Apple Mail

Gmail as lifesaver

For several years I've been a big user of Google Apps. All my email routes to Google's servers and with the great IMAP functionality I've considered myself fortunate not to need to run email servers much anymore.

A few weeks ago I moved from using the powerful Apple Mail and MailActOn combination to using the Google web interface. While I still sync up with IMAP every day or so and will continue to use Mail both for offline access (though this seems to be coming along in Gmail) and some advanced features like integration with iLife and other apps, Gmail has a few features that Apple Mail can't match.

One of the big features is an addition to the labs tab in Gmail which provides a seemingly simple "Send & Archive" button.


Importing Eudora to Apple Mail

Looking at the excellent Take Control book series I came across Eudora Mailbox Cleaner which looks really interesting. It has been a while since I did the last Eudora conversion but it may be helpful for some folks who are still looking to migrate.

Keynote wish

Tuesday is the Macworld keynote so I'll post my wish. It is pretty much a non-starter I'm sure but it would make life easier. I'd like to have the ability to have Apple Mail re-write the sender of emails. At the very least to display the name I'd prefer it display for people instead of whatever name they might put in. There was a time when "" was just fine. Now that a few years have passed "Bob" is no longer at AOL and now has "" and "" peppered throughout my inbox. It would be great to be able to search for all the emails from Robert and have them show up.

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