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Getting connection errors in Mail.app? Here's how to fix them!

Getting connection errors in Mail for iPhone or iPad? Here's how to fix them!

The iPhone and iPad's built-in Mail app is a great way to get all your email for all your accounts in one place. But just like any other app, it isn't completely error proof either. One of the most common errors that you may is the dreaded "Connection to the server failed" message. Other common...
How to set up iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and more

How to set up iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and more on your iPhone or iPad

If you didn't originally set up your iPhone or iPad with iCloud, or if you want to use a different iCloud account than you do for iTunes purchases, you may need to sign in and set up iCloud outside of the initial setup process. In some cases, you may simply want to add an additional account to...
How to set up and access Microsoft Outlook email on iPhone and iPad

How to set up Microsoft Outlook mail, calendar, contacts on iPhone and iPad

If Microsoft Outlook.com — Live or Hotmail if you're retro — is your mail, contacts, and calendar provider of choice, it's easy to set up and access it right on your iPhone or iPad. Microsoft might have taken a while, and gone through a lot of names and iterations, to get their online consumer...
How to access iCloud sync settings on your Mac

How to access iCloud sync settings on your Mac

Any Mac running OS X Lion or later comes with iCloud support built right in. If you've already got an existing iCloud account or need to set one up, it's incredibly easy to get all your contacts, calendars, and your iCloud mail account linked up with your Mac. How to log in and access iCloud...
How to access iCloud sync settings on your Windows PC

How to access iCloud sync settings on your Windows PC

If you're a Windows user, that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the iCloud service. While Mac users may have it built right in, Apple also offers an iCloud Control Panel for Windows users that lets you manage some of your iCloud settings from your desktop, including Photo Stream,...
How to manually set up iCloud mail using IMAP and SMTP

How to manually set up iCloud mail using IMAP and SMTP

If you want to access your iCloud mail from a non-iOS, Windows, or Mac mail program, or with an alternate smartphone platform like BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, etc. you'll need to set it up manually using the IMAP and SMTP standards. While it may not be as pretty, it will be functional,...
Mail in OS X 10.10 included smart markup, MailDrop, and more

Mail in OS X 10.10 includes smart markup, MailDrop, and more

As part of OS X Yosemite, Apple has updated the Mail experience. In addition to the visual update, Mail has some major new feature, particularly MailDrop and Markup. MailDrop is a way of sending large attachments through email. Attachments up to 5GB can be encyrpted and routed to contacts....
Inky Mail for iPhone and iPad review: A unique approach to tackling mail

Inky Mail for iPhone and iPad review: A unique approach to tackling mail

Inky Mail is a new alternative mail app for both iPhone and iPad that can help you quickly triage and get your inboxes under control. Even though Inky is new to iOS, it's been available on the Mac for quite some time. I even named it one of the best alternative Mac mail apps currently available....
Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

A bug has been discovered in iOS 7 that causes email attachments to not be encrypted. Before anyone panics, however, in order for an attacker to exploit the bug they'd need to a) steal your device and, b) brute force or jailbreak-bypass the passcode or password, which c) currently means there's...
iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling

iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling

Almost 8 years after it was introduced, you still can't attach files to emails in iOS. While iOS 6 has introduced a method to attach photos and videos to in-progress emails, it suffers from poor discoverability, and only works with content from the Photos app. If you want to attach any other file...
How to setup and use text shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

How to setup and use text shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Tired of typing out long words, names, email addresses, web addresses, or entire sentences over and over again? Well then, save yourself some time and effort and set up iOS keyboard shortcuts for any and all of the text you type regularly. By default, the iPhone and iPad ship with "omw" as a...
How to clean out old Mail downloads and reclaim disk space on your Mac!

How to clean out old Mail downloads and reclaim disk space on your Mac!

If you're running low on disk space on your Mac, especially SSD space, every extra bit can count. One of the places you can often scrape out a few extra megabytes or even gigabytes is Mail Downloads. Any attachments you open in Mail or Quick Look gets saved right to that folder. Chances are you...
How to add and remove dictionaries on iPhone and iPad

How to add and remove dictionaries on iPhone and iPad

The Define option in the iPhone and iPad text selector popup gives you dictionary definitions for most common words. It's convenient because it can be accessed in only a couple of taps. But what if you're in England and the U.S. dictionary keeps coming up? What if you also speak Italian or...
Email app CloudMagic adds support for Trello, Evernote, Pocket, and more

Email app CloudMagic adds support for Trello, Evernote, Pocket, and more

CloudMagic, a third party email app for iPhone and iPad just added several new features including the ability to send cards and notes directly to services such as Trello, Evernote, Pocket, ZenDesk, and more. For those that want to triage email instead of store it in folders, CloudMagic offers...
Alternate email client Hop makes its way to the iPad, adds multiple account support

Email app Hop makes its way to the iPad, adds multiple account support

Hop came to iPhone a while back and transformed email into conversations in a way that has never been done before. A new version of Hop has just been released and the big bullet point is iPad support. Along with iPad support the new version of Hop also adds support for multiple accounts, a color...
Creating email harmony with Mailbox for iOS and Airmail for Mac

Creating email harmony with Mailbox for iOS and Airmail for Mac

I've been on the hunt for the perfect cross-platform email setup ever since Mavericks made the native Mail app so awkward and unreliable. I've looked at the best alternative mail apps for Mac and done the same for both iPhone and iPad. As it turns out, Mailbox and Airmail play rather nicely...
How to customize the style of message flags on your iPhone and iPad

How to customize the style of message flags on your iPhone and iPad

When Apple released iOS 7 they included some tweaks to the Mail app including a way to customize message flags to suit your tastes. If you aren't a fan of the default flags that appear, there's now another option. Here's what it looks like and how to change it: How to change the email flag stay...
Mail Pilot for Mac now available, here's your chance to win a copy!

Mail Pilot for Mac now available, here's your chance to win a free copy!

Mail Pilot for Mac has come out of public beta and is now available for purchase in the Mac App Store at an introductory price of $9.99. Mail replacement apps for both iOS and Mac have made some progress lately and Mail Pilot doesn't fall short in feature set. Even in Mail Pilot's public preview...
Evomail+ is replacing Mail.app on my iPhone, maybe for good!

Evomail+ is replacing Mail.app on my iPhone, maybe for good!

Evomail+ is now available for iPhone and boasts a simpler, more fluid experience than its predecessor, most of which was based on collected user feedback. The new One Button feature of Evomail+ constantly adapts and changes to better suit what you're doing at that exact moment. Which is why I'm...
How to disable emailing via Google+ with Gmail

How to disable emailing via Google+ with Gmail

Google recently made some changes to Gmail and Google+ that lets anyone that has you on Google+ send you an email, even if they don't know your email address. While some of us may be okay with this, some of us may find it to be an invasion of privacy and quite frankly, a little creepy. Luckily,...

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