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How to map IMAP folders in Mac Mail

I have been driven nuts on several occasions by the likes of Yahoo: change your password, and you have to tell every single device, sometimes several times. If everything fails, delete the email account completely and add it again afresh.

This presents a problem: your SENT or DRAFT items may no longer be where they after adding your email account again. There is of course a way to map those IMAP folder, but if you’re like me you hardly ever use this option and forget when it’s time to do it again.

So here’s how to do it – perhaps it helps before checking yourself into the local nut house.

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How to fix permission problems when restoring folders from Time Machine Backups

Airport TimeCapsuleI had an odd problem the other day: I wanted to restore a fairly large folder from my new AirPort TimeCapsule. But the restore always stopped at one particular file, with an error message about permission problems.

The folder in question was about 4GB in size and contained just over 10.000 files in total. I was baffled! Time Machine had never failed me before, so what was going on out of a sudden?

Well I guess it’s a computer, and things just go wrong sometimes. Thanks to Apple Support this problem is now solved – and I thought I’d share the insight, both with you all and my future self.

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How to use Xcode with a remote Git server

Xcode_iconImagine you’ve created a project in Xcode with a local Git repository. Now you’d like to put this online so that others can collaborate with you. How do you do that?

This has been puzzling me for a while, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear documentation on this subject – so I’ve decided to take some notes as I figured it out. Here are step by step instructions on how to make it work.

All we need is a server running Git and SSH credentials to that server to get started.

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