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Tallitsch, Robert
Just this week two problems have crept up - one involving my MacPro and the other involves my iPhone and my MacBook pro

(1) MacPro - my Apple Mail is including individuals in the “to” list of e-mails that are not intended recipients. For instance, just this a.m. I cut and pasted e-mail addresses from an Excel Spread sheet and two individuals that were not in the spread sheet cut and paste were included on the e-mail. I found this out by receiving several irritated e-mails from recipients.

(2) Apple Calendar - when I enter a calendar event on either my MacBook Pro and iPhone the calendars do not synch with my MacPro. The opposite is NOT true - when I enter events on my MacPro they are synched perfectly on the other two devices. All devices are connected by iCloud, and are listed as trusted devices.

I am using the latest software on each device.

Any and all help would be beneficial.

Bob



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Re: Two problems

Jeff Porten
On Feb 3, 2018, at 1:33 PM, Bob Tallitsch <[hidden email]> wrote:

> (1) MacPro - my Apple Mail is including individuals in the “to” list of e-mails that are not intended recipients.

I’ve heard of this happening before, but a *really* long time ago, long enough that that version of Mail likely has no relation to the one you’re using. You said this is happening repeatedly… are you also repeatedly copying-and-pasting? Makes me wonder if Mail is somehow filling in extra addresses on the basis of extraneous characters, like when I type “Je” and my app gives me a list of Jeffs to choose from.

> (2) Apple Calendar - when I enter a calendar event on either my MacBook Pro and iPhone the calendars do not synch with my MacPro. The opposite is NOT true - when I enter events on my MacPro they are synched perfectly on the other two devices. All devices are connected by iCloud, and are listed as trusted devices.

I would turn off Calendars temporarily in iCloud preferences for that account, wait a while to give Calendar.app time to delete all of its cached information, then turn them on again. With other cloud services, I’d log out and log back in again, but I don’t think that’s necessary here.

Note: since *both* problems are happening on your Mac Pro, and I’m inferring that any Mac Pro is old and has had several OS upgrades on top of one another, at some point I’d consider whether it’s worth the trouble of backing up, wiping the drive, clean installing, and restoring the user data. This is rarely *necessary* per se, I’m sure there are less nuclear options that would solve your problems, but that would likely do the trick without having to do any diagnosis.

Best,
Jeff




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