Despite advancements in social networks and instant messaging services, many still rely on good ‘ole fashioned email. On the Mac, people typically use Apple’s Mail app because of it’s simplicity and configurability. We’ll show you how to make your messages more manageable by creating Mail rules to flag and highlight important messages automatically.
Is there a simple way to stop things from auto-filling in Mail on my Mac? When friends change email addresses, I correct my Address Book, but when I compose a new message, both the old and new addresses come up. Sometimes the old one is listed first and if I don’t catch it, I end up sending messages to the wrong address. Is there a fix for this?
Apple released new information today regarding the pending transition from MobileMe to iCloud. Finally, we know which services will be continued and which will be terminated with extreme prejudice. According to Apple, "The core services provided by MobileMe have been rewritten to work seamlessly with iCloud." The key word there is "core", which is not the same as "all".
In Apple Mail, I’ve inserted a JPG image of my company’s logo into my signature. But sometimes when I send email, this image shows up as an attached file, which confuses the recipient because they start looking for an attachment. In reality, there is no attachment...it’s just my company logo, which I want to appear embedded within the body of my message. Is there any way to do this?
If you've waited an entire minute for Outlook to open, or fought with Mail's screen-spanning interface, you might have longed for a better way. Light, flexible Sparrow could be your answer. Its interface looks sparse, with a Twitter-esque inbox window where you can double-click messages to open them in their own windows, or in a drawer that slides out to the right. And that's just the beginning of Sparrow's flexibility.
Many of us spend the majority of our day sifting through, sorting, and retrieving email. But when you're moving messages between folders, clicking, dragging, and dropping becomes a repetitive annoyance. Fortunately, Mac OS X comes with the built-in ability to assign keyboard shortcuts. Read along to discover how to implement these shortcuts to bring your inbox to organizational heaven.
Safari's crazy-go-nuts default search features are supreme, and a must for utilizing if you want to get the most out of the mobile browser when you're on the go. This week, we'll show you how to change default search engine, find words and phrases on a website, share your contacts via e-mail, and enable threads to make reading e-mail conversations easier to follow.
One of our favorite iOS options is the option to group email messages that are part of a discussion (like a collection of replies to one specific email) into threads. It reduces the clutter in your inbox and we highly recommend it. You turn it on or off by launching the Settings app, tapping Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then toggling the Organize by Thread switch on or off.