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June 26, 2002 9:59 AM


I've made the switch back to Microsoft Entourage from Apple Mail.app for all of my emailing needs. Why? Because Mail.app has a really weak filter system, and no anti-spam features. The rumor is that the next rev of Mail.app will come out with the next rev of MacOSX, but even then, I won't be switching back to Mail.app.

Back in the day I used Eudora Lite on my MacOS 7 machine (a 16 mhz LCII with 4 megs!) while SLIP'ing my way onto the Internet. I stuck with Eudora for years, until the Mac version of Outlook was robust enough to pass as a real Macintosh application. I like the three pane view over Eudora's method of individual windows for mail boxes (the usefulness of the single window interface is proven imho). Then Entourage came around and had a calendar, notes, kickass filtering, and so I went for it.

Mail.app is for two types of users, those who buy Macintoshes because they are easier to use and that person needs that kind of help, and power users who are procmail'ing their mail and just using Mail.app as the interface (which is a pretty cool way to go about it actually). But I don't know procmail (I'm a UI guy, and I've picked my battles) and need something more robust than Mail.app, so hello again Entourage, I hardly knew ye.