First Look: Mail in Mac OS X Lion
Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:30 AM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:32 AM
I've had to go back to classic view (which is thankfully an option) - I can't handle 3 pane mail - drives me crazy! Again - easy fix to go back, and I'm glad the new default isn't being forced on me.
I was confused by the conversation default of putting the most recent message on top, because my default sort is to have my most recent messages appear on the bottom of my list. Having it like that, yet having the most recent message in a convo appear at the top... that just made no sense to me. Again - this is a simple check box away in the mail preferences.
So far I am pleased but overall not amazed.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:42 AM
I know it didn't work for spam most of the time. I used it mostly to keep individuals from pestering me with obnoxious messages that I don't want to receive.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:50 AM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 07:52 AM
Pretty sure you can't define the rules of a conversation, at least I can't see a way in the preferences. There might be other ways to group those messages though, smart folders, etc.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:11 AM
While writing this, I paused to do some more testing. This seems to only happen if I have the most recent message in my inbox selected (which is not part of the conversation that I'm trying to keep closed). If I leave the most recent message selected, and close the conversation in question, then switch to another folder and back, the conversation goes back to the opposite state (closed, or open!) There's no way this is a feature!
If you'd like to try, here's what I'm doing:
Select the most recent mail in your box (in my case it's not part of any conversation)
Change the state of a conversation, try closing an open one, or opening a closed one.
Click to another account or folder, and back to the first account. Did that conversation revert?
Now, if you change the state of a conversation, then click some other email in the same inbox, then go back, you'll see it remembers the state.
If someone could verify this for me I'd appreciate it. It's really getting on my nerves now!
Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:16 AM
The biggest problem I have with what I have seen of the new Mail app is the long (text) line lengths that this design generates, making messages harder to read, particularly in full screen mode. I am also a fan of Bounce for those companies that send me messages but are not bound by unsubscribe legislation (i.e. most countries outside of the U.S.).
Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:41 AM