More Mac observations
Today I abandoned the Mac Mail application that comes with OS X in favor of Thunderbird.
In a way, I hated to do it. Mac Mail is very nicely put together, with an elegant, simple interface and everything right where it ought to be. But in my experience the IMAP support was flakey — particularly saving sent messages to a folder on the server. In the entire time I used Mac Mail (about a week), it only managed to save ONE sent message to the server. Tinkering with every possible setting never seemed to resolve the problem, and I tried every suggestion from half a dozen “solutions” that I found online.
So I downloaded Thunderbird this evening, and right off the bat it worked flawlessly. Took about half an hour to configure all the bits and pieces the way I like ’em and set up a custom signature. Now everything works great and, sad so say, I have banished Mac Mail from the Dock and given its space to Thunderbird.
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