out of users would make it again
1 out of 5
Not Good !!!December 30, 2011 By JGMoon
Been a MacBook Pro user for over three years now and I hate the Mac mail program.Many problems with it. It's messy and most of the time I can not send mail through it especially yahoo,rarely if at all can I send through yahoo. Oh and it's ugly ugly ugly.I need a good mail so that I don't have to keep opening my browser to go to yahoo and gmail all the time. I have several mail accounts for business,personal and other things and it's a pain to not have them in one place that works,is organized and easy on the eyes, and This Apple mail is not it!!! Oh and where I can also use templates and backgrounds. I hate boring B/W emails. Has does Apple get such a good reputation when there are so many problems with ALL there products???
1 out of 5
MAC MAIL is problematicDecember 26, 2011 By yetman
Each time when I call Apple Support I have to talk to a minimum of 3 persons an average of 15 minutes each with a waiting time of 45 minutes. Their Tech Support has gone downhill. When I encountered problems with MAIL I spent over one week in 2 and 3 hour phone conversations. I worked at it non stop and Apple Tech support could not solve the problem. They blamed my Server. THAT'S BAD in my books to blame someone else especially when my Server informed me that many of their customers found major problems with the MAIL program. They made me wait for a whole week to get a report from their ""Engineers"". The report was useless. They said they could not talk to my Server. The bottom line is that I found the Apple ""mail"" program to be useless. What's worse is that they can not admit that the ""mail"" program has many problems. I am looking at outlook Express. I would appreciate any suggestions for my desktop MacPro.
1 out of 5
Burn in HellAugust 17, 2011 By alianos
Was decent in Leopard, became horrid in Lion. (As pretty much everything else in Lion for that matter) Discussion groups implementation suck, duplicate mails suck worse, rendering the mail sucks, even the mail headers suck it even takes time to figure out which mailbox the mail in. Generally I dont think there is one single change that made the new mail better and not worse.
1 out of 5
Mac's Mail is barely functionalJune 23, 2011 By louploup
I used Eudora until getting new (i.e., used) MacPro with 10.6. Unfortunately, for some reason Eudora is unstable, so what the heck, I'll try Mail. Wrong choice (are there any others?). So bad I've been keeping a list of the small to major flaws (this is version 4.5). Other reviews have pointed out some of these problems. My list (and growing): Attachments are not automatically downloaded into attachment folder. Date of download is not date of email if download is done later. THIS IS INCONVENIENT IN THE EXTREME. Search function is crippled. Needs to have multiple criteria: date range, attachment count/name, etc. (see Eudora). Needs to maintain results when selecting “see in mailbox”. Cannot mark already sent/received email high priority. Only three priority levels instead of five. (minor) Mail boxes are difficult to move around and keep open. Priority problems (attachments): Attachments are always dumped into body of email. Eudora was much better, with a list of attachments ABOVE the body line. Mail treats outgoing attachments as a new document (creates copy in own folder). Attachments should be the original documents, not something new. (I attach doc, opened from inside Mail, changes NOT saved to original document. Made changes in Word; Mail still opens earlier version with same name. Eudora did not do this hide and seek; Mail should be more like Eudora!) Even worse, Word document attached to email has changes in formatting! AND, that changed version does NOT show up in file search by HoudahSpot or Spotlight. Apparently, the file path where these secret attachment copies are kept are not subject to searches. So, Mail puts both incoming and outgoing attachments into the most labyrinthine set of folders imaginable. Totally ridiculous. Like this (this is an outgoing attachments, with a file that had changes in Word style sheets—what the Hell?!): [root]:private:var:folders:oM:oMq5v6DzEcudZvFLxmjjSk+++Tl…:-Tmp-:com.apple.mail:compose:attach-T0x100520070.tmp.4fo7sg:[filename] It is impossible to readily determine which mail boxes have new mail. Rules sort into boxes, and none of them open automatically. Mail boxes should be more like finder windows and new arrivals should cause them to open—needs the ability to select more options for folder functioning. Cannot copy entire email (with headers) to paste into document. Have to print to pdf. HTML/links are not preserved when forwarding. In fact, why won’t Mail auto convert to email/URL? “Zoom” is a joke. I want to have SIZE expanded, not just the window. Signature formatting is not easily controllable. It double spaces without my asking. It refuses to keep plain text without formatting. Font control is MINIMAL. WHERE IS THE LINE SPACING? Keyboard command for “Junk” is one letter away from “Select all in thread” (command-option-J and command-option-K). Then, “undo mark as junk” does NOT unmark OR bring email back from junk. Default email reader in preferences keeps resetting to Eudora. Does not say when mail was last checked; an hour ago, last week, last century?
