A message from our CEO about the future of Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. Read now.

Questions tagged [mail.app]

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

351 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11
votes
0answers
340 views

Set “Load remote content in messages” per sender?

In the Mail setting (under Viewing) tab, there is a option Load remote content in messages which I unchecked, so for each email that contains remote content, I need to click the Load remote content ...
7
votes
1answer
616 views

Whitelist available in Apple Mail for automatic Load Remote Content when this option is deselected in settings?

The 'Load Remote Content' is a great feature and I like to use it. Is there a way to make a whitelist of sender addresses for which remote content is loaded automatically, whilst remote content of ...
5
votes
0answers
2k views

recentsd process has very high memory usage (almost 2GB) - how to fix?

Right now, activity monitor shows that a process called "recentsd" is using 1.82GB of memory (1.08GB compressed, 752MB private) on my MacBook Pro running macOS 10.13.1. Some googling has lead to the ...
5
votes
0answers
824 views

Yosemite Mail “Load Remote Content” from senders in my contacts

I would like Mail on Yosemite to load remote content from senders in my contacts and not for everyone else. I have remote content disabled now and I have pieced together an AppleScript to click the ...
5
votes
0answers
989 views

Is it possible to compose Mac OS Mail in an external editor?

For Thunderbird there is the External Editor extension a very very classical piece of software that, when called via a shortcut, pops up your external editor (emacs in my case) and let's you edit your ...
5
votes
0answers
438 views

Stop Mail from keeping sent drafts?

I use iCloud and I like Mail to save my drafts on the server. But I have no desire to keep them as drafts after they are sent. But Mail keeps the drafts and I have to manually delete them. I don'...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Why is Quit disabled in Mail.app?

Recently, when I try to quit Mail, the Quit menu option is actually disabled and the keyboard shortcut doesn't work (it "beeps" just like when you try to do anything that isn't permitted). Screenshot ...
4
votes
0answers
48 views

How to change 'quick-reply' buttons in Mail notifications on macOS?

I wonder whether instead of 'Reply' and 'Close' I can have other options like 'Trash' or 'Archive' or 'Mark as Read' in notifications coming from the Mail app on macOS.
4
votes
0answers
347 views

Apple Mail not Opening Chrome links in Background

Just upgraded to the latest Chrome for Mac (Version 69.0.3497.92 (Official Build) (64-bit), running the latest macOS High Sierra (10.13.6), and that combo seems to have lost the ability to open links ...
4
votes
0answers
440 views

Mac Mail 11.4 mark as read delay - High Sierra

Is there a similar solution for Mail App on High Sierra as it was on older versions (I think, Yosemite Mail App). There was a command line to adjust the mark as read delay. See this (for older Mail ...
4
votes
0answers
180 views

Disable relative dates in Mail.app 10.12+

Is there a way to disable relative dates (today, yesterday) in Mail.app?
4
votes
0answers
792 views

Apple Mail — is it possible to hide a mailbox?

I wonder is it possible to hide a mailbox in Mail? I would like not to see the Draft. Currently I set it on local, and disabled showing Google Drafts on Gmail side. However, I see the box in the list ...
4
votes
0answers
1k views

Why does mail popup occasionally?

The mail app in OS X 10.11.1 seems to have a bug which I would really like to fix because it is annoying. Sometimes when the main interface windows is minimized in the dock, it will maximize itself ...
4
votes
0answers
128 views

Are Mail rules still applied when a Mac is in Power Nap mode?

I understand that when a Mac is Power Napping it will periodically check for new emails via Mail. Will Mail rules still apply to any new emails that are received when the Mac is in Power Nap mode?
4
votes
0answers
156 views

Paste only email address without name

In the Mac Mail app, copying an email address of someone in your address book (e.g. from the header of some message) and pasting it elsewhere (e.g. in Text Edit) will result in "first_name last_name &...
4
votes
0answers
4k views

Random emails missing from IMAP inbox with Apple Mail in Yosemite

I am using Apple Mail with three IMAP mail accounts (not Gmail etc. but from my hosting provider). I'm finding that I regularly need to close and reopen Mail to find emails I'm searching for that are ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

