Bare Bones Software this week released Mailsmith 1.1.1, which includes relatively few major changes but numerous minor tweaks and fixes. The most obvious changes include optional coloring of quoted text in messages and an option to use the Base64 encoding format directly without a binary packaging format (see "Macintosh Internet File Format Primer" in TidBITS 445 for more information on Base64). Mailsmith 1.1.1 is free to all registered users and you can download a 3.8 MB updater.
Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations
You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.
- Macintosh Internet File Format Primer (31 Aug 98)