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Integrate GnuPG with Outlook

I want to integrate GnuPG with Outlook in such a way that when it receives an email, it must automatically decrypt the mail using my private key and display on-screen.
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Have deleted email in Outlook become 'read'

I often delete emails by hitting the 'x' when the little popup window shows a new email, so they end up in my Deleted Items, but they still show as read (so DI is bold, and there's a number in ...
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Broken conversation grouping

Conversation grouping (Gmail style) is a great feature in Outlook >= 2007. The problem is when emails in a conversation have different reply prefixes (e.g. forward or Fwd:). In English it's Re:, but ...
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How to fix GMail time stamps in Outlook?

One of my email accounts is hosted at an ISP with unreliable IMAP support, and I can't change it. Fortunately, I have my personal email set up on Google Apps for Domains, so I created another GMail ...
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Email etiquette checker?

Sometimes, in the heat of getting a lot of things done, I don't read emails I send as closely as I should. Is there an automated way to pop up warnings before a potentially-unpolite email is sent? I'...
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Why is SMTP over SSL between email servers not so popular? [closed]

In my understanding, most of email servers use SMTP/POP/IMAP over SSL to encrypt the email. It supports encryption when client (UA) send email to server (MTA) and UA receive email from MTA. However, ...
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S/MIME capable mail application for OS X

Is there a mail application for Mac OS X with S/MIME support and keychain integration other than Apple's Mail.app? Thunderbird has S/MIME but no keychain access (please correct me). MailMate has ...
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How to sign gmail email with digital signature?

I have my personal digital signature on the special card and the according reader. How can I sign an email (sending it with gmail) with this signature? I am on the latest OSX and use Google Chrome (...
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Is there a way to have customised text instead of subject in Thunderbird's inbox list?

I am getting a lot of informational emails like "You've got a new message from ..." or "Notification of Donation Received", which often do not contain any information in the subject so that I have to ...
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How do I create an email filter with complex logic?

I subscribe to a Yahoo Group that sends out hundreds of messages a day (or dozens of "digests"). Of these, I want to read about 3 messages. So, I have some criteria to filter out the cruft, but ...
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Email sent from Thunderbird identity keeps 'from' field of the original account

Summary Emails sent from a Thunderbird identity I retain the 'from' address of the original gmail account. Explanation I'm using Thunderbird 14 on a portable installation with Google as provider, ...
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Outlook error-'Can't open e-mail folders.You must connect to Exchange w/ current profile before you can sync folders w/ your Outlook data file'

Note that the error message I put in the title of this question is abbreviated. The actual error message is below. I have an Exchange account and using Outlook 2010 as the client. I run in Cached ...
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Outlook 2013 does not sync the drafts folder with my Outlook.com email

I'm using Outlook 2013 and have added my Outlook.com email address via the wizard and chose the Outlook.com option in that wizard. It's a custom domain (i.e. sid@mydomain.com thanks to domains.live....
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How to prevent an email from accidentally being forwarded?

Is it possible to prevent an email from being forwarded, or to have sensitive information automatically removed when reply-all/forward is pressed? For example, a Google Calendar invitation includes a ...
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How to find Source for HTML Email

How to find the source of HTML Email on Outlook or Thunderbird ? is there any plug-in for that ?
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How to - one email address checked by two users

Which protocol should be used when two users (separate computers) want to check one email account - POP3 or IMAP? The problem is when one user deletes an email because they check it but the other ...
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What is an e-mail client?

What is an e-mail client? Why might I need one? If I am sending e-mail, I log on to my service provider (e.g. Yahoo!) directly. Where does an e-mail client fit in in this scenario?
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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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Windows command line emailer [closed]

I have a Win2k3 box that I need a command line mailer to automate the sending of a log file. While I did some searching and came across a variety of tools that might work, I was just hoping for ...
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What is the most portable and cross-platform format to store my email backups?

I currently use gmail, but this question is valid for any client: What is the best way to backup and store my email so that in the future I will be able to access it on a variety of platforms and ...
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Continuously detect new file(s) with inotify-tools within multiple directories recursively

I just installed inotify-tools. I would like to continuously detect new file(s) with notify-tools within multiple directories recursively, and send an email using postfix. I can probably handle the ...
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Unwanted paragraph character in Outlook message

When I create a new email in Outlook, I see this unwanted paragraph character on each line. How do I get rid of it? The arrow points to the character. It cannot be deleted using backspace either.
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How to connect Windows 8 Mail, Calendar and People to Exchange Server?

I'm unable to connect default metro applications (Mail, Calendar and Poeple) to corporate Exchange server. I run the app and in setting select Add account > Outlook account. I fill the email and the ...
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Make Outlook prompt for saving an e-mail just after sending

Is there a way to make Outlook prompt for saving an e-mail just after clicking on Send? I need to save not all but some of my sent emails. I set Outlook to save all sent emails and it's tiring to go ...
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Outlook 2010 Unable to Categorize Messages

I am unable to categorize messages in my inbox. What I'm talking about is the ability to assign a color category. I'm accustomed to being able to just click the icon in the ribbon of the open message ...
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How can I have an email link on a web page open in gmail instead of outlook?

