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This application lets you monitor and control Apple Mail from the Mac OS X Status Bar. In particular:

  • it lets you know if there are unread messages in your mailboxes;
  • you can set system-level shortcuts to show new mail, check all accounts and create new messages.

What's New

Version 0.4.3:
  • Now it is possible to display the number of unread messages in the menu bar
  • A new application icon

Requirements

Mail.app

*Previously available here

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artie505 Member IconComment+88
artie505
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Ummm... Will somebody please explain to me how to d/l this app?

Clicking on either d/l or dev's site redirects me to xoom.it where I can't find any reference to "Menu Status Control."

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Version 0.4.3
Mr. Leo Member IconReview+12
Mr. Leo
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Wonderful !
Mail Status Control can run with Mac OS X 10.7.3 Lion.
No problem.
I am thankful to the developer of this software.

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Version 0.4.3
Mr. Leo Member IconReview+12
Mr. Leo
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It operates quite normally though I have been using this software for five years.
It is a tool to be recommended to everybody. I wish to express my gratitude to the author.

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Version 0.4.3
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Anonymous
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well here's one complain....the status say "there is 1 unread msg" when i have no new msgs and when i DO get a new email, it says "there are 2 unread msgs". not a big deal but kinda annoying.

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Version 0.4.3
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Anonymous
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I would like to explain this issue. MSC by default searches for new messages in all mailboxes. So you may have new mail in some place other than your inbox. Hence the unread count set to one.

If you want MSC to behave exactly like Apple Mail, i.e., to display only the number of new messages in the inbox, open the Preferences panel and select the "Check INBOX only" option.

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Anonymous
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This is a real winner, at least for us dock-hiders, and the new mail count feature makes it better than ever. What's to complain about??

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Version 0.4.3
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Anonymous
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Love it!

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Version 0.4.3
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Anonymous
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I like it a lot. It does exactly what I want. I always hide my Dock, so having to mouse down to the bottom once in a while to see if any mail had arrived was rather boring. With MSC I only have to glance at the menubar to see if new mail has arrived. Thats all I need - please don't make it do all kinds of needles things :)

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Version 0.4.2
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Anonymous
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As one of the earlier reviewers said:

"If you really want to make it indispensible, add the possibility for it to check and notify of new mail without having to open Mail.app."

I agree totally! There is a big gap for a simple notifier that just works. Mailticker was the best by far but has recently died a death. I would happily pay to find a similar application or one to provide this simple notification facility.

Still, a nice app! Thanks to the developer

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Version 0.4.2
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Anonymous
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Of course it would be great to have such a feature. However, MSC completely relies upon Apple Mail. Please note that, in order to implement such a feature, I should write a completely different application...

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Anonymous
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I get a 403 Forbidden error when I try to Download...

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Version 0.4.2
asmeurer
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Me too, but just for link 2.

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Anonymous
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I totally agree with the previous comment! Would like to see it work like Gmail status.

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Version 0.4.2
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Details

Downloads 7,913
Version Downloads 4,944
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 06 Nov 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free