Junk mail doesn't get automatically deleted

This is happening with Mail.app 6.6 on OS X 10.8.5, but has been going on for a few OS X versions. In Mail.app, my account settings specify to delete junk mail after one day. Except it never gets ...
4
votes
0answers
269 views

Mail Process 140% in Activity Monitor/1 IMAP Account/Random Problem

A friend of mine is having some problems with his Mail Account. As stated in the title, the Mail process uses 140% of the CPU, as shown in Activity Monitor. It's a random error, it doesn't happen all ...
3
votes
0answers
122 views

Cannot Delete Mailboxes in Mail.app

macOS 10.14.6, Mail.app v. 12.4 (3445.104.11), 2015 iMac. The software is up-to-date. I was looking for a possibly-deleted email, and searched several Time Machine backups. I found one possibility, ...
3
votes
0answers
30 views

Mail: How to send message from selected account

I'm using Apple Mail version 12.4 running on macOS Mojave. I have configured it with several email accounts. When creating a new message, the sender's email is automatically selected. Mail's ...
3
votes
0answers
135 views

macOS Mail.app loses usernames/password for Google Apps accounts

Background: I manage 2 computers, both 2017 MacBook Pros. One of which is running macOS High Sierra 10.13.x (latest sub version) for about 6 months. The other one was running the same, but is now ...
3
votes
0answers
33 views

Reset Apple Mail auto suggest?

Using Apple Mail to handle my email there is a great feature that when you select an email to move to a folder it suggests one, presumably based on a previous move. Is there a way to 'reset' this? At ...
3
votes
0answers
41 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

Mail rules not working at all

I am running MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 and I wanted to create a basic rule that would look for the word "Monitoring" in a message subject and move it to a "Monitoring" mailbox if it was found. I created ...
3
votes
0answers
46 views

Show recipients email address in mailing list

I am getting spam to one of my e-mail addresses. The recipient's address, however, only shows an mailing list (I guess), to which I have never subscribed: > I am trying to find out, to which mail ...
3
votes
0answers
56 views

Mail on my IPhone 5s won't be delivered when app is not open

I have an iPhone 5s. I can't receive any e-mail when the app Mail is not open. Instead, when the app is open I receive all the e-mail that someone send to me and appears instantly. What should I do ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

Apple Mail: Adding two or more standard actions

I am happily using Apple Mail and have ordered my mail chaos into a great structured tree of certain archive directories. I use apple Mail rules to organize a lot of the incoming traffic to be ...
3
votes
0answers
58 views

MacOS displaying 100s of notifications about 117th birthday

A large number of notifications are being generated for all contacts celebrating a 117th birthday. There is also no way to bulk dismiss them. The notifications have a Calendar icon, but this could ...
3
votes
0answers
449 views

Mail: How to show all recipients by default?

The top of my Mail messages say To: followed by the primary recipient, plus a link labelled and 3 more…. Clicking that link reveals the additional recipients. I'd rather not have to click the link, ...
3
votes
0answers
994 views

apple mail with el capitan does not scroll the bottom window of a message

Since installing El Capitan on 2009 iMac, in Apple Mail, a selected message contents does not scroll in the bottom window when the mouse scroll wheel is used, or when the down arrow key is pressed. ...
3
votes
0answers
460 views

How can I add an SMIME cert and configure iOS mail to use it?

In order to protect ourselves from NSA-style snooping, we need to start using SMIME encrypted email. Since I have over 10,000 BYOD devices to update, what is the most effective way to Deploy an ...
3
votes
0answers
4k views

Unread email in Apple Mail in 10.9.2

I have a very annoying problem with Apple Mail. I have used the app ever since 10.2, until now, which I have for the time being changed over to Unibox, which is very nice, although quite slow. Anyway....
3
votes
0answers
561 views

Mountain Lion Mail using over 40GB of memory

Mail in Mountain Lion (10.8.3) seems to be having one heck of a memory leak. As you can see, it's using over 44GB of memory and 200% CPU. Machine specs: Mac Pro 2 x 2.4 GHz 6-Core Xeon 64GB RAM SSD ...
3
votes
0answers
2k views

Why is Mail.app using so much CPU with gmail and Exchange?