How can I have an email link on a web page open in gmail instead of outlook? Also, is it possible to have your browser (in this case Firefox) setup so that it will list a bunch of email clients when ...
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How can I extract an attachment from the email body (encoded as base64)

How can I extract attachments from an email when they arrive encoded in the body of the email like this: ------ =_NEXTPART_FORMSCAPE_MAIL_message101122101615 Content-Type: application/octet-stream; ...
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Unadvisable to use UTF-8 for mails?

Thunderbird (in German) uses the charset ISO-8859-15 (or -1, can't check right now) by default for outgoing and incoming mails. (If you want to change the default, see Change Thunderbird default ...
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Track unanswered mails in Thunderbird

Sometimes you sent people an email and remove the issue from your mind but they never answer it. Is it possible to identify such mails in an easy way? For example by some kind of search folder? It ...
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Thunderbird 3: see size of folder?

In Thunderbird 3, how do you see the size of a folder? I.e. the total size of all emails in a certain folder?
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What diagnosis steps can I do if my emails send, but are not received, not even as spam?

I have a problem where all emails to certain recipients send but never arrive, not even as spam, with no errors, while emails to everyone else work fine. I'm stumped and am looking for ways to ...
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Changing default from e-mail address for system accounts when using sendmail

I would like certain system accounts (root and www-data) to have the header From: Example Company <noreply@example.com> when e-mail is sent using either the mail or sendmail commands, or from ...
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How can I stop my email being blocked as spam?

I have my own small company that deals with big corporate customers. Many of these, plus others, have told me my email keeps going to their junk folders. I have my domain DNS hosted on a shared ...
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Is there a mail server written in PHP?

I would like to set up an mail server on one of my hosted machines that only supports PHP. There is no standard mail server running on that machine. Are there any mail servers written in PHP? Or, is ...
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Embedding an Excel sheet in an email

I'm trying to embed part of an Excel sheet into an email. I tried saving the Excel file as a .HTML and then emailing that, but the .HTML doesn't preserve text colors! Anyone have any ideas?
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Send delayed email [closed]

Is there a way to send a delayed email with Gmail or any other mail client? I would like to be able to select a time delay before clicking send and then the message would not actually be sent for a ...
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How to extract attachments from EML files with Windows command line?

I have hundreds of EML files which are single emails with attachments. I would like to use scripting to get the attachments, that's why I'm looking for a way to extract any attachment from a single ...
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Automatic highlighting of text in thunderbird

In days with large email influx, some emails tend to slip out of my attention. Usually these are email where I am not the primary recipient, but I am referenced at some point as having to perform some ...
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Creating a multipart email and sending it in Linux

We use mutt to send out emails. mutt -s "Test" -e "Content-Type: text/html" test@example.com < message.html We send out our email updates in HTML format. We would like to send emails as multi-...
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How do I remove the 'RSS Feeds' folder from Outlook 2010?

By default, Outlook 2010 creates an "RSS Feeds" folder which cannot be deleted in the usual way you would delete a folder. I want to remove the folder, so I read How to Remove RSS Support from ...
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download/export emails from webmail

I'm just switching my hosts and I want to move the emails from my accounts too. In order to have my current emails on the new host I want to download/export them and to import at the other host. In ...
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Can there be more than one email provider per domain?

So we have a website. I do all my emails using Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Some other people in the company use the email accounts of our website provider. Now what I would like to do is to have a ...
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Handling Junk Email with Apple Mail.app and Gmail

I've just setup my Apple Mail client to work with Google Apps through IMAP. One lingering question is how to best handle SPAM (Junk Mail), however. In their Help section, Google recommends that we ...
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Email service without SSL authentication

Does anyone know an email service that doesn't require the SSL or TLS authentication to send mails throught smtp? Edit: I don't know almost anythings about smtpm servers; the PC of my customer is ...
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Getting IMAP push notifcations to work in Outlook 2013?

Surprisingly I can't find much about this. Basically, in Outlook 2013 (or Windows Live Mail 2012 too), if I have more than one account (an IMAP and exchange, in my case), I don't always get new mail ...
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Reading email from Emacs VM using a secure server (Gmail)

This is a question (see below) originally entered at https://answers.launchpad.net/vm/+question/108267 and upon the recommendation of Uday Reddy the question and answers are being moved here. The ...
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Is there a aliases file for sSMTP?

I installed sSMTP for sending emails from command line. I want to create some alias for cron jobs: $ sudo vim /etc/aliases # append this line at the end myname: root $ newaliases newaliases:...
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Is there a way in Mozilla Thunderbird to delete mail from the remote server and keep it locally?

Is it possible to have Thunderbird delete mail from the server but leave it on your local disk? Ideally I'd like to be able set it up so that it will delete mail on the remote server under a certain ...
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Can I filter out spam based on it containing Chinese characters?

I regularly get spam email that has tons of what I assume are Chinese characters in it. Is there a way to setup Outlook to redirect any mail with these types of characters into my spam folder?
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Quoting original message after conversion from HTML to plain text in Outlook

When replying to an HTML-formatted message in Outlook, sometimes, I would like to be able to reply in plain text. Were the original message in plain text, replying to it would quote the original ...