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Select header and message content in Mail.app Apps
Apple Mail will allow you to select text from both the header and the body of an email, allowing you to copy both and paste (or drag) them in a single step. You must make your selection in the body of the email first, and then move to the header.

Notice that the selection shading in the body remains (although it becomes less pronounced) when you click outside of the body and move into the header. Another subtle -- but useful -- feature of Mail.

[robg adds: When I first tried this, it didn't seem to work. However, that's because I was using the Mac's standard "multiple select" modifier (Command) and trying separate click-and-drag operations. Instead, just select the message text, then keep dragging up to select the header text -- no modifier keys are required.]
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Select header and message content in Mail.app
Authored by: bedouin on Dec 09, '03 01:31:21PM

OT, but I wish one could make multiple selections when quoting and replying to a mail message, as opposed to the whole message, or just one block of consecutively selected text. Hope I made that clear :)



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Select header and message content in Mail.app
Authored by: dborod on Dec 09, '03 06:20:19PM

This only seems to work if the mail message is in plain text. If the message is <sarcasm>enhanced</sarcasm> with HTML you can't select the header and the body in this way.



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