How to disable Apple Mail Link Previews


In the Ventura macOS release, Apple Mail included the feature to preview link urls. I found this feature rather annoying and I had to right click and always had to “Convert to plain link” on the first URL in the email.

Sample script

Source: Here is the sample script to run in terminal and turn it off

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/FeatureFlags/Domain/Mail.plist RichLinks -dict-add Enabled -bool NO 
sudo chmod -R o+rX /Library/Preferences/FeatureFlags

Here is the Plist


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">

Final steps

Once you update the file, you’ll need to reboot