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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

3
votes
1answer
185 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
428 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
377 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
816 views

Save as PDF to Folder Script for Apple Mail

I want to add a script to a rule to auto-print messages as PDF to a specific Folder. What I found was this: http://is.gd/acmsE but it doesn't work for me on OS X 10.6. I already know the Save to PDF ...
1
vote
1answer
289 views

Using Apple Mail as a native email client; Want to use Thunderbird to back up all of my Gmail

Let me start with my question and then I'll provide the context behind it: Is there a way for me to create a full local backup of my Gmail account (all received and sent emails) using a program like ...
1
vote
1answer
758 views

Moving Gmail account from POP to IMAP with Mail.app

I've been using POP to access my Gmail account using Mail, but I want to switch to IMAP to synchronize read emails with the web interface, and, most importantly, with my iPhone (which is already using ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Apple Mail inbox multiplying at an alarming rate

All of a sudden, this morning, Apple Mail started downloading emails to my gmail account despite the fact that I knew there were no new emails. I looked at the inbox and discovered that there were ...
3
votes
0answers
222 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
153 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
196 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
201 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
289 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
4k views

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.
1
vote
0answers
40 views

How do I configure Mail to download my messages via IMAP/Gmail?

I've configured Mail to access Gmail via IMAP. I've also configured Gmail, in it's settings, to limit each IMAP folder to only download 1000 of each folder. The problem is that I have a folder that ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

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.
1
vote
0answers
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

“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 ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
218 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
218 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
131 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
352 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
55 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
294 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

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" ...
1
vote
0answers
586 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How to delete archived mail in Mail application Mac OS

Today, I misclicked to an email in Mail app, then it was archived. (I want to delete it instead). Now, how can I find and delete this email? I cannot find it anymore. Thank you very much
0
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
378 views

OSX Yosemite Mail keeps on sending emails to Spam folder (On My Mac)

Hi guys, a bit of a strangle pickle, and probably something to do with "use this as a mailbox" being all mucked up, but every email I get seems to go to the spam folder (not on my gmail remote but on ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Mail.app IMAP connection to gmail times out all the time

I am using Mail.app (7.3 from Mavericks) with Gmail (Google apps mail). It has always worked fine, but suddenly I see serious periodic connection issues. My accounts show "The connection to the ...
0
votes
0answers
127 views

“Date received” timestamp incorrect after IMAP to Exchange migration

We've migrated some IMAP messages to Exchange. One particular mailbox was transferred to Exchange in OS X's Mail program (we dragged & dropped the messages), version 5, and now the entire "Sent" ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
126 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

Restore Deleted Mails in Mail App

I am using MAC Mail app for my mails from several accounts. So somehow two of my gmail's mails got deleted and since it was using IMAP the web also deleted all of it. Other emails from Yahoo and ...
0
votes
0answers
89 views

Why did Apple Mail delete my Sent Messages?

I use Apple Mail on my Mac Book. I have a few accounts, and the structure looks like so: INBOX - Account 1 - Account 2 - Account 3 - Account 4 SENT - Account 1 - Account 2 - Account 3 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Mail.app sends e-mail to outlook 2013 and has invisible text and wierd attachments

When someone sends me an e-mail from their mac (mail.app) I get something like this: Somehow, this is the default. It occurs on several pc's running win 8.1 and outlook 2013 and both macs have the ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

In Apple Mail how can I include images in reply but not other attachments?

I am running apple mail on mavericks, imap gmail. When I reply to an email thread with images inline the images are stripped out on the reply. I am using the attachment tamer add-on, and there is a ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Can I check local unix mail in Apple Mail.app?

Would be hella convenient. I found this post but it's 10 years old: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20040313194905606 Is there a similar solution for Mavericks?
0
votes
0answers
53 views

How to send broadcast mail with Mac Mail 7.1 and without using BCC

Is there a way how to send broadcast mail with Mac Mail 7.1 without using BCC and showing all recipients email address in their end? Could you tell me about it? Reason: I would like to avoid to show ...
0
votes
0answers
374 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
579 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
221 views

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. ...