How to change the default OS X email Application.

I’m not sure why – I must’ve changed a setting somewhere – but recently whenever I click ‘send an email’ in OS X it opens up a Chrome browser window and tries to send a new email through Gmail. I wanted to send email with the old fashioned OS X Mail app. I went searching […]

Apple mail changing my ‘From:’ sender account

Over the past couple of months our family has discovered a strange little problem. Our emails have been getting mixed up! My daughters have been sending emails, but the replies have been coming to me. I have been sending emails, and they have appeared as coming from my wife. And in the worst case, some […]

Gmail messages stuck in Outbox in Apple Mail in Yosemite

Today I discovered a whole pile of messages in my “On my Mac: Outbox”  and no matter what I tried I couldn’t get them to send.   I use gmail as my mail server.  The emails looked like they were sending – there was no error message – but they didn’t actually send. They were still […]

How to get Gmail to send mail in OSX 10.9 Mavericks

So it turns out there can be a glitch with Mavericks and Gmail. When I installed Mavericks on my Macbook Pro,  all my messages piled up into my outbox, but weren’t sent. It turned out that Mail wasn’t picking up my password properly from the System Preferences. Here’s how I got it going.