OK, For just doing email with your buddies..... its fine But, I am a musician and I do a monthly mailer about gigs and mail is atrocious!!!!!!! Go ahead, format your mail and add some hyperlinks. I guarantee the fonts it sends are not what you see (especially true for windows users)...... Now go ahead copy paste some text from webpages etc... now all hell breaks loose, formatting won't stay put, simply doing backspaces ends up with text jumping over text, windows users will receive a jumble of fonts in varying sizes and you can't even change the hyperlinks to be the same color..... Horrible, awful, almost unusable, I feel like ripping my hair out every month. Thunderbird almost works right but when you add contacts it doesn't go the Mac address book, same with Outlook, Postbox almost works but all the format errors are still there....... And best of all...... you get no visual clue it is happening....... So ........ Mac Mail........ Years behind Outlook and ready to make YOU look like a 3rd grader! Rant over --- flame suit on ---- long live the empire!