How to Use Stationery in Mail for Mac to Stylize & Personalize Emails
If you want to add some flair and customization to emails sent from your Mac, you can use the Stationery feature to personalize the appearance of emails sent from the Mail app in Mac OS. The Stationery customizations make emails look a lot more exciting than just simple text on a white background, and you can stylize an email message with various themes for birthdays, announcements, sentiments, to emphasize photos, gifts, parties, and various other stationery styles from a series of templates built into the Mac Mail app.
This offers a fun way to personalize and theme emails for events or well-wishing, and they are extremely easy to use.
You will need a modern version of Mail for Mac OS on the computer, the Stationery feature is included in Mail app for macOS Sierra 10.12 and later.
How to Use Stationery to Customize Emails on Mail for Mac
- Open the Mail app on Mac if you have not done so already
- Create a new email composition as usual, fill in the recipient, subject, etc
- Now click the Stationery button in the upper right corner of the composition window
- Browse through the available email Stationery styles, clicking on each stationery will instantly restyle the email to fit the template
- When satisfied with the stationery email style, send the message as usual
You will notice some of the email stationery options also offer a placeholder for where an image can be placed in the email template, simply dragging and dropping any picture into that placeholder will embed an image.
The recipient of the email will receive the stationery styled email regardless of what email client they use, as long as it supports built-in images and HTML the styling will arrive intact to their email client whether it’s on Windows, a web email client, iPhone, iPad, another Mac, or Android.
The stationery styling works in the same way that HTML email signatures work, using the markup language to stylize and customize the email.
If stationery is a little too flashy for your needs, you can choose a more subtle approach by putting images into an email signature sent from Mac Mail or by setting a general HTML signature for Mac Mail too, which basically offer simpler styling options to sign emails with, commonly used by professionals and in office environments to include phone numbers and other details at the bottom of an email.