Balzac
Balzac 1.0b29
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Email client with accelerated search capabilities.   Shareware ($19.00)
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Balzac is an email program that aims to provide a simple view on your mail while allowing fast, sophisticated searches of past correspondence. It has been written to utilize all the advanced services available in OS X; from the keychain and address book to the built in spell-checker.

Features include :
  • Dynamic views on your mail (ie 'Smart Folders')
  • A history menu much like a web-browser
  • User defined categories - messages can be in several categories at once
  • An inbox which shows you messages from the last few days
  • Fast searches
What's New
Version 1.0b29:
  • Fixed bug in whitelister dealing with numeric HTML attributes
  • Removed spurious status messages in Leopard
  • Worked around date parsing bug in Leopard causing inbox to display as empty
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ProgramHappy commented on 21 Apr 2006
SOS! Please add the option to sort all messages in the inbox by EMAIL ADDRESS, not just by "sender." Why is this not a standard sorting option? I run a business, and deal with hundreds of different customers every day. I need to sort by email address! I'm sure that countless other businesses would LOVE this sorting option. Thank you!
[Version 1.0b17]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Nov 2005
Beautiful UI, very stable, could use imap support and still keep it free. also i have a problem where i dont need to add my smtp username and passoword to send mail out becuase I have done it in Apple's Mail application but in Balzac it always asks me to give the username or password. Can anyone help me?
[Version 1.0b14]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Nov 2005
Hi, this should be fixed in the latest version, let me know if not.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Mar 2005
the blue candy strip indicating connection is visually annoying. Has potential. Don't like the Platinum finish.

Lionheart
[Version 1.0b12]


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Mrandre1 commented on 29 Mar 2005
An email app without IMAP support is no email app at all. This should be priority number one. Number zero.
[Version 1.0b12]

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Anonymous commented on 30 Mar 2005
"An email app without IMAP support is no email app at all. This should be priority number one."

I think many of the people who demand IMAP are confused about what the IMAP protocol provides. It is not an upgrade to POP, it is a different scheme for accessing emails, which presupposes a single server accessible at all times, and allows you to store information about which emails have been read/moved to a different folder etc and share it between multiple clients.

This can be more elegant than POP if you share several computers and wish to synchronise moving messages between folders etc. As Balzac doesn't use folders, this is of limited use.

I am hoping however to map flavours to custom IMAP flags at some point in the future, at which point the app will support IMAP. I am planning IMAP support for version 1.1 (the underlying library supports it so it won't be too hard to add).

Many people use POP quite happily on servers which also provide IMAP - IMAP is not suitable for all situations, and if you locally cache messages becomes very similar to POP (apart from the folder synching, which as I explained is not relevant to Balzac).
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Mar 2005
Looks nice, I'd like to use it. I like the idea of the "Flavors".

It's missing a couple things that would make me not use it - LDAP searching for addresses and IMAP. I just don't understand why all these e-mail clients keep coming out without IMAP. BAH!

I haven't really be able to use it yet. It just hung when I asked it to connect to the Exchange server here at work.
[Version 1.0b11]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Mar 2005
balzac = deez nuts
[Version 1.0b11]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Mar 2005
good app, It just need a spam filter, and a cheapest price.
[Version 1.0b11]


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Downloads:7,152
Version Downloads:1,635
Type:Internet : Email
License:Shareware
Date:30 Oct 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.00
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Balzac is an email program that aims to provide a simple view on your mail while allowing fast, sophisticated searches of past correspondence. It has been written to utilize all the advanced services available in OS X; from the keychain and address book to the built in spell-checker.

Features include :
  • Dynamic views on your mail (ie 'Smart Folders')
  • A history menu much like a web-browser
  • User defined categories - messages can be in several categories at once
  • An inbox which shows you messages from the last few days
  • Fast searches on header fields or text content of all messages
  • Customize the way you view your mail with HTML templates for list views and message views
  • Send custom HTML email using templates
  • Security features for viewing HTML email
  • Supports Growl notifications


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