Max OS X to the Max: Email Away

In this section, you learn where Mail and Address Book information is stored and find keyboard shortcuts for the Address Book and Mail.

Understanding Where Your Mail and Address Book Information Is Stored

Mail stores all your email in the location username/Library/Mail, where username is your short username. In this folder, you will find the following:

  • A folder for each of the accounts you have configured in Mail. Within each accounts folder are the Inbox, a Drafts folder, and support files for that account.

  • The Mailboxes folder that contains each mailbox you have created. If you have nested mailboxes, the inclusive mailbox appears as a folder.

  • Your mailing sort, signature, and other preferences files.

NOTE

The filename extension for a mailbox is .mbox. The filename extension for preference files is .plist.


Your Address Book is stored in the location username/Library/Application Support/ AddressBook/AddressBook.data, where username is your short username.

Using Address Book Keyboard Shortcuts

Table 12.2 shows keyboard shortcuts for the Address Book application.

Table 12.2. Keyboard Shortcuts for the Address Book

Action

Keyboard Shortcut

Address Book Help

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Edit Card

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Hide Address Book

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Import vCards

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Merge Cards

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Minimize Address Book Window

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Move Between Fields on an Address Card

Tab and Shift-Tab

New Card

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New Group

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Next Card

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Open in Separate Window

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Preferences

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Previous Card

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This is a Company

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View Card and Columns

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View Card Only

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View Directories

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Using Mail Keyboard Shortcuts

Table 12.3 shows keyboard shortcuts for the Mail application.

Table 12.3. Keyboard Shortcuts for Mail

Action

Keyboard Shortcut

Add Reply-To Header

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Add Sender to Address Book

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Address Panel

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Append Selected Messages

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Apply Bcc Header

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Apply Rules

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Attach File

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Bigger

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Bounce

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Check Spelling

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Copy Style

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Decrease Quote Level

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Delete

Delete

Erase Deleted Messages In All Accounts

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Erase Junk Mail

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Find Messages

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Find Next

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Find Previous

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Find Text

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Forward

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Get New Mail In All Accounts

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Go To In

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Go To Out

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Go To Drafts

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Go To Sent

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Go To Trash

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Go To Junk

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Hide Deleted Messages

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Hide/Show Mailboxes

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Hide/Show Status bar

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Increase Quote Level

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Jump to Selection

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Message Long Headers

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Make Plain Text

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Mark As Flagged

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Mark As Junk Mail

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Mark As Unread/Mark As Read

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Move Again

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New Message

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New Viewer Window

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Next Alternative

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Paste as Quotation

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Paste With Current Style

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Plain Text Alternative

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Preferences

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Previous Alternative

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Raw Source

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Redirect

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Reply All

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Reply

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Reply With iChat

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Save As

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Save As Draft

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Select All Highlighted Messages

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Send Again

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Show Activity Viewer

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Show Colors

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Show Fonts

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Show Long Headers

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Smaller

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Spelling

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Use Selection for Find

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