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MailFollowUp Reviews

2.0.1
11 January 2019

Adds a follow up item to emails and contextual menus in Apple Mail.

evilinstone
08 September 2009

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Please update this plug-in for SL. Thanks! I can't leave without this plug-in!
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Version 1.3.1

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simon-156
13 February 2019
what is the difference between this app and the mailbuttler follow up? https://support.mailbutler.io/knowledge-base/set-up-a-follow-up-reminder/ (I think the mail butler is to expensive, since that is the only thing I would like to do)
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Version 2.0.1
Macsmurf
11 January 2019
Excellent! 2.0.1 installs and works for me now! Thank you, Greg, for finding the time to look into the issue some of us were having with 2.0.0.
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Version 2.0.1
4 answer(s)
Neutra
Neutra
11 January 2019
2.0.1 installs fine (2.0.0 didn't) but every time I try and use MFU it crashes Mail. Darn! It was looking good there for a minute...
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Stevie-Ackerman
Stevie-Ackerman
11 January 2019
Hurrah... The beloved MailFollowUp is working again... Mail version 12.2 (3445.102.3)
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
12 January 2019
Yep, crashes too on my Mac. When I delete the plugin preferences in Mail's sandbox container, FollowUp doesn't crash Mail anymore, but as soon as I write new preferences for the follow-up prefix, the crashes return.
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Neutra
Neutra
12 January 2019
Using Greg's guidance from his MailFollowUp webpage I set the prefix to "Re: ". With that setting there is no crashing. If I try to set it to "Follow-up: " then goes back to crashing each time I invoke it. So, working but no option to change the prefix.
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Capitalj
11 January 2019
2.0.1 works for me in Mail 12.2, Mojave 10.14.2. I've missed this, and I'm not bothered by the manual install.
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Version 2.0.1
Murryfax
06 January 2019
Just installed the new version of MailFollowUp (2.0), which I have been waiting for a long time. However, Mail claims it is not compatible with the current Mail version… The rating is of course for earlier versions which did work very well (although I have always had to do a manual install, even when there was an installer application)
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Version 2.0
4 answer(s)
Neutra
Neutra
06 January 2019
Same here: followed instructions but Mail doesn't like it. Greg's other bundle update; MailRecent works fine with Mail 12.2...
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Stevie-Ackerman
Stevie-Ackerman
07 January 2019
Same here... MailRecent 1.8... YES... MailFollowUp 2.0... Not compatible with Mail version 12.2 (3445.102.3).
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Macsmurf
Macsmurf
07 January 2019
I'm also having the same issue, emailed Greg about it: his response is "I’m not sure what’s up w/ MF. It works for me and many others, but not for some. I don’t have the ability to chase down the issues at this time—not sure when I will have time. Make sure you check the install instructions carefully."
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markrfriedman
markrfriedman
08 January 2019
I followed Greg's direction for the manual install, but mail rejected mine, too.
Greg has given freely of his time for a long and I'm reluctant to say anything negative about his work, but this release needed testing on someone else's machine.
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Stevie-Ackerman
07 November 2018
Not yet compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave... Regretting the upgrade without checking my most used tools.
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Version 1.9
robfol
15 October 2017
Update for High Sierra: Send Greg a beer! Essential Mail Plugin!!!!
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Version 1.9
Kobalt
14 December 2016
Yes! Greg's already done the update for Sierra 10.12.2. Big thanks! http://www.cs.unc.edu/~welch/MailFollowup/media/MailFollowUp_1.8.3.dmg.zip
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Version 1.8.2
Kobalt
27 September 2016
Yay! Version 1.8.1 works in Mail 10 (Sierra)! Thanks for doing the update. Have a beer or two on me, Greg.
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Version 1.8.1
Kobalt
16 September 2016
I like this plugin and am super sad that it doesn't work with Mail 10 (Sierra) at the moment.
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Version 1.8
Frankns
28 March 2016
Wonderful to have this and "MailRecent" back on my machine ... Put a smile on my face for a Monday morning.
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Version 1.8
LeMerlot
06 October 2015
Thanks for updating this great little Mail helper!
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Version 1.7.4
sbchavel
27 October 2014
Excellent extender. Simple install and use. Never a glitch. Quick updates with OS. Unbeatable price.
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Version 1.7
robfol
27 February 2014
Updating my previous 5 star review. Brilliant functionality, for me installs and works perfectly every time. AND importantly swift updates for new OS versions
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Version 1.6.3
Frank-O'Connor
17 December 2013
Install fails ... as has always been the case with plug-ins from this developer. As of today, I'm simply not gonna download any puppies from them.
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Version 1.6.2
1 answer(s)
Jb4
Jb4
17 December 2013
"nstall fails ... as has always been the case with plug-ins from this developer." I usually have to try to install a second time. Did that just now, works fine, appreciate the fast update to 10.9.1 from the dev.
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Foulger
25 October 2013
Installed 1.6 in Mail/Maverick and upon launching mail again it was disabled - needs a tweak perhaps?
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Version 1.6
1 answer(s)
welch@cs-unc-edu
welch@cs-unc-edu
11 November 2013
[From Greg, the "developer"] Hi. Please contact me if (a) it's still not working, and (b) you haven't contacted me. Perhaps there is an install error. As far as I know it's working fine for others. It's certainly working for me. Thanks.
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bbw7
27 August 2013
Dev's site also includes a download for ver 1.4.5, the last version to support OS 10.6.8
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Version 1.5.6
robfol
