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A Service for Merlin Mann

A Service for Merlin Mann

If you’ve not heard of Merlin Mann, well, he’s the entertaining co-host of such podcasts as Back to Work and You Look Nice Today (NSFW), and has appeared on numerous tech podcasts like MacBreak Weekly, which is where I first heard him. He also has number of websites bearing his imprint.

Recently Merlin appeared on Brett Terpstra’s Systematic podcast and during his various ramblings on productivity he mentioned:

Message ID vs. Message ID

Message ID vs. Message ID

When identifying a message in Mail, you have two choices: id and message id. The former is a sequential integer unique to your copy of Mail; you can use it in an AppleScript if you know the message’s mailbox and account. The latter is unique to the message itself and is assigned by the first mail transfer agent that finds the message without one.

Dealing with the iCloud Junk Mailbox

Dealing with the iCloud Junk Mailbox

One of iCloud’s annoying features is its server-side spam filtering. Besides the utterly opaque side of the filtering, where it may simply refuse to deliver a message to a recipient based on the content, there’s the side that delivers other messages it judges to be spam to your Junk mailbox.

A Default Composition Font for Mail

A Default Composition Font for Mail

A couple days ago I became aware of an app on the Mac App Store that purported to solve a problem that I was only vaguely aware that I had. As I read about it, I understood something about Mail that has apparently bothered a number of people that send rich text messages.