How to Create an Email On OS X Yosemite Mac Mail

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How to Get to Inbox on Mac Mail

Obviously there first thing to do is actually open up you email. There are a few of ways to open a new message on Mac, select your favourite method from the list below.

Option 1 –  Open up your Mac mail app by clicking on the appropriate icon. Once inside click on the ‘File’ tab in the toolbar. Then from the drop down menu select the option ‘New Message’.

Option 2 – Type Cmd + N and a new message should automatically pop up

Option 3 – Select the option with a Pad and a Pen to create a new message

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How to Create a Message on Mac Mail

When options 1 – 3 are used a new message will pop up. After reading your inundated inbox I bet you have a few emails you wish to type out and send yourself. Follow these simple tips on how to create an email on OS X Yosemite Mac mail…

To – Enter a recipients email address

Cc If you want to copy anyone in (so multiple people receive your email) just enter their email address

Bcc – Basically this option means when you copy someone else into the email the main To Recipient will not see who you have also sent the email too.

Subject Field – This is sometime brief to describe the email, such as ‘Holiday Pics’ etc. You can also decide the leave the subject field empty, it will just be describe to the recipient as ‘None’.

Main subject box – Underneath the small text fields described above you will notice the large empty box. This is where you cant type out your email. The box will increase in size the more you write. Just click on the space and start typing.

 

How to Send an Attachment on OS X Yosemite Mac Mail

You can send a many different types of files via Mac Mail. However, try to avoid attaching massive files to your messages as you may have a problem sending them. Generally 2 – 3MB is manageable.

Adding An Attachment:

If you know which file you want to attach to your email just ‘Drop’ the file into your email body and it will automatically upload and attach. Another option would be to click the ‘Paper Clip’ icon at the top of your message window. You will then be able to select the files from your computer you would like to attach, this can be just one or multiple items.

Receiving Email Attachments

This will I’m sure be many times when friends and family send you an email containing attachments, these can be written document files, photo’s PDF’s etc. Sometimes images will automatically show in the email body, but at times it is nessassary to download the file to open the attachment on your computer instead.

How do you know an email you have received contains attachments?

You will know because the paperclip icon will show in the subject field in your message and before you open it.

Saving an attachment to your computer

In your email there will be the paperclip icon near the top of your email, click the paperclip and some dropdown options will come up to save the attachments to your Mac.

 

How to Read Emails on Mac Mail

When you are in Mail, you can see all your emails listed in the middle of the Mail screen showing it’s title and who it’s from. Once you click that email it’s contents will appear on the right hand side of your window.

To quickly skim through your unread emails, use your up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to read.

 

Replying to an Email on OS X Yosemite Mac Mail

1) On the Mail toolbar , Click the Reply icon to reply to sender (in the shape of an arrow)

2) Automatically a new window will pop up so you can start writing to reply to sender.

3) Once you have finished your message click Send.

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Sophie

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Hi I'm Sophie, Chief Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chief Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)