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Keep a Record of All Emails Sent from iPhone by Always BCCing Yourself

Aug 16, 2014 - 2 Comments
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Though most email services nowadays support the “Sent” outbox, where you can easily find all emails that you’ve sent out from an iPhone (or elsewhere with that email account), not all mail providers do. This is particularly true for POP3 accounts where the email will be downloaded once from the server then deleted from the … Read More

Mac Mail Keeps Asking to Enter Password? Here’s How to Fix That

Aug 10, 2014 - 13 Comments
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When you set up a new Mail account in Mac OS X, you typically enter the service provider, email address, and the email accounts password once, then everything just works, right? Well, generally, but sometimes things aren’t so simple, and a frustrating issue that some users encounter is Mail app repeatedly asking for their password, … Read More

Enable a Recall Email Feature in Gmail to Undo Sending Erroneous Messages

Jul 6, 2014 - 7 Comments
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If you’ve ever sent an email that you immediately realized wasn’t complete, contained errors, or, even worse, was to the wrong person, you know that feeling of dread. For Gmail users, an optional setting offers a layer of forgiveness to those situations, providing for the ability to recall a sent email if acted upon quickly. … Read More

Type an Email Address Faster with Automatic TLD Shortcuts in iOS Mail

Jun 23, 2014 - 3 Comments
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Did you know the quick access TLD trick in iOS expands into Mail app for quickly typing email addresses too? If you didn’t, you’re certainly not alone, and though many iPhone and iPad users are familiar with the Safari TLD shortcuts accessible on the iOS keyboard, not as many seem to know that this expands … Read More

How to Rename eMail Flags in Mail App for Mac OS X

May 13, 2014 - 9 Comments
How to rename email flags in Mail app for Mac OS X

The Mac Mail app defaults to naming the email flags as colors; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and Gray. Those default flag names aren’t too descriptive, so a much better choice is to rename those mail flags to better accommodate your emailing habits, perhaps naming them as things like “To-Do”, “Family”, “Work”, “Important”, or … Read More

How to Recover Mail Attachment Storage Space in iOS

May 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Clear Mail and Attachments storage space in iOS

The Mail app on our iPhones and iPads downloads and stores emails and attachments into iOS, which makes for easy searching and retrieval of past emails. For most users this is no big deal and the convenience overrides any potential issues, but some users who send and receive a lot of attachments or tons of … Read More

How to Change the Default Mail App Client in Mac OS X

May 6, 2014 - 9 Comments
How to change the Default Mail Client App in Mac OS X

The default email client in Mac OS X is the simply named “Mail” app, and it’s a pretty good mail application, but what if you’d rather use something else, like ThunderBird, Sparrow, pine, or a browser and web mail client like Gmail? That’s when you’ll want to change the default mail app to something else, … Read More

Hide the Unread eMail Number on Mail Icons for iPhone & iPad

Apr 29, 2014 - 5 Comments
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Most of us have an email account or two, and likewise most of us have an increasingly growing number of unread mail messages accumulating slowly (or quickly) in our inboxes. Features like VIP tagging and inbox can help to tame some of the email clutter, but there’s simply no denying that some of our inboxes … Read More

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

Apr 2, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Different Mail accounts with the same name, rename the email accounts in iOS

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
"Unsent Messages" in Mail app for iOS

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
Disable the new mail sound in iOS

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
Workaround for Mac Mail app in OS X

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

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