Tag Archives: Mail

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

Fix Mail unable to move Messages on your iPhone or iPad

iPhoneMailIconXAs with Mail on OS X, the Mail app that Apple includes in iOS allows you to configure multiple e-mail accounts, but while you should be able to compose your e-mail and manage messages as you would in any e-mail client, there may be times when you run into an error when attempting to delete, archive, or otherwise manage your messages. Continue reading

Spotlight search may expose private information to spammers

SecurityIconXTech site Ars Technica is reporting a new security issue with OS X, where spammers may be able to gain access to personal information through the use of Spotlight search.

The problem, as outlined by German security publication Heise Online and IDG News, allows IP addresses and perhaps other private information to be viewed through the use of Spotlight searches, stemming from a security feature to prevent the loading of unwanted images in e-mail communications. Continue reading

How to manage e-mail without marking messages as read

MailIconYosemiteXIf you use Apple’s Mail program as your e-mail reader, you might find yourself at times needing to organize your messages, either by removing junk from your inbox, or dragging specific folders into custom mailboxes. When you do this, you might find yourself clicking around in your inbox, which will result in not only clicked messages being marked as read, but also viewing their content, which might not be desired. Continue reading

Fix character typing problems in OS X Mail

MailIconYosemiteXBeing your Mac’s default e-mail reader, Mail is likely the program you use to read messages on your various internet accounts (Google, Yahoo, iCloud, among other). However, for some who use Mail, after upgrading OS X you might find a problem where the text cursor behaves sporadically, and will move backward a few characters every now and then as you enter text, interrupting your ability to type continuously. In addition, you might see garbled output, either as you type or as you read messages sent to you. Continue reading

How to manually restore your Mail folder from Time Machine

MailIconYosemiteXIf you have recently lost a large number of messages in OS X Mail, then provided you have a Time Machine backup of your system, you will have three options for restoring your messages.  The first approach, since you can access Time Machine backups from within Mail, is to go to your mailbox in Mail and then invoke Time Machine and attempt to find and restore your messages from within the Mail interface; however, this is only practical for recovering a few messages, and in some cases this approach may simply not work. Continue reading

How to use Markup in OS X Yosemite Mail

MailIconYosemiteXOne of OS X Yosemite’s new features is the Markup feature in Mail, where instead of using Preview to annotate a PDF or image before attaching it to an e-mail, you can perform these edits right in your new message. This not only adds exceptional convenience for managing your attachments in your various correspondences, but also reduces clutter and the need for odd workarounds such as printing a document to a PDF in Preview, annotating it, and then printing it to PDF again for the convenience of creating a new e-mail message with the PDF. Continue reading

Fix Mail crashing after upgrading to Yosemite

MailIconYosemiteXAfter upgrading to OS X Yosemite, you might find Apple’s Mail application may crash or hang when you open it, preventing you from accessing any new messages. This can be exceptionally frustrating to manage, especially when it persists after restarting your system. If mail is constantly quitting after upgrading, and especially if it quits immediately when you open it, then there are several approaches you can take to fix this situation. Continue reading

What to do if Mail constantly asks for passwords

MailIconXWhen using Mail for accessing your e-mail, you might run into a problem where Mail repeatedly asks for your password, either when you are checking for new messages (such as when opening Mail for the first time), or when attempting to send messages.

This can be frustrating to deal with if it happens, but if it does there are several things you can do to fix the situation. Continue reading

Change and manage Mail’s New Mail sound

MailIconXIf you use OS X Mail, as with most e-mail clients you will hear a small new mail notification sound when you receive new messages. If you do not like the default sound that is configured for Mail, then you can change it. Not only can you change to use one of Apple’s built-in sounds, but you can use any sound bite you want.

To change the default sound, you simply go to the General section of Mail’s preferences, where you will see Continue reading