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Re: A review of the beta Mail UI

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  • jbeaul
    I should have elaborated about the signature. Right now, it s an always on or always off option. Under the original UI, there was a check box in the
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 26, 2005
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      I should have elaborated about the signature. Right now, it's an
      "always on" or "always off" option. Under the original UI, there was
      a check box in the compose window to selectively enable the signature.

      I dislike having the signature orphaned beyond the text of the message
      I am replying to because it gets added at the bottom of all the inline
      text, not just at the bottom of my reply. So I turn it off and enable
      it only when this won't happen.

      --- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, Chris Malanga <chrismalanga@y...> wrote:
      > I agree with you for the most part, but I don't understand about #1
      and #2. I have the ability to use signatures in my mail. You don't
      have this? Also, can't you tag a message as spam right from the
      message list? I do that every day.
      > The only things on your list that really annoy me are the spell
      check in Firefox and the slow autocomplete of addresses.
      > I think things will get better as the beta progresses.
      > Chris Malanga
      > chrismalanga@y...
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: jbeaul <joe@b...>
      > To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 22:56:37
      > Subject: [Y-Mail] A review of the beta Mail UI
      > There are many things from the original UI that I wouldn't want to
      > give up that under this beta implementation I have:
      > 1) signature
      > 2) ability to tag a message as spam without having to close the
      > preview pane first and then having to reopen it.
      > 3) the speed of the original UI. Sure some tasks take fewer clicks
      > and you don't have to wait for a screen reload but all-in-all, I
      > resort to the old UI when I'm in a hurry.
      > 4) The ability to move a message to a folder while it's open (right
      > when I'm done reading it).
      > 5) drag-n-dropping attachments onto a mail message.
      > 6) monitoring mail storage quota.
      > 7) spell-check in Firefox.
      > 8) easily spotted flags (can't hardly tell an email is flagged in
      > the new UI).
      > 9) attachment sizes being included in folder list view.
      > 10) waiting so long for my addressbook to load so I can use
      > AutoComplete.
      > 11) waiting so long for email to initially load.
      > Things that are improved in the new UI
      > ---------------------------------------
      > 1) print output is much cleaner and usable.
      > 2) A click and page refresh has been spared here and there.
      > 3) Forwarding is done as both inline text as well as including
      > attachments. This is a huge bonus.
      > IMHO, It would be great to see these things (1-11) brought into the
      > new UI by the time it comes out of beta. We'll see.
      > Joe
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