Closing emails be­hind you

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In Mav­er­icks, when I replied to an email, the in­com­ing email closed au­to­mat­i­cally once the out­go­ing email had been sent. Since up­grad­ing to Yosemite, this doesn’t hap­pen and the email has to be closed man­u­ally. I have searched my set­tings, searched the in­ter­net and can’t find a fix for this. Can you help, please? C Rus­sell I al­most al­ways read emails in the pre­view pane within the main Mail win­dow, so I hadn’t no­ticed this change, but you’re quite right. Pre­vi­ously, the orig­i­nal mes­sage win­dow closed when you hit re­ply. You could over­ride this by hold­ing Op­tion down when you clicked re­ply, which led me to hope that the be­hav­iour might have sim­ply reversed for Yosemite, but alas not. Mes­sages opened in their own win­dow now re­main be­hind un­til you man­u­ally close them, whether you re­ply to them or not. The strangest part is that I have come across fo­rum posts from 2012 ask­ing if there is any way to en­able such a fea­ture in OS X. Is it pos­si­ble this fea­ture wasn’t in Lion, got added in Moun­tain Lion or Mav­er­icks, then was re­moved in Yosemite?

His­tory aside, there’s no way to re-en­able this fea­ture in Yosemite, so if you don’t want to do all your re­ply­ing di­rectly from the pre­view pane, you’ll need a dif­fer­ent Mail client. Post­box (post­, which we’ve al­ready men­tioned, auto closes mes­sages when you re­ply, so that’s two votes for it this month!

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