There is a related question for Safari but I am interested in a solution for Mail. The ⌘View menu.

I am using OS X 10.10.5, and I would really like to see the real full link I would follow, especially with potential phishing mails.


Just hover the cursor over the link for a few seconds. The full URL will spring up underneath.

The down arrow that will also appear next to the link will open it in a Quick Look window rather than a browser - but if you want to check the link is safe first, don't use that until you're sure.

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    Ah, I was to impatient. Thanks. Is there a way to reduce the time of showing this textbox? – math Aug 20 '15 at 10:11
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    Not that I can find, sorry [doesn't mean there may not be one, just my Google-Fu wasn't strong enough ;) – Tetsujin Aug 23 '15 at 9:53

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