New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - iMail Limitiations?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Griffin

 
Member Since: Nov 08, 2008
Posts: 7
Griffin is on a distinguished road

Griffin is offline
I find Mail annoying, but I think it's better than Entourage. Yet, I would love to have some of the flexibility of Entourage. That's my backstory.

Here's my current issue: When I look at emails in the list view, Mail automatically moves to the next email and removes the bold highlighting as if the message has been read. (I have mail set to bold unread messages.) Even if I go in and mark it "unread," if I'm not careful and move quickly, it will remove the bold highlighting again.

Another question: Is there any way to use smilies with Mail?

Thank you.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,592
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
Every Email program I use here on both the PC and the Mac does the same thing when you highlight a message. I personally would be quite mad it if did not do that. Some clients of recent times like Microsoft Mail in Vista allow you to set how long it takes for the bold to disappear, but otherwise everything I have used acts that way.

When you click on a message why do you want it still to be bold like you never did click on it? I don't understand why you want it that way.

Also have you tried Thunderbird by Mozilla? It has a LOT of setup options and might allow you to set it to take more time like Vista's mail.
QUOTE Thanks
Griffin

 
Member Since: Nov 08, 2008
Posts: 7
Griffin is on a distinguished road

Griffin is offline
Hi and thank you for responding.
I see that I'm not going to get what I want from the programs, and I appreciate your telling me that, so I'll stop looking for it.

What I want is for the unbolding not to kick in unless I click on the message to open it. What happens now is, if I am reviewing the emails in the list view, essentially evaluating them in preview, and I happen to want to delete the email I'm reading, but maybe not read the next one for whatever reason, Mail will automatically go to the next email in the list and unbold it. I wish it would not unbold messages until you actually open them, not when you happen across them in the list. I want to know which messages in the list I have actually opened and read, not just scrolled over in list view. Does that make any sense? Thanks, again, for informing me that this is an impossible dream.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,592
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
Ok, now I know what you want. I will check around and see if I am missing something but in Mail I doubt it. Like I said give Thunderbird a try. It just might do it. Going to check now and will get back.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,592
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is online now
Ok, Thunderbird has that setting. You can set it to not mark it as read and specify a time till it does. That should solve it for you!!

Here is a screen shot of the Preferences advanced tab. Look at the 2nd option!

Hope that helps.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Picture 2.jpg (73.8 KB, 3 views)
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Printer Fonts | Installing Leopard from iPod »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Trying to setup my hotmail account in iMail Eskimomo1994 Switcher Hangout 1 12-26-2007 11:38 AM
iMail issues extending to Thunderbird too! mckric Switcher Hangout 9 12-26-2007 06:58 AM
imail frozen completely bdevine OS X - Apps and Games 3 12-12-2007 07:53 PM
iMail - More Stationary Downloads? maplecate OS X - Apps and Games 1 11-10-2007 08:46 PM
imail melow71 OS X - Apps and Games 0 07-13-2007 11:48 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?