I just upgraded to Yosemite and I noticed in Mail that the folder/account are listed in the Inbox section right after the subject. I don't remember seeing this before. Is there a way (terminal flag, perhaps) to turn this off so the Subject of the message isn't truncated?

screen shot of inbox


This is an important feature because it creates a quick visual tool to let you know what Inbox it's located in without actually opening the message or right clicking on your To: address. When using universal inbox like this, it's important, however the subject line isn't truncated because of this, the subject line gets truncated based of the width of your Sort Column or 'Messages' Column. In fact, even the inbox account name gets truncated when the column width is less than stellar. Simply enlarge the column width to an appropriate size that makes you happy. Otherwise, the only option you could do is turn off the contact photos which will give you an extra 100 pixels or so of space. You can find that setting in Preferences > Viewing > Show contact Photos in the message list

To answer the question specifically though, it's truncated because of the column width, alter the size and it will no longer be truncated.

  • Wow. Down vote when I answered the question correctly. whoever down voted should leave information or objections for the OP to review since there clearly is a better way instead of keeping it to yourself – soulshined Jan 19 '15 at 18:46
  • I don't prefer to widen my window. I just want to turn it off. – mkaz Jan 22 '15 at 23:10
  • @mkaz I understand just explaining why it's truncated. You implied it's because of the account name - so I was debunking that. And you don't have to widen the window, just the column – soulshined Jan 22 '15 at 23:13

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