[X Newbies] Mail

James S Jones jsjones at mac.com
Fri Dec 5 00:53:55 PST 2003

We haven't seen you 'round these parts in months. Glad to know you're 
still hard at work improving Mail. (And, glad you haven't fallen victim 
to the Orkin Man.)

Two Mail questions for you:

A week or so ago, I got a message into one of my mailboxes that 
contained no information--no header, no message, nada. When I tried to 
drag it into the Junk folder, all manner of havoc ensued. Specifically, 
Mail would crash and then download duplicates of all the new messages 
since the app was last properly closed. All other means of marking the 
'empty' message also crashed Mail. The eventual solution was to just 
delete it and rebuild the mailboxes with duplicated messages. I also 
had to renew my Junk mail settings to get them to work again.

Do you know why this would happen? Is this something that could be 
addressed in future releases?

Since about the last month of Jaguar, connecting to the .Mac IMAP 
server has been very slow, most of the time. And, while Panther's Mail 
handles those issues more gracefully than the former versions, it 
remains a problem. Since .Mac's servers should be a reasonably well 
know commodity to you'all, are there any suggestions you might offer 
for improving this? Preference mods? Switch to POP? ???

Thanks again for your return.

On Dec 3, 2003, at 10:36 AM, cricket wrote:

> Also, in Panther Mail, there is a new attachments view that displays 
> attachments from the message body just below the headers.
> However, this sounds more like it's a malformed message, so even that 
> may not help.

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