Lion’s Mail dredges up the past
People have long held the notion that the Mac is geared towards the “creative” mind, although usually they are referring to graphic artists using applications such as Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator and such to help express their creativity. However, with Lion, it is Apple’s OS itself that is forcing us to be creative, or, more specifically, its updated Mail app. Take a look at the screenshot below of an exchange between my wife and I.
What you are seeing is her sending me an e-mail with the subject “Wow”, then letting me know that it is hot outside. This is of course vital information for someone such as myself who works in an underground bunker, devoid of any hint of a window. But then also notice that Mail has decided that her message is a continuation of a conversation she started back in 2008 when she sent me a picture of Target’s Halloween displays, featuring Halloween-themed Domo dolls hanging from the ceiling (ALSO another very important e-mail) with the same subject.
So it looks like we’re going to have to start being a bit more creative with our e-mail subject headings if we don’t want Mail to start grouping new e-mails with things from 3 years ago.
Or, we could uncheck the “include related messages” box in Mail’s prefs. (below)
So, has this happened to anyone else? Feel free to do a test and let me know.