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Entourage by choice?
Authored by: dangottesman on May 26, '04 01:55:09AM

I use both Mail and Entourage - Mail's junk mail filterning is the best (most effective, most reliable) that I've seen to date (as far as clients go, that is). However, from a composition standpoint, Mail just isn't up to snuff.
Entourage has better keyboard support (such as the ability to hop from one word to another by using cmd-arrow keys, just like in Word, QuarkXPress, and a few other heavy hitters), and much more sophisticated Rules functionality.
[for the curious - Mail checks all my accounts every minute, and downloads anything it thinks is junk from the server, filing it away for me to review later. When I get 'real' mail, I read it in Mail, and when I need to reply to something, I manually check/send in Entourage, which downloads the latest good mail (files it, etc), and then I write my reply from there.]
To Mail's credit, however, (playing Devil's Advocate here) its support for PGP is the best I've seen in any client, and, I would imagine that once it hits 3.0, will be a more mature, full-featured application that I'll seriously consider switching over to.
Cuz having 2 mail clients open all the time is kinda silly.
:)



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Key bindings
Authored by: sjk on May 26, '04 10:33:28AM
Re: ... hop from one word to another by using cmd-arrow keys

I use (and prefer :-)) Emacs-style option-f [moveWordForward] and option-b [moveWordBackward] keybindings for that sort of functionality in Cocoa apps. See Key bindings for technical information and examples.

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Entourage by choice?
Authored by: ashill on May 27, '04 11:04:38AM
such as the ability to hop from one word to another by using cmd-arrow keys, just like in Word

That's option-arrow keys in Mail, just like every Mac application I've used except Word since OS 7. cmd-arrow keys go to the beginning and end of the current line.



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