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Yes, I connect via imap, but the mail is... 3,617 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, I connect via imap, but the mail is processed by a gmail operation at Yale over which I have essentially no control. And it seems that that facility decides many things are "important" despite...
Posted by sra, on Apr 8, 2022 at 08:30 PM, in Applications
Mail copies messages from Inbox to Archive and Important 3,617 Views / 2 Replies  
Apple Mail (version 16.0, running on Monterey 12.3.1) has set up mailboxes "Important" and/or "Archive" on various of my mail accounts, and copies incoming mail from the relevant Inbox to one or...
Posted by sra, on Apr 8, 2022 at 03:04 PM, in Applications
Thanks, reader50. That clears things up. I had... 5,408 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks, reader50. That clears things up. I had noticed that when both displays were connected from TB3 ports, the visual quality of the larger (5K) one seemed a bit degraded by comparison to the...
Posted by sra, on Mar 13, 2022 at 03:43 PM, in Mac Desktops
As I say, the problem is intermittent. Sometimes... 5,408 Views / 5 Replies  
As I say, the problem is intermittent. Sometimes both displays work, sometimes I get only the primary one. The issue seems to be the same regardless of whether the second display is connected via...
Posted by sra, on Mar 13, 2022 at 01:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mini usually can't find second display 5,408 Views / 5 Replies  
My 2018 mini increasingly doesn't find my second display on rebooting, restarting, or waking from sleep. I have a 34" LG ultrawide as primary display, and a 24" LG as secondary. Primary display...
Posted by sra, on Mar 13, 2022 at 12:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
Weird Safari issue 4,374 Views / 1 Replies  
From time to time, I find Safari (14.0; macOS 10.15.7 on a 2018 Mac Mini) doing something strange. It puts up a dialog saying it wants to save something with the name "st". This causes other things...
Posted by sra, on Nov 13, 2020 at 02:21 PM, in macOS
MacOS Mail rejects account setup info 909 Views / 0 Replies  
Problem: in attempting to setup a new account in Mail, the login credentials are rejected and the setup dialog just spins forever, while the same credentials work fine in iOS.
We recently changed...
Posted by sra, on Feb 21, 2018 at 03:29 PM, in Applications
LG 34UC97 display issue 791 Views / 1 Replies  
I just got this ultra wide (34", 3440x1440 pixel) display which I am using with my 15" MBP-retina via Thunderbolt2. Generally, it's wonderful: all that real estate is extremely useful. However, I...
Posted by sra, on Nov 26, 2014 at 05:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No, ~/Library isn't there (I checked with ls –la... 1,526 Views / 4 Replies  
No, ~/Library isn't there (I checked with ls –la in Terminal, from which nothing is hidden). The migration seems to have broken down in the middle of copying ~/Documents and nothing after that in...
Posted by sra, on Jan 11, 2013 at 07:33 AM, in macOS
Problem migrating user from 10.5.8 to new iMac 1,526 Views / 4 Replies  
Trying to migrate my wife's environment from her old G5 iMac running 10.5.8 to the new iMac I got her for Xmas has been a nightmare.

First of all, the recommended procedure involving...
Posted by sra, on Jan 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM, in macOS
Yes, I did that. No changs. -- Steve... 367 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, I did that. No changs.

--

Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Nov 5, 2012 at 09:14 AM, in macOS
Strange permissions problem with Mail.app 367 Views / 2 Replies  
When I try to open Mail, I get a message:

"Mail can’t open because you don’t have the necessary permissions to change the folder where it saves information."

I recently set up a new MacMini...
Posted by sra, on Nov 5, 2012 at 07:50 AM, in macOS
I did exactly what you suggested (boot in... 1,168 Views / 2 Replies  
I did exactly what you suggested (boot in recovery mode, repair disk, repair permissions, reboot, re-install update). No joy.
Posted by sra, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM, in Applications
"Find My Mac" Problem 1,168 Views / 2 Replies  
On my MacBook Air (OS 10.7.2), in the iCloud system preferences panel, I have checked Mail&Notes, Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks, and Documents & Data. When I try to check "Find My Mac" it won't let...
Posted by sra, on Oct 18, 2011 at 03:17 AM, in Applications
Sorry, but this hasn't done anything for me. I... 4,733 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry, but this hasn't done anything for me. I went through the steps you describe, and reinstalled the Recovery System Update. Nothing has changed: "Find My Mac" is still greyed out and claims to...
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2011 at 09:59 AM, in Applications
Thanks a lot -- I just noticed this reply to my... 1,909 Views / 9 Replies  
Thanks a lot -- I just noticed this reply to my question, and it works fine. I have no interest in "upgrading" to Lion server, so it should go on working for a while...

-- Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2011 at 04:39 AM, in macOS
Maddening iCloud problems 4,733 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm having enormous trouble getting iCloud to work on my various devices (MacBook Air, iPhone 3GS and iPad2). I have had a MobileMe account for some time, and in theory that should just have...
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2011 at 04:16 AM, in Applications
Snow Leopard Server and personal websites 1,909 Views / 9 Replies  
How do you enable personal web sites on Snow Leopard Server? I have one machine (a Mac Mini, server version) on which these do not work and another (an XServe) on which they do. I expect to be able...
Posted by sra, on Aug 26, 2011 at 04:52 AM, in macOS
Labels for Lion desktops? 1,243 Views / 2 Replies  
Is there some way to assign a label to individual desktops in Lion? I haven't found anything yet... It would also be nice to assign custom backgrounds to individual desktops, as one does in real...
Posted by sra, on Jul 24, 2011 at 08:46 PM, in macOS
Herald (Mail plugin) for Lion 1,160 Views / 1 Replies  
I got quite used to the very nice Herald mail plugin on Snow Leopard, but it seems it doesn't work any more in Lion. I found information suggesting that a Lion version had been released (v 2.0), but...
Posted by sra, on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM, in Applications
I can't find any information about the process of... 1,272 Views / 9 Replies  
I can't find any information about the process of upgrading a Snow Leopard Server system to Lion Server. As I understand it, you have to install (plain, client) Lion first and then install Lion...
Posted by sra, on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM, in macOS
Still a problem in 10.6.7 1,082 Views / 4 Replies  
Infuriatingly, Mail.pp still insists (on only one of several machines!) on reverting to new-at-the-top sorting of mailbox windows. I have tried editing the preference file, changing every instance...
Posted by sra, on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:15 AM, in Applications
That's what ought to work. For me, it doesn't:... 1,082 Views / 4 Replies  
That's what ought to work. For me, it doesn't: from time to time, Mail gets the idea that new messages should be at the top in any mailbox, and restores that behavior when I switch mailboxes,...
Posted by sra, on Dec 7, 2010 at 09:35 AM, in Applications
Mail display sequence annoyance 1,082 Views / 4 Replies  
From time to time, one or another of my machines (all running whatever the latest version of OS X is, although this problem has appeared with several different versions) will decide that mail should...
Posted by sra, on Dec 6, 2010 at 01:16 PM, in Applications
So this is apparently a known problem. No, I... 1,529 Views / 2 Replies  
So this is apparently a known problem.
No, I didn't think of just re-syncing it -- what I did was Restore, and as promised that really did delete all the content I had on the phone (not the apps, it...
Posted by sra, on Dec 2, 2010 at 08:00 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPhone (3GS) reports "no (iPod) content" after 4.2 update 1,529 Views / 2 Replies  
After updating my iPhone 3GS to iOS 4.2.1, it seems to have lost all content as far as the iPod app is concerned. It's all there as far as I can see on the Mac I sync it with, and I can play it in...
Posted by sra, on Dec 1, 2010 at 09:56 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Yes, I've done the obvious to install the... 10,391 Views / 7 Replies  
Yes, I've done the obvious to install the printer. In fact, it was working up until the point recently when software update installed new HP drivers. I've tried deleting the printer and then...
Posted by sra, on Nov 14, 2010 at 02:30 PM, in macOS
"Waiting for printer to become available"? 10,391 Views / 7 Replies  
Using 10.6.5 on a MacBook Pro2,1 with an HP Color LaserJet 2500tn connected by USB, driver = HP Color LaserJet 2500 v3010.107. The printer shows up as connected, but when I try to print to it I just...
Posted by sra, on Nov 14, 2010 at 01:12 PM, in macOS
"Camera" has disappeared! 710 Views / 1 Replies  
My wife uses my old 2G iPhone as an iPod Touch (i.e., no phone service). Somehow, the Camera app has completely disappeared: it's not on the phone, and it's not present in the backups. I have no...
Posted by sra, on Oct 17, 2010 at 03:27 PM, in iOS Apps
Yes, fine, that's very helpful. :-) Now... 1,755 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes, fine, that's very helpful. :-)

Now it's done it again, After installing the latest security update. How on earth can I get Mail to sort things with the most recent at the bottom?

Please,...
Posted by sra, on Aug 26, 2010 at 09:13 PM, in Applications
Thanks. That works fine. I wonder why Adobe chose... 1,575 Views / 2 Replies  
Thanks. That works fine. I wonder why Adobe chose to install Growl without even telling you (but then, doesn't one ALWAYS wonder why Adobe does what they do?).

