Mail.app: new scourge of the internet

Apple recently released a “sneak peek” at the next version of OS X. It looked pretty spiffy… until I read about the new changes to Mail.app Behold the doom that awaits us all: “With Mac OS X Leopard, Mail transforms mere email into personalized stationery.” Why, Apple? Why? Why?

Sincerely yours

Mail for Leopard features more than 30 professionally designed stationery templates that make a virtual keepsake out of every email you send. From invitations to birthday greetings to travelogues, each stationery template features coordinated layouts, fonts, and colors — everything’s designed to keep your mind on the message. You can even effortlessly add pictures to your email via a new Media Browser. Just find the perfect photo and drag it onto your template. Hit “Send” and get ready for some astonished replies from everyone — even folks on PCs.

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3 Responses to “Mail.app: new scourge of the internet”


  1. 1 Ben Leggett August 14, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    So basically it’s mail with a bunch of HTML cruft.
    Apple types will probably love it.

  2. 2 Elizabeth Decker August 17, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    And? what’s wrong with stationary?

    It makes life so much prettier! 😉

  3. 3 Freddoe August 21, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    It is good to know that I am not the only one that was annoyed by the addition of the features.

    I get enough HTML e-mails in my inbox as it is, and as much as I hate to say it, they add very little to the ‘value’ of the message. Apple had enough time on their hands to implement a stationary feature (along with a million and one templates to boot) when they could have fixed up the IMAP support in Mail.app (which is awful to say the least).


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