MacMost: Mail

MacMost Now 815: Special Email Alerts
1/18/13
Using the Mail app on your Mac you can get a special alert when an email from a specific sender arrives. This can be a sound, notification, icon bounce or even a special color for the email in your inbox. To do this, learn to use Mail rules. A rule can identify a new message and then apply an action to it. You can also have messages forwarded to another email address.
MacMost Now 777: Emoji Characters For iOS and Mac
10/22/12
You can type Emoji characters on your iPhone, iPad or Mac and add them to your text messages, email messages or documents. Emoji characters are color characters with small images like smiling faces, map symbols, hearts, and so on. On the iPhone and iPad you need to enable the Emoji keyboard to easily type these. On the Mac, you need to turn on your character viewer.
MacMost Now 770: Using Mac Mail Stationery
10/5/12
Mac Mail has a feature that allows you to use colorful email templates. There are many to choose from, and you can buy more from third-party companies. You can also create your own through a variety of methods.
MacMost Now 748: Mac Mail VIPs
8/15/12
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.
MacMost Now 706: Setting Default Applications
5/7/12
In OS X you have various ways of setting default applications for files and other actions. You can set your default email and web browser applications with settings in Mail and Safari. You can set what happens when you connect a camera or SD card, or insert an optical disc. You can also set which application will be used to open specific file types.
MacMost Now 595: Lion Search Tokens
8/22/11
Performing quick by complex searches in the Finder and in Mail is easier in Lion because of the new search tokens feature. You can build queries using text, dates and file types right in the search field.
MacMost Now 545: Mail Act-On
4/25/11
You can assign rules to keyboard shortcuts with the Mail extension Mail-Act On. This makes it easy to send messages to folders without your hands leaving the keyboard. You can also assign rules to outgoing messages and alter how Mail sets the read status of messages.
MacMost Now 509: Gmail Labs
1/28/11
You can add functionality to Gmail using Gmail Labs extensions. Take a look at some of the most useful extensions, like Multiple Inboxes, Superstars, Canned Responses, Inserting Images and Undo Send.
MacMost Now 487: Including Images in Email Signatures
12/8/10
A common request is to include a small image in Apple Mail email signatures. This isn't easy to do, but there is a trick that can be applied to get a small image added to your signature.
MacMost Now 459: Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts
10/4/10
Gmail is often the choice of email power users. You can optimize your Gmail experience even more by learning some simple keyboard shortcuts that allow you to navigate, read and compose email without having to move your fingers from the keyboard.
MacMost Now 456: Autoresponders With Apple Mail
9/27/10
You can use Rules in Mail to create autoresponders that will instantly reply with an automatic message when you get email. You can tailor the autoresponders to reply to messages with certain subjects, from people or domains or to special email addresses.
MacMost Now 439: The Mac OS X Downloads Folder
8/18/10
Take a look at the Downloads folder and the Safari Downloads window. Learn how to locate files you have downloaded and keep the Downloads folder clean. Also see how you can save files to other locations.
MacMost Now 429: Using Automator to Create Services
7/26/10
You can use Automator to create scripts that appear in the right click menu. This example shows you how to build a workflow that attaches the current file to a new email message.
MacMost Now 411: Mail Quoting
6/16/10
Learn about how Apple Mail quotes the contents of previous messages. You can choose to have the entire message quoted in a reply, or just a portion. You can change the quote level and decide on the default location of your signature.
MacMost Now 388: Protect Your Email Account
4/21/10
Web-based email accounts have been the target of malicious hackers and spammers recently. Find out how they get access to an account, and how to protect yourself. See how to check your Gmail account for unauthorized access. Protect your account with a strong, secure password.
MacMost Now 383: Mail on the iPad
4/9/10
Take a look at the Mail app on the iPad. It has a beautiful design and is very easy to use. But it lacks powerful features.
MacMost Now 368: Send vCards in Email
3/5/10
You can easily export vCards from the Mac OS X Address Book and send them in email messages. The recipient can then easily add all of your contact information to their Address Book or other contact management software.
MacMost Now 270: Fighting Social Network Spam
7/24/09
Spam isn't just for email inboxes any more. You can also get spam on your social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Learn how to cut down on the amount of junk you get. Find out what works and what doesn't.
MacMost Now 229: Address Book Groups
4/15/09
Learn how to use groups in Address Book to easily send email to the same group of friends. Also learn some tricks and about smart groups.
MacMost Now 227: Mail Signature Tricks
4/10/09
Learn how to customize your email signature and easily switch between multiple signatures. You can also have Mail choose a random one each time you send a message.