Airmail 3 for OS X is here, brings best features from its iOS edition to the Mac

By Christian Zibreg on May 23, 2016

Developer Bloop on Monday issued a major update to its excellent OS X email client on the Mac App Store, Airmail. Available as a free upgrade for existing users, Airmail 3 brings some of the best features from its iPhone and iPad edition to the Mac.

In addition to improved handling of your VIP contacts and the ability to quickly reply to emails from a notification, Airmail 3 includes a rich set of options for customizing your menus, gestures, keyboard shortcuts and folders.

The app now integrates with your calendar, has a lot faster message rendering engine, will sync more settings via iCloud between OS X and iOS editions (rules, VIP contacts and Smart Folders) and more. Read More

 

Tip: quickly choose between Archive and Trash email

By Sébastien Page on May 10, 2016

Last week I shared with you how Gmail and Google Apps users can easily stop their iPhone from archiving emails by changing a single feature inside the Mail app’s settings. Today, I want to show you something similar, but different.

We’re going to stay on topic with this quick tip that allows you to choose on a per email basis whether you want to send it to the trash, or archive it. Read More

 

How to prevent changes to email accounts on iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 28, 2016

I’m nervous every time a curious friend picks up my iPhone and ventures into Settings—not because they could see something they shouldn’t, but out of fear they might mess up my multiple email accounts.

While removing email accounts from an iOS device won’t wipe the server, re-adding them is a tedious process: you need to remember your access credentials and, if an account is protected with two-factor authentication, provide a verification code, too.

iOS lets you disallow changes to some device settings, including restricting all email, calendar and contact accounts so that no one can add or remove them, here’s how. Read More

 

How to attach files and documents to the Mail app on iPhone or iPad

By Sébastien Page on Apr 21, 2016

Since using my iPad in a more productive way for the past couple of weeks, a few problems I never really had to deal with before started started popping up. File management is one of them.

I’ve recently shared my workflow for downloading files from a web browser, as well as saving attachments from the Mail app on iOS, so naturally, I want to talk about attaching files and documents to an email in the Mail app on iPhone or iPad. Read More

 

You can now attach Google Drive/Dropbox files and GIFs from Tumblr to emails in Yahoo Mail

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 13, 2016

The failing Internet pioneer Yahoo today announced a major update for its mobile email application.

Bumped to version 4.3, Yahoo Mail for iOS introduces new third-party integrations allowing you to add cloud files directly from your Google Drive or Dropbox to your messages as attachments, or add animated GIFs to your emails from Tumblr, which is another Yahoo-owned property.

The compose interface makes it easy to choose among Tumblr’s most popular GIFs of the moment, search for that perfect GIF or browse GIF categories including Love, LOL, Cute, Cheers, Fail, Happy and more. GIFs are added to your emails as attachments. Read More

 

Airmail gains iPad and Touch ID support, adds tons of new features in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 12, 2016

Airmail, the popular Mac email client, has made the leap to the iPhone back in February.

As of today, this powerful email application is available with a native interface on iPads, with full support for iOS 9’s Split View multitasking mode, wireless keyboards with fully customizable shortcuts, Touch ID, the ability to draw sketches within the app and much more.

“Never before has e-mail been so powerful and productive across your Apple devices,” developers told me via email. “Use the extended screen real estate to compose and communicate like never before.”

The refreshed iPhone and iPad app is available now in the App Store at no charge for existing users. Read More

 

How to remove unwanted email addresses from the Mail app on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 5, 2016

One thing I hate about the Mail app on my Mac is how when I go to enter someone’s name to email them, OS X has a nasty habit of picking the wrong email address for that person and I always notice it when it’s too late.

I had this happen to me the other day and my email was sent to the wrong inbox of that person – an email address that they don’t even use anymore – so they never got the email I sent and I had to resend it.

If you’ve ever had this happen to you before, then you’re reading the right tutorial, because we’ll be showing you how to remove unwanted email addresses from your Mac’s Mail app history so they aren’t auto-suggested for you when you start to type someone’s name. Read More

 

‘IfFound 3’ makes it easier for good Samaritans to return your lost iOS device

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016

Nothing gives you a lower-sinking gut feeling than when you accidentally leave your $650+ iPhone sitting somewhere and forget about it, or when it ends up stolen.

Fortunately, good Samaritans now have an easier way to get in touch with you if your device is ever found thanks to a recent Cydia release called IfFound 3.

Indeed this jailbreak tweak is a new iteration of a tweak that has existed for ages, but it’s back and it’s ready for iOS 9, and in this review, we’ll show you exactly how it works. Read More

 

How to turn an email into a reminder on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016

OS X’s Reminders app can be used for more than just typing out your own reminders; you can also use it to remind you to read or reply to specific emails at a specific time or date.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how you can use the Reminders app on your Mac to remind yourself about specific emails you receive in your OS X Mail app. Read More

 

Some people complain that iOS 9.3 crashes after tapping on web links

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2016

It seems that iOS 9.3 is causing unexpected behavior when tapping web links, as evidenced by Twitter and a growing thread on the Apple Support Communities forums. Hundreds of affected users are reporting that the latest iPhones, and some older devices, become unresponsive or crash after tapping or tapping-and-holding web links in both first and third-party apps such as Safari, Messages, Mail, Notes, Google Chrome and more. For others, tapping on links does nothing.

