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Remove "known" E-Mail Addresses

To remove an outdated formaly used e-mail address from the list taken into account when Apple Mail does autocompletion of e-mail addressss, open the list of previous adressees from the “Windows” menu, select the address in question an remove it from the list.

Use E-Mail Alias Addresses

Using different sender e-mail addresses (aka “aliases”) for one(!) e-mail account in Apple Mail is as easy as that: Just list all addresses in the “Address” field of the account configuration form separated by commas. That all …

References: Mac OS X: Using email aliases in Mail (by Apple, archived & unmaintained)

Show duplicate E-Mails

Moutain Lion

defaults write AlwaysShowDuplicates -bool true


defaults write _AlwaysShowDuplicates -bool true

Get your flag icons back

(1-to-1 copy of the reference below)

  1. From Mail Preferences –> Viewing, uncheck “Use Classic Layout” AND the following:
    • Show To/Cc label in the message list
    • List Preview: 1 Line
  2. Close Mail Preferences
  3. Your mail should now show the flag color instead of flag name
  4. Go back to Mail Preferences –> Viewing, check “Use Classic Layout”
  5. Close Mail Preferences

You should now see BOTH the flag icon color AND color name, but you can resize the column to hide the color name.

striders at "Re: Mail flag icons are missing, shows color name instead"

Use Domain PGP Keys with GPG Suite

To enable the use of a PGP Key assigned to one address as a genric key for all recipients within that domain, import the Key into your keychain, identify its fingerprint and issue the command1):

defaults write org.gpgtools.common KeyMapping -dict-add '*' <fingerprint w/o spaces>

to view all defined mappings, issue the command:

 defaults read org.gpgtools.common KeyMapping

to reset the list to a single entry, modifiy the command above to:

defaults write org.gpgtools.common KeyMapping -dict '*' <fingerprint w/o spaces>

This seems to be the (only) legit way to delete mappings2) - just recreate any mapping still needed.

GPG Tools Support: How to add an e-mail address to an existing public key using key mapping

Free space by removing logfiles

Move files matching


to some archive.

in the shell, i.e. a terminal window
the reference explains how to edit the *.plist file - but … well :-/
docs/tips_n_tricks/max_os_x/apple_mail.html.txt · Last modified: 10.06.2020 09:45 CEST by peter