Anyway, it’s been a while since the previous post, but luckily, I have no readers.
I have been very pleased with gyazmail in the time I’ve been trying it out, and have gone ahead and bought it. At only 18 bills, it’s probably one of the times I’ve been happiest to pay for software ever. I’m all for the free option, especially if it’s open source, but there just isn’t a client out there that is as easy for me to use, and at least more or less keep up with the flood of email there is to deal with.
The biggest reason is that I never have to take my hands off the keyboard - the only widget I’ve found that isn’t tabbable and has no keyboard shortcut is the select menu for a message search. Message filing is super-speedy
- I don’t like filing new mail into folders, because the end result is that I never see it. However, gyazmail will let you set up filters to be applied manually. So, I set up my filters, and then just hit the keystroke of my choice when I’m done looking at a message. Bam!
The default font for most views is inexplicably set to Helvetica, but a quick change to Lucida Grande leaves it as pretty and easy to read as Mail.app.
As I mentioned before, viAllOver works, so the muscle memory of years isn’t all for naught when I’m writing longer emails.
My only real wishes are for greater applescript support, (so I could script replying to messages and adding the necessary cc’s and reply-to’s for work) and collapsible/highlighted threads. It does have threaded view, but just works by indenting messages that are in a thread. The last mentioned is the only real win I see for Mail.app, because one should be able to write an applescript to do what I mentioned, but can’t, because there are too many bugs in Apple’s implementation. (You can reply to a message, but it won’t pass back a reference to the message you just created - nice.)