– How do I use Mac Mail as a searchable archive of past emails and delete emails on Gmail?

Can I use Mac as a searchable archive of emails stored locally? How can I set this up?

I use Gmail as my primary email and interface. I’m out of space. I have mac linked with Gmail, so all my messages are there but I don’t use that as an interface. I want to archive the messages in Mac Mail as one or multiple year files in a way that they remain searchable and then remove them from Google to free up space, without removing them from my Mac Mail archives. In the event I needed to search a message from say 2010, I’d like to be able to open up Mac Mail and search there if it is no longer on the Gmail server.

How would you set this up please? Sincere thanks for any ideas.

smtp – My Postfix server can’t send emails to cpanels (Where Port 25 not supported)

I’m getting this error

to=<email@email-address>, relay=serverip:25, delay=16, delays=0.38/0.01/15/0, dsn=4.4.2, status=deferred (conversation with serverip timed out while receiving the initial server greeting)

so basically I need to change the port from 25 to 465 I did the smtps configuration in & enabled the smtpd_tls_wrappermode = true & smtp_tls_security_level = encrypt

and still sending using port 25 I even delete the smtp option in and still sending using port 25


settings – Mutt won’t let me send emails because “Sasl authentication failed”

I’ve installed all the required packages for mutt to send emails smtp.

mutt -v
Mutt 1.13.2 (2019-12-18)
Copyright (C) 1996-2016 Michael R. Elkins and others.
Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type mutt -vv'. Mutt is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; type mutt -vv’ for details.

System: Linux 5.8.0-38-generic (x86_64)
ncurses: ncurses 6.2.20200212 (compiled with 6.2)
libidn: 1.33 (compiled with 1.33)
hcache backend: tokyocabinet 1.4.48

Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v –with-pkgversion=’Ubuntu 9.3.0-17ubuntu1~20.04′ –with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-9/README.Bugs –enable-languages=c,ada,c++,go,brig,d,fortran,objc,obj-c++,gm2 –prefix=/usr –with-gcc-major-version-only –program-suffix=-9 –program-prefix=x86_64-linux-gnu- –enable-shared –enable-linker-build-id –libexecdir=/usr/lib –without-included-gettext –enable-threads=posix –libdir=/usr/lib –enable-nls –enable-clocale=gnu –enable-libstdcxx-debug –enable-libstdcxx-time=yes –with-default-libstdcxx-abi=new –enable-gnu-unique-object –disable-vtable-verify –enable-plugin –enable-default-pie –with-system-zlib –with-target-system-zlib=auto –enable-objc-gc=auto –enable-multiarch –disable-werror –with-arch-32=i686 –with-abi=m64 –with-multilib-list=m32,m64,mx32 –enable-multilib –with-tune=generic –enable-offload-targets=nvptx-none=/build/gcc-9-HskZEa/gcc-9-9.3.0/debian/tmp-nvptx/usr,hsa –without-cuda-driver –enable-checking=release –build=x86_64-linux-gnu –host=x86_64-linux-gnu –target=x86_64-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 9.3.0 (Ubuntu 9.3.0-17ubuntu1~20.04)

Configure options: ‘–build=x86_64-linux-gnu’ ‘–prefix=/usr’ ‘–includedir=${prefix}/include’ ‘–mandir=${prefix}/share/man’ ‘–infodir=${prefix}/share/info’ ‘–sysconfdir=/etc’ ‘–localstatedir=/var’ ‘–disable-silent-rules’ ‘–libdir=${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu’ ‘–libexecdir=${prefix}/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu’ ‘–disable-maintainer-mode’ ‘–disable-dependency-tracking’ ‘–with-mailpath=/var/mail’ ‘–enable-compressed’ ‘–enable-debug’ ‘–enable-fcntl’ ‘–enable-hcache’ ‘–enable-gpgme’ ‘–enable-imap’ ‘–enable-smtp’ ‘–enable-pop’ ‘–enable-sidebar’ ‘–enable-nntp’ ‘–enable-dotlock’ ‘–disable-fmemopen’ ‘–with-curses’ ‘–with-gnutls’ ‘–with-gss’ ‘–with-idn’ ‘–with-mixmaster’ ‘–with-sasl’ ‘–without-gdbm’ ‘–without-bdb’ ‘–without-qdbm’ ‘–with-tokyocabinet’ ‘build_alias=x86_64-linux-gnu’ ‘CFLAGS=-g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/mutt-j2y3Jo/mutt-1.13.2=. -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security’ ‘LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now’ ‘CPPFLAGS=-Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2’

Compilation CFLAGS: -Wall -pedantic -Wno-long-long -g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/mutt-j2y3Jo/mutt-1.13.2=. -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security

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set from = “”
set realname = “Firstname Lastname”

set smtp_url = “smtp://”
set smtp_pass = “password”
set imap_user = “”
set imap_pass = “password”

set folder = “imaps://”
set spoolfile = “+INBOX”
set editor = “nano

Any help with troubleshooting from here?

