Mac Mail Archives

Creating New Emails in Split View on macOS

I’ve discovered that when I respond to emails on my Mac Book, the default Apple Mail programme started opening my new message windows in a split screen view. Previously this wasn’t happening, and instead a new message would be presented as an overlay on top of the whole mail window (I believe they called it a Modal Dialogue).

Don’t get me wrong, I like the split screen thing – but I always wanted to know where this setting was, and why it was now magically switched on since I wasn’t involved in this design decision. I’m a bit of an stick-in-the-mud sometimes and a tad pernickety about preserving my user experience.

Thankfully it’s easy to find – but in case you’re stumped, here’s where to enable/disable this experience. In Apple Mail, head over to Preferences – General (the first tab). At the bottom you’ll see a tick box labelled prefer opening emails in split view when in full scren.

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Setting up Plesk Mail on Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9)

In this episode I’m explaining how to setup Mac Mail for use with Email Accounts created in Plesk 12.  I’m also explaining how to map IMAP folders from your email account to the relevant folders on your Mac. It’s a rather complex setup (as dealing with email accounts usually is) and has caused me and … Read more

How to map IMAP folders in Mac Mail

I have been driven nuts on several occasions by the likes of Yahoo: change your password, and you have to tell every single device, sometimes several times. If everything fails, delete the email account completely and add it again afresh.

This presents a problem: your SENT or DRAFT items may no longer be where they after adding your email account again. There is of course a way to map those IMAP folder, but if you’re like me you hardly ever use this option and forget when it’s time to do it again.

So here’s how to do it – perhaps it helps before checking yourself into the local nut house.

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