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

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How do I stop Apple Mail from opening because of iCal appointments?

I use only webbased Gmail for mail, but Mail.app keeps popping up as a result from iCal-appointments that have a e-mail reminder setting. I also get these reminders from Gmail anyway and I would like ...
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How to stop Mail.app in Lion creating an Archive folder for archiving in Gmail?

Mail.app in Mac OS 10.7 added an Archive button. Unfortunately, when archiving a message in a Gmail account, instead of simply putting the message into All Mail folder, Mail.app creates a folder ...
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Managing MS Exchange server-side email rules on Mac OS X?

Has anybody found an easy way to manage server-side rules from Mac OS X? Here's a brief list of what I know doesn't work: Entourage 2008 - it supports client rules, but not server rules. No good, ...
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Apple Mail doesn't apply rules unless I choose “Apply Rules” manually

I'm using Apple Mail with IMAP account. I have several filtering rules defined. The problem is that Mail doesn't apply them automatically to incoming email. Even spam isn't filtered automatically. ...
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Font changes when sending from Mac Mail to Windows Outlook

How do I get the font to display properly when sending email to my Windows Outlook colleagues from Mac Mail? Currently it just picks any font up as Times New Roman on their machine even though I have ...
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Clearing Cache in Mail on Snow Leopard

Can anyone tell me how to clear the cache in the Mail application on Snow Leopard? I noticed that it was automatically backing up my gmail messages so it ended up caching 11GB of emails even though ...
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How to open/browse an mbox file?

Specifically an Apple Mail .mbox file. I'm looking for a way to browse the emails it contains short of just importing it back into Apple Mail and cluttering up my currents emails. I don't mind having ...
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How do I copy a link to a Mail.app message without using drag-and-drop?

I keep a daily journal, and I like to have links to email messages, my mail client is Mail.app on OSX. I can drag-and-drop links to my journal program (VoodooPad), but I would really prefer to copy ...
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Backup Gmail using Mail.app and IMAP without redundancy

I don't care for actually using mail app. I use it just for offline access, for eventual quick reading and even more eventually replying. I use mostly the gmail interface. So I've setup and tuned up ...
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Mail.app: Showing my sent messages in thread view

I would like to know if there is a way to show my sent mails in thread view in Mail.app. I like thread view a lot, the only thing that I would love to have is viewing my sent mails also in the ...
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What Is the Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to Last Message in Mac OS X Mail.app?

I'm on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). In Mail, I have the first message in my Inbox selected and I'm trying to navigate to the last message using my keyboard. In Thunderbird, I just hit the End key, ...
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IMAP on Mail.app, and Gmail questions

I recently setup my gmail account with IMAP on my email account. Unfortunately, I now have a stubborn white folder called [Gmail] that contains all of gmail's folders. I can't get rid of them, or ...
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Mail.app - What sets sort order when adding To addresses by typing Group name?

Using Mail.app in Mac OS X (10.6.3) I'm seeing apparently random sort order when sending a email to a group. Not a major issue but you'd think it be alphabetical?!? To reproduce: Compose New ...
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How do I stop mail.app and its nag screen from opening upon login in OS X if I don't use it

Currently whenever I start OS X (10.6.2), mail.app starts up with a "Welcome to Mail" dialog, asking me to create an account by inputting name, email address, and password. If I cancel this dialog, ...
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Apple Mail: Flag message from keyboard

One of the flags in Apple Mail can be applied to a message using Command-Shift-L. Is there a way to apply any other flag? I renamed one of the colors to TODO, and I set up a keyboard shortcut for ...
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GMail IMAP + Apple Mail / iPhone - “Account exceeded bandwidth limits. (Failure)”

Started seeing this this morning in Apple Mail. I have one of those exclamation point error indicators next to "Inbox", with this error message when I click on it: There may be a problem with the ...
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How do I make Mail.app quit after iCal sends an alert?

iCal uses a built in script file to email reminders through Mail.app. It works great, but I don't use Mail.app for my main email account, just for sending calendar notifications. So, Mail.app opens ...
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Is there a way to get mail from /var/mail in a different client?

Many Linux systems store mail for users in /var/mail. Is there some way I can fetch that mail using my preferred email client? (I use Apple Mail on OS X Lion, but if there's way to do this that works ...
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How should I configure Mail.App and Google Mail?

I'm running the Mac OS X 10.6 version of Mail.app and accessing Google Apps' mail via IMAP. I'm trying to make the integration as seamless as possible because I'm thinking of switching my wife to the ...
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How to put unread mail messages in shell prompt

I am using OS X and I want to know if there are any unread messages in my Mail.app? I want to put that number in my shell prompt. How do I go about it?
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Display the total number of emails in a folder instead of the number of unread emails?

On Apple Mail's left menu, I would like the total number of emails (both read and unread) in each folder to be displayed instead of the number of unread emails. I haven't found any setting nor third ...
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Mail.app: Showing remote images automatically for specific senders

In a similar way to what gmail allows, I'd like to get specific senders' remote images to be auto-loaded. One option that I came across is using a rule and an applescript: ...
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How can I add a comment when I decline an invite in iCal or Apple Mail?

I'm using iCal to manage my calendar on an Exchange server. In outlook, when I accepted or declined a meeting, I was able to add a comment telling the sender why I couldn't make the meeting. With ...
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Can I change the “From” name and address without going into Mail.app's preferences?

Can I somehow add an editable "From" field to Mail.app, a bit like Virtual Identity for Thunderbird, just like I could change the "Reply To" address on the fly? In Mail.app, one can set up multiple ...
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Apple Mail: Can't undo a delete?

