Mac Mail? (- was RE: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!)

Subject: Mac Mail? (- was RE: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!)
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Kevin McLauchlan <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 12:07:17 -0400

Kevin McLauchlan wondered: <<The single bad bit of business that I've
encountered since acquiring a MacBook Pro last November was the
included Mac Mail program. I kept noticing, when people would reply to
e-mails from me, or when I'd get my own posts back from lists, that
there'd be odd gaps and chunks missing. They'd often start in the
middle of a word and could run anywhere from a few characters to
multiple sentences.>>

I've been using Mac Mail since the version that came with OS X 10.3
-- something like 6 years now? -- and never seen this problem. Maybe
it's something with your ISP? That being said:

<<I switched to Thunderbird, removed "Mail" from my desktop, and never
looked back.>>

My wife loves it. I haven't been motivated to switch from Mail, even
though there are many small things about it that annoy me. On the
whole, it works seamlessly <stitch> enough that inertia prevails.

<<Overall then, I'm very pleased with my switch to Mac (hardly ever
use Windows or Linux at home any more)>>

Interestingly, Consumer Reports just gave the Mac laptops a universal
thumbs up (http://tinyurl.com/cor6qg), particularly over less-
expensive Windows machines. As I noted in another discussion group,
however, "...none of the computers got really stellar scores (i.e., in
the 90% range). Clearly, there's much room for improvement, even on
the Mac side of the fence." It's also worth noting that Consumer
Reports doesn't really do a great job of reviewing computers; they're
overly simplistic and seem to be unaware of many important subtleties.
But for people who can't handle the geek level in PC Magazine and its
competitors, CR does a decent job of reviewing the tech.

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References:
Shazam! You're a marketing writer!: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!: From: Daniel Ng
Mac Mail - was RE: Shazam! You're a marketing writer!: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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