This is such a useful error message

that I’m going to get right on it and fix it. It came from Apple Mail 9.3 on El Capitan 10.11.4, presumably when it was retrieving mail because I wasn’t interacting with the app.

Mail Error

No indication of what command was exiting or why it was issuing a non-zero status. Totally useless.

People who┬áI’ve managed knew never to let me see an error message that was not self-evident as to the problem, and more importantly, what to do about it. It’s OK to offer the user a bit of information as long as they’re pointed to where they can get a full explanation. Apple does neither. This is lazy programming.

Author: Tom

Destroyer of software. If I haven't tested it, it hasn't been tested.

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