Letterbox disabled in 10.6 Mail - suggestions? alternatives?

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  1. eoren1 macrumors 6502

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    After the upgrade, I got the message that httpmail as well as letterbox were being disabled when I first started Mail. I'm now realizing how dependent I was on the letterbox view pane. I checked the developer's site and it looks like he is working on an updated version. Any suggestions in the interim? I looked and did not find any similar functions offered by default in the Mail app.
    Thanks,
    E

    Letterbox site: http://harnly.net/software/letterbox/
     
  2. Wakakanada macrumors regular

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    I think we are just stuck waiting. Thankfully, the developer appears to be working on a fix. :eek:
     
  3. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

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    Awaiting Letterbox plugin

    Is anyone else anxiously awaiting the Letterbox plugin for Apple's Mail app?

    Does anyone know of another alternative?
    Thanks.
     
  4. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    ME ME ME ME ME! Just a little anxious for it. :D

    I was looking at an alternative the other day but can't remember the name for the life of me. It seemed like it was a little over complicated for what it does and I don't even know if it is Snow Leopard compatible yet.
     
  5. alesh macrumors newbie

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    I spoke with Aaron few minutes ago via Skype, he gave me this info:

    Aaron Harnly
    15:20
    unfortunately i'm out of town this weekend, so if I don't get it out tonight, it won't be until Tuesday or so

    If it helps...

    A.
     
  6. gerabbi macrumors regular

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    Have you tried opening Mail in 32 bit mode?
    I had to change Safari so a couple of my plugins would work, so maybe the same for Mail?
     
  7. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

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    Letterbox & Mail app.

    Just tried it and it doesn't work.
     
  8. Wakakanada macrumors regular

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    Tuesday the 8th...Letterbox day!!!

    According to the developer's webpage he plans to have a Snow Leopard fix ready on Sept. 8th... Hopefully he hits the target date, but so long as it's in the works, I say we all thank him as he came up with one of the best add ons around...okay, to me it IS the best!!!:D
     
  9. drfp macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely necessary

    Letterbox is a must! I cannot understand why Apple continues this primitive situation with mail, especially when Entourage offers much more in this respect.
     
  10. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Seems that SL killed both WideMail and Letterbox. Too bad. Both devs are working on it, but that's just one more reason for me to wait to "upgrade."
     
  11. Wakakanada macrumors regular

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    Okay, so like...tomorrow, fer sure, right...please...

    Oh well, looks like the September 8th release date may not come to pass...yes, I have kept my pants on, although I can't make any promises as the week progresses, as I love my Letterbox.

    Here's hoping for a 9-9-9 update [undoubtedly with an Beatles tie-in] :cool:
     
  12. Wakakanada macrumors regular

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    Hmmm...since I'm the easily discouraged type, and he seems to want to discourage non-experts...I'm discouraged. :eek:

    But I AM taking his advice to keep my pants on. The fact he released SOMETHING today fills me with hope!
     
  13. alesh macrumors newbie

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    And with 10.6.1 out... it doesn't work anymore :)
     
  14. alesh macrumors newbie

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    To make it work with 10.6.1 update, open the info.plist file, at the end you'll find:

    <key>SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs</key>
    <array>
    <string>225E0A48-2CDB-44A6-8D99-A9BB8AF6BA04</string>
    <string>B3F3FC72-315D-4323-BE85-7AB76090224D</string>
    </array>

    Add:
    <string>99BB3782-6C16-4C6F-B910-25ED1C1CB38B</string>
    <string>2610F061-32C6-4C6B-B90A-7A3102F9B9C8</string>

    so it should look like:
    <key>SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs</key>
    <array>
    <string>225E0A48-2CDB-44A6-8D99-A9BB8AF6BA04</string>
    <string>B3F3FC72-315D-4323-BE85-7AB76090224D</string>
    <string>99BB3782-6C16-4C6F-B910-25ED1C1CB38B</string>
    <string>2610F061-32C6-4C6B-B90A-7A3102F9B9C8</string>
    </array>

    Save the file and move the whole map to the Bundles map.

    Restart Mail.
     
  15. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Having an issue with it and 10.6.1. I have edited the .plist and all functionality is restored. That is until I close the main Mail window [​IMG]. CPU usage jumps to 100% and all available RAM is taken over. Only way to avoid it is to minimize [​IMG] the window (not so bad now that windows minimize in Dock icons), and Mail must be force quit to function again.

    Anyone else have this trouble?
     
  16. Wakakanada macrumors regular

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    Donation

    Ok, so I read the guy has bought a 64 bit laptop to finish the upgrade to Snow Leopard. This inspired me to make my first donation through PayPal...a measly buck. But I figure if everyone who used the program sent him a buck he'd be a very rich man. ...okay, maybe I'm cheap, but why don't all of you who intend to download the new program send him a buck [or more]. I was surprised PayPal let me pay as little as $1, but I'll be more inclined to donate in the future!
     

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