For example, Mail doesn’t have a Bounce Back feature anymore. And, there’s no option to schedule and send email at a specific time in the future (I’d pay for that). Apple’s Mail is also missing a few very useful menu functions, but they’re free in the MailRecent app.
Move. Copy. Go.
As far as I know Apple took out the Bounce Back feature because it didn’t really do much to prevent spam email. That’s probably true.
However, I gained a measure of self satisfaction by grabbing spam and clicking the Bounce Back button. It made me feel good.
Likewise, by using a couple of Mac utilities made especially for Mail, you can add a measure of ‘feel good’ to your daily email regimen.
For example, there’s MailRecent. It’s free and completely unnecessary, but once you use it, you’ll use it again and again.
MailRecent adds a few menu items. Copy to Recent, Move to Recent, and Go to Recent show up as menu options.
Here’s what MailRecent looks like in action.
MailRecent remembers which Mail mailboxes have been used recently and gives you a list so you can copy, move, or go to a specific mailbox with a single click.
You can even control the number of items that are displayed in the recently used mailboxes. MailRecent uses the same number as the number of ‘Recent Items’ in the Appearance pane of OS X’s Preferences > General.
I’d still like to see a ‘Scheduled Email’ option for Mail.
Otherwise, another Mail plugin you’re sure to like is Herald, which pops up incoming email in a window complete with delete button, reply button, and more. Herald is also free.