So I’ve been using Mozilla mail again, since it’s a little more powerful than Mail.app. Plus, this way I’m using the same client on Mac and PC (no way in hell I’m using Outlook Express, especially after my friend’s PC got a virus just from reading a message in OE).
Now on the PC version of Moz Mail, SHIFT+ALT+Enter sends the message you’re composing. I’ve gotten quite in the habit of using this, since I’m all about the keyboard shortcuts, dontcha know? So naturally, when I start using Moz mail on OS X, I attempt to do something similar with SHIFT+CMD+Return. Everything looks fine, although I do find it odd that if I hit CMD+Return, it appears to also send, except it asks me first if I really wanna send a message. I don’t like ther computer second-guessing me, so I avoid using that shortcut and stick to my tried-and-true triple keypress.
Lately, a few people who I sent email to said they haven’t been getting it. I poke around in my Sent folder, and sure enough, the messages aren’t there. I check my preferences to make sure sent mail is getting copied to the Sent folder, and everything looks okay. I decide to send myself some email; it never arrives. What the hell?
So I get all scientific and send two messages. One I send with the SHIFT+CMD+Return command, the other with the CMD+Return command. Guess which one shows up?
So now I realize that probably the last 30 emails I “sent” didn’t actually go anywhere. But they’re not saved in my drafts folder or anything like that. As far as I can tell, SHIFT+CMD+Return is a shortcut for a hidden “fuck this noise” command that immediately destroys your message.
Then I notice this option under the File menu called “Send Later.” Now there isn’t a key shortcut listed next to this command, so one would think that there wasn’t a shortcut for it. One apparently would be wrong for thinking this, because once I hit “Send Unsent Messages,” Mozilla starts sending about 3000 messages, all the while saying over and over “damn, you are a dumbass, aren’t you?” Because God forbid Mozilla ask me if I really want to instantly hide my message deep inside its poop chute where I’ll never find it, instead of sending it immediately.
So if you just got 10 messages from me, now you know why.