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Apple Mail (officially known as simply Mail) is an email client included by Apple Inc. with its operating systems macOS, iOS and watchOS.wikipedia
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Apple Mail grew out of NeXTMail, which was originally developed by NeXT as part of its NeXTSTEP operating system, after Apple's acquisition of NeXT in 1997.
Many bundled macOS applications, such as TextEdit, Mail, and Chess, are descendants of NeXTSTEP applications.

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Apple Mail (officially known as simply Mail) is an email client included by Apple Inc. with its operating systems macOS, iOS and watchOS.

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Apple Mail (officially known as simply Mail) is an email client included by Apple Inc. with its operating systems macOS, iOS and watchOS.
It combined a 2.5G quad band GSM and EDGE cellular phone with features found in handheld devices, running a scaled-down version of OS X (dubbed iPhone OS after the launch and later renamed to iOS), with various Mac OS X applications such as Safari and Mail.

MobileMe

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It is also preconfigured to work with popular email providers, such as Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Gmail, Outlook and iCloud (formerly MobileMe) and it supports Exchange.
Members of MobileMe were given a @me.com email address (though users of the current @mac.com email address could also continue to use those, with both domains being interchangeable with the same email account), were also no longer restricted to OS X software such as Mail and iCal, and they could access personal data from any computer connected to the Internet using the web interface at me.com or a number of supported applications, including Microsoft Outlook, as long as the user used version 2003 or later.

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Apple Mail grew out of NeXTMail, which was originally developed by NeXT as part of its NeXTSTEP operating system, after Apple's acquisition of NeXT in 1997.
Apple Inc. purchased NeXT in 1997 and NeXTMail evolved into Apple Mail, the email application bundled with Mac OS X and iOS.

Post Office Protocol

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The current version of Apple Mail utilizes SMTP for message sending, POP3, Exchange and IMAP for message retrieval and S/MIME for end-to-end message encryption.
Clients implementing APOP include Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera Mail, Eudora, KMail, Novell Evolution, RimArts' Becky!, Windows Live Mail, PowerMail, Apple Mail, and Mutt.

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It was integrated with other Apple applications such as Address Book, iChat, and iCal.

MacOS

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Apple Mail (officially known as simply Mail) is an email client included by Apple Inc. with its operating systems macOS, iOS and watchOS.
New features include a new look, an updated Finder, Time Machine, Spaces, Boot Camp pre-installed, full support for 64-bit applications (including graphical applications), new features in Mail and iChat, and a number of new security features.

Exchange ActiveSync

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iOS features a mobile version of Apple Mail with added Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) support, though it notoriously missed the functionality of attaching files to reply emails until the release of iOS 9.
* macOS, in the native Apple Mail.app

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It is also preconfigured to work with popular email providers, such as Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Gmail, Outlook and iCloud (formerly MobileMe) and it supports Exchange. The current version of Apple Mail utilizes SMTP for message sending, POP3, Exchange and IMAP for message retrieval and S/MIME for end-to-end message encryption. Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) brought Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support. In Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7), Mail featured a redesigned iPad-like user interface with full-screen capabilities, an updated message search interface, support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Yahoo! Mail (via IMAP).
Support for push email was added to it with Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and is supported by Windows Phone 7, the iPhone and Android phones, but notably not for Apple's native Mail app on macOS.

Mac OS X Tiger

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A prominent example of an application that utilizes this theme is Mail.

OS X Mountain Lion

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In OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8), Mail received VIP tagging, Safari-style inline search for words within an email message, the ability to sync with iCloud and new sharing features.
As on iOS, Notes and Reminders became full applications, separate from Mail and Calendar, while the iChat application was replaced with a version of iOS's Messages.

Mac OS X Leopard

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In Mac OS X Leopard (version 10.5), Mail version 3 included personalized stationery, handled in standard HTML format.

IOS 4

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Also added was the capability to group messages by subject in a similar fashion to Mail on iOS 4.
iOS 4 also added a system-wide spell checking feature, enabled iBooks on iPhone, unified the Mail inbox to combine content from different email providers, and introduced both Game Center for social gaming and FaceTime for video calling.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) brought Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support.
However, most reviews commented on the large improvement in speed of the native Mac OS X applications Finder, iCal, Mail, etc.

Comparison of email clients

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OS X El Capitan

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In OS X El Capitan (version 10.11), a filter was added to the message list to filter by various options such as Unread, Flagged, or messages with attachments.
OS X El Capitan includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability of OS X. Compared to OS X Yosemite, Apple says that opening PDFs is four times faster, app switching and viewing messages in Mail is twice as fast and launching apps is 40% faster.

Mac OS X Lion

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In Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7), Mail featured a redesigned iPad-like user interface with full-screen capabilities, an updated message search interface, support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Yahoo! Mail (via IMAP).

GNUMail

It was inspired by NeXTMail (NeXT's Mail.app), the predecessor of Apple Mail.

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OS X Yosemite

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In OS X Yosemite (version 10.10), Mail introduced Markup (inline annotation of PDF or image files) and Mail Drop (automatically uploads attachments to iCloud, and sends a link in the message instead of the whole file).
The Handoff functionality allows the operating system to integrate with iOS 8 devices over Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi; users can place and answer phone calls using their iPhone as a conduit, send and receive text messages, activate personal hotspots, or load items being worked on in a mobile app (such as Mail drafts or Numbers spreadsheets) directly into their desktop equivalent.

Notes (Apple)

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Notes was split off into a stand-alone application.
Prior to Mountain Lion, Mail on macOS supported a mailbox containing notes, which was synced with notes in the Notes application in iOS.

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In addition, it offered notes and to-dos (which could be synced with iCal) as well as a built-in RSS reader.
RSS support was removed in OS X Mountain Lion's versions of Mail and Safari, although the features were partially restored in Safari 8.

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Apple Mail (officially known as simply Mail) is an email client included by Apple Inc. with its operating systems macOS, iOS and watchOS.

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Apple Mail (officially known as simply Mail) is an email client included by Apple Inc. with its operating systems macOS, iOS and watchOS.