Peter Friese

Developer Advocate / Mobile Developer / Public Speaker

Keyboard Shortcuts for Apple Mail

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I use Apple Mail on my MacBook Pro, mainly because it has a better integration with Spotlight than Thunderbird. It also has a nicer UI and is easier to configure.

However, the keyboard shortcuts are really strange. In case you didn’t find out yourself, here are the most important ones:

  • Send message – CMD+SHIFT+D (what does the D stand for? Deliver?)

  • Apply rules to selected mails – CMD+ALT+L (L for ruLe ???)

  • Select all messages in a thread – CMD+SHIFT+K (K for seleKt ???)

  • Erase junk mail – CMD+ALT+J (now, this is obvious – J for Junk)

Apple developers, if you read this, please comment on the deeper meaning behind the shortcuts.