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Mar 27 / Jonathan

Mailx, a NetNewsWire style

Mailx is a simple NetNewsWire style based on Chris Clark’s Mail style, with readability enhancements. Thanks to Oliver Boermans for some of the ideas.

My aim was to display all the relevant meta-information cleanly, and specify enough leading to improve readability, but no so much as to waste too much screen real estate. It works especially well in Widescreen View (not surprisingly, since that’s what I use).

Download Mailx here, put the unzipped style in ~/Library/Application Support/NetNewsWire/StyleSheets/, restart NNW, and select Mailx as your style.

Update: thanks to Isaac for pointing out that installation is easier than my instructions: unzip and double-click; NNW will do the rest.

Update 2: I’ve added a bar on the right of blockquotes to make them more obvious when there’s an image on the left that obscures the left bar. 

Update 3: I tweaked the colors just a bit for compatibility with the rest of NNW’s appearance.

Update 4: I added a little left & right margin to images.

Try it; you might like it.

Here, for comparison, are Mailx and Mail. The font is Lucida Grande.

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  1. Isaac Wiebe / Mar 28 2008

    Mailx is great, thanks! FYI NNW styles can be installed by double clicking the style, and clicking install. No rooting around in finder, and no NNW restarts necessary.

  2. Chris Broadfoot / Mar 28 2008

    I’ll try it out, but a screenshot would be handy…

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