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Rigido

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Apr 1, 2017
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Hi,
I don't know if this is a FAQ, but I didn't find an answer.
Some years passed hoping that Apple would improve Mail.app at least with inline images and page customization, so now I'm looking for a new email software, compatible with Mail.app email archive, that wouldn't lock me in a proprietary archive and, possibly, that works on Windows too. 🤢
I would consider paid solutions too, does it exist?

Thanks.
 
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Rigido

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Apr 1, 2017
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Hi Stephen,
I'm just looking to change the default font color of RTF emails, no need of stationery (if I remember what they are) and I read Apple removed support to it on Mojave.
And, yes, Mail do support images, but if you try to copy/paste and image on a rtf email, it will be added as attachment.

Thanks.
 

posguy99

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And, yes, Mail do support images, but if you try to copy/paste and image on a rtf email, it will be added as attachment.
Someone explain to me, please, why displaying an image in-line is a positive? Anyone sensible in 2020 turns off image display by default (you *want* web bugs?), and you end up with broken formatting emails because people think images are "cool".

If your image is the email, you need to re-think whether you need to send it or not.
 
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a land far, far away...
Someone explain to me, please, why displaying an image in-line is a positive? Anyone sensible in 2020 turns off image display by default (you *want* web bugs?), and you end up with broken formatting emails because people think images are "cool".

If your image is the email, you need to re-think whether you need to send it or not.

Somebody used this as a signiture file, back in the day...

“I don't understand that attitude. Don't we want email that has dancing bears, cute little videos, musical tunes, animated waving hands, sixty fonts, and looks like it's been done with crayolas? Good grief, man, think like a three year old!”

-- Norm Reitzel discussing HTML email


There's also this consideration:
 
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Rigido

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Apr 1, 2017
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Rome, Italy
I want to say that I'm not looking for something for everyday use, I surpassed IncrediMail time and I don't want to bother people with animated GIFs or impossible colors but, SOMETIMES, inline images would help a lot.
Let me try to write an example:
I like to "live on the edge" :cool: and often I use beta software. Sometimes I find a bug or a small graphical glitch and it would be a great thing to drop an email to developer, paste a little screenshot, maybe mark the glitch on the screenshot itself (thanks Apple for this) and write something below it. I think it is much better than writing "As you can see on screenshot number 1" or "Look at first attachment" etc. etc.

Want to talk about font color too?
 

iOzzie

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Do you want a desktop app, or a good web client enough?
 

Rigido

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Apr 1, 2017
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Do you want a desktop app, or a good web client enough?
I have bot IMAP accounts and local folders. Some local folders contain emails older than 20 years, so I would like to replace Mail with a desktop app that works and integrates with OSX Contacts and Calendar.
 
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