Sep 17

mail

Today I discovered a whole pile of messages in my “On my Mac: Outbox”  and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get them to send.   I use gmail as my mail server.  The emails looked like they were sending – there was no error message – but they didn’t actually send. They were still in the outbox.  When people started to complain about my slow email replies, I looked and discovered all the emails over the past three days were just sitting there in my outbox!

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Jul 12

This article is a bit too technical for macintoshhowto.com so I’ve posted it over on my other blog here.

I you are wondering how  to move all your messages from one gmail account to a different gmail account, via your mac, you may want to check it out.

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May 03

mail

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 ⟩

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Feb 19

count all mail

I’ve had gmail account for over 5 years and as the number of emails stored at google mail has increased Apple mail has slowed down.  Recently it got to the point where Apple mail almost came to a grinding halt.  When I checked my mail sometimes it would take up to 5 minutes to finish checking the mail.  Well I have just deleted 70,000 emails from my ‘All Mail’ folder and now Apple mail is back to the lightning speed I was used to – it takes about 5 seconds to check my emails.

Here’s how to check how many email messages you have in your gmail account.

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Feb 11

OSX

So it turns out there can be a glitch with Mavericks and Gmail. When I installed Mavericks on my Macbook Pro,  all my messages piled up into my outbox, but weren’t sent. It turned out that Mail wasn’t picking up my password properly from the System Preferences. Here’s how I got it going. Continue reading ⟩

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Aug 19

gmail

 

This article has been updated here: How to sync your Apple address book with Google contacts

The method below is obsolete but I have left it here for reference in case you are running an older version of OS X.

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Mar 01

google

Despite their differences, Apple and Google do work well together when it comes to email.  Gmail is free and it has great spam protection. But the Gmail web interface is a bit clunky. Apple mail is very nice to use and you can set it to use a Gmail account. Here’s how to use Gmail from Apple’s mail app and also how to set up Gmail on your iPhone or iPad.

There is a newer article about this topic here (2018) but I have kept this older article (2013)  for those who have an older version of OS X or an older version of Apple Mail.

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