This week, we have included a section from one of our user guides, providing lots of great tips about using the Mail app on the Mac.
This set of tips is for members the iTandCoffee Club - below is what we cover. (Not a member? Find out more about The Club here.)
We also have a long list of other tips that we have published about Mail. Here are just some.
When you want to sent a hyperlink to a web page as part of an email, it is nice to be able to put some text like "Click here to view the article" instead of what might be a very long-winded URL (i.e. the address of the web page).
Let me explain what mean. As an example, I have an link to a web page that has an interesting article about Women in Technology, and I want to send this article to a friend.
I could just copy and paste the following link into the email.
Alternatively, I can type the "Here is a good article about women in technology" and add a link behind the text so that it looks like this
Here is how to add the link to text in the email.
Only yesterday, I saw a client who was frustrated by the amount of SPAM/Junk email that she receives every day.
She told me that she has ‘unsubscribed’ from so many of them, this just seems to generate more Junk.
Unfortunately, the ‘unsubscribing’ from the junk emails may be the very thing that is causing further junk.
You should only ever unsubscribe from emails that come from businesses you know are legitimate - and even then, make sure that the email is truly from that business.
Unsubscribing from unsolicited emails only serves to notify the sender that you are a legitimate email address - something they may not have known, given that they will (most likely) be working from a list received illegally. That makes you a much more attractive target for future junk and phishing/malware emails.
Instead of unsubscribing from such emails, simply mark them as Junk or move them to your Junk mailbox. By marking them as Junk, you are helping to send a message to the rest of the 'internet' that the sender is not trustworthy.
Here is a recent article on this very topic: Unsubscribing From Unwanted Email Carries Risks
Do you know how to move a mail message to Junk on your iPad or iPhone?
To move an email that you deem to be SPAM/Junk, simply use the 'Move' option in the Mail app.
If you need a bit of help to find this option and work out how to use it, check out this Handy Hint for iTandCoffee Club members. (You will need an iTandCoffee Club login to to view this tip - find out more about The iTandCoffee Club here.)
A frustrating 'gap' on the iPad and iPhone is the inability to create 'contact groups' in the Contacts app, and then easily email or message such a group from your mobile device.
I have just seen a really handy app that fills this gap well, and that is currently free (as at 11/2/17). I actually prefer it over a previously featured app that includes group creation functionality (Mail2Group).
The app is called ContactsXL 2016 and can be found here ».
(There is also a paid Contacts XL 2017 version - but the 2016 version seems to work well, so have just been using this free version.)
Try it out and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
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