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.
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.
If you get a message in Apple Mail saying that “the user name or password for ‘imap.gmail.com’ is incorrect” but you know that your email address and Password are the right ones, here are some things to try.
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.
Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing. All your photos are available everywhere all the time. It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice. There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them. All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth. So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.
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 〉
Some PC users complain that mail messages forwarded from Apple mail come out blank, with the entire message as an attachment. This can be caused by either the Microsoft mail server the person is using, or a bug in Outlook Express on their Windows PC.
If you’ve ever tried to email a very large file you may have noticed there’s a limit of about 10MB on email attachments. Here’s a super easy way to send a large file to someone else using OSX Mountain Lion or later.