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Remove Quick Delete button in Outlook 2013?

In the "Compact" View of the Outlook 2013 Preview Pane, how do I remove the quick delete button which appears at the right-hand side of the previewed email? I would prefer to have the flag button as ...
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In 2011, what are the reasons to stick with plain text mails? [closed]

People entering college today have never known a world without an Internet. HTML was invented 1980, that's more than thirty years ago or 1.5 generations. But plain text mails are still common despite ...
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The best IMAP client for Gmail in Linux [closed]

I'd like to use an IMAP client to have an offline backup and access to Gmail. Now I use mutt, but I am not very satisfied. What is the best IMAP client for Linux to use with Gmail? I want it to be ...
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Thunderbird 3 “Reply to all”, also replies to myself

I have my job IMAP account set up in TB 3.0.3. It's becoming very annoying that in group emails where I'm in the CC or TO list I hit "Reply To All" and I find myself in the recipients list. So when ...
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The simplest way to set up a secure, IMAP, email server? [closed]

I would like to get rid of Google as an email provider, and set up a complete email solution on my dedicated server. The issue: I wish the setup to be as simple as possible, so that it wouldn’t be a ...
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How can I send an Outlook 2007 email containing a linked image?

I want to send an Outlook email that contains an externally hosted image, but I can find no options in the UI that lets me do this. I want to insert the image's URL somehow, and have it appear as an ...
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Is it possible to search an Outlook folder with Ctrl-F?

I've got CtrlF burned into my brain and hands to do a search. Outlook makes you use CtrlE because CtrlF does a forward. But when composing an email, CtrlF initiates a find. Assuming I'm OK giving ...
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PGP encrypt single message for multiple recipients

Is it possible to encrypt a message using PGP so that multiple recipients (each with their own public private keypair) can decrypt it? I'd like to email one message which can be decrypted by each ...
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how to check if email address does exist?

I'm trying to check 2000 email addresses if exist. Are there ways on how to do that without sending them an email. Wanted to check if the email is still valid. I found this one Email Unlimited, ...
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Is there a way to obtain the true IP address of someone masking their IP? [closed]

There is someone harassing me through emails and I need to know if there is a legal/legitimate way I can obtain their true IP address. They started masking their IP address after I used the email ...
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How can I import a PST file to Gmail?

I'm in the process of moving my email to Gmail. I used to use Outlook and I have a massive amount of email stored in various PST files (about 7GB worth). Ultimately I'd like to store this all in Gmail ...
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Send an Email at a future date

I'd like to write up an email that gets sent out in a few days. I'd prefer to use Gmail, but I could use some other client if necessary. It doesn't look like Gmail has this feature in their labs ...
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Why does Outlook 2010 give the message "Creating a new item from the selected items could take some time…are you sure you create a new item…?

I'm using Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2007. I am moving emails from my Deleted Items folder to a user-created folder. When I move a "low" number of messages, say a few hundred or less, the operation ...
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Mailing List Application?

Mailing lists are great, but they're a fundamentally different beast than email. It seems strange to me to keep mailing lists in my email program (Gmail). Of course I have folders set up to ...
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Outlook conversation view and categories

At work, I tend to receive a couple of hundred emails a day. To keep from being overwhelmed, I have been using categories to sort and prioritize my mail messages. I auto-assign categories, then group ...
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How to prevent email refresh while viewing email in Windows 8?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise in VMware 8.0.3 and the VM has 5GB of RAM. When I am reading Gmail in the WinRT Mail app, the list of emails and the preview/view pane will frequently disappear ...
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Will jh3df6724@k2378jdfw.com bypass spam filters?

I'm very paranoid. Don't ask why because that's besides the point here. I want to create a domain with some random name, such as 723jr2d.com And then, when anyone asks for my email address, I want ...
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How to send email with attachment by postfix from command-line?

I've just setup a new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server on linode for myself. Followed an excellent instruction at: here to finish the installation of some basic stuff including postfix. I am trying to figure ...
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Why is base64 needed (aka why can't I just email a binary file)?

I was reading up on Base64 encoding, and found this on Wikipedia: Base64 encoding schemes are commonly used when there is a need to encode binary data that needs be stored and transferred over ...
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Looking for good Inbox management methodology [closed]

I get a couple of hundred emails a day for work. Many are part of an email conversation that spans several days or even weeks, so I'm loathe to just delete them outright, as I might need them for ...
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Why does gmail think mail my server sends is a spam? [closed]

Complete message received by Gmail (email, server ip and host are replaced): Delivered-To: <myemail> Received: by 10.180.24.132 with SMTP id u4cs216052wif; Thu, 20 Oct 2011 03:22:03 ...
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Outlook 2013 not showing emails older than aprox. 6months old in any folders

I migrated a VP of our company to Office 365 and now he's not seeing emails in folders that there should be. The problem seems to affect all folders but only emails after about 6-12 months old. Other ...
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How to read email received on a Debian server

I have a VPS (virtual private server) running Debian Linux. When I login using PuTTY the console shows - "You have mail" I have no idea on how to retrieve this email. Which software do I need to ...
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SMTP: Is it possible to CC someone without sending the original?

