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!
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 has an account page where you can change your Apple email address, as well as other aspects of your account. But there’s a warning.
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.
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.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss alternate email apps on macOS and iOS, and John’s Mac Pro successor.
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.
One of the new features coming in iOS 13 is the ability to block emails from people in Mail. Andrew shows you how to do that.
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.
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!
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!
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to chat about the latest iteration of iPhone rumors and a bug in Mac Mail on Mojave.
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.
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!
Today’s Quick Tip is about Apple Mail and how it (somewhat frustratingly) handles attachments. If you don’t like them dropping into the middle of your messages, come read about how to push them to the end!
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.
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!
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!
Joe Rossignol of Macrumors found that Apple addresses like @mac.com, @me.com, and @iCloud.com sent via Gmail could be marked as spam.