Mac OS X 10.4.1 Disables Mail Plug-Ins

Michael Tsai, developer of SpamSieve:

It’s not every Monday that Apple releases an OS update two hours after the close of business (on the East Coast) that breaks your software.

What happened is that some third-party plug-ins were causing Mail to crash on 10.4.0, so for 10.4.1, Apple disabled all Mail plug-ins — including SpamSieve, which according to Tsai caused no known conflicts. Sort of an “If it’s not our baby, why not throw it out with the bath water?” solution.

Tuesday, 17 May 2005