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Preview a URL Directly in Mail for Mac OS X

Apr 17, 2012 - 9 Comments

Everyone gets emails filled with links, but what do you do when an incoming message includes a potentially dubious URL that you aren’t quite so sure about? Rather than crossing your fingers and blindly clicking the link to open in the default web browser, try this tip out:

Attach a Photo to a Mail Message on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Apr 3, 2012 - 30 Comments

You’ve probably noticed there isn’t an attachment button floating around when composing a new email message in iOS Mail app, so how do you attach pictures to emails on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? It’s easy, and there’s actually two simple ways how to do it. Inserting Photos Into Emails in iOS Mail For … Read More

How to Remotely Sleep a Mac from Anywhere with SSH or an iPhone

Mar 14, 2012 - 23 Comments

Ever been away from your Mac and wished you could put it to sleep remotely? Maybe you accidentally left a Mac on at home or at work, or maybe you just left a Mac running so a download could complete. You don’t have to leave it running while you’re gone though, here are two different … Read More

How to Delete Multiple eMails in iOS

Feb 29, 2012 - 7 Comments

Deleting a group of emails in iOS is fairly straight forward, this will be the same on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch: Open Mail app to the inbox in question and tap on “Edit” in the upper right corner Select Mail messages you want to delete so that a red checkbox appears next to them … Read More

Change Mail Apps “Mark As Read” Behavior in Mac OS X

Feb 27, 2012 - 6 Comments

Have you ever noticed that Mail app registers a message as “read” after it has been clicked? The automatic “mark as read” feature makes it easy to quickly skim through a bunch of emails, but Mail doesn’t offer much control over the the delay for when messages are marked read. That’s where TruePreview comes in, … Read More

Change the Size of Mail Previews on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Feb 21, 2012 - 1 Comment

Want to see more of an email than the default two lines of body text? Don’t want to see any preview of email contents, other than the subject of a message? If you’re not happy with the default setting, you can change the line count of mail previews within iOS easily: Tap on “Settings” Tap … Read More

Always Send Mail as Plain Text in Mac OS X

Nov 29, 2011 - 2 Comments

To avoid any font face irregularities and size oddities when sending emails across platforms (from Mac OS X Mail app to Windows Outlook, for example), it can be a good idea to use the ‘Plain Text’ format for all email correspondence. Setting Mail composition to default as Plain Text in Mail.app is easy enough: Go … Read More

Hide Mail from the Lock Screen in iOS

Oct 24, 2011 - 4 Comments

Notification Center in iOS makes it easier than ever to see when new messages and mail comes in to your device, but if you receive sensitive or private emails on your iPhone or iPad, you may not want them showing up on the lock screen at all. If you’d rather not see any alert or … Read More

Disable Mail Animations in Mac OS X

Jul 27, 2011 - 14 Comments

If you have used Mail for a long time, you have probably noticed the new Mail animations for replying and sending, where the message seems to slide off the screen. Like all the other new animations, this is a polarizing addition and some people hate it. Turning off the general new window animations in OS … Read More

Revert Mail to the Classic Layout in OS X

Jul 26, 2011 - 10 Comments

Do you miss the way Mail used to look, when you used to be able to see many more email messages all at once from the primary screen without scrolling around? As you probably know, Mail.app received a pretty significant makeover in Mac OS X Lion that has stuck around in all versions of OS … Read More

LetterBox for Mac OS X 10.6.5

Nov 14, 2010 - 2 Comments

The popular LetterBox plugin for Mac OS X’s Mail app has been updated to be compatible with the release of 10.6.5. Prior to the plugin update, Letterbox required a manual fix for Letterbox to work with Mac OS X 10.6.5. The new version prevents the need for the hack. If you’re interested, you can head … Read More

Fix Letterbox Mail plugin for Mac OS X 10.6.5

Nov 11, 2010 - 58 Comments

Update 2: LetterBox for Mac OS X 10.6.7 has been released and it resolves the latest incompatibilities. If you’d rather fix the plugin yourself, follow the instructions below but use these two UUID’s instead: 9049EF7D-5873-4F54-A447-51D722009310 1C58722D-AFBD-464E-81BB-0E05C108BE06 Thanks to Vincent for providing the UUID’s in the comments! Update: A new version of Letterbox for Mac OS … Read More

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