How to: Turn off OS X Mail data detectors
If you need to copy a specific bit of text from an email and a data detector is positioned in just the wrong spot, it can be a real pain. Faced with this irritation the other day, and getting peeved, I wondered how to make the problem go away — here’s how to get it done.
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableDataDetectors YES
Hit return. Then quit and restart Mail, and data detectors will be gone.
Alternately, if you want to restart data detectors, open Terminal once and type this command:
defaults write com.apple.mail DisableDataDetectors NO
It’s pretty darned easy to make this annoyance go away and just as easy to get this valuable feature back.
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