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My e-mail won't send on one account. How do I fix it?

I'm having trouble with my Apple Mail program. I have a number of e-mail accounts (some with Optimum online, a g-mail, yahoo, etc.) Apple Mail has no problem at all reading and downloading any mail from any of the services. My problem is with Optimum Mail (Optonline.net). Mail refuses to send anything through that set-up. [more inside]
posted by hdh on Sep 3, 2009 - 4 answers

How to convert/open Outlook Express .dbx files from CD onto a Mac?

I have a CD with mail archived from Outlook Express in .dbx files (misc.dbx, work.dbx, personal.dbx, inbox.dbx, etc.). It contains old reviews and resumes that I need details from. I now have a Mac (with Mail.app only) and I can't figure out how to open or convert them. I don't even need to import them into Mail--having them export to simple individual text files would be fine. I just want to be able to read the content. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Aug 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Google Apps calendar and gmail.com calendar: can they get along?

How do I work with both my Google Apps Calendar and my Gmail calendar? Bonus points: on a G1/Android phone. [more inside]
posted by zippy on Jul 31, 2009 - 5 answers

What savory homemade goods survive the mail well?

I want to send a homemade gift package to a friend. The wrinkle: He doesn't eat sweets. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Jul 30, 2009 - 19 answers

Is there a one-stop way to make snail mail disappear?

On my list of everyday things that drive me up the wall, snail mail is right up there with cilantro. Please help me make my mailbox disappear. [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Jul 27, 2009 - 22 answers

Consequences to mailing drugs?

What possible consequences could there be to attempting to send illegal drugs via mail without a return address? Is there any way the intended recipient could catch shit? [more inside]
posted by nitor on Jul 26, 2009 - 42 answers

Fake bills and what to do about them

I have in my hand a "Past Due Notice" for my stay in-- and I quote-- "the hospital." It claims to be from Texas Medicine Resources, which is a real company, but the address they want me to mail my $250 to is of course different from the one Google gives me, and besides that there is not a lick of specific information anywhere that would convince me they have any connection to my medical history. Assuming I'm right that justice needs to be served, how can I help that happen? [more inside]
posted by jinjo on Jul 8, 2009 - 16 answers

Landlord gets his mail at our house, YIKES!

How we get our landlord to stop getting his mail at our house? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jul 7, 2009 - 21 answers

Zip, indeed.

Since we all have nine-digit zip codes now, why is it still neccesary to include the city and state in a postal address? [more inside]
posted by dinger on Jul 3, 2009 - 25 answers

My contacts need a fire-proof home.

Anybody know of a worthwhile, online address book? [more inside]
posted by RobertFrost on Jul 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Do I ask about a late payment or let it go?

My client said the cheque was in the mail two weeks ago. The cheque has not yet shown up in my mailbox. Should I ask him about it? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Jun 30, 2009 - 8 answers

dammit!

Macfilter: why does Mail keep launching itself? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jun 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Amazonian ants in the mail!

The book I just received from Amazon is covered in ants, which have now infested my mailbox (and my nightmares). What to do, whom to contact? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jun 24, 2009 - 34 answers

Help me find Apple mail 3.0

This should be a no brainer but I guess I am extra challenged at the moment. I am looking to download version 3.0 of apple mail for OSX 10.4.11. I am looking for a google eye dog on this one.
posted by citybuddha on Jun 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Whats the best way to send painting across the country?

Whats an inexpensive way to send 2 paintings from Boston to San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by askmeacct on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Advice on email hosting solutions that can accommodate lots of old email?

Looking for advice on email hosting solutions that can accommodate lots of old email. [more inside]
posted by rkent on Jun 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I find inspiration for a postal adventure project?

Where could I find ideas about creating an adventure/mystery/game for friends over the summer, via postal service? [more inside]
posted by troybob on May 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Can I transfer voice-mail messages to my PC ?

I am curious to know if I can transfer phone mail messages to my PC as MP3 files ? [more inside]
posted by therealshell on May 21, 2009 - 3 answers

I tried to be good and it went bad: help me recover my Gmail from the clutches of my computer.

After reading this AskMe, I decided to use Mac's Mail program to keep copies of my messages on my gmail account on my computer. However, I wanted to use the "IMAP" option to keep copies of all my mail both on the web, in gmail, and on my computer, in Mac Mail. Instead, something else happened and now I'm in trouble. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Please make me a better letter writer!

My partner and I have broken up because of a move but have decided to correspond with one another through handwritten letters. Please help me be a better letter writer! [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on May 16, 2009 - 18 answers

A spot of friendly breaking and entering.

How do I retrieve a key/set of keys from a mail slot? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on May 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Please Help Me eMail my Videos via OSX Mail

I want to send YouTube and other videos via email after I've download them. I am using OSX 10.5.6 and v3.5 Mail. [more inside]
posted by konig on May 9, 2009 - 15 answers

How can I be in two places at once when my mail isn't anywhere at all?

USPS mail forwarding: Can I have permanent and temporary change of address requests at the same time? [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on May 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Email Switcheroo

What do I need to be aware of when switching a client from ISp-provided email to Google-provided email? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Apr 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Where's my Polish package?

