printing from macOS mail app

There are many ways to share data digitally. Sometimes, however, keeping a physical copy for future reference is best. Doing so through the macOS Mail app is a relatively process as you can see here.

How to print an email from the macOS Mail app using the Print icon

  1. Go into the Mail app and highlight the email you'd like to print.
  2. Click on the Print icon that's on the Mail toolbar.
  3. Or select File > Print.
  4. Click Print.

    print email

How to print an email from the macOS Mail app using the toolbar

  1. Go into the Mail app and highlight the email you'd like to print.
  2. Select File > Print. If necessary, change how you want your page(s) to print using the printer interface that's unique to each machine.
  3. Click Print.

    file print mail

How to print an email attachment from the macOS Mail app

Unfortunately, there's no way to print an email attachment from the Mail app directly. Instead, you must do it through the app that supports the document you'd like to print.

Amazon's 12 Days of Deals is here with big discounts for all

  1. In the Mail app, highlight the message that has attachments that you want to print.
  2. Right-click on the attachment.
  3. Select Open With and choose the app to open the attachment.

    mail open attachment

From there, you'll need to print the document using the app that was specified. Most likely, all you have to do is go File > Print.

Enhance your Mac experience

There's a long list of awesome accessories for Mac, including these two:

Samsung T5 SSD ($130+ at Amazon)

This solid state drive from Samsung is speedy, tiny, and portable. It also connects using USB-C, making it a perfect companion for your new Mac.

Bose Companion 20 ($250 at Amazon)

These beautiful speakers offer a balanced sound in a stylish package. With no knobs on the front, a small pod attached to the right speaker controls volume, which also holds the ports for your headphones or other audio devices.

Any questions?

Having trouble with Mail for Mac or have any additional questions? Let me know in comments!

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.