Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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What happens to Mail attachments in your archive? Have you ever done a three finger drag? How do you manage your trash can? We mean *really* manage it? All these questions — and a lot more — are answered for you this week as Dave and John pour through the mailbag and help you learn at least five new things. Press play and enjoy listening as your two favorite geeks help make it all happen!

MacOS: Using Email Encryption in Apple's Mail

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

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You’ve heard how easy it is to send and receive encrypted emails using Apple Mail. This is pretty important to set up, if you send sensitive data through email. In this article, Jeff Butts walks you through that configuration from beginning to end.

Apple Disputes Zero Day Found in Apple Mail

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Apple disagrees with a report from security company ZecOps that found an exploit that took advantage of the default iOS Mail app.

In the now-disputed report, ZecOps had said the critical flaw was located in the Mail app and could be triggered be sending specially manipulated emails that required no interaction on the part of users[…]

The critics said if the exploit was able to delete the emails ,it would have been able to delete the crash log data as well. The critics said that failure and some technical details contained in the ZecOps report strongly suggested the flaw was a more benign bug that was triggered by certain types of emails. Also skeptical, the critics said, is that an advanced exploit would cause a crash at all.

An interesting update to this saga. The bug certainly caused these devices to crash, but it remains to be seen whether that resulted in stolen data.

A Festivus for The Geeks in Us – Mac Geek Gab 794

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

A festivus for the geeks in us

Cool Stuff Found galore begins this episode, because that’s the spirit of the holiday season. Equally as important, though, are the airing of the grievances, and Mail.app provides a healthy platform for that…with some hints and tips, to be helpful, of course. After all, we each need to learn at least five new things! That’s not all: there are more tips and questions and answers here to enjoy, as well. Press play and join John, Dave, and the rest of the MGG Family for this week’s episode.

macOS Mail Stores Encrypted Emails in Plain Text

· Andrew Orr · Link

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IT specialist Bob Gendler found that macOS Mail was storing encrypted emails in plain text. He first notified Apple on July 29, but only got a temporary fix from the company 99 days later on November 5.

The main thing I discovered was that the snippets.db database file in the Suggestions folder stored my emails. And on top of that, I found that it stored my S/MIME encrypted emails completely UNENCRYPTED. Even with Siri disabled on the Mac, it *still* stores unencrypted messages in this database!

Mr. Gendler shard a fix in his blog post.

How to Move Your Apple Mail Files From Old to New Mac

· John Martellaro · Link

Tom Nelson at Lifewire writes:

Moving your Apple Mail to a new Mac, or to a new, clean install of the operating system (macOS), may seem like a difficult task, but it actually only requires saving three items and moving them to the new destination.

And if you have all your email account passwords handy, the number of files to move drops from three to two. Tom goes into great detail, which is good, but one might have to exercise some care and thought for specific cases.

iPad Dreams...and More Cowbell – Mac Geek Gab 761

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It’s worth digging into your Mac’s auto-startup items every now and then, just to clean things up. That’s especially true when your two favorite geeks discover a new place to look… and find some very old stuff out there. Listen as John and Dave talk through all this and more. Plus, some great Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found from your fellow listeners, including one that’ll help you keep all your power tools charged. And, we might just have an answer to listener Scott’s iPad dreams. Press play, listen, and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Deep Dive into Mail, Gmail Bugs, Cool Stuff Found & More – Mac Geek Gab 755

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Deep Dive into Mail, Gmail Bugs, Cool Stuff Found & More – Mac Geek Gab 755

Mail was the Deep Dive topic this week, and then the Gmail/Gsuite/macOS 10.14.4 bug happened, so Mail gets a double dip and you’re gonna love it. Then it’s on to perhaps the best AirPods alternative we’ve found… for just $30. More Cool Stuff Found plus your questions answered rounds out the episode. Press play, learn, and enjoy!

5 Alternative Mac Mail Apps

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

A bunch of users are having trouble with Gmail on macOS Mojave 14.4. While we wait for a fix, here are five alternative Mac mail apps.

Beware the Magnets – Mac Geek Gab 753

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Beware The Magnets Mac Geek Gab 753

You want Cool Stuff Found? You want to know how to uninstall apps properly? What about the dangers of disabling SIP? John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, come together to answer all of these and more. Have a question? Send it in to [email protected] or post in the MGG forums.

macOS: How to Use Substitutions in Text

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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Today’s Quick Tip focuses on a neat trick in Pages (and Mail and TextEdit!) that’ll let you change straight quotes to smart ones or hyphens to dashes in an existing document. If you like typography, this’ll be right up your alley!

How to Empty the Trash in Outlook for Mac

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you use Outlook on your Mac instead of Apple Mail, then it’s important for you to know that the program doesn’t empty its trash automatically. If you’d like to clear out old stuff within Outlook, then, come read this Quick Tip! We’ll give you plenty of options on how to do so.

macOS: Changing How Mail Saves Attachments

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple’s Mail program has a nifty way of handling certain attachment types, so if your Mac’s storage is at a premium, you can change how this works to save space. We’ve got the details in today’s Quick Tip!

Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy – Mac Geek Gab 721

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Chatty Cathy with Haunted Drives, Beachballs, and Chatty Cathy – Mac Geek Gab 721

Is running a full SSD OK? What’s accessing my hard drive? How do I get custom sounds into Mail? These are just a few of the questions that John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, answer this week. Press play and enjoy!