Apple Mail (or Mail.App) is the email client included with Mac OS X, developed by Apple.

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Does Mac Mail Transmit Plain Text Password During New Acc Setup When Mail Connects to Server?

It appears that whenever you set up a new mail account on Mac Mail (or on iPhone etc), that as soon as you enter the server and the mail account password, Mac Mail tries to connect to the mail server. ...
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My IMAP account occasionally gives a timeout error

I've got a few email addresses setup in Apple Mail. An iCloud address, one of my internet provider and one of my hosting company. The last one is giving me problems. Every now and then when I go to ...
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Keyboard buffering since OS X 10.8

Since installing OS X 10.8 keyboard buffering when composing in Apple Mail has become a problem. Sometimes I can key a six or eight letter word before it appears on the screen. Mail is off right now ...
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How can I make sent e-mail appear in Sent mailbox faster?

Whenever I send a message using Mac Mail 4.5 (Mac OS X 10.6.7), it takes anywhere from 5 seconds to 1 minute before it shows up in the Sent mailbox. This drives me crazy, because: Sometimes I want ...
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read localhost mail and send to locahost using Mail.app (or any other std mail client app)

I want to read the localhost mail on Mail.app. Currently I just type mail on the command line. If I can read "localhost" mail on my Mail.app, then can I send (or move mail from other accounts, e.g. ...
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How can I make Mac Mail mark messages as read automatically?

I have rules set up that correctly filter messages into different folders, but for some reason no messages are marked as read.
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Is Exchange faster than IMAP?

I have subscribed to a new email provider that provides both "Exchange" and IMAP. I am familiar with IMAP so I configured it on OS X Mail (Mail.app), but it is extremely slow, with occasional ...
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How does one know if the Mail app on OSX is using SSL to connect to your email account or not?

I set up an email account, which is supposed to use SSL. But while setting it up Mail said that it "Could not send the password securely" to the server, and that If I send the password other people ...
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Create AddressBook group without creating individual contacts

Is there a way to create a mailing list for AddressBook.app and/or Mail.app without individually creating contacts for each person on the list? Specifically, I have an e-mail addressed to each ...
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IMAP syncronisation problems with google apps (GMail), iPhone and Apple Mail (messages only delivered to one device)

We have been successfully using Google Apps for our email in my office for some time now but this week one (just one) of my users has developed a problem I cannot solve. As far as I can see, no ...
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Drafts in Apple Mail spinning out of control

My draft mail continues to duplicate and keeps duplicating. It never stops. It is like the national debt sign that keeps adding and adding. I'm at 289.000 and counting. What is going on here? I have ...
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OSX Mail.app send only plaintext but read as html

I get email which seems properly plaintext formatted, but when I forward it out, the font size ends up being enormous and a few other formatting stupidities. So I tried the following: defaults write ...
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Disabling spotlight indexing email attachments - El Capitan

I have just purchased a MacBook Air and I have set up 2 email accounts and have been playing around with spotlight. I tried using features like typing "documents I worked on today" but it came up with ...
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When looking at a message (in its own window) in Apple Mail, how can I jump to the thread that contains it?

For example, if I pull up a message from Spotlight, it's not threaded or grouped with related messages -- it's in its own window. I would like to be able to see or jump to the related messages view.
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OSX localhost mail in mail.app?

Every time I start a Terminal I see that I have unread mail. I know that I can access them via the mail command but I'm not comfortable in using that command. Is there any way to read the local mail ...
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Mail.app rules not triggering

I have a mail.app rule set up to run an applescript when incoming emails come in with a certain subject, but it does not trigger. I see the emails in my inbox, and the rule is activated, but it does ...
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“Last Business Day” smart mailbox for Apple Mail

I have a handy smart mailbox for "Yesterday" with a simple condition Date received - is yesterday However, on Mondays this returns the results from Sunday. I would like to have the last business ...
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Draft messages in Mountain Lion Mail do not include server draft messages

I had a clean install Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro, early 2011. Following suggestions in the forums, I carried my "Mail" folders (folders, preferences, etc) from my cloned backup of Snow Leopard. ...
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If I send an encrypted message using Apple Mail, are the attachments also encrypted?

A while ago, I'd tested this by sending myself an email with a file attached, then opening it in a web-based client. What I saw was a blank message with a single smime.p7m attachment. I assumed this ...
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OSX MAIL APP: how can i merge several 'archived' MAIL folders into one single new (filesystem) folder

over the last 5 years i have accumlated several partial MAIL folders scaterred across several different volumes (representing 10GB++ of mail that i really dont want to have to download all over ...
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How can I select first/last message in Mail.app in Mountain Lion?

The closest I got was to use an Applescript service that was given as a tip for Lion (see: What is the Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to the First/Last Message in Mail.app in Mac OS X Lion?): on run ...
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How can I make an encrypted email message into a .p7m file?

This is a bit complicated, so I'll explain what I'm really trying to do here: I have a Debian server, and I want to automatically email myself certain logs every week. I'm going to use cron and a bash ...
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How to make Apple Mail client open messages on my secondary display?

