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GNUMail.app is a fully featured mail application running on Linux (or FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc) and Apple Mac OS X. It uses the GNUstep development framework or Apple Cocoa, which is based on the OpenStep specification provided by NeXT, Inc. GNUMail.app is licensed under the GPL, and the full sources of the application are available.

GNUMail.app was written from scratch. It uses Pantomime as its mail handling framework.

What's New

Version 1.2pre3:
  • Universal
  • Now makes use of the new mailbox caching code from Pantomime
  • New task handling code
  • UI improvements for Mac OS X
  • Lots of other features, bug fixes, refactorings, speed and usability improvements.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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conroy.r Member IconComment+3
conroy.r
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I really don't see the point of developing a mail application to replace the free mail application that comes with the Mac if it doesn't do amazing things that Mail.app doesn't do.

And with 10.5, the competition will have gone out of GNUMail's league.

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Version 1.2pre3
mjhamson
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To the previous poster: catch a clue and read the information before posting. This is a *nix project with a mac port.

As much as I love mail.app, it has its limitation and shortcomings. If someone feels compelled to do better - we (the community) should encourage them.

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Anonymous
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A couple improvements this has over Mail.app (even in Tiger 10.4) is outgoing filters/rules and it is a bit faster in some ways. For example, pressing command-N for a new message composition window makes a window appear faster in GNUMail than in Mail.app 2.0. Also, it does have IMAP support. However, Mail.app is faster for checking for new mail, and its incoming rules capabilities are more robust.

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Version 1.2pre1
Carla2 Member IconComment+0
Carla2
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There is no export feature, which makes testing this client risky--or, at best, annoying.

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Version 1.2pre1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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What does this app have that Mail.app doesnt?? I mean when u go and build something from scrach dont u have to make it somehow standout? at least dev. would include Read Receipt send receive option something Mail doesnt have.

and why would i want to use this? you'll never know if it worked since no sent folder gets chacked by sent mail.

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Version 1.2pre1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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It crashes when you do anything more than just launching and looking at it.

Also the interface pretty much sucks. Stick with Mail, you don't gain much by using this.

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Version 1.2pre1
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Anonymous
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Umm, a bit ropey.

I closed the window, to open it you have to create a new view then navigate back to your inbox, and thats if it doesn't crash (It did twice)

I sent to mail, but neither appeared in the sent box, I am not sure if they were sent at all.

It doesn't appear to offer anything mail.app doesn't already have

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Version 1.2pre1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Is it really necessary to have to *triple* click on a folder to have a look inside it? Single and double clicks illicit no response. Moving between messages (at least on an IMAP server) is very slow.

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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
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Those issues are all fixed in the development version (you can get a dmg on the official website). All those enhancements will be part of the next release.

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Anonymous
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This is a great app. I tried thunderdir, Eudora, Mail and Entourage and this is the best. I dumps Mail (can't find the server all of a sudden when sending large attachments) and integrates with Address Book. Now I can hotsync Address Book and iCal, plus have a half decent e-mail app. Make sure to click "expert" in the preferences, giving access to filters and lots of options. I wish it were easier to see attachments and manage messages on the server. Thanks again GNU!

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Version 1.1.2
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I meant Thunderbird and this is all on Mac OS 10.3x

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Anonymous
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This program seems to be written in the true GNU style, with a rather cavalier approach to memory management. It appears that it attempts to do something on the order of loading all your IMAP mailboxes into memory, and do it rather ineffciently. When I attempted to set up an account, and asked it to look for mailboxes, it promptly chewed through several hundred megabytes of virtual memory and locked up my whole system for minutes until I could kill it.

Pity. I really don't want to use one of those Chrome/Gecko-based mail apps, but it seems that a Mozilla spinoff is my last best chance for email peace.

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Version 1.1.2
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Anonymous
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Hi. For the IMAP issue, you told GNUMail.app to show all mailboxes on the server and that can take time, especially if the server is slow. This is also the default behavior (sometimes easier for starters). You can show only subscribed mailboxes: Preferences > (edit the account name) > Receive options. HTH.

Vrykolaka Member IconComment+0
Vrykolaka
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Finally a mailer client wich allow unsubscribing to mailboxes (the only other one that does allow IMAP unsubscribing is… Outlook Express. Yes, the hated one)

But tell me: why, oh why doesn't GNUMail even retrieve my messages? It can list my mailboxes (but is almost unable to unsubscribe; still the possibility is (badly) implemented) but it can't download messages.

How long will I have to say that Outlook Express is my favourite email client?

• When will Maill.app allow unsubscribing and will it stop junking my girlfriend RF1855-compliant mail?
• When will Mailsmith support IMAP?
• When will TheBat! be ported to the Mac?
• When will Mulberry be understandable by IQ 100 people?
• When will I find a real (and graphical) mail client?

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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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> Vrykolaka: "Finally a mailer client wich allow
> unsubscribing to mailboxes (the only other one that
> does allow IMAP unsubscribing is… Outlook Express.
> Yes, the hated one)"
This is just untrue. Try PowerMail

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Anonymous
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How does mail junk email?

I've never had a problem yet (Except for choosng the right account to send from, and editing messages, and resending messages, and reply-to-list). Oh, and importing Eudora mail (icky HTML tags everywhere) but that's Eudora's problem.

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Downloads 16,933
Version Downloads 4,174
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 05 Feb 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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