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Rebuild the Mailbox & Reindex Messages to Fix Common Problems in Mail App for OS X

Aug 1, 2013 - 48 Comments
Mac Mail app icon

The Mail app bundled with Mac OS X is an excellent email client, but if you have a giant mailbox that has been in use for a long time you may encounter some peculiar problems with sluggishness, message content issues, and searching irregularities. Usually these issues are of distinct types; search errors where some messages … Read More

How to Set Up Lavabit Secure & Encrypted Email on the iPhone and iPad

Jul 13, 2013 - 1 Comment
Lavabit outbound email port setup in iOS Mail

Lavabit is a secure and encrypted email platform that has been getting a lot of attention lately in light of recent news events. Lavabit aims to prevent reductions of privacy, and so not only does Lavabit have excellent antispam and antivirus features along with your standard email niceties like autoresponders, its most relevant feature at … Read More

Create & Use Rich HTML eMail Signatures on iPhone and iPad

Jul 11, 2013 - 1 Comment
Make an HTML Signature with GMail

Tired of the “Sent from my iPhone / iPad” default signature of Mail app in iOS, and want to replace it with something fancier, like a fully functional HTML signature with clickable URLs and some rich styling? There are a variety of ways to accomplish this, but by far the fastest way to get an … Read More

10 Mail Tips for iPhone & iPad to Help You Email Smarter and Faster

Jul 10, 2013 - 2 Comments
Quickly open drafts in iOS Mail

We all need as much help as we can get with email, and that’s why we’re offering up a slew of tricks to help master the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With ten tips ranging from having more emails be visible and stored on the device, to bulk management, to replying … Read More

View Only Unread Messages in a Gmail Inbox with 2 Simple Tricks

Jun 30, 2013 - 37 Comments
Gmail logo

Gmail is an excellent mail client, but one feature that has always felt missing was a simple sorting ability to view only the unread email messages residing in an inbox. It turns out you can show only the unread messages with Gmail though, you just have to use either a simple search operator to reveal … Read More

8 of the Best Tricks for Mail App in Mac OS X

Jun 3, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Change how often Mail checks for new messages

Use Mail app in Mac OS X to handle your email? Then this collection of some of the best tips you’ll find for Mail app in OS X is for you. We’ll cover some of the greatest tricks out there, including how to get new mail faster, see more messages at once, send attachments faster, … Read More

Stop Images Loading Automatically in Mail App to Reduce Data Usage & Speed Up Email on iOS

May 9, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Toggle Load Remote Images in Mail app to OFF (or ON)

Emails opened in Mail app for iOS default to loading all images attached to that message. This makes emails format and arrange themselves as the sender intended, often with nice little header graphics and signature files, but it has a potentially serious downside: increased bandwidth usage. On a wi-fi connection that bandwidth usage hardly matters, … Read More

Improve Email Productivity by Using a “Brevity Signature” in Mail App for Mac OS X

Apr 14, 2013 - 14 Comments
Set a brevity signature on Mac OS X Mail app for shorter emails

Anything to boost productivity and reduce time spent emailing is a big win in my book. Accordingly, the “Sent from my iPhone” signature attached to an email has become associated in everyones minds with brevity, since naturally nobody expects a lengthy email reply sent while on the go from a smartphone, right? As a result, … Read More

Include Attachments with Reply in Mail App for Mac OS X

Apr 2, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Include Original Attachments in Email Replies in Mac OS X Mail app

Mail app in recent versions of Mac OS X defaults to not include the original attachments of an email when that email is replied to. While that can be fine for many cases, if you cc or bcc another person to an email it can be very frustrating to discover the originally attached document or … Read More

Speed Up Mail App on Older Macs By Turning Off Image Attachment Previews

Mar 5, 2013 - 2 Comments
Mail without an Image Attachment Preview

Anytime an image or PDF is attached to an email in the OS X Mail app, you will be presented with a preview of that picture or document. Likewise, if someone emails you photos those images are then drawn on screen within that email as previews. While this is a great feature for most of … Read More

Email Photos from iPhoto Using Mail Rather Than Built-in Emailer

Feb 28, 2013 - 3 Comments
iPhoto built-in email

iPhoto in OS X works pretty well as a photo manager, photo stream recipient, and for making minor adjustments to images, but it’s not a mail client. That’s pretty obvious right? But iPhoto 11 thinks otherwise, at least in regards to sharing pictures from iPhoto using the “Email” option, which (slowly) launches a very stylish … Read More

Add & Remove Contacts to VIP Mail Lists in iOS

Jan 17, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Add a mail contact to the VIP list easily in iOS

Effectively filtering the nonstop noise from email can make or break the productivity in your day, and VIP lists are one of the easiest ways to help this in iOS and OS X by emphasizing some senders over others. If you’re new to VIP listing, it’s a very simple to use feature that is practically … Read More

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