By choosing the right email client with the most effective features, you can easily tackle the entire inbox. Apple has offered its default Mail app for years, but it arguably didn’t fit well with other apps like Google Gmail or Microsoft Outlook.
However, macOS Ventura has brought some new features to the app, making it an impressive choice for managing email on a Mac.
1. Schedule and withdraw emails
If you routinely need to send an email template or worry about forgetting to send an important email, the Apple Mail app now lets you schedule your emails. It’s a simple setup process in the email draft window, so you’ll be set up in no time. The Mail app can also send a reminder to send the email if you want to do it manually.
In addition to scheduling emails, you can now cancel sending emails in Mail if you’re quick enough, and extend the return delay if you want more buffer. This feature is useful if you’ve accidentally sent an email without an attachment or if you’ve entered the wrong recipient.
2. Improved search
Apple Mail already had strong search options, but macOS Ventura builds on them. It now provides a better overall search experience by understanding typos that may have confused search results in the past. The app will still find what you’re looking for despite typos in the search box, and you can now use synonyms to search for results.
You can also view shared items like links and documents before you have to type anything in the search box. Therefore, you don’t need to search for some shared content.
3. Multiple accounts in one mailbox
One of the most valuable features of Apple Mail is the ability to use multiple accounts within the app. You can also view your emails from all your accounts in one inbox.
So instead of switching between inboxes to delete emails, you can save time by using this feature. You can still view emails from each account separately if you prefer to manage your messages that way.
4. Correspondence data protection
Apple is known to offer the best privacy features on its devices, which means that Mail includes some privacy measures. Among its settings is a Mail activity protection function. When enabled, this feature hides your IP address and privately loads remote content from emails, making it harder for the sender to obtain your information.
It may happen without notice to the sender receiving the mailing activity, and you do not have the ability to choose what type of information you receive. The Mail Protection activity helps to prevent this; even Apple can’t see your activity.
One of the benefits of delving into Apple’s ecosystem is leveraging continuity. If you’re not familiar with Apple’s Continuity feature, it allows you to start a task on one device and finish it where you left off on another device. Along with Safari and other apps, Mail also supports Continuity.
You can start an email draft on your iPhone and then move to your Mac to finish it, which can be a common occurrence since many people are more efficient with a physical keyboard when it comes to typing. Although it may seem like a small thing, using Continuity with Mail can be surprisingly convenient if you use multiple Apple devices on a daily basis.
The Apple Mail App isn’t ugly
Even though other mail clients have been catching people’s attention for some time now, Apple’s Mail app is getting better and more competitive. It’s worth revisiting now, as the app has a number of highly-requested features while integrating into Apple’s ecosystem.
Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to set up Mail on your Mac, regardless of your email provider. So switching from third-party apps like Spark or Airmail is a breeze.