How to show old style reply header in Snow Leopard Mail...?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just installed Snow Leopard. I want to stop using Entourage. So, when I reply to an email in Mail.app 10.6 I want the From, Sent, To, and Subject fields to appear above the original email (see example below) as it did in Mail.app 10.5 and earlier. How do I do this...?

    From: Tim Simpson [mailto:tim@revaplastics.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:30 PM
    To: 'Steve Jobs'
    Subject: Injection Mold quote



    Thanks. Tim
     
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    Ashka

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    #2
    Right click the bar above the mail messages and select the columns you want to show.

    On the Reply & New message window drop down the envelope icon and select the fields you want.
    S.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ?

    Where is the "Reply & New message window drop down" you are referring to...?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I reply to an email, Mail 10.6 shows the following style of header:

    On Sep 2, 2009, at 2:29 PM, Steve Jobs wrote:


    I want the header to display like Entourage or older versions of Mail, like this:

    From: Tim Simpson [mailto:tim@revaplastics.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:30 PM
    To: 'Steve Jobs'
    Subject: Injection Mold quote





    Thanks in advance. Tim
     
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    Gray-Wolf

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    Are you talking about this?
     

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  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, if you reply to that message (using Mail in Snow Leopard) the header would appear like this...

    On Aug 30, 2009, at 6:43 PM, Thoenebooks.com wrote:


    But I want it to appear like it did in earlier versions of Mail like this...

    From: Thoenebooks.com
    Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2009 6:43 PM
    To: 'Turner Michael'
    Subject: NEW THOENE BLOG: THE HEART OF A NATION



    In a work environment you want to be able to look down a long string of emails and see additional info above each email. I just want to be able to customize the header so that it appears the same way it does in Entourage and all earlier versions of Mail.app

    Did Apple purposely leave this ability out of Mail in Snow Leopard. It's frustrating because I can now connect Mail.app to my Exchange server and finally get rid of Entourage, but then Apple throws a curve ball in by not allowing full header info above each email in a string of emails... why...?
     
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    broken-chaos

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    The way Mail acts by default in Snow Leopard is the same as it acted under Leopard when replying to a message (the same "On $DATE, at $TIME...." style quotation).

    Either you're remembering 10.5's Mail.app incorrectly, or there was some configuration you did under it that you aren't mentioning now. I'm not aware of way to greatly customize the format - though I haven't tried.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    the reply format doesn't work in the business world

    I'm have the same gripe. There needs to be an option to let users reply in the following format

    From: <name>
    Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:28 PM
    To: <name>
    Cc: <name>
    Subject: <text>
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have a solution

    I'd ditch Entourage if I had this option!
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Proper header info in reply messages fixed yet?

    Did this issue ever get resolved? I'm struggling to find a solution to this exact problem. When I forward a message it displays all the correct header information, but when I reply it doesn't.
    - Jon
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Bump ... Anyone have a solution to this?

     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Here's the closest thing I've found to a solution:

    https://github.com/saptarshiguha/ReplyWithHeaders

    The above only works for Snow Leopard (10.6.4 or later). This is kind of a non-issue in Lion now that messages are displayed in a thread with the desired headers visible.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    This is exactly what i was looking for... thanks so much!!!
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    #14
    thank you very very much

    thank you very very much
    Ahmed
     

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