[MlMt] Future plans?
css at morefoo.com
Thu May 23 17:29:34 EDT 2013
The announcement of the new beta today reminded me of why I joined the list…
I went through the trial period, and I was very happy with MailMate in general. The interface and features are pretty much exactly what I was looking for in my quest for the perfect OS-X mail client (currently back on Mail.app, previously tried Postbox and Thunderbird).
That said, I do currently deal with three rather large mail accounts, plus some additional accounts used for archives. I think I basically want to maintain immediate access to more mail than MailMate is designed for due to the "flat" message store. On my older MBP it's most obvious - everything has a bit of a lag, particular paging through or deleting messages; it's just enough lag to make me second guess whether I deleted the right thing. :)
I understand that as it stands, MailMate is not made for my usage scenario (giant mailboxes, and less-than-modern hardware), but is there anything to look forward to in the next year or two that might be of interest to someone like me who's eager to ditch Mail.app? I recall reading something in the archives that there may be a time in the future when MM gets a major rewrite to make handling 50K+ messages practical. Are we anywhere near that time?
Regardless, I think MM is a fantastic mail client and I'll recommend it to anyone who will listen. As more people move to webmail and social media for messaging, it seems like the market for "power user" MUAs is decreasing. I was truly disappointed that my use case didn't fit MM, as I was very eager to make it my primary mail client - everything else about it is just about perfect.
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