Since OS X Mojave my Apple mail stops getting new emails every few months. This seems to occur with each new OSX upgrade. (e.g. 10.14.3 to 10.14.4) The mail app loses the password for the Gmail accounts, a lightning symbol appears next to each account, and no new emails come in.
There’s a simple fix, but it’s not obvious.
You need to click on the lightning symbol and re-enter the password for each Google Gmail account. In my case I needed to get each family member to click on the lightning arrow and re-enter their email account password.
I just went to add a Facebook invitation button to an email only to discover that the code that Facebook gave me would not paste properly into Apple mail. This is because Apple mail does not allow you to paste ‘html’ directly into an email. Here’s how to get html (like a Facebook button, or a table or form) into an email.
Gmail seems to be the main email provider and no wonder – it is free and it has the best spam filtering and protection. But the Gmail web interface is a bit clunky so it is nice to be able to use Gmail with the built in Apple mail program. Here’s how to set up Apple mail to work with Gmail.
Here’s a great little trick I learned from my youngest daughters. If you are in the OSX mail app just hold down control-command-space and a window will appear full of emoji. Click any emoji and it will be added to your email. (Emoji are the little smiles etc that people put in emails. 😉)
Press control-command-space to bring up this list of emoji.
Once you have the emoji in your email, if you want to make it bigger, just select the emoji and press Apple ‘+’ to make the font bigger.
I just noticed than if you ‘forward’ an email containing photos Apple mail will reduce the quality and size of the photos. I noticed this when I forwarded some photos to myself from one computer to another and they shrank to about 1/10 of the size! Thankfully there is a way to change this to make sure your images forward at full size.
Have you ever had the problem in the mail app on the iPhone that when you start to type a person’s name all their past (obsolete) email addresses come up! Even after you have deleted someone from your ‘Contacts’ they can appear in the ‘To’ field of Mail app when you are writing a new email. This is because the mail app remembers the email address of anyone that you have sent an email to . This is very handy if you have someone that you want to send an email to who is not in your contacts. But it can get annoying when someone’s old disused email address keeps appearing instead of the new one.
What do you do if you wish to delete emails to de-clutter your Gmail account, but you’d like to keep a copy of some emails in case you need them in the future? If you use Gmail in the Apple mail app, and you delete an email in Gmail, it’s deleted from your computer as well. There is, however, a way to keep a copy of the email on your mac before you delete it, in case you ever need to access it. Continue reading 〉