Apple’s mail program so cleverly named “Mail”, didn’t really add anything new and useful to me when I updated from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to 10.6 Snow Leopard. Sure, 64 bit is cool and might have made the application a bit snappier, but Exchange support which is the shiny new thing in Mail, is not something I use.
Apple did take something away from me though.
When you right click on a name/address to copy the e-mail address, with Leopard Mail you would have got exactly that; the e-mail address.
With Snow Leopard, what you end up with, in the clipboard, is: “Firstname Lastname <[email protected]>”.
I do a lot of copy/pasting with e-mail addresses from e-mail due to my work, when I have to look up user accounts based on their e-mail address, now I have to manually go around and removing their name as well as the < and >, before I can paste the e-mail address into my workflow.
It’s annoying they changed this. I’m sure most people are happy with this new change, but I’m not, so CMD+Z it please, Apple 😉 (Oh, and if you’re developing Snow Leopard on Windows, then it’s CTRL+Z to undo).
Does anyone know of a workaround for this, perhaps some fancy terminal command?
UPDATE, September 17th: A solution to this problem has been found: Fixed: Copy/Pasting E-mail Address In Snow Leopard Mail.