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Apple Inviting Users To Preview New MobileMe Mail

May 13, 2010

If you launched the MobileMe web app within the last 24 hours you may have already noticed this, but for those who haven't, Apple is inviting all MobileMe subscribers to preview the new version of their mail web app. The MobileMe Mail beta is loaded with new features that are intended to make the wep app easier to use than ever before, and it also features a redesigned interface that is strikingly similar to the iPad's Mail app.  Continuity is always a good thing. MobileMe Mail beta's new features include:
  • Widescreen and compact views. When reading your mail at, the new widescreen view lets you see more of each message with less scrolling. Choose compact view to hide your folders or classic view to see more of your message list.
  • Rules to keep your email organized everywhere. Mail rules help you reduce inbox clutter by automatically filing messages into folders you select ahead of time. Set them up at, and your rules organize your incoming email on the web and everywhere else — on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC.
  • Single-click archiving. Click the Archive button and the selected message is quickly filed into the Archive folder where it's always available for future reference.
  • Formatting toolbar. You can create great-looking email messages using formatting buttons to bold or italicize text, change font color, insert images, and more. You can even create formatted web links to hide long URLs.
  • Improved performance. Mail at loads your inbox and messages faster. And with interface refinements such as the ability to scroll through your entire inbox without having to manually click to load the next set of messages, you'll be able to work more efficiently.
  • Increased security with SSL. With the MobileMe Mail beta, accessing your email on the web is more secure than ever. Your inbox is protected to prevent anyone from eavesdropping on your webmail. As always, you receive SSL protection when you use your MobileMe Mail account on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC.
To sign up for the beta, log in to In the lower-left corner, simply click the "Request an invitation" link.  Then just be patient; you will receive an email notification when you have been added to the beta and can start using it. The beta will work best with Safari 4, Firefox 3.6, and Internet Explorer 8. Apple has also posted a MobileMe Mail beta FAQ where you will be able to find out how the new features will affect your current mail settings, how to unenroll, and even a full list of keyboard shortcuts.

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