Extend and Automate Mail

If I had to use the plain, unadorned version of Mail as Apple provides it, my productivity and happiness would decrease significantly—and I’d probably switch to another app in short order. But with the addition of a few third-party plugins and other tools, Mail becomes vastly more versatile and powerful.

In this chapter, I want to introduce you to some of the many ways you can extend Mail’s capabilities. First, I’ll show you a selection of plugins that can add or modify features. For anyone who needs to save and search messages outside Mail, I next turn to apps that can Archive and Search Messages, and then tell you about utilities to Remove Duplicate Messages. I wrap up the chapter with an introduction to the ...

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