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Return To Entourage – The Perils of Outlook 2011 on the Mac (via The Eclectic Rant)

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I have read two articles like this of people who have lost data with Outlook 2011. If you have IMAP it might be worth using. If you have POP mail, I would strongly suggest backing up your information daily.

The Eclectic Rant. Outlook has Crashed with Error 255 – Warning to all: Stay AWAY From Outlook If you followed my previous attempts to flee Entourage for a faster, safer and more current email program, you may remember that I have tried and liked Postbox 2, but was not sold on it because of the complex manner it stores emails online and on the local computer, as well as for it’s potential for hangs.  I reluctantly reverted to Entourage, with all … Read More

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Lost sound for new mail in Apple Mail


Larry McJunkin figures it out.

Disregard this question…just fixed the problem by unchecking “Use idle command if the server supports it” in PreferencesAccountsAdvanced

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Lost sound for new mail ….


Apple Mail: Getting rid of multiple draft messages in IMAP Foliovision

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His solution:

Fortunately there is one clever workaround. Stop using IMAP for your drafts. If you set Apple Mail to save your drafts locally, they dont proliferate. There is a significant disadvantage. Any drafts which you have locally will not be available on your other computers.

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How To Use The New Email Feature in iPhoto 9.1.1 MacLife

How To Use The New Email Feature in iPhoto 9.1.1 MacLife.  Beautiful tutorial with photos that show you how to accomplish this.  Nice to see people of thinking of this kind of integration.

Technology facts (via True Facts)

Some fun technology facts. Some surprising stats here.

160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam. Spam generates 33bn KWt-hours of energy every year, enough to power 2.4 million homes, producing 17 million tons of CO2. 9 out of every 1,000 computers are infected with spam. Spammer get 1 response to every 12 million emails they send (yet it still makes them a small profit). A twillionaire is a twitterer with a million or more followers. There are some 1 billion computers in use. There a … Read More

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Apple Mail in loop and no other suggestions have helped

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The OP figured it out himself.  Good work.

Finally figured it out myself after trying many combinations of things. In Home>Mail>Mailboxes, I deleted the whole folder for the account ( as well as outbox.mbox. I emptied the trash and it finally recycled the account and loaded all my mail from the last 4 days. Maybe this will help someone else.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Apple Mail in loop and no other ….


Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 started crashing on startup

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sorcer found the solution.  Thanks.

Found the solution on the

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7 started ….


A FREE Utility to Backup Your Gmail (via What’s On My PC)

This could be useful if you need to have a backup for legal purposes or rarely used email accounts.

A FREE Utility to Backup Your Gmail Personally, I am a major player when it comes to using Gmail. I use Gmail as my primary email client (or service provider) instead of using a locally installed client such as Outlook, Windows Live Mail, or Thunderbird.  The only problem with my strategy is that all of my email transactions are stored in the cloud (on the internet) and not on my local computer. To ultimately resolve this problem and to make my strategy whole, I found a FREE backup … Read More

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