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

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Is it possible to create a link/URL to a particular mailbox folder in Mail?

I would like to link to a particular email folder so that when I click a URL file in Finder or URL link in another application (such as Notes), it opens the email folder in Mail for me. Is this ...
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Attached pictures not shown at recipient

I send a lot of mails to many different contacts. Sometimes with attached pictures like png and jpg files. Quite often I get people responding to me that they cannot see the attached file. And their ...
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For Mail.app, is it possible to "start" with an existing POP account for email and merge the mailbox with a new IMAP?

I've been using POP to download Gmail to Mail.app since I made the account in 2009. Now, Google required me to use 2-step authentication, meaning I also can only use IMAP for my Google account on my ...
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Apple Mail extension for handling multiple fonts and signatures

I'm looking for an Apple Mail extension that supports multiple signatures and fonts. I use 2 accounts with Mail; one private and one for work. I want to use different styles (font and signature) for ...
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Mac Mail search not working after updating to Big Sur

I've recently updated from macOS 10.15 to Big Sur. Generally everything works, apart from the search tool in macOS's native Mail.app: when I try to search for an email, phrase, contact etc, half the ...
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Ask where to download on Apple Mail

I am a new user to Macs. I am finding Apple Mail frustrating because it will only let me download attachments to the Download folder. The preferences do not help either, as that only lets me set a ...
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iCloud mail not notifying on iPhone

I'm using iCloud mail, and everything is connected just fine. I have a Mac with the stock Mac Mail app, and I receive messages very quickly after they're sent, like normal. On my iPhone (8 with OS 15....
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Snooze mail in Apple Mail (set reminder for later)

I would like to snooze email in mail.app. I discovered that the easiest way is to set a reminder for certain mails to be (re)checked on a particular date which I can choose, using automator. I found a ...
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What does Apple call the feature where an arbitrary app can react to text in your e-mail?

Apple has a feature that allows native and 3rd-party apps to detect certain patterns in the text in your e-mail messages and respond to it with menus allowing you to act on them. I want to Google for ...
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How secure is Apple's Mail Privacy Protection?

Apple states the following about their Mail Privacy Protection feature: The Mail app can help protect your privacy. Email messages you receive may include remote content that allows a sender to ...
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How to force a service shortcut to override an application one?

I want to have a global "send to omnifocus" shortcut. I have enabled it and set via Keyboard -> Services. Unfortunately, it seems to conflict with some default shortcut in the Apple Mail. ...
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How do I sync Smart Mailboxes / Smart Albums across my devices? [closed]

I'm on macOS Monterey 12.0.1 & iOS / iPad OS 15, and I have created some Smart Mailboxes in Mail.app and Smart Albums in Photos.app on my Mac, but they don't seem to sync across my devices. If ...
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Upgraded to MacOS (Monterey) - AppleMail no longer toggles between open windows

Apple Mail - cannot toggle between open windows (ex: All Inboxes; All Sent) using cmd`. Worked fine before I updated to OS 12!
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Where is Siri finding this event?

I wrote this email to my sister earlier this week. However, it shows that "Siri found an event." Not only that, it found a time. How did this happen? For context, here's the email. (I didn't ...
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Is there any way to get the Mail app on the iPhone to filter spam when importing non-Apple mail?

I have an iPhone, and use Mail to check my email. It checks three accounts: my Apple iCloud account, my Gmail account, and a personal mailbox set up on my web host, Opalstack. Opalstack doesn't offer ...
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Apple Mail always "Expand All Conversations"

In Apple Mail I can set View -> "Expand All Conversations" but if I quit Apple Mail and open it again the setting is lost and I have to set it again. Is there any way to keep the setting &...
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Migration Assistant failed to transfer both Mail passwords

I have two MacBook Pro's; one old, one new. I used Migration Assistant. It transferred two mail accounts, only one password. So only one account works. The second password is NOT in the keychain in ...
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Mail.app refuses to send e-mail

I have just upgraded to Monterey (12.0.1 (21A559)), and cannot send e-mails. Mail.app tells me that the certificate is not valid. We own our own domain and host the primary MX here, and this worked ...
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Apple mail signature with picture on the left and text on the right

I am trying to setup a signature with a logo on the left side, and the signature text on the right side. I've tried all the following possibilities: Create the layout from Word, and paste it in Mac ...
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How does Mac Mail's "unsubscribe" feature work?

How does Mac Mail's "unsubscribe" feature work ? By the unsubscribe feature, i mean the feature as per the screenshot attached. Eg. Does it follow the unsubscribe link that was sent in the ...
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Apple Mail show corruped MIME/HTML Mails

Since a year I have on MacOS (10.4 and now 10.5 and 10.5.1) the same Problem. I receive Mails in Apple Mail, that are not decoded correctly (see example). It is independent from Sender. Even from the ...
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How can I restore the previous flag order and assignments in Mac Mail?

I recently upgraded my mid-2013 MacBook Air to MacOS Catalina. I'm not sure if it's relevant, but I had to do a full disk erase, followed by a clean install from a flash drive boot disk, then restore ...
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Organizing "Sent" mail

Operating system: macOS Monterey version 12.0.1. In Apple Mail, I use Smart Mailboxes to organize incoming mail. I'd like to better organize Sent mail. Does any means exist within Apple Mail to ...
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Macbook spamming email with alert emails

I've just bought a new MacBook Pro 14" and since I configured it with my Google account I started receiving email notifications about my calendar events. Apparently, Macbook is adding extra ...
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use an iCloud+ «hide my email» apple ID forward address as an alias to send mail

Hide my email is the neat feature introduced by apple earlier, and since then I have been trying to figure out how I can use those forward addresses as sender address when composing emails on the ...
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Why Apple Mail does not search based on sender email address?

