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October 26, 2006

The new webmail, man.

Apple unveiled a revamped .Mac webmail today. As expected, it’s chock full of delicious Ajaxy goodness and mimics quite a bit of the functionality of their desktop Mail application. The .Mac Address Book gets a swift kick in the interface as well. I’ve documented some of the major changes in this Flickr photoset. The best part (besides looking one hell of a lot better than Gmail) is that it actually works very well. Nice job, Apple. My webmail is useful again.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.


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4 comments on “The new webmail, man.”

  1. Posted by Martin Martin on Monday, October 30th, 2006.

    Weird thing is, Apple doesn’t even advertise it on it’s first page.

    On a totally different note, I just wanted to thank you for listing interesting domain names. I found one for my blog — so thanks for that one!


  2. Posted by Grant Hutchinson Grant Hutchinson on Tuesday, October 31st, 2006.

    Yeah, you’d think they’d splash it around a bit more — it is a fairly significant accomplishment for an upgrade.

    And regarding the domain names… you’re welcome. I’m just sorry that the pages haven’t been updated in so long. They’re in dire need of a revamp… and that is coming eventually.


  3. Posted by Cheshire Dave Cheshire Dave on Sunday, December 10th, 2006.

    Don’t break out the Champagne just yet — it appears that the new .Mac client wreaks havoc with HTML emails. Have you seen what Veer emails look like on the new client?


  4. Posted by Grant Hutchinson Grant Hutchinson on Sunday, December 10th, 2006.

    They’re looking fine, Chesh. We did have some issues when the new .Mac webmail came out where some bold declarations were getting overridden by the webmail styles, but we’ve since made a couple of minor adjustments to the CSS to compensate. We certainly haven’t seen anything as disastrous as the issues mentioned in that Campaign Monitor article. Gmail, on the other hand … what a fuggin’ mess that ends up being. Unless you’re willing to dive back five years and start using font face tags again, fuggeddabuddit.


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