FastMailBase
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Email archiving solution. (was MailBase)   Demo ($97.00)
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FastMailBase works in tight conjunction with your favorite eMail client by importing selected eMails from it to store and organize them in a lightning fast database for later powerful search and management.

FastMailBase will remain in demo mode until you provide a valid registration key, with full features available but only limited to 100 emails import. As soon as registered, this limitation is removed.
What's New
Version 1.14:
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Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and a supported email client (Apple Mail, PowerMail, Microsoft Entourage, Microsoft Outlook Express, Claris Emailer), or any mbox capable mail client.





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Bruce_Y commented on 15 Jan 2007
product is still $97US (via developers link to Kagi), not $67.

IMO, way too expensive. Not even a possibility that I would buy at current pricing. I suggest: $25.

Note also that developers web site comparison chart justifies his price in part by comparing to Mac OSX Mail which he lists at $129, and Entourage listed at $399. He does note that they are 'bundeled prices' in a footnote, but still, the prices in the chart are bolded to get your attention.

So he totally misses the point that (a) the actual mail apps costs much less, (b) the other mail archive apps are much more reasonably priced than his, (c) the higher priced email client application actually does a lot more than just save off emails to disk...

It is pricing itself out of market, maybe out of existence.

Last point, the ManyBases appears to be the same developer who posted many identical "replies" to other macUpdate listed email archive applications, all telling the people to go buy his product instead of the one that he posted his 'reply' to. circa mid 2004.
[Version 1.14]


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gryphonent reviewed on 01 Jun 2006
$97??? What are they smoking? For an app that does nothing else but archiving email FastMailBase is priced outrageously expensive. Compare what you can get for $97: the complete iLife package, or iWorks. Or almost Word or Excel in their standalone version. I'd register this for $25... and not a penny more. Will stick to EntourageEmailArchiver (EEA X) instead. That one's been reliable, affordable, and good for years.
[Version 1.14]


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Guntis commented on 21 Nov 2005
I even won't download for the testing purposes. The price is simly too high... Very high. It's the price of the hard drive disaster recovery tools. When the price will go down to about $30, max $40, then this program will be on my wish list.
[Version 1.14]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Oct 2005
It doesn't matter how well it does it's one job, $97 to do that one job is ridiculous. I won't even evaluate it with a price that high. There are too many alternatives available.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Oct 2005
"the application (in demo mode) would seem to do everything its says it will"
You're right, Macal, and if you buy it to remove the 100 emails demo limitation, you will find it even more essential when dealing with 40000 emails or more that any mail client is unable to handle with the same speed, safety and ease of use.
2 years of develoment and testing brings it to 13 cents a day.
Isnt your peace of mind and datas value worth several bucks? How much would you pay to recover your lost data?
[Version 1.0]

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adrians replied on 12 May 2006
$97 may be a reasonable price to pay - obviously is in the mind of the developer :)

I might even consider paying it...

But, it is MUCH more expensive than the competition and people here and on versiontracker and elsewhere (eg Hawkwings blog on Apple Mail) think it is (overly)-expensive. That leads to a vicious circle where not enough people buy it (or even look at it) and development slows or even stalls :(

I've seen it happen before with other excellent applications (eg Sciral Consistency) and it is not only the developer who suffers but the also those who buy the application (and don't see it improved), those who buy a competitor (because competition is limited) and those who wish they could afford to buy it. No one wins.

Pricing software is a difficult art but it can mean the difference between the failure and success of an other excellent application.

Regards

A prospective user who doens't want to see the application die...
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Macal commented on 14 Oct 2005
While I agree that $97 is far too much, the application (in demo mode) would seem to do everything its says it will. Imports (In my case.) from Mail, stores attachments, gives me different views of the mail I've imported, searches on criteria I choose and lets me reply either through Mail or the application. All of this quite simply with no big setup hassles.

But $97?
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Oct 2005
"the application (in demo mode) would seem to do everything its says it will"
You're right, Macal, and if you buy it to remove the 100 emails demo limitation, you will find it even more essential when dealing with 40000 emails or more that any mail client is unable to handle with the same speed, safety and ease of use.
2 years of develoment and testing brings it to 13 cents a day.
Isnt your peace of mind and datas value worth several bucks? How much would you pay to recover your lost data?
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Hakan commented on 12 Dec 2004
$97? it must be joke
[Version 1.0b17]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Oct 2004
$100?? Spotlight in Tiger will search email...
[Version 1.0b15]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Oct 2004
Sure. in Apple Mail only, and until you get a mail database crash because it's overloaded... ;-)
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2004
- No support for Mailsmith.
- Slow to import.
- Way too expensive.
- Should offer the option to use one's own MySQL database instead of the built-in one.
[Version 1.0b15]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Oct 2004
The Valentina SQL db is way faster than MySQL, and doesn' t require obscure installation by users, since self contained.

The Windows UI is faster than OSX's. That doesn't make it better. You can use SQLLite to avoid separate installation.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2004
$97!?! It doesn't seem to do much more than Zoe, which is free and with excellent support.
[Version 1.0b15]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Oct 2004
MailBase is a true application with platform native interface, it doesn't substitute to your usual mail client, but simply provides the fastest way of archieving and retrieving your read mails. And it doesn't suffer of web interface slowness.
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Version Downloads:2,582
Type:Internet : Email
License:Demo
Date:21 Nov 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X / OS Classic
Price: $97.00
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FastMailBase works in tight conjunction with your favorite eMail client by importing selected eMails from it to store and organize them in a lightning fast database for later powerful search and management.

FastMailBase will remain in demo mode until you provide a valid registration key, with full features available but only limited to 100 emails import. As soon as registered, this limitation is removed.


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