I search for Alza you can see, they sent me an email, but Mail does not show it.
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How to recover deleted email attachments from iCloud

This scenario sounds simple. Receive mail on phone, delete all [because I don't keep any emails on my phone long term], then realise one of the emails was on IMAP. Try to get back that one mail from ...
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Why is Mac Mail refusing a correct password?

Recently Mac Mail started requesting the password for my MSN mail account and refusing the correct password when entered. I'm 100% certain the password is correct (I've used to to log in on iOS in ...
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Cannot connect to my Google accounts anymore

I'm on macOS 10.13.6 and Mail just started to prompt me to authenticate to connet to my two gmail accounts. So I did, using two-factor-authentication, everything seemed to work fine until the last ...
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How to cancel "moving messages" in Mail.app

How can I stop Mail.app to move messages? I accidentally moved a thousands of messages from a local folder to an IMAP folder. This will take a long time and will reach max space quota on the IMAP ...
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Apple Mail: upgrade from V5 (running on HighSierra 10.13) to V8 (Big Sur 11) no local Mail folders

After a fresh install of macOS Big Sur (11), I tried to migrate my Apple Mail configuration and the mail messages stored locally. First attempt was to copy the ~/Library/Mail/V5 content to the new ~/...
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How to restart Mac Mail.app every night?

I want to restart my Mac Mail.app software every night at 6am (or any time I choose). What is the best way to do this? I DO NOT want to reboot my whole Mac every night, only the Mail.app. TIA. UPDATE ...
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Let's Encrypt with expired CA certificate and Apple Mail

This week - as my informations - Let's Encrypt CA certificate expires. This has guaranteed correctly managed by R3. However its two days that I'm fighting with these popup (see below). I renewed my ...
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iCloud Mail Server Side Filtering Rules

I'm thinking about switching to using iCloud mail as my full time email. I setup an account with a bunch of rules (eg if from *@apple.com move to Apple folder) on my mail.app on my Mac, however I ...
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Image not showing in email signature after iOS 15 upgrade

Before upgrading to iOS 15 an image appeared in my email signature. But after upgrading I’m just getting a blank white box. When I go into settings the image is still there. I've tried editing ...
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Mail.app doesn't use my default browser for authenticating accounts

If I log into Gmail from Mail.app, it wants to authenticate from a browser, so Mail.app obliges. However, my default browser is Firefox (currently 92.0), but Mail opens Safari. How can I change that? ...
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How to make Gmail push notifications continuously sync on iPhone 8?

My push notifications do not continuously sync with my gmail inbox. On my computer, I delete emails but the notification remains on my phone. Is there a way to have the push notifications continuously ...
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Mail.app on 10.14.6 shows email folders in different ways on two nearly identical computers

I have 2 Mac minis (2012) running Mojave 10.14.6. They are nearly identical in specification, but one has been running Mojave since 2019 and the other is a build from earlier this month (September ...
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Send email from alias by default, Mail app

In the Mail app, I would like to automatically send new emails from my alias. I have the alias set up so that it appears as one of the options in the "From" menu when composing an email, but ...
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Apple Mail search very slow (Big Sur)

Mail searches used to be lightning fast and results appeared as I typed. For the last few months, they're been super slow (macOS 11.5.2, rMBP 2015). I one account with less than 2GB of mail. I've ...
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In what way is a reply to a received private relay email kept private?

If I hide my email address for an app signup, get a private relay address, and subsequently reply, in the Mail app (iOS 14.5), to an email sent to me via that address then Mail will use my default ...
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Check that a network Mac is powered on (to start backing it up)

I have recently installed in my home's basement near my router an old iMac on High Sierra to be a server helping the other macs. This server is always on and running. It performs certain current tasks ...
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Manually migrating locally-stored mail between machines; can I ignore certain folders?

I'm in the process of migrating locally stored email from one Mac to another (both running latest version of Big Sur, 11.5.2). The IMAP stuff on the server is no problem, of course, because… well, it’...
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Full size picture emailed from iPhone to Hotmail address get's converted to smaller thumbnail instead of attachment but other servers receive fine

This is really bizarre and I haven't been able to find anything as to what is happening. Full size picture emailed from iPhone to Hotmail address get's converted to smaller thumbnail, and even when ...
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Mails from Google accounts can't be forwarded with mail rules

I have a very simple Mail mail rule: If mail arrives to a certain account that mail should be moved to a mailbox and then redirected to another mail address. It works perfectly with all domains, ...
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Apple mail can't open links in Firefox because Classic environment is no longer supported

I use Firefox as my default browser on macOS Catalina version 10.15.7. Yesterday I used brew to upgrade Firefox to the latest version: brew update brew upgrade firefox After the upgrade, Firefox ...
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Add multiple attachments to mail using AppleScript

I am trying to write an AppleScript file that sends email with multiple attachments from the current Finder selection. The one I am currently using is working when one item is selected, but not ...
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Big Sur Mac Mail: display date and time received?

Is there a way to force Mail in Big Sur to display the Date Received column as a date and time, not a mere date? Times are important. If there's a way to make Mail do this, what is it?
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AppleScript to download attachments from Mail.app

I'm trying to create an Apple Script that triggers from a Mail Rule that will download attachments from a message to my Downloads folder. I found this article from 2011 as a starting point. I found ...
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Can't create Google internet account

I want Apple Mail to talk to a gmail account. In System Preferences, when I say I want a new Google account, I get a dialog that says Google requires completing authentication in your web browser So ...

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