New .Mac Webmail Ships

I think it’s weird that it looks so much like Apple Mail, because it doesn’t act very much like Apple Mail at all. For example, yes, you can drag-and-drop messages in the new .Mac Webmail, but you have to click on them to select them first; you can’t use Shift with arrow keys to select multiple messages, etc. These are hard things to implement in a webmail client — but if it looks this much like the regular desktop Mail, it ought to act more like it, too.

Then again, if you really do just care about cosmetics, this kicks the shit out of Gmail.

Thursday, 26 October 2006