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.  

iOS 6.1: Apple ID Security

iOS 6.1: Apple ID Security

The latest version of iOS, iOS 6.1 is out and ready for download. It includes a list of new improvements and bug fixes. I completed an “over the air” update.  After rebooting from the update and clicking through a number of screens the following appeared: [quote]Protect your Apple ID by creating new security questions and adding a recovery email address.[/quote] I am not sure if this was related to iCloud, but because I had iCloud set up on my iPhone I proceeded to set three security questions and answers to the questions.  I was then prompted to add a recovery email.  The email was sent to the email address I requested with the following: One thing I noticed was my iPhone repeatedly prompted me for my password for my Apple ID until I actually verified the address via Apple’s website. … Read more…

Helpful How To: My Gmail iOS IMAP Solution

Helpful How To: My Gmail iOS IMAP Solution

I started using Gmail full time about a year ago. I decided to use Gmail over iCloud for many different reasons but the main reasons were as follows: [unordered_list style=”bullet”] Gmail Filters –  Filters allow for a convenient way to filter wanted and unwanted email for better management of email throughout the day. Web Interface – The web client is great when a Mac isn’t readily available and the iOS device just isn’t enough. Google’s 2-Step Authentication – This is the gold standard at the moment for security in email. [/unordered_list]I used my iCloud email account as my main account and managed email with Gmail. This was a result of having an iCloud email address that I wanted versus not having Gmail address I wanted. Unfortunately @gmail.com I wanted was not available when I received my Gmail beta invite so many years ago. … Read more…

Why iPhone Works for Me

Why iPhone Works for Me

I have been thinking lately why I choose the iPhone over an Android Phone. I mean these Android phones are every bit advanced as the iPhone and in the end complete the task originally assigned, accept and receive calls.  So I decided to make one of those lists that compared iOS to Android. The Lists The easiest was the applications, but as I began to dig I come with a list of 10 of my most used 3rd party applications: Twitter for iPhone Facebook for iPhone The Weather Channel App Reeder for iPhone Camera+ Flixster FCC Test Sol Free Stitcher Radio Now there are a few more applications, but the 10 above are the most used that I would miss. Of the 10, only 2 were not available in the Android Market Place, but that didn’t seem to be a compelling reason for … Read more…

iCloud: More Cloud, Less Me and You Can Do That?

iCloud: More Cloud, Less Me and You Can Do That?

I am sitting in the local Fuddruckers setting up for the monthly Boise Mac User Group meeting when the waitress delivers my chocolate shake.She asks if we were the “Apple” people.I respond yes.She presents me with her iPhone asking why a photo she tried to upload to Facebook keeps presenting her with an error message. Being “Apple” people I begin to troubleshoot.My first thought is to close down the Facebook App and start over.It is here I discovered running on this iPhone were close to 50 applications.I ask if she had ever closed out of an Application.The response, “you can do that?” This is a common response to this question.So when Apple made all of the new announcements this past WWDC 2011, I wondered for whom the announcements were attended.Better yet, how many end users will understand 1/10th of the … Read more…