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MailFX is a plugin for Mail, MailFX is a notifier which replaces (or complete) the sound warning of Mail OS X by a graphic animation (Quartz composition).

What's New

Version 1.21:
  • Correction of bug (a crash could occur while clicking on the notifier).


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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El Comandante Member IconComment+1
El Comandante

Pro version was recently updated to version 2.x for Snow Leopard compatibility...And what about the FREE version (MailFX NONPRO ) ? There will be an update for Snow Leopard, or not ?

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Version 1.2.1
hmfwic Member IconComment+17

I have installed the new Safari 4.0 beta. Every time I get a new email, Mail quits and gives me a Problem Report. It just started this morning.

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Version 1.2.1
FLASH1296 Member IconReview+297

RE: My Comment of 9/25

The software developer DID contact me to provide me with my license as soon as I posted the comment.

He was appropriately apologetic.

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Version 1.2.1
FLASH1296 Member IconComment+297

I PURCHASED the pro version from this developer.
I have not received the registration information, and my emails bounce !
IF the developer reads this I suggest that he provide HERE an email address for sales and tech support.

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Version 1.2.1
JetFireDX Member IconComment+34

Half working here. Install appears to run correctly. Mail then launches. New emails do trigger an animation to play (the default I assume) but the preference for it only says something like "pick a button first!" but then if I select it again nothing is shown.

I am using the WideMail plugin so it is possible that there is a conflict.

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Version 1.2
Ddomenet (Developer)

I don't understand very well.
Can you post a mail at indicated, with screen copy if possible.

Leppe Member IconReview+28

this is a review for version 1.2!

*I give this software a main rating of 5.
-They fixed a lot in this release.
-The installer is professional.
-All the information you need is in the ReadMe file and in the installer.
-And the installiation works now!
-It's still free software!
-It's a very nice feature for Leopard Mail (this is personal, but I think many people will agree).

*Features: a raiting of 4. Which is still very good ;). It's all integrated in the preferences from Mail. For Freeware there are a lot features you can control and there is room for more. You can set how this software behaves on a very personal base.

*Ease of Use: a raiting of 5. It's all in the preferences and a child is able to set this up.

*Value: a raiting of 5 (of corse)

*Stability: a raiting of 3. Personal I would give it a 4 or maybe a 5, but there are still some Terminal commands "if" the installation is not working... The commands work well and will start the feature in Mail. But many people are still afraid from the Terminal.
A Terminal script in the next release could be a solution... It's very easy to make one and to compile it to a script.

So considering the previous version was buggy and hard to install with no info at all, this version is a great step forward. So I believe this software deserves a 5! It's free, it's a nice feature, it's easy to use, great feedback, friendly and helpful developers, etc.

Regards and keep up the good work!

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Version 1.2
Leppe Member IconComment+28

I'm just letting you know that the installation did nothing, except adding a rule in Mail.
No special effects, no extra preferences in Mail like in the screenshot.

The program does nothing at all.
I think there is something realy wrong with the installer!

Maybe it's better to use a 10.4 installer, because if you click on the computer icon during installation you get a message if you want to install this for all users or not.

I clicked on all users and maybe that's the problem?

The concept is good and I would love to see it work.
I did not tried the uninstaller yet.
I'll do that now and try do reinstall it just for one user.

But you need to test this more on several Mac's before releasing this. I just noticed that you had issues with the installer in the previous version too.

Having some experiance with the installer from Xcode I would advise to try a 10.4 installer in combination with a min. system combination, which is 10.5. It's much more easy to master and control a 10.4 installer (also less change for bugs).

Once you master the 10.4 installer do some tests with the 10.5 installer. As a developer you will know what I'm talking about.

Again, it's a great idea and concept!!! Even a good job!!!
Just the installer issues are not funny ;-)

Take care and thanks for the program (and for keeping it Free!!!)

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Version 1.1
Ddomenet (Developer)

Your advice was taken for version 1.2.

Thank you.


No thanks ;)
The installer looks professional and the readme file is in the zip file and the installer.
Great Job!

And it works fine.

5 stars from me. It's a very nice feature for Mail in Leopard using it's powerfull engine.
I'm looking forward to see new work from the developer(s).


revision29 Member IconComment+2

I like the fact that this plug-in does not require an additional framework to run as GrowlMail does. It does not seem to be a resource hog and plays nice with Mail.

On the downside, I would like to be able to make my own animation as the ones included are not the best looking. It would also be nice if the message would say how many new messages were received and or if it is a single message to indicate sender and subject. Developer's website indicates that one can make custom animations, but I can't since my computer will not run quartz composer. This is why more options which affect the animation would be nice.

Keep up the good work.

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Version 1.0

Frome the site of MailFX : "The quartz animations can be modified (for those which know Quartz composer). You can also create your owns animations by respecting size(314 x 256) and by avoiding the too heavy images which can saturate memory and slow down animation."


Woops ! Typo. FROM the site...

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Downloads 4,453
Version Downloads 2,489
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 26 Jun 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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