2009-01-21 16:26:53 UTC
indeed when it stopped being developed. However, v6.2 still works
happily on intel Macs running Leopard, so I don't need to worry yet.
Unfortunately my wife uses Mail, mostly because it is integrated with
the other things like Address Book and her iPhone. The last week I've
had to use it, because I've been helping her out with an email campaign
And streuth, Mail is brain dead.
You can't change the subject of a received email (or a sent one), so if
the sender does your typical uninformative subject (Hi!), you can't
change it to something meaningful in the list of emails.
You can't change colour tag while email is open. When it's open is when
you have the information in front of you to decide what colour tag you
want, but you can only set the colour after you close the email. Doh.
You can't even see the colour tag while email is open.
Choosing Send Again closes the email you were looking at, so if you want
to send a similar email to several people, every time you send again,
you're left with a blank screen after sending, and have to open the
original email again. I wish it would leave emails open that are open.
You can't change the status of an email, so if you send an email in
response to a received email, but don't use the reply button, you can't
change the received email to show "Replied".
You can't do Reply With Stationery.
- aha! thinks I, here's how you do it: Reply then choose Stationery.
But no, you can only use Stationery with a New message, not with a
Reply. How friggin stupid is that?
There are plenty of other whiny whinges I have about Mail, but that's
probably enough griping for one day. I should send this to Apple
Feedback I guess.
I'm sure Mail is okay if you have very limited email requirements (my
wife seems to be happy with it), but if you do anything vaguely beyond
the realms of read, write and reply, it's a remarkably frustrating
environment for handling email.