PowerMail 3.0 Released -- CTM Development has released version 3.0 of their PowerMail email client, a major rewrite that builds on the program's strengths with multi-lingual email and support for Sherlock searching. Improvements in PowerMail 3.0 include multi-threaded sending and receiving of email, improved importing capabilities, a redesigned address book that supports multiple addresses per recipient, colored labels for folders and messages, multiple signatures with random signature capabilities, SMTP batch sending by domain, and more. CTM Development focused specifically on making PowerMail 3.0 attractive to Claris Emailer users; if you've resisted moving away from Emailer so far, PowerMail is well worth a look. PowerMail 3.0 requires a PowerPC-based Mac with Mac OS 8.5 or later. A 30-day demo is available as a 2.1 MB download. PowerMail 3.0 costs $49 new; users of previous versions purchased in 1998 or 1999 can upgrade for $29, and those who purchased PowerMail in 2000 can upgrade for free. [ACE]
Copy Before Submitting Web Forms
Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.
- Migrating to New Climes with PowerMail (08 May 00)