“With its smart use of the latest web technology, it’ll remind you of the Mail application on your desktop, with a simple and elegant interface, drag-and-drop capability, built-in Address Book, and more,” Apple says.
The new .Mac webmail will soon contain the following:
• A new look: Everything is within easy reach. Your mail folders are next to the Inbox, and you can read full messages and access your contact info without leaving the page.
• Drag-and-drop: Manage your Inbox easily, by dragging and dropping messages, just like you do on your desktop – even multiple messages at the same time.
• Message pane: Read entire messages in a pane located right below your message list, just like you do in your desktop Mail application.
• Smart refreshes: .Mac webmail keeps page reloads to a minimum, by refreshing only the portion of the page that needs updating, instead of reloading the entire page.
• Quick Reply: A .Mac webmail exclusive. Dash off a response without leaving your Inbox, by clicking the Quick Reply button next to the message to which you’re responding.
• Built-in Address Book: It’s fully integrated, so you can quickly access and search your contact info. Start typing in a name, and all your matching Address Book contacts appear in the address field.
• Message previews: The .Mac webmail Inbox displays the beginning of every message, so you can quickly scan your messages without opening them.
• Message flagging: Flag and unflag messages with a single click, just like you do on your Mac Mail application.
• Keyboard shortcuts: Save time with keyboard shortcuts for common operations like composing new messages and searching your mailboxes.
More info here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Willie G,” “mango,” and “George P.” for the heads up.]