Mail 5.1 Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iforbes, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. iforbes macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    Is there a way to add a Status Bar to the Mail application? This bar would ideally show that status of retrieval and sent mail items.

    I can't find any way to show this type of information.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What good would a status bar do you? If a message doesn't show up, it's not retrieved. If your message goes to the Outbox, it's not sent.
  3. iforbes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    #3 are's of no use to me. Thanks for setting me straight.

    ...And a status bar in my web browser is no good either because either a page loads or it doesn't. And a UPS tracking number is a total waste of time because either the package shows up or it doesn't.

    You, sir, are a genius.
  4. Apple Key, Jan 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012

    Apple Key macrumors 6502a

    Apple Key

    Jan 4, 2012
    I would guess that Apple's thinking here is that your messages should be sent close to instantaneously. You will only get a notification if the message was not able to be sent, or the connection to the server wasn't able to be made.

    As far as I know, the only thing like this is the "Mail Activity" pane. You can view this by clicking the "Show" button (upper-left), and clicking the triangle inside a square icon in the bottom left.
  5. iforbes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    I did find the Mail Activity pane...and that is pretty close to what I was looking for! Thanks for the is appreciated.

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