--
Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Jul 16, 2010 at 07:57 PM, in Applications
Uninstalling growl (from Adobe CS5)? 1,575 Views / 2 Replies  
As noted in another thread, installing Adobe CS5 results in unintentionally installing "growl" as well. I have no use for that, as far as I know, and it quite annoyingly keeps putting up a dialog...
Posted by sra, on Jul 16, 2010 at 03:15 PM, in Applications
I'm sure this is very good advice in general, but... 1,660 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm sure this is very good advice in general, but my question really is a lot simpler. CommuniGate stores mail in the traditional .mbox format; an account has a hierarchical organization with...
Posted by sra, on Jun 21, 2010 at 04:15 PM, in Applications
Migrating from CommuniGate to OS X Server mail? 1,660 Views / 4 Replies  
I've used CommuniGate Pro as a mail server for many years, but I think OS X Server mail has matured enough that there's no reason to rely on third party software for this any more. I have a new...
Posted by sra, on Jun 21, 2010 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
That way works, if you don't have the install... 929 Views / 12 Replies  
That way works, if you don't have the install disks. If you do, the path via setting a password on the root account as described on the Apple Tech Support page cited by Art Vandelay is clean and...
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:32 PM, in macOS
The solution from the Apple TN fixed it. I'm sure... 929 Views / 12 Replies  
The solution from the Apple TN fixed it. I'm sure the others would have, too, but once is good enough... Thanks, guys!

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Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 04:41 PM, in macOS
Thanks! That's more or less what I should have... 929 Views / 12 Replies  
Thanks! That's more or less what I should have thought of...

--

Steve Anderson
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 03:28 PM, in macOS
Well, he didn't do a clean install, but instead... 929 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, he didn't do a clean install, but instead just upgraded from his earlier 10.3 installation. I'm not sure what happened, because I just saw the results, not how they came to be.
I have...
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 03:17 PM, in macOS
Making an admin user when there isn't one? 929 Views / 12 Replies  
A colleague has an old G4 iBook, and recently installed Leopard on it. Lo and behold, it seems impossible to install anything else ... because there isn't any admin user on this machine. The only...
Posted by sra, on Jun 11, 2010 at 02:45 PM, in macOS
iPhone equivalent of Palm notes? 1,462 Views / 4 Replies  
Is there an iPhone app that is the equivalent of Palm notes? Of course there are a million "notes" apps, but what I need is something that can synch notes on the phone with a desktop notes app,...
Posted by sra, on May 10, 2010 at 01:34 PM, in iOS Apps
Mail.app resetting sort order 1,755 Views / 2 Replies  
For some reason, Mail.app on one of my machines has begun behaving in a perverse way. I like my mailboxes to be shown sorted in ascending order (newest message at the bottom). Recently, however, I...
Posted by sra, on Jan 23, 2010 at 06:39 PM, in Applications
I seem to have fixed the problem by re-installing... 799 Views / 2 Replies  
I seem to have fixed the problem by re-installing Snow Leopard and all subsequent updates. I'd still really like to know what the basis of this problem is: it's certainly one of the more puzzling...
Posted by sra, on Jan 13, 2010 at 10:27 AM, in Applications
Keynote (09) problem on MBA 799 Views / 2 Replies  
Recently my MacBook Air (1st generation, running 10.6.2) has refused to show Keynote presentations that worked fine a while ago. Keynote 09 (5.3) from retail iWork 09 package.
The problem is that...
Posted by sra, on Jan 12, 2010 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the suggestion, but (a) the domain... 1,041 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks for the suggestion, but (a) the domain name ("www.ling.yale.edu") is already long, and substituting user names for the www here would require constant requests to those who maintain Yale's...
Posted by sra, on Oct 22, 2009 at 02:23 PM, in macOS
Yes, I tracked that down on one of the Apple... 1,041 Views / 5 Replies  
Yes, I tracked that down on one of the Apple discussion groups. No idea why they would have changed this, with the only documentation being a mention buried in the web services admin manual where...
Posted by sra, on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:58 PM, in macOS
User webpages on SnowLeopard Server? 1,041 Views / 5 Replies  
Help! I have an XServe that runs our Department's server. In the past, it has always been possible for users to put their own web pages in ~user/Sites and have them be externally accessed as...
Posted by sra, on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:23 PM, in macOS
Update: after trying over and over for an hour, I... 2,327 Views / 4 Replies  
Update: after trying over and over for an hour, I got the message "The certificate for [server] may not be valid" with an option to "Continue". Once I click on that, Mail works again. I still have...
Posted by sra, on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:14 PM, in iOS Apps
I'm reasonably sure that's not the problem: other... 2,327 Views / 4 Replies  
I'm reasonably sure that's not the problem: other machines can connect to the server and get mail from it. The reason I think it's related to certificates is that at least one of my machines has...
Posted by sra, on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:11 PM, in iOS Apps
iPhone Mail won't connect after server restart 2,327 Views / 4 Replies  
This is driving me nuts.... I run and old XServe as my own mail server, and use CommuniGate Pro as the mail software on it. Every time I restart the server after upgrading the OS, installing a...
Posted by sra, on Oct 6, 2009 at 04:54 PM, in iOS Apps
Well, the GPS in my iPhone never took more than... 4,189 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, the GPS in my iPhone never took more than 10-15 seconds to get a fix, while I was in the US, even the very first time. But I was (almost) always on some network. In comparison with other GPS...
Posted by sra, on Sep 11, 2009 at 06:41 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
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