The writer of academhack has republished a series of five tutorials on how to get the best out of Mail.app.
He is an academic, and writes chiefly with professors and their students in mind. Still, the tips, ideas and workflows that he demonstrates will be useful to everyone.
Hardcore Mail.app productivity nuts will not find much here that they didn’t know before. But looking over how someone else deals with their email always prompts me to think again about how I do it and often leads me to develop a better way.
And not everyone is hardcore. I get regular emails from remote acquaintences, friends of my wife’s hairdresser, people who stumble across Hawk Wings on the net and others who want to know all about how to use Mail better. Now I have somewhere to send them. That’s a big productivity boost for me, and maybe for you too.
In any case, academics who write about using Mail.app are pretty thin on the ground. That sort of thing ought to be encouraged.
- Mail.app without folders (or tears)
- Using Mail.app as a Yojimbo substitute
- Ethan Kaplan’s so-called digital life
- Three Quicksilver Tutorial Screencasts
- Mail.app/iCal/kGTD/DEVONthink Pro to get things done
Tags: Apple Mail, Apple Mail Tips, folders, imap, mail act-on, mail.app, Productivity, rules, sorting, tutorial