How to Assign a Picture to a Sender in Mac OS X Mail

Make your ​Mac OS X Mail account more personal by associating a picture of a person or image associated with a person. If it recognizes the sender of a message, it can display a picture next to it. Specifying the picture is easy.

Assign a Picture to a Sender in Mac OS X Mail

To add a picture to a sender in Mac OS X Mail:

  1. Make sure the sender is in your OS X Contacts or Mac OS X Address Book.
  2. Open Contacts or Address Book.
  1. Find and highlight the address book card you want to assign the picture.
  2. Drag an image to the picture square on the card and drop it.
    • If the image is too big, resize or crop it using the tool that comes up and click Set.
  3. Restart Mac OS X Mail.
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