Am I the only one that likes mail 2.0?

jaseone

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Throughout the various "Tiger sucks" or "Tiger isn't ready posts" I've seen many people complain about Mail 2.0 but personally I'm actually feeling the Mail 2.0 love!

I like the cleaner interface and don't think the icons look out of place at all and in fact I wish Apple would have used the style in Mail 2.0 more consistently throughout Tiger, I like the smooth gradient look of the background and the curves of the icons. Is that a style that was around before Panther (when I switched) or is it something new?
 

Koodauw

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I didnt like the new look at first, but its slowly growing on me. I will say it is nice to have all you folders on the left, not on some slide option. The cleaner style up top is nice as well. I like the Mail 2.0 better everyday. Haven't noticed any drastic changes other the looks though
 

mkrishnan

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mfacey said:
No better than 1.0, but no worse either!
I like the search interface slightly better, and I think the junk mail filtering engine seems to have improved slightly, but other than that, yeah, to me, it's pretty close to being the same as Mail 1.x.
 

Brigrat

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I love it. no complaints at all.

Perfectly functional, with little flash...just like me!
 

munkle

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I'm not exactly impressed with the new icons but they're easily changed, so no biggie in my eyes. My only dislike really is that they've gotten ridden of the status bar. I like getting feedback.
 

witness

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I've installed Tiger about 3 times now and every time it has been a real headache to get Mail 2 working. There seem to be some big bugs in the IMAP configuration, which mean that after updating the IMAP folder location I have to delete some of the configuration files to get it working.

But once it's configured it seems to run quite smoothly and I'm very happy with it. It's great to be able to use spotlight with IMAP email accounts.
 

wrldwzrd89

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Koodauw said:
I didnt like the new look at first, but its slowly growing on me. I will say it is nice to have all you folders on the left, not on some slide option. The cleaner style up top is nice as well. I like the Mail 2.0 better everyday. Haven't noticed any drastic changes other the looks though
I definitely like the sidebar replacement for the drawer, which, quite honestly, didn't work very well in Mail. The buttons are OK. However, the biggest improvement for me in Mail 2 vs. Mail 1 is speed of message retrieval - it seems to grab the new messages 2-3 times faster than before.
 

CubaTBird

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i dunno... feels "quirky" to me... i never know if its checking my mail like it used to tell me in panther... interesting, when hit command + i it takes a screen pic of your current screen, opens mail, and sticks that pic in a new message... hrm... neto lol :eek:

EDIT: works when you have safari open, it takes a pic of the webpage...
 

Duff-Man

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Duff-Man says....I quite like the new look, even the icons...and I have had no trouble with using it with any of my mail accounts.....oh yeah!
 

russed

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no, i like it. the layout took a while to get used to but in general i think i like it! much more user friendly and i lile the visual monitor to show how full my imap account it.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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I love both the look and feel of Mail 2. The only thing I really miss is the missing status bar. If they reintroduce that I don't think I could be any happier... :)
 

Dr.Gargoyle

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I used entourage (please dont flame me :p ) in Panther. Mail 2 made me switch from entourage. I really like the new look of Mail 2, and I don't understand what people are complaining about. It might just be a matter of adjusting to the new look.
 

thequicksilver

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The lack of status bar is doing my head in. If it were there, I'd live with the grotesque UI.

As it stands, I'd switch back to Panther Mail in a second if I could.
 

wrldwzrd89

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I never used this "status bar" in Panther Mail (or even knew it existed, assuming it's a UI feature that can be turned on or off and is off by default - if it doesn't fit that description, then I have used it).

If it's the bar that shows how many headers have been retrieved, I used it all the time in Panther, but don't miss it's absence in Tiger Mail.
 

munkle

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Hardly a substitute for the status bar but don't forget you can bring up mail's activity viewer (command-0) to get some feedback. Status bar aside I appreciate the new Connection Doctor (window/connection doctor)., has come in handy when trying to pinpoint problems.
 

MoparShaha

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I prefer the old Mail interface. I've tried to change Tiger's Mail back to my liking, but I'm still missing the status. I can't believe Apple took that out.

 

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MoparShaha said:
I prefer the old Mail interface. I've tried to change Tiger's Mail back to my liking, but I'm still missing the status. I can't believe Apple took that out.

window > activity viewer
 

NaMo4184

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two thumbs up from me

I like the interface. I don't miss the status bar because all the information it presented is still presented and less obstusive. The number of messages is in the toolbar and internet connection w/checking duration is in the side bar. I think that mail 2.0 is also easier to setup and figure out what is wrong because of the internet connection utility. And I love how the new buttons are grouped together. I look at the old mail buttons and it looks like a jumbled mess now.