Sunday (2/11/24) we just upgraded to the latest SmailterMail build. Was previously using SmailterMail 14. The conversion seemed smooooothe and fast, and as far as I can tell, was flawless. Then again we are a small installation, under 250 accounts on the server. But still, no major headaches that i saw. Thank you for helping to reduce my stress (and anxiety) level !
I am REALLY Happy with the new SmailterMail speed. It is amazing compared to 14. A serious night and day difference, especially on the calendar. My old calendar used to take 30-45 seconds to load or take action, like to move from month to month, or even saving an appointment.. Setting up multiple appointments that spanned several month would take 15 minutes in the past.. This new version, almost instant movement between months and saving appointments.. I am doing a happy dance !
At this point all of my "complaints" and observations are mostly aesthetics, at least till I start getting more feedback from our end users.
1) The UI seems kind of bland and rainy day gray. All of the Avatar Icons adds some color, but I am finding it mostly a distraction at this point and not necessarily helpful. Maybe I just need to use it longer. I turned the icons off, then turned them back on and figured I will try it a little longer. Is that the "BIMI" that i saw posted about in another thread ?
2) Another complaint is how the menu is scattered all over the place and words are not aligned, that the icons share the same space as words. This back and forth of the words makes it really hard to read. AS you can see from the previous version 14 below, there was a very clear and distinct alignment, and the icons did not share the same space as the words.
3) What I REALLY would like, is more contrast between the read and unread emails. The font bold is just not bold, large or dark enough. Its hard to tell the difference between read and unread messages. Could you SmarterPeeps at SmarterTools make there more contrast, or an option for the end user to customize the contrast a little ? larger font, different font, font color, bolder font... even the possibility of adding a background color to the unread email in the email list.