Fixed: Copy/Pasting E-mail Address In Snow Leopard Mail

by Klaus on September 17, 2009

in Mac OS X, Operating Systems

Apple Mac Mail, iconEarlier this week I wrote about how in Snow Leopard changed the way e-mail addresses would be copied to your clipboard, when you right click on a “From” name on an e-mail, to copy their e-mail address. The way it used to work, like in Leopard, was that it simply copied the e-mail address, But in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, it would copy the name too, like this: John Doe <>.

The new method is really annoying to those of us who copies e-mail addresses a lot, like when we need to do a lookup in a database for user accounts or similar stuff, you’d then have to doctor the pasted text string to remove name, “<” and “>”.

The Solution

Thanks to Mac Daddy World, I now found a solution to this problem. As I suspected, there would be a simple terminal command to execute that’ll make it all go away, back to the way Leopard Mail used to do it.

Here’s what you do: Quit Mail then launch Terminal (find it in Spotlight if you don’t know how to get there). Now simply copy and paste the following piece of code into Terminal on a single line and hit enter:

defaults write AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool NO

To undo, simply change “NO” to “YES” in the above code and run it again.

Yay, me too!

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