10.6.5 Snow Leopard Update Breaks Letterbox Mail.app Plugin – Quick Fix

For you Letterbox - Mail.app plugin lovers out there here is a quick fix to get you back it working in 10.6.5 Snow Leopard. First off you will need the new "SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs".

  1. 857A142A-AB81-4D99-BECC-D1B55A86D94E
  2. BDD81F4D-6881-4A8D-94A7-E67410089EEB

Then you will need a program to edit info.plist files. If you have developer tools installed you will use Property List Editor if not you will need a program that will edit an .xml file like my favorite Texwrangler.


Next you have to find and edit the info.plist for [...]

10 Must use Mail.app Keyboard Short Cuts

If you will keep these 10 Mail.app shortcuts in your head you will become much faster at getting through your daily e-mails.

These are my ten most useful, the ones I do remember because I use them most often.

  1. Command-N — Opens a new message
  2. Command-1 — Opens the inbox (try also, Command-2, -3, -4 – neat!)
  3. Command-Shift-M — Closes and opens the mailbox drawer on the left
  4. Command-Option-F — Jumps the cursor up to the search field
  5. Command-Shift-A — Attaches a file to a message
  6. Command-Shift-V — Paste as quotation
  7. Command-Shift-D — Send message
  8. [...]

Quick Tip – Send Again

Suppose you sent a message to a bunch of people and you realize you forgot someoneor someone tells you they did not get the message. Instead of opening the message in your Sent mailbox, copying its contents, and pasting it into a new message, just select the message, choose Message from the menu bar  -> Send Again (Command-Shift-D), and replace the existing recipients with the new one(s), or the person who did not get the message. The subject and message contents remain the same as before (although you can edit them if you like).

Do you have other Mail tips you would like to share?

Saving e-mail threads in Mail.app

To save an entire e-mail exchange from Mail.app to a text file, select the messages you want to save. Then select File: Save As..., and save the messages as plain text or rich text wherever you want. That file will have all the selected messages ordered by date.

If you'd rather have save the messages as a PDF file, choose File: Print..., open the PDF drop-down menu and choose Save as PDF. This will save each message as a separate PDF. (You'll probably want to create a temporary folder to hold them first.) Once Mail is done saving all those PDFs, open the first one in Preview, open the [...]

Use Quick Look in Mail.app from the keyboard

For longer than I care to admit I have been using my mouse, or track pad, to Quicklook Mail.app attachments. Well that stops today. If you have an e-mail with an attachment and want to Quicklook the item don't reach for the mouse, instead type the Command + Y key. This will Quicklook the attachment just like hitting the space bar does in finder. I hope apple looks at this and changes the Mail.app Quicklook  in Snow leopard but for now this will help keep my fingers on the keyboard and off the mouse.

Jumsoft extends Apple Mail Stationery Pack

Jumsoft has just released Stationery Pack for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Mail. With 50 new high-quality and exceptional design options for every occasion, the extended Stationery Pack also includes 50 themes from the previous version. Categorized stationery themes will save you time when looking for particular event. The Stationery comes with a installer, and conveniently displayed in Apple Mail New Message stationery menu.

10 Keyboard Shortcuts to Help Speed Through Mail

Get New Mail: Cmd-Shift-N

If you're waiting for a message, this can be really handy. Cmd-Tab to Mail, hit Cmd-Shift-N, then Cmd-Tab back to your previous app.

Reply: Cmd-R and Forward: Cmd-Shift-F

These pretty much go together. Cmd-R will reply to your message and Cmd-Shift-F will forward your message. Always handy if you have a lot of messages to reply to.

Mark as Junk Mail: Cmd-Shift-J

No matter how hard you try, you will probably never be completely free of Junk mail. However, if you mark a junk message as such, then Mail will eventually learn what you want and what you don't want.


Has Anyone Ever Asked You To Resend an E-mail

If anyone has ever asked you to resend an e-mail for any reason her is how you can avoid having to retype the entire message.

Once you have opened Mail.app go to the sent items and select the e-mail you want to resend. Don't open the message just select it. Now head up to the Message tab on the menu bar and select Send Again or if you are a big Keyboard Shortcut user hit "Shift + Command + D". A new window will pop up and your original message will be there just like it was just before you hit send. As a matter of good practice you should check to make sure the e-mail address is correct [...]