If there’s an app and an effort in our daily computing lives, it’s probably email. How do I hate thee, oh email? Let me count the ways.
Fortunately, Mail on the Mac is built-in, free, and maturing as a product. In fact, it’s loaded with more features and functions than ever. Except for those that are not built-in.
Hello? Apple? I want scheduled email.
While I was waiting for Apple to respond to my request, I found two free email tools which add a couple of use functions to Mail. The first is MailFollowUp, a Mail plugin which adds a Follow Up item to the Message menu in Mail.
What MailFollowUp doesn’t differently is this. You can compose and send a quoted version of an original message to all recipients, but keep the To, Cc, and Bcc addresses as they appeared in the original email.
The second is MailRecent, a Mail plugin which adds Copy to Recent and Move to Recent to the same Message menu in Mail.
Mail has a built-in Copy to or Move to, but it’s limited to remembering merely the last mailbox where a message was copied to or moved to. MailRecent remembers more, so there’s less navigating through the mailboxes to copy or move a message.
Both bring useful, handy, and desirable functions to Mail, and both MailRecent and MailFollowUp are free.