MailSteward
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Archive your email text in databases; three versions available.   Demo ($49.95)
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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.
What's New
Version 10.2:
  • Fix rarely occurring bug that caused utf-8, base64 encoded, plain text to not be properly displayed.
  • Fix bug that caused keywords drop-down to crash when there are no keywords.
  • Make the Open Recent menu item work correctly to display the newly chosen database.
  • Add four years to all of the year drop-down menus.
  • Update the manuals.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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MailSteward User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 10.x:
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Turquoise commented on 28 Mar 2014
Can this application download emails and their attachments directly from Yahoo and Gmail server, or does it import it through Apple Mail?
[Version 10.1.1]


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+10

MichaelFrankel reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
Love this program, HOWEVER, the last update seems to have broken something on the Search screen.

Hoping the developer can figure this out and fix it soon.
[Version 10.1.1]

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John Seward replied on 21 Nov 2013
Sorry about the search screen glitch. A new build with the fix is now up.
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MichaelFrankel replied on 21 Nov 2013
Gotta love this developer. Problem reported and fix prepared in under an hour. Outstanding!!

Thanks, John.
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+5

rw49 reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
I bought this 5 years ago and have found it indispensable. For me it works perfectly and, with the latest versions, is really fast, even on my old MacBook Pro of the same vintage!
[Version 10.1.1]


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Dct reviewed on 19 Feb 2013
I use both MailSteward and MailSteward Pro on two different computers, one personal and the other professional respectively.

MailSteward is reliable and easy to use. MailSteward Pro is much faster thanks to the SQL database and absolutely worth the extra expense for archiving business email.

By archiving my mail out of Apple Mail, it makes Apple mail more responsive and stable while never losing the ability to "quick find" historic messages and associated attachments.

Whenever I need support, I'm convinced that John never sleeps because my requests for support and his responses seem more like "instant messaging" than email. This guy is on top of his game!

Thanks and keep up the great work!
[Version 10.0.1]

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Bigboysdad replied on 23 Aug 2013
Can you please advise of the email address for support? Its not exactly straightforward trying to find it within the app. Thanks.
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Wizard2 reviewed on 04 Feb 2013
Mail Steward is fast, reliable, and powerful. The latest version adds new features, boosts reliability, and is even more configurable.

And frankly, a twenty dollar upgrade is cheap considering the value of the developer's dedication and improvements.

If email is important to you personally or professionally -- Mail Steward is as good as it gets.
[Version 10.0]


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+7

+267

Gryphonent reviewed on 04 Feb 2013
Fixed some bugs (which should always get fixed in the current version anyway) and added a couple of checkboxes and cosmetic improvements… that's it for a $20 upgrade? Seriously?
[Version 10.0]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 26 Nov 2012
I’ve only been archiving email since 2006 (wish I’d done it before), since when I’ve been using Apple Mail, then Entourage, then Thunderbird, then Postbox, then Gyazmail and then back to Apple Mail. I’ve always used Mailsteward to archive email from those apps into separate archives, but it was only ‘till today that I thought I’d try merging all of these Mailsteward databases into one. Although Mailsteward has always been nothing but 100% stable for me, I thought that merging these large databases may be a ram hogging time consuming exercise which would result in some sort of “Error”, hence why I’d not tried that up to now. Instead, I'm astonished at how simple and quick this turned out to be. Rather than having one’s email archived by each separate internal email app (and slowing it down in the process), it’s obviously so much better having all email stored externally offline in one central repositry with the inbox, sent, draft, and even junk mailboxes maintained as they were in the mail app you were using - not only with my own separate .mac, Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail/Live accounts, but with the wifes separate accounts as well. And in terms of searching for and finding a particular email, Mailsteward is right up there with the likes of File Buddy or Find Any File in terms of how comprehensive and speedy it is. Honestly, I have no connection whatsoever with the developer, but this really is an excellent Mac software and I can’t recommend it enough.
[Version 9.2.1]


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Timmyb commented on 17 Sep 2012
Is there a cross-plaform version of this app? Looking for something with a built-on viewer/search that can be easily transitioned to Win if necessary.
[Version 9.2.1]


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Trekker reviewed on 16 Aug 2012
I forgot to add the stars to my review, below. I'd give Mail Steward and John the developer more than 5 if it were possible. Great program and very responsive and committed developer!
[Version 9.2]


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Trekker commented on 15 Aug 2012
Mail Steward/Mail Steward Pro are both simply the best email archiver out there. I have 11 different email accounts on three different services with 100,000's of emails and Mail Steward Pro handles them all with ease.

I can't say enough good things about John, the developer. Fast and efficient user support! He's worked late into the night -- even on weekends -- to help me diagnose and correct a problem I was having even though no one else was having the same problem. We sent dozens of emails back and forth at all hours of the day and night. His commitment is amazing! I've never had such customer service from any developer ever before. The best!

So if you need to archive email, Mail Steward and Mail Steward Pro are your top choice!
[Version 9.2]


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Andylowe had trouble on 05 Dec 2013
Sorry not a review, but does anybody know if MailSteward will import mail form Postbox client for mac?

Thanks,

Andy
[Version 10.1.1]


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hypyraxy had trouble on 04 May 2011
"Requirements
PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later "
No !!! PPC only for 9.0.7
[Version 9.0.7]

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hypyraxy replied on 05 May 2011
Oooops… Intel only !!!
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Fotodivr had trouble on 11 May 2010
OK. I bought MailSteward within the free upgrade time limit (19 November 2009) and followed the directions to upgrade to 9.0 and did not receive an new license key.

Now I can only use the "free version" unless I want to pay for a new license.

There is no place to contact the developer on their website, so I am writing here, in hopes that they will solve the problem.
[Version 9.0]

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+72
Tvalleau commented on 11 May 2010
click on John's name in the about box
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Rugby replied on 11 May 2010
I have the same problem, I just bought v8 a month or two ago and when I enter in my license it only allows me to use the free version. I emailed the developer and hope he gets back to me soon.
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Rugby replied on 11 May 2010
Okay, I can't seem to edit my comment so I'll just add this one. I emailed the developer about my registration issue for v9.0 and not even *5* minutes later, at 10:45pm he emails me back with another code that works. I am impressed with the turnaround time and appreciate his efforts.
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Drumshanbo replied on 11 May 2010
I too had the same problem and wrote John and in less than 5 minutes he responded (11:30pm). The problem is from trying to update from within the version 8 application at the prompt. Instead, download the newest version from here or from the MailSteward website http://www.mailsteward.com/. When you open the latest version it will give you a new license key.

Thanks, John!
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Imho had trouble on 29 Apr 2008
I bought the elder version in February 2008. Downloaded today the new version via the 'registered.html' page - and got a message that I didn't fill in a correct code.
The first time I was happy with TimeMachine, to put back the elder version ... What did I do wrong?
[Version 8.0]

1 Reply

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Imho replied on 29 Apr 2008
Sorry, I made a mistake! Entered the key in the wrong window. Now MailSteward is working again. Sorry, sorry, sorry!

Lo17 rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 10.1.1]



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DarrenRath rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 10.1.1]



Jbpoulet rated on 13 Feb 2013

[Version 10.0.1]



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Rlevent rated on 23 Jul 2012

[Version 9.2]



+267

Gryphonent rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 9.1.1]


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Date:07 Apr 2014
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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 10.6 through OS X 10.8, and you are using the Mac OS X Mail program, or can export mbox files from Microsoft Entourage, Eudora, or other email clients, and you have thousands of emails to keep track of, then MailSteward is exactly what you need.


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