9 New Features in the Mac Mail App

macOS Ventura adds some useful, and some not-so-useful features to the Mail app. Learn how to Undo Send, schedule a message for later and more.

Comments: 23 Responses to “9 New Features in the Mac Mail App”

    Jonathan
    1 year ago

    The new Mail Smart Search feature is nice when it comes to attachments. But it can be kind of a nuisance sometimes. For example, when I want to forward a message that has others copied on it the system now asks me if I have forgotten to add recipients. It's not a big deal but it makes forwarding certain messages less streamlined. Is there anyway to adjust the smart search features in the new mail to make it less cumbersome or perhaps do you think it will learn my styles via AI?

    1 year ago

    Jonathan: Those are two different features: Smart search and "Missing recipients and attachments." Unrelated. There's no setting to turn off Missing recipients and attachments right now. Perhaps send feedback to Apple letting them know you'd like it.

    Scott
    1 year ago

    I was so looking forward to this Remind Me feature, and was shocked at how poorly and useless its implementation is. I'd love to ask the UI designers what they were thinking? I hope they get so much feedback that they make it a really useful feature, like:
    - Any sent email can have an Remind Me attached to act as a follow up to unfinished business.
    - Any Inbox email can have a Remind Me attached which would remove it from the Inbox until set date.

    Both should have desktop notifications.

    Robert Ethier
    1 year ago

    I’m not getting a warning that the afore-mentioned attachment has not been attached???
    Tries testing it a few times.
    I am completely up to date with Mac OS Ventura!
    Robert

    1 year ago

    Robert: That's a new feature, yes. It sees something in your text that makes it think you want to include an attachment, but haven't included it. If it guessed wrong, just click the right button to dismiss the warning.

    Robert Ethier
    1 year ago

    Gary, what I’m saying is...”Im not getting the warning”! It just sends the email.
    Robert

    1 year ago

    Robert: Oh, well then it is the opposite. It isn't recognizing, based on the words you are using in your message, that an attachment is needed. It just looks at the words and tries to figure that out. It isn't going to be perfect.

    Jonathan
    1 year ago

    How do I maintain fixed column widths (eg Subject,From, etc) in the view pane of of Column Layout in mail? When I set the widths to what I want they never seem to lock in, when I return to mail they always seem to spring back to what they were before I adjusted them.

    Jonathan
    1 year ago

    I spent hours trying to figure this out but after sending the above question I almost immediately figured it out accidentally. When open messages in spilt view is enabled in mail settings the column widths seem to spring back, to where Mail wants them to be, after leaving spilt view. I tried disabling the option and when I return to the main screen after sending a message they seem to retain my custom widths.

    Jan
    1 year ago

    In the Mail app under View, the Show Contact Photo is greyed out. Suggestions on how to fix that?! Thanks.

    1 year ago

    Jan: Try restarting Mail, maybe?

    Jan
    1 year ago

    I closed Mail and also restarted my MacBook Air ... still doesn't work.

    1 year ago

    Jan: Are you using Column Layout?

    Jan
    1 year ago

    Yes

    Barbara Parisien
    1 year ago

    Do you think it's better to use the Mac mail app or, in my case Outlook?

    1 year ago

    Barbara: "Better" is subjective. Which do YOU like better? Is there a reason you chose Outlook over Mail?

    Barbara Parisien
    1 year ago

    I was having problems with my Msn mail which is Outlook so I started to use the Outlook app, but I would much prefer using the Mail app. Just worried that I'll have the same problems again with "Account error."

    1 year ago

    Barbara; Don't know what problems you had before, but many people use the Mac Mail app to access Outlook. Why not just try it?

    Claudio Silvaggi
    1 year ago

    thanks bother, I was hoping for a pinned email for important ones I don't want to forget about.. I leave them as unread but somehow they just get marked back to "read"... I'm going to try the reminder setting as this seems like it would work... Mary Christ Ma!..

    Sam
    12 months ago

    Very irritated
    Trying all ways to place a jpeg Signature in apple mail on my IPAD pro and failed totally
    Is there a way ?

    12 months ago

    Sam: Copy and paste doesn't work? I would strongly advise against doing this anyway. It would mean that every email you send will have an attachment. That would irritate some recipients (I know it does for me).

    nick
    11 months ago

    Gary: keep forgetting to ask this question...usually when I save a Mail message I save it as a Raw Message Source, so that I can open it with Mail. Most time this works fine, but sometimes the saved file is a jumbled mess of text with no apparent format. Do you have any tips on which format to save messages? I see RTF and Plain Text are also options. I just wanna make sure the saved file is readable.

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