Having prematurely buried MailEnhancer in the Plug-in Graveyard, I owe it a proper plug.
Although its most valued feature under Panther (allocating sigs to particular accounts) has now been incorporated into 10.4, it still offers features that some people will find valuable:
- It will show the Activity Viewer when doing a manual mail check. (Although the Activity Viewer is always only a keyboard shortcut away — Command-0[Zero]).
- It makes Apple Mail’s Dock icon count show all unread messages instead of just the ones in the inbox. Very handy if you use rules to move emails out of your inbox into other folders before you read them. (Of course, MailUnreadStatusBar can keep an eye on whatever local folders you tell it to).
Because it is an older plug-in, some people report that Mail 2.0 will refuse to run it. If you have problems, try the following:
- Quit Mail
- In Finder, look at your ~/Library/Mail folder. Make sure that MailEnhancer is in a folder called “Bundles”. It might be in a folder called “Bundles (Disabled)” if you were running it before 10.4.1 or have tried to run it without success. If it is, move it to the “Bundles” folder or rename “Bundles (Disabled)” to “Bundles”.
- In Terminal, type:
defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles 1
- Then type:
defaults write com.apple.mail BundleCompatibilityVersion 2
- All done. Relaunch Mail.
The developer no longer has a website, but you can download it from Versiontracker.
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