Friday, October 27th, 2006

Apple Webmail goes Ajax

Category: Showcase

Apple has upgraded the .mac webmail solution to use Ajax, following in the footsteps of Yahoo!, Google, Hotmail, and others.

It looks like it has been built to mimic as closely as possible and features:

  • Drag-and-drop functionality
  • A message pane
  • Quick Reply
  • Address Book integration
  • Message previews
  • Message flagging
  • Keyboard shortcuts

And, with IMAP support you can bounce from desktop to web version and it will all look the same.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

3.8 rating from 16 votes


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The app needs further work on browser detection. I’m using FF but I got a message stating that I may be using an unsupported browser and it recommends FF 1.0.4 or later to me.

Comment by Kevin Hoang Le — October 27, 2006

I’m using Firefox 2.0 and it worked just fine. It’d be kick-ass if there was a “synch desktop with mail” so you could have the client and web.

Comment by Matt Raible — October 27, 2006

Oops, my mistake. I think that might be just a generic message. Sorry for my earlier comment :-(

Comment by Kevin Hoang Le — October 27, 2006

I use the Mac Mail app to read several mail accounts via IMAP but the web client doesn’t support IMAP so I can’t use it as a desktop replacement on the road. They so support pulling in messages from other accounts via POP but this defeats the point of IMAP.

I had hoped that since I sync my IMAP account details via .Mac that the web client would automatically incorporate them into the webmail environment.

Still, pretty good work as an Ajax webmail UI.

Comment by Doug Clinton — October 29, 2006

Sure its trying to mimic the technology, but after all, it’s not free like the rest of other good webmails.

Comment by Simon Jia — October 29, 2006

Good site I found ..Plan on coming back later.

Comment by wink — January 19, 2007

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