Help ! Mail Questions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ppthepom, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. ppthepom macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2009
    Hello, Can someone please help. I am a recent Mac convert from PC (Outlook)
    I have several questions:

    Can I do a reader receipt in Apple's Mail programme?
    Is it possible to get a larger font size in the section where I preview the messages on the server ?
    How do I get the messages to remove from the server once I have downloaded them? (Without having to go back in and delete them manually like I am doing now)
    How do I get the name of the person I am sending TO, to appear on the subject line instead of just their email address.
    Is there a way to have the colour and font sizes inn a drop down menu in Mail?
    Is there a way to add a horizontal line to an email?

    Am I asking too much from Mail ??? I used to use MS Outlook but found it had limitations.
    I am running a business and rely heavily on Filemaker Pro 10 (For my Contacts) and Mail. If Mail is not up to it for what I need, Is there a better Mail programme I could be using ? If so what. It needs to integrate with Filemaker Pro 10.

    Many Thanks
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I believe a lot of your questions can be handled by's built-in Tutorial and Help files. Best to try those first before you do anything too serious.

    If does not do exactly what you want to do, try Thunderbird by Mozilla. A friend of mine, who owns a business, uses Thunderbird. Good news is, it's free.
  3. ppthepom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2009

    The answers don't come up in the Mail help - That's why I asked here....

    Thanks for the Thunderbird suggestion
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    You can, but most SMTP servers ignore those now, so it's likely to be pointless.

    2) change the font size for "Message Font". But that changes the size of the font in all messages when viewing.
    3) Accounts -> Advanced -> Remove copy from server after retrieving message "Right Away"
    4) Add them to your Address Book.
    5) No.
    6) No, if you want the email to be plain text. Otherwise it has to be RTF or HTML and some people don't like to get emails of that type.
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008

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