CTM has updated PowerMail, its e-mail client for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, to version 3.1.2.
The update sports 39 enhancements based on user requests and reports. It also contains fixes in the area of Mac OS X compatibility, AppleScript, IMAP and improvements to the general user-experience.
When sorting by subject, from or to, the messages are now also sorted by sent date as secondary sort order; this will be effective after rebuilding the sort indices from the PowerMail first aid dialog. If the encoding preferences are set to use Unicode [UTF-8, UTF-7 or UTF-16] or Windows-1252 charset, sending a message that contains only characters contained in ISO-8859-1 space will use that encoding instead of the one set in preferences.
It will still be sent in US-ASCII when containing only ASCII characters. This means that you can now set UTF-8 as your default encoding for Roman text, and messages will be sent in Unicode only when containing a character such as the euro currency symbol.
If a recipient’s e-mail address contains leading or trailing spaces — in other words, if you want multiple contacts in your address book to have the same e-mail address — spaces are now stripped when sending the message so the SMTP server won’t reject the message. Multi-part messages previously wouldn’t retain content-parts whose content-type weren’t Text/*, Image/*, Audio/*, Video/*, Application/* or Message/*. Such parts now get saved as attachments.
PowerMail 3.1.2 is a free upgrade for current registered owners of PowerMail 3. It’s available to new users for US$49, though you can test drive it for 30 days free. A single disk image now contains Mac OS X and Mac OS 9-8 versions both in English and French
What’s more, registered PowerMail users can now offer a license to their friends, family or business contacts at a discounted price of $39 instead of $49 and receive a $10 credit towards a future feature upgrade. Registered users may now offer PowerMail licenses via a special link.