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What’s happening with Mail.app?

On 07, Mar 2008 | 4 Comments | In User Experience | By Ryan Feeley

It’s things like this that make me pine for Eudora.

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Apple’s email client has two ways to tell you that there is mail activity, but no way to tell you who, what, and how many. Maybe I was dreaming but pretty much most email clients I have used in the past tell you:

  • Message traffic count (i.e. Incoming message 3/5)
  • From email address
  • Name and size of attachment

They also have a cancel button for cancelling outgoing mail. While there is a button for this in Mail.app, I’ve never seen it work.

Am I missing something?

Comments

  1. Ryan Daum

    Things could be worse. You could be using Evolution. It’s terrible.

  2. Funny you should say “pine”, as it is also an email client. Unintentional pun much?

  3. Neil

    i was also going to suggest that you may be missing an apology for your pun

  4. Andrew

    Entourage is so bad, I suspect it eats babies and votes Republican in the background. I actually use Alpine whenever I can, but they have IMAP locked down on our Exchange server here. Thunderbird isn’t much better. There’s too much mousing and window maintenance for the high-volumes of mail people get today.

    Speaking of Eudora (which I loved, too), wonder how that Thunderbird port is going …

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