MacVoices #23188: MacVoices Live! – Sonoma Drops Mail Plugin Support; Silo’s Success (1)

This MacVoices Live! session starts off with a discussion of the impact of Apple’s API restrictions on third-party applications, particularly in relation to mail plug-ins in Sonoma. Chuck JoinerJim ReaDavid GinsburgBen RoethigBrian Flanigan-Arthurs and Web Bixby explore the importance of having a backup plan and the challenges faced by developers when APIs lack functionality. We also cover alternative options for Gmail users and workarounds for using Apple Mail with Outlook. Other topics include MSG file compatibility on Mac, the popularity of shows like “Silo” and “Foundation,” and the possibility of a season four of “Ted Lasso.” (Part 1) 


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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Apple drops mail plug-in support in Sonoma
0:04:18 The importance of having a backup for third-party applications
0:06:26 Dependency on Gmail’s API for email applications
0:07:00 The impact of large companies on APIs.
0:09:00 Limited functionality of Apple’s new API for mail.
0:14:34 Outlook on Mac vs Outlook on iOS
0:16:32 Consideration of alternative mail clients, like Edison Mail
0:17:39 Different Email Clients for Work and Personal Use
0:20:52 Challenges with Apple Mail and MS Exchange in Enterprise Environment
0:22:24 Workaround for Opening MSG Files on Mac
0:23:41 Email clients and their suitability
0:24:09 Silo: Apple TV Show Renewed for Second Season
0:26:23 Silo: Unraveling the Story with Twists and Turns
0:27:53 Mixed Reactions to Episode 1, but Hooked by Episode 2
0:29:02 Apple TV: Platonic, Mixed Reviews, and After Party Season Two
0:32:02 Chemistry and Uncertainty in TV Show Casts


macOS Sonoma Drops Support for Legacy Mail App Plug-ins


TNEF’s Enough

Apple TV+ Renews Post-Apocalyptic Drama ‘Silo’ for a Second Season

Tim Cook wants season four of ‘Ted Lasso,’ says Coach Beard


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.


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