“The latest iteration of Apple’s Mail client, like the OS it accompanies, seems little changed on the surface. Its greatest improvements lie under the hood, and while not all of them entirely live up to Apple’s promises, the program on the whole remains dependably excellent,” Nathan Alderman reports for Macworld.com.
“The version of Mail included with Leopard was hardly sluggish, but the latest Mail felt modestly but perceptibly faster on the 2GHz Core 2 Duo aluminum MacBook I used for testing,” Alderman reports. “On its first launch after a restart, Mail opened in anywhere from two to five seconds; subsequent relaunches opened almost instantly. In regular use, the program was never less than nimble and responsive.”
Alderman reports, “Mail 4.3 offers no earth-shattering upgrades, just the same dependable, well-crafted, easy-to-use experience it always has. Considering that it was and still is the best mail client for the Mac, that lack of radical change is definitely a good thing.”
Read the full review here.