Here is article about some hidden features in Mac Mail. What are the hidden features and how to use them?
Hidden features in Mac Mail
There are often apparently small features that can go undetected for a long time. They are usually not listed in any features’ list of any blog and have no name in most cases. Some of them may not be very significant, but sometimes they can be quite beneficial and valuable for certain users. They allow for far more productivity without affecting your comfort level with an interface you are already comfortable with.
So, let’s take a look at some of those apparently tiny, hidden features in Mac Mail that you may like and can even change how your emailing sessions in terms of productivity.
Keep in mind that for this list, we are not including any third-party plugins. Just the basic pre-built features for Apple Mail.
1. Preview links
You can preview the links directly in Apple Mail without ever opening them in your browser. Simply hover over the link and click the down arrow button. A new pop-up will open to display the link quickly. You can then choose to save it or open it in your browser fully.
2. Use Classic Layout
Not a fan of modern interface of Apple Mail. Not to worry. There’s an option to make Mac Mail use classic layout. Just to preferences –> viewing and check “Use classic layout” box.
3. Change minimum file size for attachment
If you are using iCloud service to add attachments, you can change the minimum size that Apple Mail will allow to add to your email. Go to ‘Mail‘ –> ‘Preferences‘ –> iCloud and adjust the size under ‘Min. Attachment size’ box.
4. Smart Mailbox
Do you use more than one mailbox? Then it might be a good idea to use the ‘Smart Mailbox‘ feature to keep your important emails under a single Mailbox folder named “Smart Mailbox“. Set your own rules to customize what kind of emails do you want to see here. The good thing here is that you can create several smart mailboxes, and there’s also one by default called ‘Today’ which is self-explanatory.
5. Delete Junk Emails automatically
Junk emails are annoying. It’s a good thing that Apple Mail can filter them out. However, they are still taking a lot of space. A good thing to do is to set how recent spam emails do you want to see. Any older ones will be automatically deleted. Recommend time is to keep them under one months old.
With these few settings that you probably weren’t aware of, you can get more out of Apple Mail.