SnapMail Version 2.5.1b Release Notes, 12/20/99
================== Changes Since Version 2.5 ==================
- A number of bugs that caused crashing under System 8.5.1 and 8.6
and 9.0 have been fixed.
- The SnapMail client is now a true application rather than a Desk
Accessory, which fixes a number of problems, including some printing
incompatibilities, double pasting of text, and some memory related crashes.
- Fixed bug that could cause intermittant crashing when opening up
a log item.
- You can now choose SnapMail as your Internet e-mail application and
it will now activate properly when you click on a mailto URL in a browser.
- Added command key equivalents and the color "violet" to the color
- Added in "K Free" at top right of screen to show available memory.
- Due to popular demand, the tab key has been restored to it's 2.0
functionality, i.e it moves to the next field. To enter in a real tab
in the text type option-tab.
- The demo now lasts 30 days instead of 21.
- Various bugs in the documentation were fixed.
- A number of other small bugs were fixed.
================== Changes Since Version 2.0.3 ==================
- Style text is now supported. There are three little pop-up icons
above the scroll bar with which you can select the stye and color of
the text. (The text's font and base size is still choosen in your preferences.
- Drag & Drop text is now supported.
- True tabs are now supported in the text. (To tab to the next field
in a form use control-tab, Cmd-tab still works just as it did.)
- Reply-To: headers from the Internet are now correctly supported.
- Error alerts that are produced by the SnapMail driver now disappear
automatically after 5 minutes and all errors are logged to an error
log file in the "Snap Mail 2.0 Files" folder.
New System Requirements:
- A number of bugs have been fixed that caused crashes when large internet
mail items came in through the Hologate gateway.
- The default size for the SnapMail window on large screens no longer
takes up the whole screen.
- The year now appears in all dates.
- Dragging a file from Find File (and other "promise" sources) onto
SnapMail to enclose it now works.
- Various bugs that appeared when using SnapMail in double-byte text
systems were fixed.
- Fixed Bug where the clicking the zoom box could cause the SnapMail
window to appear off the screen.
- Numerous other minor bugs were fixed.
- SnapMail 2.5 now requires System 7.0 or greater.
==================== Compatibility ==================
- ARA Server 3.0: There is an incompatibility with this version of ARA
server that causes SnapMail to continuously scan the network, The current
fix is to use a different version of the Server software.
- Apple Data Detectors: If you are installing SnapMail for the first
time, and you are running Apple Data Detectors please disable the ADD
extenstion until after you have successfully installed and rebooted
SnapMail. If you don't ADD will cause lock up you mac durring boot once
you have typed in your SnapMail id (or restored identity). You will
then have to force a reboot. After that reboot, everything should work
fine, so this advice is only to prevent you from having to force the
- Suitcase: Old versions of Suitcase will cause an error alert to appear
at start-up time that proclaims an unexpected error -109. Upgrading
to Suitcase II version 2.1.2 or later fixes this problem.
- Escapade: Old versions of Escapade can cause a crash when opening
a log item in the Delivered Mail Log. Upgrading to version 1.3.2 or
later fixes this problem.
- Retrospect Remote: If Retrospect is set to intercept shutdown for
a late night backup SnapMail will not get a chance to dump any pending
mail to a server until AFTER the backup, when the shutdown procedure
completes. If this is a problem for you, you should turn on the "Send
all mail directly to server" preference.