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Resolving Mail Problems After OS X 10.10.4 Update

Jul 5, 2015 - 48 Comments
Fix mail problems after updating OS X

Some Mac Mail users have discovered that Mail app misbehaves after updating to OS X 10.10.4 (and some with OS X 10.11 El Capitan betas) particularly with Exchange and Gmail accounts, but it can happen with other email provider services as well. Typically the problem manifests in one of a few ways; eMail logins suddenly … Read More

Annotate eMail Attachments with MarkUp in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 29, 2015 - 15 Comments
Access the MarkUp function to annotate emails in OS X Mail app

The modern versions of Mac Mail app support an easy to use image and PDF annotation feature called MarkUp. MarkUp allows users to quickly perform annotation tasks like drawing on an image, adding a note, or even adding a signature, it’s essentially the Preview apps editing tools suite but available instantly in Mail for OS … Read More

How to Minimize (& Maximize) Emails in Mail App on iPhone

Jun 1, 2015 - 11 Comments
How to minimize an email message in iOS Mail app

If you spend a fair amount of time emailing from the iPhone, you’ve almost certainly come across a situation where you’ll be writing out an email, but need to get data or information from another email in your Mail inbox. That used to be a challenge, but modern versions of the Mail app in iOS … Read More

How to Turn Off Spell Check in Mail for Mac OS X

May 14, 2015 - 7 Comments
Disable spell check in Mac Mail app of OS X

Mac Mail users may find that even if they have disabled auto-correct in OS X, an automatic Spell Check function continues to persist in the Mail app of OS X. For users who are confident in their spelling abilities, bothered by the spell-check function, or who are just tired of correcting the auto-corrections in their … Read More

How to Adjust Mail Drop Minimum File Size Threshold for Mac Mail

May 6, 2015 - 8 Comments
Using Maildrop for Mac Mail app in OS X

Using Mail Drop allows you to send larger files over email than typically allowed by uploading the sent file to iCloud from Mail app in OS X, and then passing the link to download that file onto the recipient. The default MailDrop threshold for mail attachments is 20MB before kicking in and offering the service, … Read More

A Gesture Trick for Marking eMail as Unread Instantly in iPhone Mail App

Jan 22, 2015 - 9 Comments
Fast Mark Email as Unread gesture in iOS Mail app

Have you ever needed to mark an email as unread after opening it on your iOS device? Of course you have, whether to serve as a reminder to yourself later, or to undo an accidental mark as read. Typically on the iPhone and iPad iOS Mail apps, most people use the Flag menu method to … Read More

A Quick & Easy Email Navigation Trick All iPhone Users Should Know

Dec 17, 2014 - 12 Comments
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While it’s increasingly common to get overwhelmed in the ocean of emails, the Mail app in iOS includes a really great feature to help you quickly navigate between and scan through tons of emails very quickly. The navigation feature is prominent in the Mail app, and though many users will know about this already, it … Read More

How to Use Mail Drop to Send Large Files Over Email from Mac OS X

Nov 14, 2014 - 13 Comments
Use Mail Drop to send a large file through Email in Mac OS X

Nearly every email server has a file size limit, typically ranging between 10MB and 40MB, and any file attached to an email larger than that will typically bounce or not send. Apple has come up with an interesting solution to this problem, calling it Mail Drop. Essentially, MailDrop will automatically detect when a large file … Read More

Get Notifications for Specific Email Threads in iOS Mail App

Nov 13, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable email notifications for a specific conversation in iOS Mail app

The iOS Mail app has long included a variety of ways to be notified of new emails, whether it’s the standard notification for all new messages, or having a unique alert set to specific VIP contacts. Perhaps even better is a feature added to recent versions of iOS that allow for individual email thread alerts, … Read More

How to Navigate Mail Messages with the Keyboard in Mac OS X

Nov 4, 2014 - 15 Comments
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Many Mac users who rely on Mail app for accessing their emails in OS X are in the habit of navigating emails with their mouse, double-clicking an email, closing it, then repeating to go to the next message. A lesser known option is to use the keyboard to navigate within Mail messages of OS X, … Read More

2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP Sending Errors in OS X Yosemite

Oct 28, 2014 - 167 Comments
Fix SMTP Mail sending problems

Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email. Typically this is in the form of an SMTP server connection error, a mailbox that’s seemingly stuck offline, a repeated request for a password from Mail app (a fairly common issue which … Read More

OS X Yosemite Mail Update Released for Developers & Public Beta

Sep 22, 2014 - 3 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has issued an update to the Mail app for OS X Yosemite, which aims to fix some issues which caused the Mail application incapable of composing an email message. Apple recommends that all users of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and OS X Yosemite Public Beta install the update, though if you don’t use … Read More

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