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Entries in Mail (2)


Mailbox Shutting Down - Alternatives?

A bit of a shock - I had come to rely heavily on Mailbox to manage my emails. From its amazing inception video, the waiting game, and the triumphant dash to add the email accounts on reaching the end of the queue, I loved the idea and the implementation. Then came Dropbox with a buyout. I could not see the point honestly, but thought it can only be a good thing. Well, takeovers often have an aftermath. Mailbox is going to shut down. I am sure, like me, there will be countless others who will be equally jolted by the news.

Today however, I am not going to moan the loss. I have looked at a number of alternatives. The final decision to be made is between Boxer or Typemail. There are others, but in terms of functionality and design, these perhaps trump the others. Microsoft Outlook is worth a mention too - after all, the original idea was not that of MS, it was Accompli to start with.

So, tonight the test begins…

Meanwhile, I hope Dropbox continue to do what they are good at - seamless cloud file storage. And stop trying to acquire any more companies or inflate their value!


NHS Net Email Update

This is not a great reason to rejoice, but is definitely noteworthy. As I posted here before, one of the attractions of Snow Leopard was Microsoft Exchange integration in the Apple Mail. However, the initial offering of Mail in Snow Leopard would not connect to NHS Net. Things have changed following this week’s software update which bumps Mail up to Version 4.2 (1077). This version resolves the connection issues and talks easily to NHS Net and downloads mail, calendars and contacts.

Rejoice? Perhaps not. I have added the account though. It is good to take some of the work home..