Use Classic Layout in OS X Lion Mail App

If you are not comfortable with the new layout of Mail app in Mac OS X Lion then there is an option to change the Mail app layout to old Classic view.

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Open Mail app in OS X Lion

Mail icon OS X Lion

Click on Mail menu and select Preferences

Mail menu OS X Lion

Select “Viewing” tab and Check the “Use classic layout” option as shown below in the screenshot

Mail preferences OS X Lion

Now close the Preferences windows and see the layout is changed to Classic. You can revert back to the new Mail layout by un-checking the same “Use classic layout” option is Preferences.

3 comments… add one
Jem July 28, 2011, 3:05 am

Thanks trickguy for telling this option

Yonardo July 29, 2011, 4:13 pm

I don’t know why people want old layouts in new versions.

trouble August 1, 2011, 10:25 pm

not everyone likes the new view, mmkay? its not great for working with large volumes of messages.

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