Tag Archives: e-mail

How to manage inactivated e-mail accounts in OS X

MailIconYosemiteXWhen you start a new job or join a new group, club, service, or other organization, you may be given an e-mail account to use with that service. You then may set this account up in Mail so you can access it quickly from your iOS and Mac OS devices, in addition to any Web client your provider may use. However, if you are terminated or otherwise leave your organization then access to new e-mail may be restricted and you will no longer be able to receive new messages. Continue reading

How to certify and encrypt your e-mail in OS X

CertificateIconXEven though we have modern messaging technologies like Apple’s Messages that default to encrypted communications, we still primarily use e-mail, even for sensitive business transactions. If you have several partners that you would like to communicate privately with, then while you can resort to an encrypted collaboration platform, you can also do so via classic e-mail, with only a few steps taken for each person. Continue reading

Fix Mail not sending or receiving messages after updating OS X

MailIconYosemiteXAfter having updated OS X to the latest version (currently version 10.10.4), you may find that while Mail will launch and display messages, it may not send or receive new ones. In some cases this problem is only in one direction, where you might be able to send messages but not receive them or perhaps receive messages but not be able to send them. These behaviors in Mail might seem a bit perplexing, but generally can be fixed with a few steps. Continue reading

Fix missing ‘New Message’ sound in Mail after upgrading to OS X 10.10.3

MailIconYosemiteXWhen you receive messages in Mail, you have the option of sounding an audio alert so you know new messages have arrived. However, after upgrading to OS X 10.10.3, you might find yourself in a situation where despite Mail otherwise operating normally, the alert sound you choose will not play, or may not play at all times. While not a problem that will affect the use of your Mac, it does put you at a slight inconvenience if you have grown accustomed to this sound for checking your mail. Continue reading

How to quickly manage messages on iOS’s lock screen

iPhoneMailIconXWhen you receive a new e-mail message on your iPhone or iPad, if your device is currently locked then the message will show up in Notification Center and display on your home screen. If you want to access your message directly, then instead of unlocking your device and going to Mail, you have several options available to you right on the home screen. Continue reading

How to quickly delete or mark e-mail as unread in iOS 8

iPhoneMailIconXWhen browsing through and managing your e-mail, you will likely regularly use three tasks: flagging messages, deleting unwanted ones, and then marking any that you would like to revisit later as unread. This last option is especially useful if you access your e-mail on multiple devices. In the Mail app in iOS, you can do these tasks using the toolbar at the bottom of an opened e-mail message, but there are a couple of additional approaches that can be far more convenient. Continue reading

Easily send large e-mail attachments with iCloud in Yosemite

MailIconYosemiteXSending attachments via e-mail to a colleague or friend is perhaps the most common approach for sharing files, and is a method that is nearly as old as e-mail itself; however, one limitation that many e-mail services have is a cap on the size of attachments that you can send, which depending on the service is generally between 10-25MB per attachment. Even though this allows the sending of most standard documents, more and more frequently there may be times when you need to send files that exceed this size. Continue reading