Category Archives: Email Preview Development

Your Email Client is cheating on you

It is important when you write an email to know what your recipient is going to read. But we don't. All email clients, without exception give you one view of your email as your writing it, and a completely different view of an email when you receive it. This is definitely not WYSISYG. (more…)
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The Problem with Email

Email as the name suggested was designed to replicate the hard copy messaging functionality present in most large offices, “CC” stands for carbon copy, and BCC for blind carbon copy, reflecting a once common method of producing copies of documents. The user interface that we now have in almost all email clients has derived from…
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Architecture: Design Dictating Behaviour

It's an old memory from when I was a school pupil, but it has stayed with me. After hearing from Ian all about DOS email clients I was once again reminded of what happened when I was on a school trip to the country theatre all those years ago. As my entire class filed into…
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DOS Email Insights

I was back in the office talking to one of the "old hands" about the computer systems we used to use. When he mentioned something which really struck a chord, and brought back a long lost memory. Daaaad, I fried the family computer As a kid my parents got a family PC, which I monopolised.…
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