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Sale on Apple Mail plugins — and Our Top 10

Check out all these pieces of software that make your Apple Mail more useful — on sale now through October 18th. And they all work under El Capitan! Go to and use discount code MAILCAPITAN. Here are the 10 sale items for Apple Mail we think are the most useful: 1. Take Control of Apple Mail: […]

IMAP, Exchange, ActiveSync, CalDAV, CardDAV: Why are email protocols so confusing?

I was reading this thread on Apple’s discussion forums and realize that figuring out what can synchronize to what when it comes to mail, calendar, and contacts can be pretty headspinning. Here’s the thing: there are multiple protocols for synchronizing mail, calendar and contacts, variously supported by different servers and client software. I’ll try to explain.   […]

Send Email Later from Your Mac

Have you ever wanted to schedule an email, to be sent at a later date? Perhaps you want to make it look like you’re not at your desk. Or maybe you want the recipient to think you waited awhile to answer an email. Or you don’t want everyone to know that you’re up at 3 […]

Top 5 Apple Mail Plugins

We just came back from Macworld, and the seminar by Joe Kissell on Apple Mail for Power Users had some great tips on software you can purchase to enhance the functionality of Mail. Here are our top 5 Apple Mail plugins from his presentation. 1. Mail Act-On This plugin costs $30 and lets you schedule […]

What do I do if I receive a winmail.dat attachment on my Mac?

If you are a Mac user, have you ever received an email attachment called “winmail.dat”? I’m not talking about spam; I mean an attachment you were expecting, from someone you know. If you receive a winmail.dat file, which you can’t open on the Mac, here’s what to do: Download the free application TNEF’s Enough and […]

Is Intermedia hosted Exchange really cheaper than Microsoft Office 365 hosted Exchange? No.

Intermedia has long been our Exchange host of choice — while there are many other places to get Exchange hosting from, it’s really what they specialize in, and they seem to know what they’re doing more than others. It’s for the most part very solid, with decent and accssible support, and useful plan add-ons (e.g. BlackBerry […]

Set Up Your Email to Send an SMS Text Message to Your Mobile Phone

Did you know you can set up your email to trigger a text message to your mobile phone? For example, let’s say you want to get an SMS text every time your mom sends you an email. Here’s what you need to do: STEP 1: Figure out what your SMS email address is. Here they […]

Office 365 can give you a headache

Office 365 is confusing. It’s a a single name for disparate plans and services, and might refer to hosted Exchange email, or a version of the desktop Office suite that you subscribe to rather than purchase, or both.   UPDATE August 2013: Since I originally posted this, Microsoft has updated their offerings, so now it is possible […]

Gmail: Don’t Save OS X Mail Drafts to Server

Apple Mail on OS X has a peculiar way of working with the drafts folder, and so does Gmail, and the two don’t mix well. Apple Mail automatically saves a copy of a message that you’re working on every 30 seconds in the Drafts folder, and then tells the server to remove the previous version […]

Embed a link in Apple Mail

If you want to include a URL link in Apple Mail, it’s easy to do, but only if you know how. Here are instructions, in 3 easy steps. 1. While you are in the message compose window of Apple Mail, choose “Customize Toolbar”, from the View menu. 2. In there, you’ll find a “Link” button. […]

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