Articles posted on January 15th, 2004

Word 2004: Example of enhancements that would make a big difference (for me)

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 11:24 pm

With the discouraging news about the forthcoming Office 2004 for Mac — more feature creep, no word on any valuable enhancements or bug fixes — I thought I’d give an example of a small, yet significant enhancement that would make life easier for me (and other users, I suspect). Given that I live in a […]

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Jim Dalrymple on Apple’s Backup application

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 12:05 pm

Jim Dalrymple, who is a regular Mac Web contributor, says that .Mac’s Backup application is “near perfection“. Funny how two people’s experience with the same piece of software can be so different. I’d say Backup is as far from perfection as any unfinished beta version of something that Apple has put out in the past […]

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eBay spoofing

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 11:53 am

Just got spam masquerading as an official e-mail message from I don’t get those very often (or Mail catches them correctly most of the time). But these people, whoever they are, are obviously getting better and better at faking the headers. I didn’t see anything in the headers that would give away the fact […]

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Scripting Mail: good news and bad news

Thursday, January 15th, 2004 • 8:40 am

I am in the process of exploring the possibilities offered by AppleScript scripts in Mac OS X’s Mail. Since Mail’s commands for moving messages from mailbox to mailbox are frustratingly limited, I have created a batch of scripts for moving messages from my most frequent correspondents to their respective mailbox. The scripts all follow the […]

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