How To Bounce the Dock Icon For All Incoming Email on MacOS

Published Date Author: , Posted November 2nd, 2021 at 2:00:09pm

I needed a way to get the dock icon to bounce for all incoming emails and there did not seem to be any option to do so.

There is actually a simple way to do it, but it is not intuitive.

The key is to add a new Rule!

  1. Open and choose Mail -> Preferences from the top menu
  2. Click on the Rules tab
  3. Click the ‘Add rule’ button
  4. In the Description field, enter: Bounce Dock Icon for Incoming Mail
  5. If “ANY” of the following conditions are met, choose “To”, “does not contain”, and then enter “abc123xyz789”
  6. Under “Perform the following action:” select ‘Bounce Icon in the Dock’, then click OK

This new rule will check every incoming message and wee that is does NOT find “abc123xyz789” in the To: header, and therefore triggers the rule to bounce the Dock icon.

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