Greg Welch, an Associate Professor in Computer Science at UNC, Chapel Hill, has written a nifty plugin for Mail.app that allows you to “follow up” or send subsequent thoughts to all the recipients of an email more easily and naturally.
He found that he often wanted to send an afterthought or important observation to an email after his initial reply. Mail’s default “Reply All” function only places only the original sender’s email address into the To: field, skewing the emphasis in a group conversation.
His plugin adds a “Followup” commands to Apple Mail’s Message and Contextual Menus, so that the To, Cc: and Bcc: addresses appear in the reply exactly as they appeared in the original message:
Scott Morrison, the developer of Mail Act-on and MailTags, also contributed some code and advice to the project.
Installation instructions and the offer of email support for the plugin can be found on Greg’s web site as can the plugin itself.
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Tags: afterthoughts, Apple Mail, follow up, mail.app, plugin, replying