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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF Web Browsers
Just a quick heads up on a Safari 4 Beta/Mail issue in OS X 10.5...

If you're using Safari 4 Beta in 10.5, you won't be able to save emails from Mail in RTF mode. Mail will appear as though it saved the email (no error messages appear), but it won't actually do anything.

The only fix as of now is to run the uninstaller for Safari 4 Beta and downgrade to safari 3.2.1. Otherwise, you'll just have to live with not being able save email as RTF. The issue seems to be with a webkit incompatibility

[robg adds: I can confirm this issue exists on 10.5; I no longer have a 10.4 test machine, though, so I'm not sure if it exists there as well.]
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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: Occam on May 04, '09 08:03:51AM

If saving a copy is important print a pdf



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: jstone8 on May 04, '09 08:04:23AM

Same here, frustrating. I've been able to temper my frustrations using the "command-shift #4" to take a picture of any mail I need to save. Not the best for long emails, but for receipts etc. it's fine.



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: stevec on May 04, '09 08:23:05AM

OR, if you want to be able to edit a copy of the email and PDF is therefore unsuitable you can just copy/paste out of the message into Textedit and then save.



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: Tarlach on May 04, '09 09:16:53AM

Safari 4 also prevents Dreamweaver CS4 from using Live Preview..




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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: tersono on May 05, '09 06:40:08AM

To the guy who claimed that Safari 4 beta stops DreamWeaver live preview from working, no it doesn't. I'm looking at DW CS4 Live Preview mode right now. Works just fine.



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: rrgeorge on May 04, '09 09:31:21AM

When using an IMAP account, this bug also randomly prevents the receipt of new mail. After fighting with it for several days, and trying to find out if it was caused by an offending message, I was forced to downgrade Safari.



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: auco on May 04, '09 09:37:49AM
I ended up packing my own Safari4 beta, 'cause the main problem is the WebKit.framework:
http://www.beatnikpad.com/archives/2009/02/24/safari4-safari3

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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: auco on May 04, '09 09:35:30AM

Safari 4 also prevents Mail from showing new mails in some IMAP-Inboxes :-/

Bummer.



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Also mucks up the currency conversion
Authored by: Angostura on May 04, '09 11:59:55AM

Safari 4 Beta seems to also muck up currency conversions in the Unit Converter dashboard widget.



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Also mucks up the currency conversion
Authored by: kiwiiano on May 04, '09 12:33:13PM

Something has made a dog's breakfast of the Currency Conversion widget, I had to make my own from Yahoo Finance. Luckily there's nothing to it.
Mail has also lost Save As .txt here. Save As Raw Message Source .eml is OK, as is Save As .pdf via Print.



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: macgizmo on May 04, '09 01:22:52PM
As already stated, just copy/paste: Archive emails from OSX's Mail app

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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: AnotherMacGuy on May 05, '09 04:53:51AM

Rob, I'm using Safari 4 beta on a G4 Mac running 10.4.11, and saving RTF files from emails in Mail app works just fine -- no problems.



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: serbian on May 05, '09 05:31:48AM

You can save as Raw Message Source .. Which is same as text, can be opened in Text Edit and other apps, though it will save whole header .. Im using that option now for archiving and adding to my database ..



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: mat79 on May 06, '09 08:14:40AM

Has anyone filed a Bug with Apple about this?



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10.5: Safari 4 Beta prevents Mail from saving as RTF
Authored by: mat79 on May 10, '09 12:12:35AM

I've filed #6873108.



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