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10.6: View an email message's folder path in Mail Apps
Snow Leopard only hintLocating an email message in your Mail folder hierarchy is now a snap. As of Snow Leopard's version of Mail, if you open a message in a new window, Command-clicking (or Control-clicking) on the icon in the title bar of the message window will reveal the path to the enclosing folder for the message (just like it does in the Finder).

Select the folder from the drop-down menu, and it will open in a new Mail browser window. This allows you to easily locate the message within the Mail folder hierarchy, which can prove quite handy.
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10.6: View an email message's folder path in Mail
Authored by: timcrawf on Nov 06, '09 10:57:17AM

Funny thing. I noticed this too, but couldn't remember if the functionality was there before.



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10.6: View an email message's folder path in Mail
Authored by: j-beda on Nov 06, '09 12:45:14PM

Yahoo!

I have been using an applescript to do this for the selected message (I tried modifying one of the Mail Scripts by Andreas Amann (see http://homepage.mac.com/aamann/Mail_Scripts.html ) but was not able to do it myself so Andreas did it for me - the other scripts are pretty useful too)

This will make that script not as often used as before - combined with the search functionality, this makes it much easier to drill down to a folder of related messages. Hooray again!



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10.6: View an email message's folder path in Mail
Authored by: incogenator on Nov 06, '09 07:56:04PM

stumbled upon the same a few days ago and thought it was an excellent feature. very useful.



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Authored by: fbitterlich on Nov 11, '09 08:48:58AM

This functionality is supposed to work in all windows/applications that display a "proxy icon" (ie. the small document icon) next to the window title. Mails behavior is unique only in the "path" it displays: it shows the mailbox folder location, not the document location on disk.

Try it with other document-based apps (Pages, TextEdit, MS Word and such) - it works there as well. And you can (almost) always drag the little document icon just about anywhere to either move, copy or alias the "document" in question to that location.

The window-title-popup works even in Safari, even though there is no proxy icon.



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