Will we see the new Mail in SL?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by JarredWagner, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. JarredWagner macrumors member

    JarredWagner

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    #1
    Love the new Mail in Lion, it's a huge improvement. But Mission Control sucks and totally messes with my workflow, which makes heavy use of Expose & Spaces.

    I would be totally satisfied staying with Snow Leopard, if I hadn't tried the new Mail, which I know have to have! It's much better than the SL alternatives Postbox and Sparrow.

    Do you think there is any chance the updated Mail will be made available for SL?
     
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    There is absolutely zero chance of that. The new mail is a selling point for Lion, why would Apple give it out for free to SL users?
     
  3. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    #3
    +1

    Your alternative is to try Thunderbird, which is pretty solid, but the new Mail is awesome, so I'd only ever install Thunderbird on Windows and Linux boxes.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #4
    I disagree. While Thunderbird is great, it is a power user Mail client. It's for people who need meticulous control over their mail.

    The OP sounds like he enjoys the consumer features of Mail.app in Lion. Even though it strips out some previous useful, but obscure features, it has a nice consumer friendly interface.

    I don't know why I didn't think of this in the first place but Sparrow is an interesting OS X application. It has a very similar interface to Lion's mail. I've heard many swear by it, but I've never used it so I can't give my endorsement. I would do a little research if I were you before buying it, but it's worth checking out I'm sure.
     
  5. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    #5
    Well the OP had already stated he'd prefer Mail over Sparrow and Postbox; I was just offering an alternative that I knew was good.

    And yes, as a power user it is a powerful program, but I also think it's pretty simple to use :)
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Location:
    London, UK.
    #6
    I have to agree with that.
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #7
    Ha! That must be exactly why I didn't suggest them in my first post in the thread and then I forgot about that the second time I posted. Silly me. :D
     

Share This Page