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WideMail (formerly WidescreenMailPlugin) is a plugin for Mail.app for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard which turns the message view from a two-row horizontal view, to a two-column vertical view.

What's New

Version 2.0pr4:
  • Mac OS X 10.6.7 support

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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SnazzyGent Member IconReview+0
SnazzyGent
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The look is great, but the customization could use some more options (the ability to make the sender or subject bold, perhaps?). Also, I found the software to be just too buggy for everyday work and personal use. I've had to dump the bundle and re-install after crashes too many times, just because I altered a visual setting.

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Version 2.0pr4
JeeJeeBee Member IconComment+3
JeeJeeBee
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As with the upgrade to 10.6.8 and the introduction of Mail 4.6 my much loved Widemail was disabled by Mail (same for Letterbox), I have searched on many sites for a solution.
I'm very glad i found a simple and working one. As many former users have the same problem I like to share it with you here.

The solution I found is called Mailpluginfix, wich automates the repair of Widemail and Letterbox.
You can download it for free here:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37804/mailpluginfix

It made my day and hopefully yours too!

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Version 2.0pr4
JeeJeeBee
+0

As you can see this solution is also found on Macupdate:)
Reading the info about the plugin it suggests that it works on all Mail changes. But I'm not sure if this will be for Lion too. If any Lion user tries it, please let me know.

Thnx!

KKuro
+0

Thank you very very much!
"widemail" works on 10.6.8

serbiffi
+0

Great!
Tanks! Now Widemail works on 10.6.9

jebbgraff
+0

Thanks!

leocrespo Member IconReview+2
leocrespo
+1

I'd totally pay $50 for this plugin for Lion / ML. Please make a new release!

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Version 2.0pr4
serbiffi
+0

Ops, excuse me, works on 10.6.8!

Aargl Member IconComment+354
Aargl
+0

The Leopard version is not available at the mentioned URL.
I've tried http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21899/letterbox instead, which works perfectly! :-)

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Version 2.0pr4
jims525 Member IconReview+3
jims525
+0

Works great for me on 10.6.8, so did letterbox but WideMail allows you to adjust the row heights and a few other features. Haven't had any memory problems.

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Version 2.0pr4
menotti
+0

How can I install on 10.6.8?

hellojello Member IconReview+2
hellojello
+2

How do I uninstall this?? I followed the instructions on the official site but I can only find 1 of the 2 files I need to delete? Support?

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Version 2.0pr4
dkjacks Member IconReview+1
dkjacks
+1

I too liked this plugin, until I looked at Activity Monitor for something else and saw Mail.app using over a Gig of Virtual Memory. There is a memory leak somewhere in the plugin. Others have reported it too. If there will be no more development of the plugin, I suggest you use something else.

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Version 2.0pr4
hellojello
+0

were you able to uninstall widemail? I can't seem too? I can only find one of the two files I need to delete. Do you know if there is an uninstaller?

Trekker Member IconComment+58
Trekker
+2

Dane - Please update Widemail for Lion. Even though Apple has made progress with Mail.app in Lion, I really need the alternating row colors that Widemail provided but which Apple doesn't. It's so much easier on my upper-middle-aged eyes. Please...

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Version 2.0pr4
Ausx Member IconReview+5
Ausx
+5

I really like this plug-in. I sent an email to the developer, and he promptly updated it to work with 10.6.7. You can get it from the developers website.

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Version 2.0pr3
Lep19 Member IconReview+1
Lep19
+1

Love this plug-in; however, Mac OS 10.6.7 immediately disables it as incompatible. I hope there is an update in the works.

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Version 2.0pr3
Robotank
+1

Fortunately, there's a fairly easy way to make Mail bundles work with newer versions of Mail by simply editing the bundle's info.plist file. See the directions here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100823103751355

This hint is for GrowlMail specifically, but the exact same method can be used on any bundle. I just finished successfully editing three bundles, including WideMail, for use with 10.6.7/Mail 4.5.

iUseFree
+2

replace the widemail info.plist array (at bottom of plist) with


1C58722D-AFBD-464E-81BB-0E05C108BE06
9049EF7D-5873-4F54-A447-51D722009310


save and make sure the widemail plugin is not on the disable bundels folder in library->mail. If it is drug it back to bundels folder.

Jkbayley
+0

Freeuse's fix works very nicely!
Tranquility restored.

Tracer
+0

Thanks, Freeuse! it fixed the problem for me!!!

Lep19
+0

Thanks Freeuse. One question which strung do I replace? There are several in the info.plist

Lapsang Souchong
+0

You change the last two.

Lep19
+0

Thanks Freeuse, your solution has apparently resolved the compatibility issue. All seems well again.

Bdfu
+0

Robotank's suggestion works great!

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James-D
Version 2.0pr3
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Details

Downloads 31,091
Version Downloads 5,119
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 22 Mar 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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