Starting with macOS Ventura, the Apple Mail app always embeds a preview of any link you paste into a message from the clipboard. This may not be desirable, but Apple does not offer an option to turn off Preview by default.
However, you can bypass the preview when sending messages in one of three ways. Let’s take a look
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- Required Tools: Apple Mail app on macOS Ventura.
Instead of pasting the link directly, press Command-K to open the paste link dialog, paste the link into this field, then press FINE.
Convert to normal link
Another option is to paste the link and then when the preview appears, hover your mouse over the preview, click the down arrow on the right and select Convert to normal link. For the rest of this email message, when you paste a link, Mail only uses the link text.
Plain text messages
This last option is a bit more extreme: use regular text messages. You can set this by default to Mail > Settings > Compose choosing Plain text from the Message Format menu. However, regular text messages do not automatically create a hyperlink for links inserted in outgoing email. But you can choose Format > Make Formatted Text to enable linking and formatting in messages as they are created.
This Mac 911 article is in response to a question posed by Macworld reader Dave.
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