Been looking high & low and while I've found many people asking the exact opposite question, I can't seem to solve this one. I have dual monitors and I'm running Lion 10.7.4, and I want to run ...
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How to reverse search in Apple Mail Message Viewer

Using Apple Mail, if you have your inbox sorted by Date Received so that most recent messages are at the top of the inbox, you can type the beginning of someone's name and message viewer will ...
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Split Mail Thread (in Apple Mail)

I'm trying to split a thread / conversation in Apple Mail 5.2 (the one on Lion). What I've done so far is trying to remove the references and reply-to from the mail files, but for some reason this ...
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Switch Mail off and get email only from selected contacts

In the email program Mail from OS X Lion, is it possible to switch it off so you only get email notifications for certain selected users? I thought about moving all incoming email to another folder ...
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Can't find a particular message in Apple Mail on OS X Lion

I can't find a particular message in my mails using Apple Mail on Mac OS X Lion. It connects to my mail server by IMAP. I select my inbox (the one I want to search) On the top right corner I have a ...
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Training Exchange spam filter via OS X Mail.app

My company uses Exchange 2007 for our mail server (via 3rd party hosted service), I use OS X Mail.app on my MacBook Pro. When viewing my junk folder in the webmail interface, there's a "Not Junk" ...
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Auto-label sent messages in Gmail/Mail.app in OS X

I'm using Gmail via IMAP in Mail.app in OS X. I've set up a number of labels in Gmail, and file incoming messages into the corresponding 'folders' in Mail.app, either automatically using Gmail's ...
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Trying to set up an auto reply for messages received from one specific email, but sent to different “reply-to” addresses

I work for a event management company and whenever someone sends an email question from our ticketing management site, that question is automatically sent to my work email for me to answer. The email ...
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Default Mail app cannot be changed to Outlook 2016 OSX 10.11

The default mail app in OSX is 'Mail' and even though in the mail preferences the default is set to use Outlook, it still opens Mail to open a .eml file. I've tried this on 3 different computers and ...
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OS X mail client hangs up after some time

Both Apple Mail and Outlook 2011 for Mac show the following symptoms: when checking for mail, the downloading of messages runs for some time (between around 10 to 60 seconds) and then hangs up when ...
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Unable to configure Google in El Capitan

I am an OSX user since 10.5, I always enjoyed iChat & Mail client for Google Talk / Hangouts and GMail. Recently I upgrated to 10.11 (15A284), here I am not able to add Google accounts. I am ...
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How do I get Apple Mail to user correct From address?

I move my emails using Rules from the Inbox to various "Mailboxes" located "On My Mac". When I select a message in one of these mailboxes and Reply, Mail selects one of my iCloud email addresses as ...
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OSX Automatically create PDF from template when email arrives

Is it possible (and if so through which approach) to automatically create a PDF based on a template by using input received through the Mail program? Basically something along these lines: 1) Filter ...
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Mail for Mac not showing IMAP folders

When connecting the Mail application to an IMAP account: I’m only able to see the inbox. The list of available folders to subscribe to is empty. Software details: Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mail Version ...
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Using Photos.app on OSX, how can I set the image size when mailing to friends?

I have just migrated to OSX 10.10.4, and started to use Photos.app instead of iPhoto. In mailing photos to friends from Photos.app, Windows users are receiving them at a greatly reduced size, and they ...
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Defer delivery in Apple Mail

I'd like to defer deliver of all emails in Apple Email by say 2 minutes. I know there is an option to deliver "After Delay" to achieve this but I don't want to have to set this up for every email. I ...
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CC field in Apple Mail

When I get an email, the CC field has email addresses so everyone who's email addresses are there get emailed as well. When I reply I want the same addresses in the CC field so that the same people ...
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How can I find the github file(s) I need to build this OS X Mail.app extension?

I downloaded the latest zip of GMailinator and was able to enable Mail.app plugins and put the plugin in the right place. However, upon restarting Mail, Mail disabled the plugin saying it was not ...
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How can I get an automatic duplicate/copy of sent messages in Apple Mail?

I have an account using IMAP and through the configuration settings I can make Mail to save the emails on the servers or locally. In any case, they appear in the default "Sent" folder. I would like to ...
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Attached Images not showing in Apple email on Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)

I've been using Atachment Tamer to display attached images in Apple Email but I still have to click on each one to get it to display in the email. Anyone have a better solution?
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Stop Mac Mail message body from auto completing email addresses

Every time I type to an "@" symbol it auto completes the rest of the email address. The problem is that I have more than one email address that is like mylastname@domain.com. I have several of those ...
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Can no longer connect to Office365 email

I have an old university email that I now access via Office365. I've had it setup and working in Mail on my Mac and also on my iPhone for several years. A few days ago it began to prompt me for my ...
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Mac Mail shows 18 incoming messages but they don't show up?

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to go about deleting these messages so incoming mail does not have a red dot with the number of messages on the logo on the dock?
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Gmail 2 factor authentication and Apple Mail

Using Gmail's 2FA security, Apple Mail 7.3 occasionally decides that my application-specific password is invalid and forces me to generate a new one. This happens pretty reliably every few days. ...
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Why does macmail on mac maverics sometimes garble mail and can you ungarble it?

Im getting stuff like this in the message : ---Apple-Mail=_AF890AB6-CE9F-41B8-9C00-B5DC44A39939 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Final Human Rights ...
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Gmail duplicates outgoing emails

Help me please. I've been used OSX native Mail client and noticed an issue (you can see it on image below). As you can see - each sent email duplicates more times. What is that? I suppose that it's ...
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Script Mail.app to auto-save attachments?

In similar thinking to a previous question, is it possible to script Apple's Mail.app to auto-save attachments from a given address or file type? Presuming it is, what would that AppleScript look ...
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Apple Mail in SL using excessive data

I am using Apple Mail on Snow Leopard. It seems to use excessive data, around 1.5 GB a day. I don't receive mails remotely close to that size obviously. Does anybody have any idea what's happening. ...