Your email messages are some of the most important files on your Mac, so they belong at the top of the list in your new backup regimen. Fortunately, you don’t need extra software to export, back up, and import your mail. Everything you need to do the job is in Mail, Outlook, or Thunderbird—and this guide. Just connect an external drive to your Mac and get started.
Numerous times, friends have sent me email containing “adult” photos. How can I keep photos attached to emails from automatically being saved to the images folder? I would hate for one of my young family members who have access to my Mac Pro to see those images.
In Mac OS X Lion, Apple removed the “Bounce Email” feature from the default Mail client, much to the amazement of some users. While the feature is no longer available through the user interface in Mail, you can create an Automator service that will bounce the selected emails in Mail just by clicking on an item in the Services menu.
Mail for iOS has become better, more streamlined, and even includes the ability to format text. Continuing our iOS 5 coverage, we’ll show you exactly how to use and take advantages of Mail's new features.
Ever wonder what's bloating up your hard drive? Let me give you a hint: you don't always see the files right there, blankly staring up at you. Sometimes you gotta dig deep to get them out of the trenches and out of your hard drive. There are five Mac applications in particular that love to cause bloat. Here's a list of 'em, and a hint at how to get rid of the offenders and free up disk space for data you actually want.
If you use Thunderbird, you’re probably used to getting by without the bells and whistles –– or price tags –– of other, flashier mail clients. Who needs ‘em anyway, even for important operations like migrating to a new Mac or Thunderbird installation? Even if you don’t use Time Machine to back up your Mac’s drive, it’s easy to back up and restore your Thunderbird messages.
Lion’s Mail brings many new features, but it still won’t magically back up and restore your messages when you move to a new Mac or reinstall OS X. But don’t worry. It’s easy to transfer mail to a new copy of Mail, even if you don’t use Time Machine or another method to back up your Mac’s drive.
It’s been more than three weeks since OS X Lion escaped from the Mac App Store and took up residence in Macs around the globe, and for the most part users are quite happy with their new houseguest. Part of the fun with any new operating system releases is uncovering the new features -- and this big cat has plenty of them.