Apple has seen the light with their tired old .Mac webmail interface and is updating it to look more like Apple Mail. On it's preview web page it says:
The new .Mac webmail is coming soon, and you'll feel like you've seen it before.
With its smart use of the latest web technology, it'll remind you of the Mail application on your desktop, with a simple and elegant interface, drag-and-drop capability, built-in Address Book, and more.
A new look
Everything is within easy reach. Your mail folders are next to the Inbox, and you can read full messages and access your contact info without leaving the page.
Manage your Inbox easily, by dragging and dropping messages, just like you do on your desktop – even multiple messages at the same time.
Read entire messages in a pane located right below your message list, just like you do in your desktop Mail application.
.Mac webmail keeps page reloads to a minimum, by refreshing only the portion of the page that needs updating, instead of reloading the entire page.
A .Mac webmail exclusive. Dash off a response without leaving your Inbox, by clicking the Quick Reply button next to the message to which you're responding.
Built-in Address Book
It's fully integrated, so you can quickly access and search your contact info. Start typing in a name, and all your matching Address Book contacts
The .Mac webmail Inbox displays the beginning of every message, so you can quickly scan your messages without opening them.
Flag and unflag messages with a single click, just like you do on your Mac Mail application.
Save time with keyboard shortcuts for common operations like composing new messages and searching your mailboxes.
All this sounds good Apple but what are you doing to increase the value of the rest of the .Mac service?