[HM] Re: email programs

TeeGate TeeGate at comcast.net
Sat Apr 17 15:01:14 PDT 2004

A perfect example. My daughter just emailed me a link to an article 
using Mail.app, on a follow up to an article about kids who killed some 
animals at a local zoo. Check out the link and notice the gap. Apple 
needs to fix that problem!


And this occurs in other programs in OSX, such as TextEdit, so it may 
not be only a Mail.app problem. Luckily I do not have to use TextEdit as 
a mail program, or I would have to stop using that.


TeeGate wrote:

> I always try to use Apple products if they are well made, but 
> unfortunately Apple's mail program has a flaw that is unacceptable to 
> me. When you send long links to Windows users it truncates them and the 
> links are flawed. If you want to feel really embarrassed, send a long 
> link to a Windows friend using Mail.app, and the next time you talk to 
> them watch them snicker. So I was forced to try a different program, and 
> I am now using Thunderbird. It has it flaws, but at least I am the only 
> one who sees them.
> If you try Thunderbird, make sure you download the latest nightly build. 
> Since it is still being developed, each night they upload the final 
> product for the day with all it's fixes. Check back every month for a 
> revised program with some of the bugs fixed. If you download the one 
> they advertise as the newest one on Version Tracker, you will be getting 
> a few months old program.
> Here is the nightly build page. Scroll to the bottom and the last one 
> with the April 17th date on it is the one.
> http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/
> Guy

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