Regarding Apple Mail Plugin Bundles

A few readers emailed to ask whether Mail Attachments Iconizer — this week’s DF feed sponsor — is a supported plug-in. It’s not an Input Manager hack; Apple Mail has a real plugin API. But it’s a definite gray area, because Mail’s plugin API is not documented by Apple. I use Mail plugins, but like any unsupported extension mechanism, it’s worth keeping in mind as a user that if it breaks with a future version of Mail, it’s not Apple’s fault or responsibility.

Saturday, 22 March 2008