MailSteward
MailSteward
14.1.2
3.9
0.0
MailSteward free download for Mac

MailSteward for Mac

20 March 2021

Archive your email text in databases; three versions available.

What is MailSteward for Mac

MailSteward will archive all of your email in a database for easy retrieval. Click on the Store Email button and MailSteward will go to work storing copies of all your email text, HTML, attachments, and raw source, into a relational database file. MailSteward has a wealth of features for importing, tagging, saving, and exporting, including the ability to export your vital email information to a number of standard data formats.

  • Safely archive your large volume of vital email information.
  • Easily access your email database with fast, sophisticated searching.
  • Protect your precious email data from data format obsolescence.

If you are running OS X 10.11 or later, and you are using the macOS Mail program, or can export mbox files from Microsoft Entourage, or other email clients, and you have thousands of emails to keep track of, then MailSteward is exactly what you need.

What's new in MailSteward

Version 14.1.2:
  • Make date format in selected email match the date format chosen in the viewing settings
  • Increase the maximum beginning id number when exporting an SQL file, from 999,999 to 10,000,000
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MailSteward qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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gred22
gred22
Sep 3 2021
14.1.2
0.0
Sep 3 2021
0.0
Version: 14.1.2
I have never made a review before. And for many reasons I have become very disappointed, even disgruntled with Apple and my MacBook Air and my iPad. But I wanted to share here the main reason I still use my MacBook Air - what I believe is the best mail archive program out there - for Mac or Windows - MailSteward. Up front - two reasons: (1) it is the only mail archive program I have used with which I never had a problem of it not finding an email. When other programs failed to find something I was sure was there, I always returned to MailSteward, and it found the emails. (2) John Seward has always provided outstanding tech support - always zoomed in on the problem, or lack thereof, and resolved my issue. What’s more, I usually get a response in hours, sometimes minutes. For me, he defines good tech support - knows the product inside-out, actually provides quality support, and does so in a timely manner. That said, I would like to share the best example of how I know what I speak of. In 2018 I made my first ever online course purchase. I then moved to Spain, then to Kuwait, then back to Spain. In 2020 I moved back to the USA. My editor convinced me to pursue my attempts to get my $3000 back through the Better Business Bureau. I spent weeks going through multiple computers and hard disks, to review recorded webinars, recorded phone conversations, and yse, emails. I made transcripts and spread sheets to submit my casse. What is important here, is that using other mail archive programs, I could not find some emails I was sure existed, and that would support my case. In comes MailSteward. I had to combine/merge some data, but I used MailSteward and indeed found all the needed emails. Additional details: I am a collector. I never delete an email. I never waste time trying to organize emails. I rely on searches to find what I need. I have archived decades of email, many hundreds of thousands of emails, tens of Gigabytes of data. MailSteward is not the fastest archive program. The two I used on Windows are much faster, yet at times, for unknown reasons, they cannot find something. It reminds me of the not completely reliable search on Amazon - I have put an exact product name I just saw minutes ago on Amazon into the Amazon search, and it will not come up. Yes, very unusual occurance - but when you need to find an important email, reliability trumps speed. A final note - despite my complete documentation of my BBB case, it was denied, appealed, denied, ignored. Due to some circumstances I choose not to share here, after three years, dealing with a company with a complete lack of integrity (in my humble opinion), I did indeed receive a full refund of my roughly $3000. And MailSteward was a big help in that.
son-of-blue
son-of-blue
Dec 11 2020
14.1
2.0
Dec 11 2020
2.0
Version: 14.1
I have used the free and paid up cheaper versions for several years and have found the retrieval from archives has been a life-saver. HOWEVER there have been various glitches, the last being related to upgrading to OS X Big Sur. Having paid $49.95 in August 2019, it looks as if another payment to upgrade is now needed. These are not trivial sums, and committing to using MailSteward does seem to mean periodic financial haemorrhages. Functionality when working is 5-stars but overall not 5
Mark97
Mark97
Nov 18 2019
13.3
2.0
Nov 18 2019
2.0
Version: 13.3
I have used MailSteward for a very long time. The app has been bulletproof until recently. Over the last year, I've unexplainably lost thousands of emails and now my files corrupt on a regular basis. I've contacted the company, but they offer little help other than to rebuild my databases which doesn't seem to work. He has also told me that I'm the only person with that problem which I find hard to believe since there is seldom one of anyting. The app is no longer reliable for me.
pnn314
pnn314
Feb 19 2019
13.1.5
0.0
Feb 19 2019
0.0
Version: 13.1.5
After upgrading Mac OS to Mojave MailSteward 13.1.5 does not show MailBoxes in Accounts panel.
Jgrove
Jgrove
Nov 1 2018
13.1
5.0
Nov 1 2018
5.0
Version: 13.1
This has been my default Mail backup client for as long as I have owned a MAC. The developer releases periodic updates, with new releases that require a small fee for upgrade. The program works very well (I would recommend MailSteward rather than the lite version) you can set schedules, set up databases etc. It has full search handling and will also store attachments etc. Like any database program it can slow while searching, especially if you database is big. Mine is currently around 8 GB and it takes a minute or two to search for emails. It has never crashed on me, and you can export files, print etc from within the program. I wouldn't be without this program. The initial purchases fee is high, but you are getting a stable program with minor upgrade fees between major version changes. Well worth the money I paid for it.
Gilles9
Gilles9
Oct 14 2018
12.3.8
5.0
Oct 14 2018
5.0
Version: 12.3.8
EXCELLENT
info-2178
info-2178
Jul 25 2018
12.3.5
0.5
Jul 25 2018
0.5
Version: 12.3.5
Utterly horrible experience. Having archived your emails with this company and paying them $50.00 to do it, a couple of years later with literally no perceivable update to the UI and using something that works at a snails pace on the fastest Mac available, they hijack your archives and charge you another ¢20.00 and to add insult to injury, the serial number they sell you to access your archives doesn't work and tells you it isn't on their database... you email them as you need to access the database you paid them to create and nobody answers... what a bunch of total ransomware scumbags
mtacustomer
mtacustomer
Mar 12 2018
12.3
1.0
Mar 12 2018
1.0
Version: 12.3
I hate this app. I would give it minus four stars because the developers seem to be extremely greedy and to use a very manipulative tactic to make money. This app might as well be a subscription service because essentially I am charged $20 every 3-4 months. I bought the pro version and have been using it for some time. I cannot say that it is easy to use. But what bugs me the most is that they have VERY frequent upgrades and charge $20 per upgrade! Essentially, I am being billed (knowingly but extremely begrudgingly) every three months or so. The latest upgrade which is at the time I am writing this review is for 2 bug fixes and costs yet another $20. Also, when you get the app, you get to store emails until 2020. In 2020, there will be yet another upgrade. So expect, to pay every 3-4 years for the annual upgrade, and every 3-4 months $20 for a couple of bug fixes with no major overhaul of their interface!

The developer has been extremely responsive to my questions, so that is definitely has not been an issue for me.
Gilles9
Gilles9
Oct 31 2017
12.1.1
5.0
Oct 31 2017
5.0
Version: 12.1.1
Excellent for archiving emails
tatami
tatami
Mar 13 2017
11.4.1
4.5
Mar 13 2017
4.5
Version: 11.4.1
I've been using Mail Steward since 2010 and found it to be robust and reliable. When I've run into issues, the developer has been responsive and helpful. I think Mail Steward Pro (the version I'm running) is well worth the investment and I'm subtracting half a star only because the interface could do with an overhaul.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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