Other people claim they were plagued with the same issue on iOS 9.2 devices, with some users claiming they heard from an Apple Support representative that the company is aware of the issue and is working on a fix, which should be released soon. Read More

 

“Cannot Get Mail” errors on your iPhone? Try this

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2016

Every so often when you go to refresh your emails from the Mail app in iOS, you may get an error message like the one shown above that reads, “Cannot Get Mail. The mail server imap.gmail.com is not responding. Verify that you have entered the correct account info in Mail settings.

The problem can be annoying; sometimes it may be an issue with your email settings, and sometimes it may just be a hiccup with the email server or internet connection you have established.

In this tutorial, we’ll go over some troubleshooting steps to get your email inbox to refresh as you would expect it to. Read More

 

How to clear an incorrect unread email count badge on the Mail app

By Sébastien Page on Mar 9, 2016

If you use the stock Mail application on your iPhone or iPad, you may have experienced a mysterious occurrence where the Mail app icon will display a red badge telling you there are unread emails when there actually aren’t any. No matter what you do, it seems that up can’t clear that inaccurate number of unread emails.

The Mail app is no stranger to weird bugs, so let me reassure you here, phantom unread emails aren’t taking over your iPhone or iPad. In this post, I will share with you a few options to fix an incorrect unread count, and hopefully put an end to it all. Read More

 

Spotting the sure signs of a phishing email

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 9, 2016

Emails are a popular way to keep in touch with people, be it friends, family, or co-workers, but often companies that you deal business with will send you the occasional promotional email if you signed up for subscriptions.

Sometimes, you get an email that you think is legit, and it turns out it’s just a fake email pretending to be something it’s not and it tries to get you to click on stuff or give up your personal information. These emails are malicious and they’re known as phishing emails.

In this piece, we’ll go over some of the things you can look for to tell if the emails you’re getting are legitimate, or if they’re a con artist trying to scam you of your personal information. Read More

 

Some iPhone owners complain about receiving undeletable emails from 1970 and 1969

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 7, 2016

iOS has been hit with another strange bug which causes users to receive ghost emails from 1969 and 1970 that cannot be deleted.

As some Reddit users have discovered, an error with the mail server not downloading the headers correctly appears to be causing some iPhone owners to receive undeletable ‘null’ emails dated back to December 31, 1969 or January 1, 1970.

It’s unclear if this issue is related to the infamous ‘January 1, 1970’ bug which can brick some devices and that Apple has fixed in the forthcoming iOS 9.3 software update. We have reached out to Apple asking them to comment on the new issue and will report if we receive a reply. Read More

 

Postman: manually check for new emails from anywhere [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016

Normally, when you want to check to see if you have any new emails, you have to launch the Mail app and pull down to refresh the email inbox of your choice.

If you’re already in the middle of something, stopping what you’re doing to check to see if you have any emails is obtrusive. It would be so much better if you could just refresh your email from anywhere without leaving what you are currently doing in another app.

That’s exactly what a new free jailbreak tweak called Postman is going to allow you to do, and it works with a key ingredient that most jailbreakers are already familiar with. Read More

 

Tip: triage your emails more easily by enabling ‘Unread’ folder in Mail for iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2016

Apple’s Mail app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad offers various customization options which permit you to adjust which messages you see first in the mailbox list. For instance, you can add important people to Mail’s VIP list so all their messages appear in the special VIP smart mailbox.

I’m not sure why, but Mail by default doesn’t let you see all the unread messages from all accounts in one place, and that’s quite a shame.

Thankfully, you can easily show a hidden ‘Unread’ smart folder to gather your unread messages in one place. Read More

 

10 useful keyboard shortcuts for the Mail app on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 1, 2016

Using keyboard shortcuts is a great way to streamline your workflow in any app, whether it has been preinstalled on your Mac or you’ve downloaded it yourself. With the Mail app being the most popular way to send and receive emails on the OS X platform, it’s a great place to get started with them.

In this piece, we’ll go over 10 useful keyboard shortcuts you can use in the Mail app to speed up your workflow. Read More

 

Popular Spark email client is now available on iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 25, 2016

Spark, a powerful email client from Ukrainian developer Readdle, has received a much-needed refresh in the App Store today, finally bringing out a native user interface on the iPad, so now you can experience Spark’s email magic on all your devices, including the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Spark 1.6 also includes other refinements and improvements, such as an even better wrist app with fully native watchOS 2 support, landscape mode across all iOS devices, nine new languages, the ability to keep your email accounts and settings synced across all devices via iCloud and more.

The update is being rolled this morning so don’t panic if you don’t see it yet in your local App Store as these things take time to propagate. Read More

 

You can now use Gmail without an @gmail address

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2016

It used to be that creating an account with Google’s Gmail service required an @gmail address, but not anymore. Today, the Internet giant announced that users can now use Gmail without an @gmail address in the web interface and the Android app, with support for iOS coming soon.

“If you use Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft Outlook or Hotmail, you now have the option to Gmailify your inbox,” notes Google, with more email providers to be added in the future. Read More

 

Gmail gains lock and question mark icons to indicate if emails are encrypted and authenticated

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 9, 2016

In honor of the Safer Internet Day, Google on Tuesday announced in a blog post that it has added a lock icon in Gmail’s web interface to denote whether or not your emails are encrypted. Additionally, a question mark icon on a sender’s avatar indicates messages that are not authenticated.

Gmail has supported encrypted connections between a user’s machine and its servers for some time now, but this doesn’t provide the full protection if a sender’s email client or email service does not support encryption in transit using TLS.

The new lock icon makes it easier to see if a message you received from someone is encrypted or not, and whether or not it can be authenticated. Read More

 
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