A package from Poland is coming my way - now how do I track it? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next on Apr 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Let's display some affection!

SillyThingsThroughTheMailFilter: my temporary job is a couple hundred miles away from my other half, and I'm looking for suggestions of fun packages I could send him. We're both into computers, science, BDSM, socialism and making things. [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Apr 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Postman Pat Fell Flat

UKPostalFilter: One of my friends was supposed to receive a package today via Royal Mail. The package was too large to fit the letterbox, so - without knocking or ringing - they dropped a delivery failure note through her door. Can they do this? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Apr 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me track this package from Iran!

Help me track this package from Iran! I have a tracking number but no idea who the carrier is. [more inside]
posted by estherbester on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Recommend a maillog analyzer

Recommend me a good sendmail log analyzer. [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Apr 14, 2009 - 3 answers

How to remove built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client?

How to remove the built-in auto-complete entries from AOL's email client? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Mar 27, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I disable Mail on my mac?

Is there a way to disable Mail.app on my mac (OS 10.4.11)? It pops up whenever I mistakenly click on a mailto link. I don't use it for my email, so it's really annoying. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Surprise! It's a.....

What are some interesting, US-specific things I can mail to a friend abroad? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 5, 2009 - 25 answers

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman...

What specific measures should I take to ensure that important people actually receive and read my letters? [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars on Feb 26, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I put 2 Forever stamps on one envelope?

Can I put two Forever stamps on one envelope? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Feb 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Office 2000->2003 Mail Merge Headaches

Multi-Computer: How to deal with mailmerge differences between Office 2000 and 2003? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Feb 24, 2009 - 1 answer

Mail from USA to Sweden

On average. How long does it take a first class letter to reach its destination in Sweden. [more inside]
posted by hipersons on Feb 18, 2009 - 4 answers

How can I get Mail and Gmail working for me?

I'm using Gmail with IMAP, and Mail.app (and an iPhone, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't matter for these purposes). How can I erase the old messages in the "Sent" folder on my desktop app without erasing them on Gmail? [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Help Transfer Email from Blackberry

Is there any way for me to transfer/sync/copy/move email from a Blackberry (8310) to a Mac, or Gmail? It could be any method, from bluetooth to USB to wireless, I'm just interested in retrieving the messages (or the entire mailboxes) from the Blackberry.
posted by scamper on Feb 12, 2009 - 4 answers

apple mail started marking every new sent mail and every new deleted mail as unread

Apple mail has suddenly started marking every new sent mail and every new deleted mail as unread. any way to turn that behavior off? [more inside]
posted by cg2 on Feb 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Where are my Mail messages?

I am using Mail on OS 10.5.2. I have several mailboxes as well as subfolders. If I put messages in a mailbox that has subfolders, these messages do not appear when I look for them in the Finder. I'll try to be clearer inside. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Feb 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Please find my email! It's hiding.

Where did my email go? Mail.app has lost an important email message that is stuck somewhere in between sending on my end and receiving on the receiver's end. How can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by pised on Feb 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Odd credit card mail

In yesterday's mail there was a letter from a credit card company. It had my address with another person's name. What are the possible reasons for this and what actions (if any) should I take? [more inside]
posted by scubbadubba on Feb 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Best USPS rate?

Best postal rate? I need to send 25,000 postcards (4x6), no rush. What's the going rate at USPS? Thx! "Just a guy trying to sell something."
posted by Brzht on Feb 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Is there a way to create folders or otherwise organize my email inbox?

Is there an app/script/somethin'-sweet I can install on my Mac(s) that will allow me to organize my email INBOX? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 31, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I find mailing addresses along a route?

Is there a tool for generating a list of addresses along a route? That is, if I wanted to mail a letter to everyone who lives along the route from point A to point B, is there an online tool available to help me find the addresses?
posted by kjackelen05 on Jan 20, 2009 - 5 answers

How to sanely migrate email messages from Apple's Mail.app to Google Apps' GMail

How do I move around 2000 messages from Apple's Mail.app (10.4) to a Google Apps (Premier) GMail account quickly and efficiently? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jan 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Where can I get packages made for shipping books?

Where can I find packages designed to house books? [more inside]
posted by JTKestrel on Jan 17, 2009 - 1 answer

New Years Resolution: Send a letter every day.

New Years Resolution: Write a letter every day. [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Dec 26, 2008 - 18 answers

fauxstal address problems

[Postal_Filter] I sent out 45 postcards to friends for X-Mas. They had a "From" address (labeled as such) and a "To" address (also labeled as such). Somehow, the Post Office sent it all to the "From" Address (not return to sender for insufficient postage or anything). Do I have any recourse in getting these sent to the right address? Is it bad protocol on my part to put a very visible "From" Address on a postcard?
posted by Franklin76 on Dec 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Is there a way not to get caught receiving contraband?

I'm writing a spy novel in which the main character needs a scheme that ensures he can receive some contraband through the mail without being caught. It would be ok of law enforcement confiscated the package, or if the main character could know that law enforcement is involved (and therefore just abort the scheme) but the scheme can not allow a successful "controlled delivery" whereby my character is identified or caught. [more inside]
posted by harriet.killjoy on Dec 10, 2008 - 28 answers

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