Delete Junk Message When in Mail App

Delete Junk Message When in Mail App

Not sure why Yahoo Mail doesn’t allow you to block spam in IMAP, but in OS X’s Mail App you can set the preferences to delete spam upon closing Mail App. With the Mail App open select Preferences, then highlight the account and choose Mailbox Behaviors and under the Junk option select “Delete junk messages when: Quitting Mail” Once you close out of Mail App the Junk messages will delete. You can use this setting with other email providers. I use it also have set this in  iCloud.  

Regain Access to the Previous Version of Disk Utility in El Capitan

Regain Access to the Previous Version of Disk Utility in El Capitan

Do you miss the interface and features of Disk Utility prior to OS X El Capitan? Well, I found a way to get back to it (sort of), but it was by dumb luck. While trying to fix my install of OS X El Capitan. I had erased the hard drive using Disk Utility via the Recover Partition. I then decided to reboot, which of course did not bring up an OS. I then attempted to boot into the Recovery Partition (CMD + R) again. Upon the successful reboot I was in a version of OS X Mavericks, which then to my surprise showed the version of Disk Utility I had missed since upgrading to El Capitan. I am not completely sure why the Mavericks Recovery Partition came up, but it was a nice discovery. I then started to think, … Read more…

How to Remove Devices from the List of iMessage Text Forwarding

How to Remove Devices from the List of iMessage Text Forwarding

After selling my iMac and buying a MacBook Pro recently, I was left with the iMac as a device on my iPhone to forward  text messages in iMessage. I could turn it off, but I couldn’t find a way to remove it from the list of devices. I tried signing out of iCloud and deleting the device from the web interface of iCloud, but neither resolved my issue.  After searching Google (as one does) I found an article from MacWorld by Glenn Fleishman.  It required changing your iCloud (or Apple ID) password. But there’s an answer, found in discussions online among users with similar troubles: Change your Apple ID password, and the phantom devices disappear. Whether you’re using password-only, two-step verification, or two-factor authentication with your Apple ID, changing the password can mean re-entering it and going through a code-based … Read more…

Life: My Weight Loss Attitude

Life: My Weight Loss Attitude

It’s been nearly 18 months since I made the healthy decision to lose weight. I am down nearly 60 pounds and have been able to stay within five to ten pounds of my goal weight since reaching it back in July 2013. By no means am I a health expert, but as I am often asked “how I did it” I thought I would provide insight into my weight loss attitude. Motivation The first thing is losing weight is about being healthy so you have to find what motivates you to get healthy. For me it was about beating diabetes and not letting it control my life.  Fighting it will be a lifetime war.  Right now I am winning the battles and plan to win a majority of them while I am alive. For other people I think the motivation … Read more…

Helpful How To: Backing up and/or Syncing iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Helpful How To: Backing up and/or Syncing iPhone Contacts to Gmail

I use my iPhone as the source of my contact information. When I input a new contact on my iPhone it syncs to iCloud and is made available on all my devices that connect to iCloud. For example when I save a contact on my iPhone, that contact is now available within the Contacts App on my iMac. It is also available to me via the web interface at iCloud.com.   In addition to iCloud I use Gmail as a secondary email account. What I have found over time is if I wanted to create an email in the Gmail web interface, not all my contacts were available. I found that I had to manually export contacts from iCloud and overwrite what was present within Gmail. This process has some consequences, which has included wiping out contacts added via Gmail and … Read more…