Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.91.4.56

Forum Moderators: travelin cat

Message Too Old, No Replies

Do You like Mac Mail?!

I started using it, got a question

     
7:52 pm on Mar 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 22, 2005
posts:1177
votes: 16


Thought I would give it a go on a couple of accounts.

Mac Mail is OK, but when I do a reply to an email that I first sent, I often get this junk (see below) from MY initial email.

What's with this?

.aolmailheader {font-size:8pt; color:black; font-family:Arial} a.aolmailheader:link {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal} a.aolmailheader:visited {color:magenta; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal} a.aolmailheader:active {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal} a.aolmailheader:hover {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; font-weight:normal}

4:40 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 20, 2005
posts:672
votes: 0


Those are html css styles, and the names have aol in them. Do you receive/send your mail through an AOL account that has a web-based component?

In Mail Preferences - Composing, under Responding, do you have "Use the same message format as the original message" checked? Whatever your setting of that is, try it the other way.

Also, I know it's a handy feature, but just for trouble-shooting purposes, try unchecking "Quote the text of the original message". Doing so should make this stop happening, which will help us localize the problem.

4:47 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 20, 2005
posts:672
votes: 0


P.S.: I also have switched to Mail, after using Thunderbird. For some reason, Thunderbird wasn't handing my semi-large IMAP mail folders... it was just choking on them...
2:30 pm on Mar 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 22, 2005
posts:1177
votes: 16


Thanks, Fred, but I have given up and returned to Entourage 100 percent. I'm going to divide my accounts in that one system.

After about two weeks and a couple of hundred emails on a project, I found I could not work with Mac Mail's search when trying to find an email with the info I needed. Spotlight on Mac does a great job of searching Entourage. It was very frustrating trying to use Mac Mail.

Yes, part of it might be just being familiar with one product and the other being new to me, but in my opinion Mac Mail has some serious limits for the email power user.

But, for the record, I don't have an AOL account, which makes the above all the more odd to me. I'm moving on. Thanks again.

9:19 am on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 4, 2002
posts:2204
votes: 0


Aye Entourage here too. Mac Mail isn't great. Lacking many features I'd say were totally essential.
2:59 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member swa66 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 7, 2003
posts:4783
votes: 0


I use mail.app with great satisfaction.
Have it connected to multiple imap mailboxes (most gmail or google apps), and some pop3 corporate ones. No complaints here.

I can't beat the feeling that entourage is never going to a priority for Microsoft. In my mind, the mere fact they differentiate it from outlook by using another name says enough that they have no ambition. Hence I'm not interested.

Snow Leopard's mail.app should get exchange connectivity for those who have email server admins that can't/won't turn on imap or pop3, or who need more than just email.

8:27 am on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:June 1, 2006
posts:180
votes: 1


I didn't like Mac mail at all. It is still on and set up but I'd rather just login to gmail. Heck I'd rather check my email on my iphone than Mac mail. :)

I haven't used it in like a year so I might give it a try again. Forgot why I hated it so much...

10:33 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 20, 2005
posts:672
votes: 0


I remembered another reason I like Mac Mail. It's integrated with Time Machine. So, just like doing it with a Finder window, you can start Time Machine with a Mac Mail window open and go backwards looking at previous versions of your inbox or other mail boxes.
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members