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Launch: Webmail 6.2

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Today we launched Webmail 6.2. Thanks to Mike, BrianH, Steve, Joel, Nithiwat, and Ellen for releasing yet another version of webmail on schedule. This release contains the following features:
* Overhaul of the Contacts section (Grasshopper) by Nithiwat
* Spanish, French, German, and Greek fully translated (Translate.com helped here)
* Faster login speeds
* Faster IE7 performance
* Improved printing in calendar and tasks
* Improved invitation system
* 20+ fixes and enhancements
Webmail 6.3 is coming soon…

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Pat Matthews.

Pat Matthews is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Pat founded Webmail.us, a business email hosting company that made Inc. magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2007 Rackspace acquired Webmail.us and the two businesses joined forces. From 2007 to 2009, Pat led the Rackspace mail business and helped grow it to more than two million paid mailboxes worldwide.

In January 2010, Pat was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of all Rackspace cloud businesses. In this role he led Rackspace to become one of the most important companies in the cloud computing industry. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Cloud at Rackspace in August of 2010.

Today, Pat oversees corporate development, which includes M&A, investment projects, new business initiatives and strategic partnerships.

Pat is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He is an angel investor and advisor in several startup companies. Pat and his family live in San Antonio, TX.


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  • http://ryantate.com Ryan

    I am glad you guys continue to improve Webmail on a regular basis. Good work …

    For future reference, here is a list of some possible improvements for the future:

    -The default search does not handle cases where one search term is in one field and the other search term is in another. For example, if the Subject is the only part of the email that has the word “keynote” and the body is the only part of the email that has the word “speech,” a search for keynote speech will not pull up the email.

    -The default search only searches the inbox, not the other folders, it would be nice to at least have the option to make “search all folders” the default (a very strong argument can be made for making in the, er, default default).

    -Once you have run a search and are ready to return to the normal view of the Inbox, there is no obvious way to clear the search (I stare at the screen for a few seconds before remembered to click on the Inbox icon, even though it is already highlighted).

    -There doesn’t seem to be a way to re-sort search results, eg by sender instead of by date, unless I’m missing something

    -It would be really nice to be able to view more than 50 emails per page

    -It would be really nice to be able to ‘delete as spam’ so the spam filter can get smarter

    -It would be nice to be able to add a contact from the preview pane.

    Whew. That list ended up longer than I expected! This is a braindump of things that have been accumulating in my head the past several months.

    Hope I don’t sound ungrateful! Nice upgrade!!

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