Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Apr 2005 07:05 UTC
Mac OS X OSNews reviews Apple's latest OS upgrade. Is it an overpriced, glorified point release or a truly worthy upgrade with major new functionality? Is it a Longhorn killer or just more of the same? We'll take a look, and try to see what's on the surface as well as what's under the hood.
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Re: Some comments
by Riot Nrrrd™ on Thu 28th Apr 2005 17:53 UTC

"1) The new mail app is actually a huge improvement."

Ho ho ho. Guess you don't use Secure IMAP, or more specifically, Secure IMAP with sites using invalid/expired Certificates. (I use them because I have a test server that uses my main server's - valid - certificate; and I also use the same certificate on my home e-mail server, where it also isn't valid)

The 10.4 Mail.app has *even worse* problems than the 10.3.9 one when it comes to this setup. I can't even connect to my home e-mail server anymore ... the work one drags so badly I had to turn off my requirement in the mail server that the client use SSL or TLS, and connect to it over plain non-Secure IMAP (on port 143) in order for it to work ... even with our "regular" mail server with a working/valid Cert, it behaves far worse than the 10.3.8 Mail.app ... this thing is a *total* disaster, on a bigger scale than the disaster that is the 10.3.9 Mail.app ...

Then there's the (unknown) setting in my old com.apple.finder.plist file that caused Finder to display all my icons (in either Icon or Columns views) as being "greyed-out" like a disabled choice in a menu ... that was fun, too.