access specific parts of specific emails programmatically using Mathematica (others of course could do this more generally ...
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AppleScript/Automate Mail Tasks

I've been trying to help a coworker automate a weekly email compilation he sends out but haven't yet been able to figure out how address a few specific areas...first I'll explain the situation, then ...
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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 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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How to save sent messages in same folder as message being replied to?

One of my favorite features back when I used Outlook was the option to save sent emails in the same folder as the message being replied to. For example, if I had moved a message to folder A and was ...
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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Apple Mail refuses to accept correct login

After a hard disk crash and restore from Carbon Copy Cloner, Apple Mail refuses to accept known correct passwords. Connection Doctor logs say "Authentication aborted by client". I have removed the ...
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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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Deactivate automatic mark as read in Apple Mail 7.3

I just changed from Windows to OS X Mavericks with Apple Mail App 7.3. The first thing I'm wondering about is that I cannot disable the automation to mark an email as read by default when I just ...
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Latest macOS Mojave update (10.14.4) and Mail.app Google accounts issue

After updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.4 two days ago and still, I have an issue with taking online Google accounts in Apple Mail.app. This problem appeared immediately after the update, although it ...
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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 search Mail in Time Machine?

I'm looking for a specific email I may have deleted, but I don't remember when I received it (it was at least a couple months ago). Digging through my Mail history in Time Machine for a single email ...
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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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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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Personal domain email using Outlook.com on Apple Mail

I use Outlook.com as my email provider but have my own personal domain name instead of the one provided by Microsoft. So, instead of "mail@outlook.com", my email address looks like "mail@...
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Cannot add gmail account on iOS

I am trying to add a gmail account to my iPad in order to have contacts, email, and calendar sync. I go to Settings -> Mail -> Accounts -> Add Account and enter my gmail credentials. It accepts the ...
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Disable message autoselect in OS X Mail

Is there a way to stop Mail from automatically selecting messages? For example when I delete a message, it will immediately select the next one and mark it read. Then if I don't want to read the ...
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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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How do programs access ~/Library/Mail under OSX 10.14 (Mojave)

After upgrading to 10.14, I am unable to access the ~/Library/Mail directory, either as the user or as root. [~/Library/Mail 14:01:42]$ ls -l ls: .: Operation not permitted [~/Library/Mail 14:04:11]$ ...
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Remove Sender name ( not email address) from outgoing Mac Mail

Instead of "from" showing (Name,Name)blablabla@hjgy.xxx - just show blablabla@hjgy.xxx. Only want my email address to show on certain outgoing emails from certain servives, ex. show Name and ...
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Legit email is consistently going to junk folder despite NOT being marked as junk

I've had this problem for years, all the way back to Lion at least. I consistently have various emails coming into Apple Mail, that get moved to the junk folder. These emails are not marked as Junk, ...
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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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Why is my mac replacing my name on all my email as “Holiday In The United States”?

Recently I noticed that on both Spark and the default mail app, my name is being replaced as "Holiday In The United States". This is happening on all my accounts, with various email providers. I have ...
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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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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 adjust the time Mac Mail takes to mark messages “read”?

It takes a number of seconds before Mac Mail marks a message as "read". I would like for it to take no more than 0.5 seconds, though instantaneous would be best. How can I adjust the time required to ...
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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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Script that outputs number of emails in Mail.app inbox

I'd like to have a command-line script I can invoke at the Terminal that will output the total number of messages in my "Work" Inbox in mail.app. Usage would look like this: $ inbox-count 48 What ...
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Mailto links on websites open iTerm instead of Mail

In both Chrome and Safari mailto: links open up iTerm instead of Mail. This seemed to have started happening right around the same time I added a shortcut through Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > ...
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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 ...