What features do you wish Mail.app had?

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  1. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    So what features do you wish Mail.app had, or what do you wish it could do that it doesn't do now?
     
  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm very satisifed with Mail. Ever since 10.4.3 it's been very stable and hasn't crashed. Can't think of anything else I'd like in in at the moment :)
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i can't say that there is anything im really looking for in Mail, it behaves, works like it should, and does the job, now iTunes and iCal, those need some features still.
     
  4. DXoverDY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh come on, humor me guys. :) I'm targeting more of the power users than anything else. one thing i am planning is full keyboard navigation, more in the vein of mailing list navigation, that sort of thing. but i'm certainly asking for any type of features anyone wants that they don't have now.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I don't want anything else either. It does what a mail program should do. I like that Apple keeps it small, light, and simple.
     
  6. DXoverDY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh don't get that idea, it'll be light, and probably much more simple. I have some ideas, i was just hoping to get more from the users. but that's ok, leaves me room to be creative.
     
  7. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Same here, not sure what else Apple can add to make Mail.app better. Though I would like to see them try. ;) :)
     
  9. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the links. Those are a great addition to Mail.

    I'm not a power user by any means but I utilize as many features of the app as I think are necessary to get the task done. I'm pretty satisfied the way mail works.
     
  10. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

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    The ability to edit subject titles, and mail body contents would be nice. I have alot of people that instead of just replying to my mail message, they'll start a complete new one. Or sometimes, the message will get corrupted (usually happens with hotmail subscribers), and it would be nice to edit it. Not the end of the world, but annoying nonetheless. Entourage has this feature, and it's one of the few things I miss when using Apple's Mail.

    Oh yeah....bring back the progress bar. I know you can open up the activity monitor, but that seems a little clunky. With that being said, I love Mail's simplicity, and for ease of use features, it trounces anything else I've tried.
     
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    I would like a simple feature to select what signature I want to use per default when replying to e-mails.
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What...? :confused:

    You can use Mail preferences -> Signatures to set (different) default signatures on all the Mail accounts you have. But you can still change signature on new massages you create, if you would like one of the other signatures for that spesific message (even if no signature is defined for that account by default)...
     
  14. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I want to be able to switch the mailboxes back to the right-hand side.
     
  15. dxm113 macrumors member

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    I second that!
     
  16. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I wish it was a bit faster. I don't know if it has something to do with .Mac or the fact I have 537 message (with large attachments) in my inbox, but it has been terribly slow lately.

    Apart from that, I really like Mail. :)
     
  17. dcv macrumors G3

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    The ability to request a Return Receipt as with other mail programs.

    Apart from that it's pretty spot on!
     
  18. DXoverDY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no worries guys. i will definitely work to get your money ;) no worries it'll be a good price for what it will do. trust me, lots of neat things to make your mail experience easier and less time consuming. I will be aiming more towards the power user who gets lots of emails or just likes to control the mail they get. but it'll do nearly everything that Mail.app does and LOTS more.

    what don't you like about Mail.app? What bothers you about it?

    I've already got "it's too slow" and and the progress bar thing. keep 'em coming.
     
  19. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! That's the only 'niggle' I have with Mail. Other than that, I have no quibbles whatsoever.
     
  20. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    ^ Haha 'niggle' and 'quibble' in the same post! :p ^
     
  21. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    definately bring back the progress bar.

    oh, and forget asking if it can use a defferent server to send an email if one fails, i dont care how you do it just do it! (i use 5 ISPs during my week and each one rejects at least of of my smtp serversso it pops down a question to send with a different account's server, but using the same email address)
     
  22. DXoverDY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    interesting, i'll see about adding a checkbox to either ask or to just run through them until it sends. neat idea and probably simple to implement.

    btw, i haven't written any of this yet, but i decided to get a feel for what people wanted first but at this point, the project will exist ;) i'm looking at selling it for between $25-50 a pop, with quite possibly a "per user" license rather than "per computer." meaning you buy a license, and you can use it on as many computers as you have in your house or office (your computer, not company wide). bulk licensing for businesses will be more along the lines of "email me for pricing." doesn't mean you can send to friends though :p also educational pricing will exist one way or another. being a college student, i appreciate student pricing, so i plan to do the same.
     
  23. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I'm a big supporter of shareware but it's got to be something pretty special to get me to part with $25-$50 for an add on to an existing app...especially when there are already a lot of cheap/free plugins already available.


    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
     
  24. DXoverDY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ah it's not an addon. it's a replacement :p so, ground up brand new application that i hope to at least somewhere along the line, support everything that Mail.app does besides the new stuff i'll be adding. no worries, i think i have enough ideas to get your $25-50 ;) especially if you get lots of email.

    btw, it will support Address Book, Spotlight, and Automator for starters. Leaving it in 10.4+ territory.
     
  25. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Better spam handling. I'm still using Panther Mail, but I haven't heard that Tiger's any better. I've tried some anti-spam plugins, but they were WAY too complicated. I want something simple, that works!

    I've installed Spam Karma on my blogs, and it successfully filters out EVERY spam post, and was a breeze to configure. Why can't Mail do that?
     

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