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How to Rename an eMail Account in iOS to be More Descriptive

Apr 2, 2014 - Leave a Comment

If you have multiple email accounts setup with Mail app on your iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably noticed that each email account name defaults to the provider, like “iCloud”, “Gmail”, “Outlook”, and “Yahoo”. Those names aren’t the most explanatory, and it can become even more confusing when you have two mail accounts from the same … Read More

How to View and Re-Send an “Unsent Message” in Mail for iOS

Mar 6, 2014 - 3 Comments

Ever launched the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad to discover an “Unsent Message” indicator at the bottom of the screen? An email usually goes unsent if you lose internet access while trying to send the message, a fairly common occurrence for those who live in areas with poor cellular reception or that have … Read More

How to Turn Off the New Mail Alert Sound in iOS

Mar 3, 2014 - 3 Comments

All iOS users know the familiar “ding” alert sound of a new email landing in the inbox of your iPhone or iPad. For those of us who live attached to technology, these alert sounds have basically trained our brain to stop what we’re doing and check our inbox, often relying only on the mute button … Read More

New Email Not Showing Up in OS X Mail App? Here Are 2 Workarounds

Feb 8, 2014 - 14 Comments

The bundled Mail app for Mac has taken an odd turn since the release of OS X Mavericks, gaining a collection of odd bugs and incompatibilities with a variety of email providers. Apple has released several updates aiming to resolve the difficulties (particularly with Gmail), but many users continue to report issues with the once … Read More

How to Uninstall Plugins from the Mac Mail App in OS X

Feb 5, 2014 - 5 Comments

There are plenty of useful Mail plugins out there for OS X, but sometimes their use wears out, or the plugin doesn’t get updated for a new version of the Mac Mail app which renders it unusable. If you’ve ever wanted to uninstall a Mail plugin in OS X you’ve probably discovered that, unlike Safari, … Read More

Access an iCloud Contacts List from Mail Composer in Mac OS X

Jan 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

The Mail compose window has long had an auto-complete function that lets you start typing a name or email address to see a list of suggestions for completing the contacts email. That list is based upon who you’ve email and also what contacts you have in your address book, but now with the newest versions … Read More

How to Instantly Mark All Email As Read in Mail for iOS

Dec 1, 2013 - 1 Comment

Mail app on the iPhone and iPad received a major revamp along with iOS 7 that includes a variety of improvements and adjustments, but out of all the new features, some of the simplest changes are perhaps the most welcome. Case in point; a new and much faster way to easily mark all emails in … Read More

Fix Mail & Gmail Problems in OS X Mavericks with Mail Update

Nov 7, 2013 - 11 Comments

Many users of the Mail app in OS X Mavericks have experienced significant problems, ranging from severe issues like randomly deleting emails to entire inboxes, to not signifying if emails have been read, amongst a wide variety of other more minor but annoying problems with the Mail app. Some of the issues have been so … Read More

Change the Default Email Address on the iPhone and iPad

Sep 15, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Unless it has been changed before, the default email address is always the first email account that has been setup on the iOS device. But for those who use multiple mail accounts on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, changing the default sending address is often important, since whatever is set as the default is … Read More

How to Remove Attachments from Mail in Mac OS X

Aug 27, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Removing attachments from an email or everything in Mail app can be useful for a variety of reasons, from ditching a file that is no longer relevant to an email thread, to lowering the file transfer size when sending/replying to a message, or for more extreme cases for individuals with smaller hard drives, for reducing … Read More

Hide Email Previews from the Lock Screen of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Aug 26, 2013 - Leave a Comment

New email arrivals display a small preview of the message itself on the lock screen of iOS devices, which shows the sender, the subject, and part of the actual email message body. Because emails can contain some very private and/or personal details, you may wish to hide those email message previews from showing up on … Read More

Delete Email Faster in iOS Mail App with a Swipe Gesture

Aug 12, 2013 - 1 Comment

Deleting mail from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is a little more cumbersome than it should be, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By making a quick settings change, we can turn the existing “Archive” function and swipe gesture into a “Delete” button and gesture instead. This also carries over to the … Read More

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