MacMost Now 748: Mac Mail VIPs

Mountain Lion adds the ability to recognize senders of email as VIPs. Once you indicate that someone is a VIP, their email will also appear in a special inbox just for them. You can view all VIP email at once, or just one VIP, or your regular inbox as before. You can also customize Mail so it only notifies you when you get a new email from a VIP, not just everyone.

Comments: 11 Responses to “MacMost Now 748: Mac Mail VIPs”

    Spice
    7 years ago

    To remove an account from VIP status… move your cursor over the star and they will be removed???

      7 years ago

      Click on the star. That’s one way, at least.

    Delmar Knudson
    7 years ago

    What if you’d rather have your naked body covered with honey and be staked to an anthill than get an email from some particular party?

    Karen
    7 years ago

    Is it correct that the emails in the VIP folder are not copies, but just views (thereby not duplicating emails)?

    It seems that when you delete an email from VIP it also deletes it from the Inbox and vice versa.

      7 years ago

      Right. They are not copies. Like playlists in iTunes or albums in iPhoto. Think of it as a smart folder or the results of a search. They are an alternate way to view your inbox that only includes those contacts.

    Chris
    7 years ago

    Great tip with the VIP and Alerts notifications! Now I can check my email only when I know it’s necessary. Highly useful.

    Nancy
    7 years ago

    I have the VIPs on both my iphone & ipad but not on my computer. Do I not have something set right on my computer? Everything else syncs between the 3?

      7 years ago

      Which version of OS X are you using on that Mac? Check your iCloud settings in the System Preferences too.

    Chris
    6 years ago

    I work through Elance and receive email from them daily. However, each email address is different and only temporary for specific jobs, so I cannot make them a VIP.

    I can make a Rule for all Elance content to goto a new mailbox, but I cannot receive Notifications for custom mailboxes.

    Any tips?

      6 years ago

      “Send Notification” is one of the actions a rule can do. So you can set up a rule to put it in a special mailbox, and send a notification, and play a sound, and more if you want.

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