Use Mailplane service menu items

Access the Mailplane service menu items from any application to send messages or search your inbox.

Every application has a "Services" menu item to access services provided by other applications. Most services operate on the current selection in the application.

For example, you could select some text in the Pages application and select the Pages > Services > Mailplane: Send Selection service menu item to compose a new message. The selected text will automatically be inserted as the message body.


These are the the service menu items provided by Mailplane:

Text services:

  • Mailplane: Search Inbox: Perform a Gmail search using the current text selection. The search result will be displayed inside the Mailplane main window.
  • Mailplane: Send Selection: Compose a new message. The selected text is automatically used as the body text.
  • Mailplane: Send To: Compose a new message and insert the selected text as the TO email address.

File services

  • Mailplane: Send File: Select one or more files in Finder. The service will then compose a new message and attach the files to it.

Snow Leopard tip

Enable the service menu items in App Name > Services > Service preferences. You can also assign keyboard shortcuts, if you wish.

Published on 10 Nov 2009 by Ruben.