Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
The sky is the limit when it comes to interacting with your computer over the command line interface through the Terminal app. Sending email is no exception. In this week’s Terminal 101, we’ll show you how to send email to any recipient through the command line. You don’t even need an email account!
Previously only available on the iPad, Evomail's iPhone client gets a running start with a simple, beautiful UI that feels right at home on the smaller screen – so much so that we wonder why the iPad version came first. Its interface is filled with visual flourishes we love about this new generation of email clients, with circular avatars, smooth animations, and crisp fonts that make it a joy to use, but a few stumbles stop it from being as good as it can be.
For those who were looking for a better iPhone email experience coming into the new year, it's certainly been a good few months so far. Mailbox and Mail Pilot helped us regain control over our inboxes with varying degrees of success, Tempo helped organize our messages by date and appointment, and even the Gmail app was updated with a faster, cleaner interface. But Triage might be the most radical of the recent newcomers. With a focus on your unread messages, it aims to help clear out overwhelmed inboxes with a simple, refined approach that will change the way you tackle your incoming mail.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
We’ve all been there: You need to write an email, but you don’t have the time to devote fully right now. If only iOS had a feature that would let you save new messages you’re composing, then finish writing them later. Luckily, it does, and we’ll show you this somewhat hidden feature in the iOS Mail app that lets you easily write a new email, save it, and then revisit and finish writing it later.
Mail’s address field is auto-populated as you type with addresses from Contacts (formerly Address Book) as well as addresses you’ve previously sent and received email from. There’s no one-click way to clear all of those out, but you can remove them one by one — handy if you, say, tried to send a message to a misspelled address and that misspelling keeps coming up as an option.
The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then Mac 101 is for you.
Spam is everywhere, but with modern email, you can smartly combat this problem. Built into every Mac is the ability to filter out the spam from your Inbox. Apple has made this a relatively simple process with the Mail application, but we’ll show you the ropes in this how-to. Continue reading to learn all about spam filtering on the Mac.
Despite having flags, VIPs, folders, and other modes of structure and storage, emails are inherently difficult to keep track of. Especially whenever you have a message that must be replied to by a certain time. Luckily, both the Calendars and Reminders apps can play nicely with email, allowing you to create reminders and events based on messages in Mail. Read on, and we’ll show you how to create reminders from your mails.
Picture files come in all sorts of formats such as JPEG and TIFF. Each has its own individual strengths, but it’s common to need to change the format of one or more images. For example, you might need to convert a sizable TIFF file into a smaller JPEG to email it to someone. Doing this manually -- even for a single file -- takes time, so we’re going to show you how to set up an automated process for converting one or more image files from one format to another. The input files can be in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PICT, PNG or TIFF format. All you’ll need to do is drop the files’ icons onto an app in your Mac’s Dock and they’ll be converted to the format you’ve specified.
Taking your email signatures from blah to bling is a simple way to set your messages apart from others, and it can be especially important if you need branded emails for your business. If you’ve ever seen one of those fancy email signatures that have Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking links, then you know what we’re talking about. Try as you might, but you won’t find any option in OS X’s Mail app to create image and link-based signatures. Fortunately, you don’t need any special software to pull this trick off. Continue reading to learn how it’s done.
Many moons ago, I installed an iPhone app called TwitFire. All it did was send a tweet without showing me the Twitter timeline first, but it was surprisingly useful, enabling me to broadcast a single thought to the world without getting distracted by all the other messages. QuickMailer does the same thing for email on your Mac. The idea is that you use a keyboard shortcut or click a menu bar icon, bang out a quick email, optionally add an attachment, and then send it. Since you don’t have to open Mail itself, you can avoid getting bogged down replying to other emails that might cry out for your attention.