He is a designer and developer living near Portland, Oregon. He currently runs a new 20″ iMac G5 as his primary machine, with his 12″ powerbook demoted to traveling companion.
HW: How long have you been using Mail.app? What other clients have you used (and why did you stop)?
MH: I’ve been using Mail since April 2004. I started with Entourage on my first powerbook in early 2002, but it eventually got so slow I could no longer tolerate it.
HW: What plugins and extensions do you use to make your email experience better?
MH: The only one I’ve used is the one that makes the buttons look and act like Mail did pre-Tiger. [Mail Stamps.]
HW: What’s your favourite thing about Mail.app?
MH: The simplicity of it. There’s no wasted screen real estate or features I never use.
HW: What’s your pet hate about Mail.app?
MH: I wish searching was just a tad more robust. 8 years ago, Eudora let me search for any message that had an attachment that ended in .pdf that was sent from the domain of my accountant’s website. Apple Mail can’t do that, unfortunately, but I found MailSteward through your blog that can hopefully cover my search needs.
HW: If you could tell the Apple Mail development team one thing, what would it be?
MH: Make an advanced search option to do what I just described — let me search on two or three fields.
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Tags: Apple Mail, dislikes, likes, mail.app, Matt Haughey, talking mail.app