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How to Redirect emails instead of forwarding in Mail on Mac

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It’s one of those Mail features that’s easy to miss. It’s called Redirect and it lets you send emails you’ve received to others without actually forwarding them. This is convenient for emails you receive by mistake or that should be sent to someone else to handle.

When you redirect an email is has no indication of it like when you forward a message. The person you redirect the email to receives it as if it came to them originally. Here, we’ll show you how to Redirect emails in Mail on Mac.

How to automatically move blocked emails to the trash in Mail

Move Blocked Sender Mail to the Trash on iPhone

It may seem odd that when you "block" an email sender in the Mail app that you still receive emails from them. How it works is that the email will still land in your inbox but be marked as blocked. You can then do what you like with the email. But most times you’re going to delete it, right? Otherwise, why block the sender in the first place if you want to see their emails?

Do you want to eliminate the need to take another action to remove those messages from your inbox? If so, here’s how to automatically move blocked Mail to the trash on both iOS and Mac.

How to always automatically BCC (blind copy) yourself in Mail

You can add yourself to any email you send in the CC (copy) or BCC (blind copy) field. This lets you get a copy of the message to your inbox as just as your recipient does. But if you prefer to use the BCC feature to keep your address hidden and would like to use it on all of your outgoing emails, you can enable a simple setting. With this setting, you’ll be blind copied automatically whenever you send an email in the Mail app.

Here’s where and how to enable the automatic BCC feature in Mail on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to schedule an email in the Mac Mail app with Automator

Schedule Mail in Automator on Mac

While it seems like a simple request, many of us are still waiting for a "send later" feature in the Mail app. Having the ability to compose your email and schedule a time for it to be sent is wonderful for both business emails and personal ones.

For work, you might be diligent about managing your time and work on emails at a specific time each day. So writing them up and scheduling a time to send them is not just convenient, but essential. For personal emails, you might create messages for birthdays, anniversaries, or other occasions ahead of time. Being able to schedule those keeps you from forgetting to send them when the time comes.

Until Apple adds a feature to Mail that lets us send emails later, you have a few options. The one we’ll show you here is how to use Automator on Mac to schedule Mail.

Sunset makes it easier for jailbreakers to get in touch with friends & family

When you’re in the mood to get in touch with a friend or family member, you’d generally just launch the Contacts app, find that person, and then tap only our preferred method of contact to reach them — be it text, phone, or email. But it’s 2020, and by now, someone’s got to be saying that it’s ludicrous that one would need to close the app they’re in and launch the Contacts app just to get in touch with someone else.

Those who feel the way we’ve just described are likely to enjoy a newly released jailbreak tweak called Sunset by iOS developer SouthernGirlWhoCode, as it replaces the idea of a Contacts app with a Contacts card that can be summoned from just about anywhere in iOS with one of several different gestures.

How to set a default email app other than Mail on iPhone and iPad

Default Mail App Options on iPhone

When Apple announced that iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 would allow users to select a default email app other than Mail, many were elated. While there’s nothing specifically wrong with Mail, some people just prefer a different app with other features.

If you’re one of those people and want to change the default email app on your iPhone or iPad, we’ll show you how. Then when you tap to open an email address or a link that lets you send an email, you can use your preferred app automatically without any extra steps.

How to sign an email attachment on Mac with your iPhone or iPad

Sign Email Attachment Mac

There are plenty of times when we need to sign and return documents via email. Contracts, agreements, acknowledgements, and the like are often sent electronically these days. And while you can create a signature in Preview on Mac, you might not be able to. Maybe you have an iMac without a trackpad or you simply can’t make your signature look the way you want it with a mouse. But if you use an Apple Pencil with your iPad or have an easier time signing with your finger on your iPhone, you can use one of those devices instead.

Here, we’ll show you how to sign an email attachment in Mac Mail with your iPhone or iPad.

What is the Favorites Bar in Mail and how do you use it?

Mac Mail Favorites Bar

If you simply haven’t spent much time with the Mail app on your Mac, then you may be missing out on the use of a handy tool.

The Favorites Bar in the Mail app is a nice spot to see your most-used Mailboxes, help with searches, and open and close your Mailbox list. Here, we’ll explain what the Favorites Bar is in Mac Mail and ways you can use it.

Tips for searching and saving searches in Mail on Mac

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You probably do your best to organize your inbox in the Mail app. But there’s bound to be a time when you can’t find the email you’re looking for. Maybe you didn’t move it to the right folder, maybe you deleted or archived it by mistake, or maybe you just aren’t seeing it in your inbox.

Here, we’re going to show you multiple ways to search in the Mail app on Mac as well as save a search so you can use again.

How to check the Quota Limits for available storage space in Mail on Mac

Get Account Info Mail Quota Limits Gmail

Depending on the email service you use for personal and business communications, you may have a limit on your storage. A service like Google, for example, limits how much storage you have across your Google apps, including Gmail, unless you want to pay for more.

Luckily, you can check what are called Quota Limits in the Mail app on your Mac to see how much space you’ve used and still have available. In this how-to, we’ll show you where to go in Mail to check your Quota Limits.