Articles posted on November 5th, 2003

Panther’s Mail: Issues with attachment management

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 11:34 pm

Mail 1.3 introduces new features for handling email attachments. Unfortunately, it appears that these new features also introduce new bugs or problems. First of all, in my experience the “Save All” button in the Attachments area in the message header is very unreliable. More often than not, when I try to handle attachments in that […]

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Panther’s Mail: Error handling much improved

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 11:07 pm

Here’s yet another reason to revise my initial (and rather negative) appraisal of the new Mail application in Panther. The way the application handles errors while checking mail is much improved. Long-time readers of this blog know that I have very little bandwidth (28.8 kbps) and that the error messages in previous versions of Mail […]

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Interview de Jean-Louis Murat chez

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 10:52 pm

Le site publie un entretien assez long avec Jean-Louis Murat à l’occasion de sa tournée d’automne en France. La politique, les faits divers, Michael Moore, José Bové, etc. — tout y passe, mais on y parle aussi musique avec des observations très justes. « Certains écoutent un disque une fois et après ils t’en […]

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Panther: Mail sounds and Detour

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 10:48 am

Since I have a PowerWave with Apple Pro Speakers and I don’t want all my sounds to come out through the same output (I hate it when an alert noise interferes with my music listening!), I use the excellent Detour utility to send most alert sounds to my G4’s built-in speaker and most music sources […]

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Champions League: Day 3

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 8:07 am

This was a make-or-break day for Arsenal, who lost their first game in the round, drew the second one, and lost the third one. The game was not televised here, but I was able to follow the live commentary on The Guardian web site. And it looked bleak when, after almost 90 minutes of play, […]

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Panther’s Mail: Numerous small improvements

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 5:59 am

The “Erase Deleted Messages” command, which never really worked right in previous versions, is now a submenu, with options including “In All Accounts” and each account separately. And it works. The action of moving a message to a mailbox folder can now be undone. (Previously, only deleting messages, i.e. moving them to the trash, could […]

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Panther’s Mail: New date format for quotations

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 5:02 am

In previous versions of Mail, the introductory line used by Mail when quoting an existing message used to be problematic in my case, because the sentence was in English, but the date format, while following the standard English format, would use the language selected in my Date & Time control pane, i.e. French. In other […]

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Panther’s Mail: More on attachments management

Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 • 4:30 am

I should correct what I said in yesterday’s post to a certain extent. As a reader pointed out, there is a command for deleting attachments embedded inside an email message. The trouble is that this command is not where it should be, i.e. with the other attachment-related commands, in the contextual menu that appears when […]

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