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Use old style NeXTSTEP icons in Mail
Authored by: leamanc on Nov 15, '11 08:53:17AM

Very cool that this is still around from the NeXTSTEP days. Something that was common back then was to make a symlink to a particular tiff if a user had more than one email account. For example, if you made a joe@example.com.tiff file, and Joe also has the email address joe_example@gmail.com, you could symlink joe_example@gmail.com.tiff, pointing to joe@example.com.tiff, and see the same picture regardless of which email address Joe sent his message from. This was especially helpful back in the days of 40 MB hard drives, considering the size of your average TIFF file.

This might prove helpful in this case too, as you could use the same generic icon for all non-human accounts. With OS X being a mix of Mac OS and NeXTSTEP conventions, you might even be able to use aliases now, instead of symlinks.



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