Worse yet, I was reading a message to day, and wanted to go to the next message in the mailbox.
With Squirrelmail, I could just click “next” or “previous”.
Now I have to go back to the main mailbox, then click on the next message to read. More actions, more load time.
This thing is so feature deficient it’s pathetic, and what they tout as “features” is nothing more than window dressing:
- Server side filters that they configure, not you, and that interfere with IMAP? Not a feature at all, it’s a bug.
They say: “Faster – Better hardware and built-in caching allows faster service/decreased load times than previous Webmail clients.”
I say: Bullshit. It is slow to index and display
They say: “Contacts – atmail offers the ability to create custom contact groups and add photos to individual contacts.”
I say: Adding pictures to contacts? Who cares! Contact groups are useless when you can’t send out as an alias.
They say: “Active development – atmail is actively developing its software to remain current and relevant. atmail’s sole focus is on email so its full attention is on product development for Webmail applications.”
I say: If that is active development, give me inactive and stable, instead of useless “features” that don’t even do what the older client did
They say: “Larger uploads – Offers the ability to upload attachments much larger than former versions of Webmail, and allows up to 30MB through the web browser interface.”
I say: This was always just a setting on the webmail configuration. Not a weakness of the client, a weakness of the person who set it up.
They say: “Mobile UI – Comes with a mobile user interface that you can use with any modern smartphone.”
I say: This is stupid. Mobile devices already have native mail UIs, and you would just set it up in that, not download another stupid app. You should never have to use webmail on a smartphone.
They say: “Click & drag attachments – When creating a new email in atmail, you can easily drag a file from your computer into atmail to automatically attach a file.”
I say: What use is that? Is this thing for children who can only do point and click, or is it for small business users that are adults and know how to browse and pick a file? Another feature that is just window dressing, not actually useful.
So everything they list as such a great feature is useless, pointless, or actively interferes with a small business user.
I don’t know who their target user base is, but even most Yahoo and Gmail users are more sophisticated.