Leopard Mail disables plugins when it is installed (as Tiger Mail did before it). That means all the productivity and eye-candy goodness that plugins provide is taken from you. Nasty! A poor bargain in return for Leopard Mail’s bling-bling HTML stationery.
However, not all hope is lost. Developers are scrambling to get Leopard-ready plugins into your hands.
And, in the meantime, you can try for yourself whether your favourites still work. Or not.
The Terminal commands that are needed to “re-enable” bundles and plugins in Leopard Mail are two
defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles 1
defaults write com.apple.mail BundleCompatibilityVersion 3
Close Mail. Type these into Terminal. Load up your bundles. Start Mail. Watch and see what happens.
Some work. Mail Act-on works after this Terminal trick. The current version will break the link to any Leopard Mail to-do created on the message, when the email is moved. But that’s a small price to pay. Scott Morrison is probably beavering away to fix this as I type.
MailAppetizer gives mixed results. It works, but no longer parses the HTML in the message properly:
So, it’s trial and error. I don’t have the patience to go through the whole list of plugins for Mail.app and report what’s working. But I’d be glad to hear from you in the commments if your favourites work. Or not.
Who dares wins!plugins, mail.app, apple mail, bundles, productivity
Tags: Apple Mail