2 out of 5
Apple: A Security NightmareApril 12, 2011 By StagRLee
I'm a believer in Apple. I bought into the original ""Apple I"" and now own a desktop ""iMac,"" a laptop ""Aire"" and an iTouch--all manufactured by Apple, and I admit, Apple is a good, good product. (I won't mention the scandalous way foreign workers are treated by Apple's subsidiaries.) However, Email, MobileMe, iDisk, keychain and God knows what else represent, to me, an electronic jungle; and,based on my conversations with staff, it seems that a number of ""experts"" feel the same way--they won't admit it during a ""chat."" But, Apple's experts are very good (after failing to give a clear answers) at posting: ""Do you have another question?"" (In other words, I really want to end this chat."" This, of course, leaves the customer more confused than before and adds an element of frustration. (I guess it's OK to mention the way U.S. customers are treated.) The question is; exactly what is going on at Apple? Is George Orwell now in charge? Why can't customers get a clear explanation about personal files on their personal (emphasis) computer. Recent example: Mobile Me has been a constant source of frustration for me. One big problem has been--and remains--that a password used in one ""sign in"" area is not used in another. I've tried to change my password, but one sign on page allows the new password, and another entire ignores it. Did I try to unify the two passwords? Yes! Yes! YES!!!! Also, Mobile Me-- Apple's agent's-- cannot satisfactorily explain exactly what data remains on line--available to others--and what can be safely archived on a personal computer-but not appear on Mobile Me; moreover, it appears (emphasis) that Mobile Me intrudes into personal areas and makes public(places on the internet) every aspect of your computing behavior, including web bookmarks. If true, this would be helpful when ""sync"" ing a subscriber's companion systems, but it seems to me that the customer should have some control over what he/she wants ""sync""ed and what that subscriber considers personal information. I don't want my bank account sitting out on the ethernet! Apple insists , of course, that personal files are not subject to public review and that may be true. Nevertheless, privacy also means that the individual and not an outside entity have access to and control over his/her private affairs. Again, I recognize --with email-- that servers are available to virtually anyone with access and to others, as well. My concern is whether or not files other than email e.g., WORD, Hard Drives, etc. are exposed.
1 out of 5
OS X MAIL SUCKSJune 22, 2010 By Pinocchio101
OK We moved one of our domains to a new server, same configuration... everything identical. Guess what? OS X MAIL does no longer retrieve email from a domain that was moved to a new server and just keeps throwing connection errors! It gets even better. Create a new email account on the server and set up a new account in MAIL 'USING THE EXACT SAME SETTINGS AS FOR ANY OTHER (existing) ACCOUNT"" ... you'll be able to retrieve mail from the new account but not from the existing ones! Great work, APPLE ""experts!""! Ah, sorry, it's us, of course, we are all too stupid, huh?"" You might want to chat with the creators of Thunderbird, because there (on windows) you'll have no problems at all and after a move to a new server, Thunderbird will just continue working fine as if there was no change in servers at all! Sorry, of course, It's the not so smart folks from Thunderbird, too, making it so easy! Why make is easy if you can make it as complicated as complicated can get? APPLE ENGINEERS (or better - super charged brain surgeons) may I suggest you take this peace of ""expert device"" off the APPLE list and stop pretending you are experts, because in real time - you are not!
3 out of 5
Neat and simple, but with severe bugsMay 24, 2010 By andix
Mail ist a very simple mail client which also has some advanced features, like SSL w/o tunneling. Mail covers most basic needs in emailing with some minor deficencies (very simple search functionality). However, my main concern is that mail isn't suitable for intense application due to some bugs. The most severe is that it can lose mail saved to local mailboxes (Mail cleans up the mail files sporadically).
4 out of 5
Only one problemFebruary 07, 2010 By blbrandt
I use Mail very much and generally like its speed and ability to integrate with ToDo lists in iCal and to create Notes. It also synchronizes easily with my iPod Touch. My only wish for improvement is with Smart Mailboxes. I would like to be able to use multiple criteria to create a Smart Mailbox.
1 out of 5
Mac users: Avoid Mac Mail at all costsJanuary 09, 2010 By r2d2_and_c3po_get_it_on
This may sound contradictory, but if you are a committed mac user then do NOT use Mac Mail. As much as I love Mac, there any many reasons why their standard mail client is worth avoiding, most importantly - the way that in which it manages the files and text that underlie your correspondence. You may not notice this when you first begin using Mac mail, since it is hidden from you at that point, but you'll pay the price when you want to migrate your mail to a new computer, or another mail client (which at the rate that technology becomes obsolete these days, is unlikely to be very long). With mac mail - and i say this as an experienced programmer - it is incredibly hard to comprehend where your mailboxes, preferences, text and file associated with your correspondence actually reside. If you doubt this just type something like ""help mac mail migration"" into google and I expect you will see what I mean. In these times, email correspondence is NOT trivial. Losing all your correspondence from the past 2-3 years is something you probably want to avoid. Mac mail does not want to help you. There are many better ways to manage your email correspondence, and I seriously suggest you consider those.