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

    Jonathan
    1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago

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

    1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago

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

    1 month ago

    Jan: Try restarting Mail, maybe?

    Jan
    1 month ago

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

    1 month ago

    Jan: Are you using Column Layout?

    Jan
    4 weeks ago

    Yes

    Barbara Parisien
    3 weeks ago

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

    3 weeks ago

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

    Barbara Parisien
    3 weeks 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."

    3 weeks 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?

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