According to this article, Apple has removed the stationery from Apple Mail.

Apple Mail Stationery Removed. According to the release notes for the macOS Mojave beta, Stationery, the HTML email feature that allowed users to choose from pre-built email templates, has been removed from the app.

I have installed the first beta of macOS Mojave and it appears that this is unfortunately true. Is there anyway to regain this functionality of Apple Mail and add stationery to Apple Mail v12.0?

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You must have a copy of the following files from a computer running High Sierra (10.13) or lower In this example I used files from Sierra (10.12)

  • /Applications/Mail/Contents/Resources/ComposeWindow.toolbar

  • /Library/Application Support/Apple/Mail

If you would like the stationery in the original mail application then skip step 1, disable SIP, and continue with the original application, SIP can be reenabled after. Make copies of everything. Instead of "replace" add a .orig to the file extension.

  1. Duplicate the Mail Application

  2. Right click on the new Mail Application and go to /Contents/Resources/

  3. Replace the ComposeWindow.toolbar with the ComposeWindow.toolbar from the copied files

  4. Go to Finder>Go To Folder>/Library/Application Support/Apple/

  5. Copy the Mail folder from the copied files to this folder

  6. Open the Mail application and compose a new email

  7. Right Click on the Toolbar and select Customize Toolbar

  8. Drag the icon labeled Show Stationery to your toolbar and hit done

  9. Click the Show Stationery button in your toolbar

Note: The toolbar item DOES work with dark mode but the Stationery Panel does not.

macOS Sierra (10.12) Files are available on Githubhttps://github.com/jbis9051/StationeryMailFiles

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    That would be great, but unfortunately folks have upgraded to Mojave already and 99% of them have no access to High Sierra or Sierra to be able to do this, so therefore they are stuck with no solution. I encourage customer's to continue to submit feedback at apple.com/feedback using macOS > Mail to get this to the developers. I wish you all the best.
    – Larry
    Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 19:02
  • @Larry I will add download link soon. Commented Oct 5, 2018 at 12:30
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    Because I didn't have a computer I used a time machine backup from before I upgraded to OS 14 and restored the 2 files mentioned above to my desktop. Then just followed directions in the wonderful instructions below. Worked beautifully!
    – Liz Fox
    Commented Oct 5, 2018 at 17:30
  • @Larry I added the files for download. Sorry about the delay. I forgot. Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 4:20
  • I tried this on Monterey using files from a Time Machine backup of the machine from before upgrading. I'm not entirely sure, but I believe the old OS was Mavericks, Yosemite or El Capitan. It did not work - what happened was that the toolbar in a new message came up with no icons, and the new button, labelled "ToolbarShowStationary" is grey and un-clickable.
    – Avram
    Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 14:46

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