How to Copy Only the Email Address from Apple MailPosted by: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 - Blog On
By Richard Mallion
I quite often need to copy and paste someones email address from an email inside Apple Mail. If you do this by right-clicking on someones email address like firstname.lastname@example.org and copy it, then paste it into another application it will show up as “Richard Mallion <email@example.com “, which can be fairly annoying if you just want the email address.
Help is at hand with the terminal. You can change this behaviour so only the email address is copied.
To do this, launch Terminal and paste this line into the command line:
defaults write com.apple.mail AddressesIncludeNameOnPasteboard -bool false
Then relaunch Mail app for changes to take effect.