How important are plain text emails in 2021?

When sending email from an application (for example during user registration, booking confirmation, and account alerts), is it important to also send a plain text version?

My understanding is that plain text email was popular among users in the years past since it used less bandwidth and was therefore faster to load on slow internet connections. Therefore all important email communication was sent out in a plain text version (along with the HTML version).

When sending important emails to users in 2021, is it still recommended to also send a copy in plain text?

Note: an easy answer would be “yes”, simply because it’s the safest thing to do. But I wonder if any users these days lack the bandwidth to download and read an HTML email? And therefore is the plain text version really necessary?

Why some emails dragged to a tab not showing in Gmail?

My Gmail is provided by my college’s G-Suite. I have just subscribed to a newsletter using this email account. I dragged these emails to a Socials tab, then made the Socials tab appear on the Gmail homepage. But when I click on the Socials tab, it doesn’t show these emails. It shows the other Google Classroom emails on Socials though. I have to click on Socials on the sidebar to make these newsletter emails appear.

I tried dragging them to Promotions too, still doesn’t work. But when I click on that tab from the sidebar it shows? Why does this happen? Is there a workaround? Is there any other way to add them to different tabs besides dragging? Something that’ll make it work?

I tried the option of “Move To” to Promotions, but still doesn’t show up. When I do “Move To Inbox”, only then they show up. What am I missing here?

What is this Inbox? There’s no tab for Inbox.

Also, how to automatically have all emails from this sender be sent to my Promotions tab? And show up too?

7 – Transactional emails via mailchimp/mandril on form submission

I have been trying to send transactional emails via mailchimp/mandrill specific template when a form is submitted and a specific selection from a dropdown is selected.

I have attempted several different plugins and sets instructions I have found online. Ranging from several EntityForms solutions and webforms solutions I found but it seems that they are no longer working in Drupal.

I already have EntityForms, Webforms, Mailchimp and Mandrill installed along with all the dependencies that are required. However every solution I have looked at has not worked at all.

This was Mandril Transactional Emails This was the closest I could find and still it doesn’t solve the problem completely. Because it needs to work off of a form select box having a specific value.

Can’t send emails on BT Internet through Thunderbird

This is an intermittemt problem. I have 4 BT email addresses and 3 Outlook email addresses, all managed through Thunderbird. All accounts are POP. I also use my iPhone and native Apple mail app to send and receive to and from the BT addresses. I have always had a problem with periodic failure of the BT SMTP server to allow sending of emails. The symptoms are always the same: the server responds that the password is incorrect. The problem sometime lasts as long as a day and then appears to fix itself but fails again after anything from a few hours to a day. When it happens, I get the same problems trying to send from my iPhone – it’s as though the server locks out and I have to wait for some BT routine to run to reset it. The outlook addresses continue to perform perfectly. BT seem unable or unwilling to accept it as their problem. I have checked and double-checked all server and password settings. In desperation, I have deleted all records of any BT accounts in Thunderbird and set up all the accounts/server details/passwords from scratch again. All worked for about a day but, this morning, complete failure again. Short of migrating all my email traffic from BT to Outlook (BT is currently my default), I cannot think of anything I can do at my end. I even installed a second different e-mail client and got the same problems with that. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions?

magento2 – Magento 2 Contact Form does not send email, but all transactional emails work

In our 2.3.5-p1 build we’re having issues with the contact form sending emails. On the client/user side, everything appears to work fine. The form submits without issue and then displays the success message. However, we never actually receive the email in our inbox. All other emails seem to work, account, orders/transactions, etc.

Anybody have any ideas as to what would cause just the contact form to not send emails? I’m assuming Magento uses the same method to send the contact form email as the other transactional emails? I see nothing in the logs and as far as I can tell, the email appears to send, it just never ends up in our inbox (yes, we’ve checked the spam folder as well).

How can I view how many unread emails I have in my Gmail inbox broken down by the sender’s email address?

I use the Gmail website. I have 1000 unread emails. How can I view how many unread emails I have in my Gmail inbox broken down by the sender’s email address?

I am aware that one can obtain a count of the unread email from one specific email address via the query is:unread, but instead I would like to view the count for each sender at once, e.g.: 50 unread emails. 20 unread emails. 11 unread emails.