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Create a New Email with Attachments Quickly by Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Oct 20, 2012 - 12 Comments
Set keyboard shortcut for creating a new mail with attachment

Dragging files into the Mail Dock icon is a quick way to send out email attachments, but if you’re faster with the keyboard, try setting up a keyboard shortcut to perform the same task instead. This makes any selected file(s) from the Finder just a speedy keystroke away from being sent off in an email:

Compose a New Mail Message with an Attachment by Drag & Drop in Mac OS X

Oct 17, 2012 - 4 Comments
Drag and drop a file into Mail for instant mail attachment

Surely every Mac user knows by now that you can drag and drop files directly into Mail messages to attach those files to an email, but did you know you can instantly create a new email with an attachment by dragging the file in question to Mail’s Dock icon instead?

Access Drafts from Mail in iOS Quickly with a Tap and Hold

Oct 12, 2012 - 2 Comments
Open Drafts quickly on iPhone and iPad

Most people will tap back from their inbox to Mailboxes and then Drafts to access any email drafts on an iPhone or iPad, but rather than doing that you can quickly jump to a list of Drafts in Mail app by just tapping and holding on the Compose icon. Doing so will present you with … Read More

Rearrange Order of Mail Accounts and Mailboxes Easily in iOS 6

Oct 6, 2012 - 8 Comments
Rearrange Mail inboxes in iOs

Have multiple inboxes and different mail accounts set up on your iPhone or iPad? Changing the order of your mailboxes is easier than ever from iOS 6 onward, you don’t even have to go into Settings anymore. Instead, just do the following right from the Mail app: Tap “Mailboxes” Tap “Edit” then drag mailboxes as … Read More

Email Photos from iOS the Easy Way

Oct 2, 2012 - 4 Comments
Insert a photo into email on iPhone

Emailing photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is easier than ever before from iOS 6 onward, because you can now attach pictures right from the mail composition screen. This is much simpler than the copy and paste method that was often used before, and here’s how to use the newer “Insert” feature: Tap … Read More

How to Mark eMail as Unread in iOS

Sep 27, 2012 - 5 Comments
Mark mail as unread in iOS

One of the many subtle changes to iOS after 6.0 is how marking emails works in the Mail app. While there used to be a very obvious “Mark as Unread” option sitting atop each open email, that action has been moved to a new flag menu that rests in the toolbar of messages. If you’re … Read More

Check Mail in iOS 6 with a Pull-to-Refresh Gesture

Sep 22, 2012 - 4 Comments
Check Mail in iOS 6 with a pull-to-refresh gesture

Mail generally automatically checks itself when launched, or every some-odd amount of minutes based on your Push and Fetch settings. From iOS 6 onward the familiar circle “Refresh” button is gone from the lower left corner though, but that doesn’t mean you can’t forcibly check mail yourself when you want to. To immediately check for … Read More

Have Your iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You & Speak to Write Back

Aug 31, 2012 - 4 Comments
Speak emails to you in iOS

Want to have your emails read to you? How about talking to write out a reply rather than poking around on the touch screen? You can easily do both in iOS, so the next time you need to read and write emails while you’re on the go or driving, consider using the awesome text-to-speech and … Read More

Manage eMail Better with VIP Lists and VIP Notifications in OS X Mail App

Aug 21, 2012 - Leave a Comment
VIP Inbox in OS X helps to manage email overload

It seems everyone is overwhelmed by email these days, with every inbox piling up humungous lists of messages that are usually not too important. If you’re tired of the email onslaught and use the Mac Mail app as your email client, you can use the VIP feature to better manage your mailbox. Senders tagged as … Read More

Show More Emails on the iPhone Mail Screen at Once

Aug 15, 2012 - 2 Comments
How to Show More eMails on iPhone Screen

A side effect of changing the Mail preview size can lead to many more emails being shown on screen without having to scroll. This is particularly helpful on the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod touch and if you need to sort a lot of messages quickly: Open “Settings” and tap on “Mail, Contacts, … Read More

Set Up Outlook.com Email with Mail App (or Any Desktop POP3 Client)

Aug 3, 2012 - 46 Comments
Set up Outlook email in a desktop mail client

Microsoft recently unveiled Outlook.com as a free email service, it’s primarily web based as some sort of Hotmail rebranding, but because of the new domain you can still get fairly decent email addresses if you want one. As webmail you can obviously use any browser to check mail, but you can also use it with … Read More

Delete Mail in Mac OS X Like Outlook, the Smart Way

Aug 1, 2012 - 29 Comments
Delete Mail in Mac OS X the smart way

The Mac Mail app received a wonderfully understated change with how it handles deleting mail in new versions of Mac OS X, from Mountain Lion, Mavericks, to Yosemite and beyond. With the new version, deleting emails works more like Outlook; you delete an email and it then selects the next oldest email rather than jumping … Read More

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