Mail: Hiding Synced Notes in Your Inbox

If you’re using an iOS device and an iCloud account, you probably really like the Notes app. It’s a user-friendly way to keep track of stuff you need to remember and have it sync across your machines. But one of the really frustrating things about it for me is when the notes are set to show up in Mail’s Inbox. 

I am a very happy camper because we have a way to turn this off. It’s the little things like this that keep me from writing angry letters to Cupertino.

So first, open Mail and choose the Mail > Preferences menu item. Then you’ll click on the Accounts tab, and from the list on the left, choose the misbehaving account that’s syncing your notes (probably your iCloud one).

This may be the universe’s way of telling me that I have too many e-mail accounts.


Once you’ve got that selected, click on the Mailbox Behaviors tab and deselect Show Notes in Inbox.

Now your notes will only show up in Mail’s sidebar under Reminders. That’s really a better place for them, don’t you think? It certainly seems much less messy to me.