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Where are the mail templates stored in Mavericks?

5450 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2013 11:03 AM by Jacmightymouse RSS
SpeedyGonzales Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 12, 2013 5:28 AM

I was trying to edit an existing mail template but could not find the folder where they are stored. Any help?


Thanks, Till

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)

    They are in /Library/Application Support/Apple/Mail/Stationery/Apple/Contents/Resources/


    However, each of the Mail templates is actually a package, so you are going to have to dig down into the Resources folder to (for instance) get to Announcements/Contents/Resources//Baby.mailstationery/ & choose "Show Package Contents" to see or edit the component parts, & possibly modify the Description.plist file, one or more strings files, & so on to get the edit to work.
    There is no guarantee this won't cause problems, now or in some future revision of, so proceed at your own risk!
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)

    Are you certain you are looking in the root level Library folder & not the user Library folder?


    If in Finder you type command + shift + g & in the 'go' box type (without the quotes) "/Library/Application Support/Apple/Mail/Stationery/" & click the "Go" button, what happens?

  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (13,780 points)

    SpeedyGonzales wrote:

    Looking at the root Library, there is not even a Mail folder within the Application Support.

    Are you sure this did not change with Mavericks?

    All I can tell you is that the factory-installed templates are at the file path I mentioned. I even checked Time Machine & went back to the first backup made on this 2012 iMac, bought long before Mavericks was released (it came with Mountain Lion installed) & in that & every other backup, that's where they are, whether the backup is for ML or Mavericks.


    Again, I ask if you use the Finder's "Go" command & enter the file path exactly as it appears below, what do you see?


    /Library/Application Support/Apple/Mail/Stationery/


    You should see one folder, named "Apple." Open that & the file path to the stationary package files should appear.


    If not, please describe what happens.

  • JCCuevasImery Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 19, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to R C-R)

    Hi, similar problem here, using "mavericks", in the path you mentioned I can see all mail stationarys but not the custom I made wich I want to edit, do you know where they are?

  • Jacmightymouse Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hi folks. You can drill down to your custom templates in OS X Mavericks by following this path:


    User Account > Library > Containers > > Data > Library > Application Support > Mail > Stationary > Apple > Contents > Resources > Custom > Contents > Resources.


    Happy emailing!


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