Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Why hasn't Apple thought of that?

When things are moving fast and furious around here, I tend to be pretty quick on the "SEND" button...which means that I'll occasionally send an email without an attachment. No harm done, and I'll usually just make a joke about it with the client.

Anyway, I use Apple's stock Mail program for my everyday correspondence. I have one client, however, who's big on Google chat, so I use Gmail when I email him because it's more convenient. Imagine my surprise when I just went to email a file to him and the following error message pops up:
Did you mean to attach files?
You wrote "I've attached" in your message, but there are no files attached. Send anyway?
Sure enough, Gmail had prevented me from a minor faux pas. It ain't rocket science, but it is a nice safety valve for those of us with an itchy "SEND" finger. So, whaddaya say, Apple? You already warn me if I try to send a message without a subject line. Think you might implement a no-attachment-preventer in Mail Version 3.6.1?


  1. That's because Gmail is awesome. It also does thing that if you email the same group of people all together frequently and leave one out one time, it will say "Hey, what about Bob? You sure you don't want to email him too?"

  2. Interesting, Anon. That, too, seems like something Apple could/should code into Mail. Thanks for the comment.