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macOS Monterey will support brand new mail app extensions, plugins will stop working in the next release

At WWDC this week, Apple showed off a new MailKit framework for macOS Monterey that lets developers create Mail app extensions that block content, perform message and compose actions, and help with security. .

There will be four main categories of Mail app extensions, according to Apple:

  • Compose: Extensions that provide new workflows when composing emails
  • Actions: Extensions that apply custom rules to incoming email, such as color-coded email, moved to a separate inbox, marked as read, or flagged
  • Content blocking: Extensions that act as WebKit content blockers for emails based on specific criteria in the HTML of an email
  • Message Security: Extensions that sign, encrypt and decrypt emails when sending and receiving emails, with signed and encrypted icons below emails

Xcode 13, available in beta, includes a template for developers looking to build Mail app extensions on Mac. The extensions can be integrated into existing Mac apps and can also be distributed through the Mac App Store, according to a WWDC session on MailKit, available only on macOS and not iOS or iPadOS.

During the WWDC session, Apple indicated that older Mail app plugins will stop working in an unspecified future macOS release.

macOS Monterey is now available in developer beta, with a public beta to follow in July.

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