My Mail.app is configured for Gmail and Exchange. For some time now the program has been running out of control. It's pretty much constantly burning 100% of CPU (but only 100%). It's got an ...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

My Mac is sending spam emails

I do not think this is mere spoofing, and I do not think it's exactly like Receiving spam from myself Here is a diff of a test email I sent to myself(on the left), and the spam email(on the right). ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

How can I restore the sort interface for Mail.app to the way it was before the Catalina upgrade?

I've been using Apple's Mail.app since 1993 and have grown quite accustomed to its "legacy" interface. One of the nice things about the interface is that it was a standard NSTableView and you could ...
2
votes
0answers
14 views

Others can't read my annotated PDFs

I annotate PDFs in the Mail app on iOS with the pen. Some people complain that they cannot see the annotations at all. On my Mac, using Preview, I can see everything well. Things I tried: Printing ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Is it possible to use @user mentions in Mail.app?

Is it possible to use @user mentions in email composed on Mail.app? Outlook for Mac allows this and I am wondering if it is possible in Mail.app as well. Outlook's @ mention allows these: Lets the ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

How to obtain default application associations throughout the system with one tool?

I'd like to be able to use the shell (or a GUI would be alright too) to obtain default associations of both filetypes and functions such as Email and the default web browser in one holistic location. ...
2
votes
0answers
12 views

Which Mail rule processed a message?

I have lots of mail rules that sort incoming mail into different folders. Today a message got put into a folder it didn't belong in. There are over 40 rules that move messages into this particular ...
2
votes
0answers
10 views

Find mail rules that are no longer being used

I have over 80 rules in Mail, many are for automatically filing mail from service providers to folders. Some of these are probably obsolete, as they were for temporary situations, or refer to ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

How do I export emails to PDF without the “See More from…” history expanded at the end of the messages?

I want to generate a PDF of an email correspondence. I don't want my PDF to include, at the end of each email, a quoted history of every message prior to it. I open a conversation in Mail. I do not ...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

How to see LaTeX output in Mail.app?

I frequently receive mails with LaTeX text which appear in normal text like $frac{(1+cos\theta)^2 but I want them to be rendered in Mail.app as it would be written in books. Is there any plugin or ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

Mail viewing custom headers doesn't work

My mail forwarding service has recently started adding a "Resent-From" header to all the messages, and I'm trying to filter this out in Mail.app. I go into Preferences -> Viewing and select "Show ...
2
votes
0answers
101 views

OSX Apple Mail client stops syncing GMail IMAP

Latest OSX version on a MacBook Pro. On a regular basis, the Apple Mail client stops fetching new messages from GMail via IMAP. Clicking on the "Fetch new mail" button does nothing. It's possible ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

Names removed from Mac Mail VIP list are sent to Junk

I do not use the VIP list in my Mac Mail (Version 12.2). It's just not how I organize my mail — not how I roll. And yet somehow, I accidentally added my wife to the VIP list. It was very easy to ...
2
votes
0answers
672 views

Mail.app: Moving messages out of IMAP accounts to local folders without keeping a copy in the Archive

I have my Mail.app set up with multiple email accounts (from different providers). For each of these accounts, I would like to make sure that when I drag an email out of the respective inbox into a ...
2
votes
0answers
195 views

mail app fails to login for google mail

My problem with using the email app started today, after macOS update to version 10.14.4. The problem is email (and calendar) app fail to log into google. I have entered my google email address, ...
2
votes
0answers
310 views

macOS Mail: How to remove background color of a message in message list?

In MacOS Mail, we can change the background color of a message in the message list. This could happen in two ways AFAIK: (i) Select a message, go to Format -> Show Colors, then choose a color, or (ii)...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Force Mail.app to use a certain email account for certain recipients?

When I email a certain person I always want my outgoing email to be on my email account X rather than account Y. For example, I always want to send Bob email messages via Google Gmail rather than ...