There’s stationery already built in. Mail does both text email and HTML email. And you can send and receive attachments. In other words, Mail.app is basically a decent email app. What if you want to send an email later? Automatically? What if you want to manage, organize, and store email attachments?
For That, You Need This
One of my hands on favorite Mail add-on utilities is called SendLater, but that’s not today’s app review (although I don’t know of another Mac Mail utility which sends messages later).
If you’ve been using Mail for a few years then you’re likely to have an attachment problem. Mail stores attachments, so we can organize messages in mailboxes.
It’s the finding of email attachments we already have that’s the problem.
The same developer who publishes SendLater also publishes CargoLifter which uploads attachments to Dropbox (or others; a list is below) and adds the link to each attachment to the end of the email message.
Think about that for a moment. Instead of having to wade through a gazillion mailboxes to find an attachment, they’re all stored in one place, easy to find and download.
CargoLifter automatically uploads email attachments so it’s mostly set it and forgetaboutit.
Setting up CargoLifter is straightforward, too. It’s a Mail plugin so simply open Mail’s Preferences, select the Cloud Service you want and you’re almost good to go.
The email message which once held the attachment now has a message at the bottom which links to the zipped up file.
CargoLifter even gives you an option to customize the embedded download information at the bottom of each email message with an attachment. It’s a bit geeky and requires some knowledge of HTML, and comfort with placeholder strings, though.
The email attachments get uploaded to Dropox, Google Drive, Droplr, Box, YouSendIt, and others (with options for FTP, SFTP and WebDAV).
This is a useful app which can change how you deal with email attachments without having to dig through hundreds of email messages, the inbox, or many mailboxes.
Here’s the only problem I have with SendLater, CargoLifter, or even the popular SpamSieve. They’re Mail plugins. That makes them easy to setup and use, but every time Apple updates Mail the plugins won’t work until an update is made. For that I use MailPluginFix, which gets the plugins backup and running until the next update.