Sometimes I can't, and sometimes I can. I want to be able to ⌘-Z after I accidentially delete a message. Or multiple messages. I want the Undo feature!
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To get Mail work for `git am`

I use Gmail and Mac's Mail for emails. It seems that you can use git am only with a terminal's Mail in OS X/Ubuntu. I apparently need to set up my ~/.mailrc such that # gmail account account gmail ...
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Import contacts from MS exchange to Address Book

Does anyone know how to import contacts from MS exchange to OSX Leopard Address book? I am able to get auto-complete in Mail for the email address stored in Exchange but I cannot import the contacts ...
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Import into Address book all email addresses from emails sent of a Mail backup

I would like to import all email addresses from all the emails sent (fields TO:, CC: and BCC:) in Mail (Mac OS X) and add them to Address book in OS X Lion, is it possible?
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How to setup Exchange server mail and address book accounts on OS X Snow Lepord?

I want setup my 3 mail accounts (1x Gmail, 1x Hotmail, and 1x Corporate using Google Apps) on my Mac, but I want them to work the way they work on my iPhone and my iPad, using Exchange. It really ...
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Restore Mail.app Backup to GMail

I have my GMail account setup with Mail.app using IMAP. I accidentally deleted my Sent Mail through Mail.app, emptied the Trash. This propagated to the cloud, and I lost all my Sent items. The one ...
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Creating “save as” functionality to .eml file in AppleScript

I'm new to AppleScript and trying to figure out how to save a Mail.app message as an .eml message. Ideally, I would like it to act similar to the Mail menu bar actions, in which it saves the message ...
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Suddenly can't send E-Mails with Apple Mail to Gmail SMTP

I have a weird problem that started just today. I am using Apple Mail on a Leopard machine, connecting to Gmail. Fetching e-mail works just fine. My SMTP settings are also correct. Still, I can't send ...
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How to fix incorrect dates in Apple Mail after migrating from IMAP to Exchange?

My company has just transitioned from an IMAP provider to a Microsoft Exchange server. As part of the transition, I moved all of my old messages from the various IMAP folders into corresponding ...
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Lion Mail: Show “to” line (or details view) in messages

Mail in Lion hides the "to" address by default in the message view pane -- you have to click "Details" to show it. Is there a way to always show the "to" address? I need to know if messages went to a ...
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What is the Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to the First/Last Message in Mail.app in Mac OS X Lion?

In Snow Leopard holding option-up arrow (for > 1s) will select the first message and option-down arrow will select the last message in Mail.app (see: What Is the Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to Last ...
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Using Lion Mail.app on Snow Leopard

Is there any possible way to use the Lion Mail.app in Snow Leopard? I was thinking to somehow extract it from the Lion disk image, and then just put it in /Applications on Snow Leopard. But I'm ...
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OS X Lion Mail.app - how to set the Exchange Vacation Notice?

Does anyone know how to set the Exchange Vacation Notice in Mail.app 5.0? It says on their feature list that it should work: Exchange 2010 support Mail, iCal, and Address Book now support Microsoft ...
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Some Mac applications crash frequently, with “__THE_SYSTEM_HAS_NO_PORT_SETS_AVAILABLE__” in backtrace

Recently I'm finding that some Mac OS X applications are crashing frequently with backtraces like the following: Process: Mail [39226] Path: ...
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Moving domain and keeping IMAP email - Linux Evolution, Mac Mail

This question is about keeping email during a server move, where the clients are Linux (me) and Mac (my wife) using IMAP. I receive email at me@mydomain.com using a webmail service that my hosting ...
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How to view e-mails in HTML by default in Mail.app in Lion?

At the moment my Mail.app under Mac OS 10.7 shows the plaintext part of every e-mail by default and I have to switch to HTML view manually. Is there a way to have HTML as the default viewing option?
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Mac OS X Mail.app - how to prevent addresses being automatically added to Address Book

Is there any way to disable the feature where Mail.app on OS X 10.6 will automatically add addresses into the address book when replying to an email from someone not in your address book already? I ...
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Mail.app: Is it possible to leave messages unread while viewing them in the viewer pane?

I've just started using Mail.app, after switching from WinXP to OSX. Both Outlook and Mail.app have a preview pane, but in Outlook, I was able to configure it to only mark a message as unread after ...
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How to search from/to/subject/all fields in Apple Mail 5?

I just upgraded to OS X Lion 10.7 and it included the new Apple Mail. In Mail 4, I used to be able to choose where to search from (from/to/subject/all). How do I do this in Mail 5?
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Is it possible to schedule a message for future delivery in Mail.app?

Is it possible to schedule a message for future delivery in Mail.app? I know this is possible in Outlook, in Thunderbird, and through several external apps. Can Mail.app do this, too?
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Create extra “special” mailbox in Mail.app

Anyone knows if i can add an extra mailbox under "Mailboxes" in Mail.app (or if a plugin exists to do this)? not a Smart mailbox, no mailbox under "on my mac" but just another icon under "mailboxes" ...
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Make Apple's Mail.app update all RSS feeds every minute

I'm using Apple's Mail (v4.1) on my iMac, and I'd like to make it update all my RSS feeds every minute instead of every 30 minutes. I've subscribed to feeds which change very frequently, and I want to ...
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Sending (simpler) plain text emails with Apple Mail

I would like to send plain text emails using Apple Mail. (I'm using version 3.6 on Leopard.) This looked fairly straightforward: Preferences -> Composing -> Message Format: Plain Text. However, 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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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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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. ...