I actually started thinking about this because I forgot to CC someone on an email I was supposed to send, and I wanted him to get a copy without double-sending to everyone else. I ended up just ...
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export emails from PST file in Outlook 2010 to Thunderbird

I will start by describing the problem.. I had an email account configured in Outlook 2010 connected to an Exchange server. I backed up my emails locally into a PST file. (now I no longer have access ...
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what is itevomcid? (whys is it appended to emails?)

Does anyone know why "itevomcid" is appended to emails? On HTML/RichText emails it is appended as white text therefore you may not see it, but it can always be seen at the very bottom of "some" email ...
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Is email encryption practical enough?

All emails I have ever sent were sent as plain text. Like postcards, everybody on the way to the addressee could easily read and store them. This worries me. I know privacy is something of the past, ...
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How to send a batch file by email

Trying to send a batch file as an email attachment, I get the following error: mx.google.com rejected your message to the following e-mail addresses: foo@googlemail.com mx.google.com ...
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Change default Safari email client to Gmail

How do I change the default email client in Safari on the Mac to Gmail? Mailto tags currently open in Eudora, but it's time to move to Gmail.
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How to verify an email's sender identity?

I just got an email from a company whom I'd really like to work for, but I am not convinced that the person emailing me is real, or a hoax. Is there a way based on the MIME information and all the ...
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How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile?

Microsoft Outlook 2003: I used to have two profiles with my Outlook, but I deleted it and now only have one. It is still asking me for what profile to choose. I have tried selecting the option to set ...
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Utility for extracting MIME attachments [on hold]

I am looking for a command-line tool for Unix (ideally, available in a Debian / Ubuntu package) for extracting all MIME parts from a multipart email message (or the body from a singlepart with an ...
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My Spam Trap Caught A Company - How Legitimate Is Their Response?

I have my own domain (lets call it MyDomain.com), and my email account is set up such that all mails sent to @MyDomain.com will end up in the same mailbox. So, think of a word, put it in front of ...
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“Manual threading” in Thunderbird?

I use Thunderbird's threaded view of email messages to group emails together which are related. However, sometimes people will reply to messages using some mail program which does not properly set the ...
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How can I tell if my domain is on an email blacklist?

All of a sudden, emails I send to my wife's Gmail account are getting rejected as spam: Message rejected. Please visit http://www.google.com/mail/help/bulk_mail.html to review our Bulk Email ...
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How can I send gpg encrypted mail automatically from the linux command line?

How can I send gpg encrypted mail automatically from the linux command line? I'm a little stumped on this one, I've tried using mutt but it doesn't encrypt mail unless it's used interactively. Does ...
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How to insert image inline, in email composed with OWA?

When I am composing an email message in OWA 8.1.359.2, how do I insert an image in the body of the email, inline with text (not attachment)?
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Why would email be delayed?

Does anyone know what the root cause of messages like the following are? Are there ways to mitigate these problems? Final-Recipient: rfc822;firstlast@live.school.edu Action: delayed Status: 4.4.7 ...
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Math formulas in emails

Is there a way to enter LaTeX (or similar) formulas into an E-Mail and get them rendered as typeset formulas on the receiving side, perhaps with cooperation of the receiving party? My preferred mail ...
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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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Mail.app filter search by read/unread status

I'm curious if there is a way to filter my search in Mail.app to show only read or unread messages. An obvious workaround is to sort the results by read/unread but that means I need to click again to ...
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Meeting request in Thunderbird

I will receive meeting.ics (VCS/ICS calendar attachment) from my manager , previously I had some add-on in Thunderbird which was working fine . After some updates the meetings.ics file become as ...
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Retrieve emails from other IMAP accounts in Gmail *automatically* [closed]

I'd like to retrieve emails from other IMAP accounts (they can not be accessed via POP) automatically in Gmail. I know you can manually copy from one IMAP account to another and there are even IMAP ...
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Automate printing of more than 10,000 emails and their attachments, including the contents of ZIP files

For some unholy reason I am required by work to print out 10,500 e-mails AND their attachments (which accompany about 70% of the e-mails) through Outlook 2010. I, like you, am appalled at such ...
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Is there a name for replacing @ with “at” and . with “dot”?

Many users and forum programs in attempt to make automatic e-mail address harvesting harder modify them replacing @ character with "at" and . character with "dot". So that team@example.com becomes ...
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How is mail actually sent when I use the Linux “mail” command?

What email account is used to send an email when using the mail command from the linux terminal as in: echo "Body of email" | mail -s "Subject" abc@def.com If the emails are not being sent, does ...
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How to save all images embedded in email in Thunderbird?

In Thunderbird, how to save all images embedded (multipart/related MIME format) in email in one turn?
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Google Notifier Replacement for Mac OS X?

Google Notifier is great except that I can't configure when it checks, so it doesn't help my frantic need to know what's new on my email. Is there anything that can do what Google Notifier does? Free ...
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Why are email transfers between mail servers often not encrypted?

Users can often choose if they want to access their email provider (such as Gmail) using a secure channel (e.g. using HTTPS). However, to the best of my knowledge, when it comes to ...
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Utility of Fax over Email when both are available

Are there any benefits left for sending documents via Fax as opposed to email? (assuming that both the sender and receiver have access to either technology). For example, are there cases where Fax is ...