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Welcome Mailsmith 2.0!

  Messages 5-4 deleted by author between 07-22-2006 09:27 AM and 07-21-2006 08:57 AM
Jamais CascioPerson was signed in when posted
08:04 PM ET (US)
I tried mailsmith 2, and really liked its features -- it does pretty much everything Eudora does, and more -- but it was noticeably slower on my G4/867 laptop than is Eudora. Like "how long is that beachball going to spin?!?!" slow.

I tried to use Mail.app, but the way it screws up Word attachments (and no, I can't use a different word processor -- I have to use the templates provided by my editor) sent me back to Eudora. Apple acknowledges that the problem is at their end, but hasn't done anything about it (this has been a recurring thread on the Apple.com support boards).

So I'm still on Eudora 5.2, wishing I could move to a better-supported mail client.
02:15 PM ET (US)
I use Mail.app and am happy with it. I use .Mac to read my mail on the road, and it syncs with adressbook etc. It would be nice if Mail.app got more robust but if it doen't then I would consider MailSmith (with IMAP) or some other app. I also liked Eudora, and if it got an overhual would consider it again.
12:53 PM ET (US)
I agree. IMAP is an absolute necessity for me. For BareBones Software not to include it in their MailSmith product translates to no sale, end of story. If they don't have the foresight or technical savvy to include that feature, then they don't deserve your money.

For those looking for the best IMAP mail clients, and don't want to shell out cash, just download the latest Mozilla or Netscape and give it a try. Great address book and composition. I am currently using Netscape 7.02 on OSX and have no real problems.

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