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Authored by: mike3k on Sep 12, '05 12:05:15PM

Why not just use the preview pane? I almost NEVER open a message in a new window since you can see it just as well in the 3-pane view.



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Leave original message open in Mail when replying
Authored by: Bölverk on Sep 12, '05 06:06:25PM

I tend to be slow about replying to my e-mail, so I generally open anything needing a reply in a new window so that I don't forget about it when new e-mail comes in (as might be the case if I only viewed things in the preview pane). I've found that works better as a reminder than using the "flag" feature, which is too easy to ignore.



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Leave original message open in Mail when replying
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 13, '05 07:15:42PM

A variation on your technique, but one requiring less work: I simply start my reply instead. I even select the text snippet(s) that I specifically want to reply to, so they're there waiting for me when I get around to replying.

The cool thing is, Mail automatically saves these waiting replies after about a minute. That way, they're still there if you quit (or as seems to happen more and more often in Tiger) it "unexpectedly" quits.

Try it, it works great for us procrastinators!



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