06 June 2013
Continues as a daily essential with Mail. Apple "just buy it" from Greg and put into Mall yourselves! Highly recommended. Robfol reviewed on 12 Aug 2012 Such a brilliant idea. I always need to follow-up emails, Greg's Plugin is simple and smart. Greg is also responsive as a developer despite a full-time career elsewhere THanks!
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Version 1.5.5
Herrgurka
05 June 2013
This is so good and obvious it's hard to understand why it isn't put into Mail by Apple.
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Version 1.5.4
Jimw
05 June 2013
OSX 10.8.4 Kills it
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Version 1.5.4
2 answer(s)
Herrgurka
Herrgurka
05 June 2013
True, and sad. :( This is so useful… I hope there'll be a update to fix this.
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robfol
robfol
06 June 2013
Sorted in 24hrs by 1.5.5. Thanks Greg!
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Midavis
20 September 2012
After running the Apple Security Update 2012-004 for Mac OS X 10.6 on OS 10.6.8 I couldn't get the MailFollowup 1.4.4 plugin to successfully load. Solution: Download "MailPluginFix" from here: http://code2k.net/products/mailpluginfix/ and follow described steps to patch any incompatible plugins after a software update.
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Version 1.5.3
robfol
12 August 2012
Such a brilliant idea. I always need to follow-up emails, Greg's Plugin is simple and smart. Greg is also responsive as a developer despite a full-time career elsewhere THanks!
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Version 1.5.3
1 answer(s)
Semiotek
Semiotek
12 August 2012
Yup - everything running as it should now.
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Frank-O'Connor
12 August 2012
It's free, it (and Greg's other plug-ins) provides features not available in Mail, it's one of a number of features Apple should have included in Mail 6. That said, I have never been able to install it (under multiple versions of Mail and Mac OS), and one ay or another the Installer really needs to be debugged.
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Version 1.5.3
2 answer(s)
robfol
robfol
12 August 2012
Just manually drag the plugin to the Mail plugins folder in Library. Full instruction on Greg's website.
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Frank-O'Connor
Frank-O'Connor
12 August 2012
Sorry ... I meant the Installer should be abandoned. It has never worked for me (across multiple versions of the Mac OS and Mail. Copying the plug-in manually ... fine ... Installer, not so fine. Greg should simply abandon the Installer ... it's way more trouble than its worth.
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Delarue
09 August 2012
The MailFollowUp Plugin can be made to work with Mountain Lion by adding the appropriate compatibility indicators: - "show package contents" on the MailFollowUp Bundle (e.g. in ~/Library/Mail/Bundles (disabled)) - open the Info.plist file - add the following two String entries to the SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs key array: 608CE00F-4576-4CAD-B362-F3CCB7DE8D67 1146A009-E373-4DB6-AB4D-47E59A7E50FD - save, put the bundle back into the Bundles directory - restart Mail
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Version 1.5.2
1 answer(s)
Semiotek
Semiotek
10 August 2012
But it seems to be impossible to change the subject prefix again, as on the change to Lion.
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Dr-mcp
06 August 2012
I use this plugin since ages and won't miss it. Please update it for Mail 6 (Mountain Lion)!
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Version 1.5.2
taja
27 July 2012
great plugin - please please update so it can be used in Mountain Lion...
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Version 1.5.2
1 answer(s)
Tst
Tst
02 August 2012
I have noticed that when you just reply to your own mail in Mountain Lion, then this behaves like follows. I do not know if this is a new feature though.
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Semiotek
06 February 2012
Normally I would not raise a problem here and I have no desire to sound a negative note. However, since neither myself nor the developer has been able to crack this one I presume to do so now. I am unable to persuade MailFollowup to substitute a string of my choice for the standard "Re:" prefix. Has anyone else seen this? Does anyone know a solution? (When it worked properly for me, I had nothing but praise for this plug-in.)
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Version 1.5.2
1 answer(s)
robfol
robfol
12 August 2012
This is fixed in latest version
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Macmanux
05 February 2012
Indispensable little plugnin - makes following through on notorious non-responders so much easier :-)
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Version 1.5.2
Kenneth-Lister
05 February 2012
Now updated for 10.7.3. Thanks for the quick fix!
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Version 1.5.2
Stevie-Ackerman
02 February 2012
Not yet compatible with new 10.7.3 update!
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Version 1.5.1
sig-eigei
14 October 2011
Thanks for the timely update on a great add-on. I'm a long time user. My only criticism would be to simplifying the install. I think offering the back-up is sort of confusing (Personally I never do it) and it unnerves me that a plugin could have such powerful access to my mail database. But, once installed the software is perfect.
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Version 1.5.1
maclunian
23 August 2011
A great solution, overall! I find it's great for what I often need to do. I just have a few concerns: Firstly, whenever when I flag an email in my inbox, the "Forward" icon changes into a flag (similar to that of the "flag" icon) from the standard arrow. FYI I'm using the four-icon bar in the toolbar ("Reply", "Reply All", "Follow All", "Forward"). I then changed the toolbar to show the five-icon bar ("Reply", "Reply All", "Follow All", "Follow", "Forward"). This time, whenever I flagged a message, the fourth icon in the bar (i.e. "Follow") changed from its respective arrow to that of the flag. I'm thinking there may be an issue with the flag appearance in the fourth icons of your toolbar options. Secondly, I'm not sure if there is a way to disable the "Follow" and "Follow All" buttons when in the "Inbox" folder (this isn't crucial) but it seems like there's a difference between this and "Reply All" when I try to reply to emails that contain multiple recipients. Finally, just a quick question. Would something similar in nature be available on iPhone? Just wondered, as I'm quite impressed overall with it working on my new Lion MacBook Pro. Cheers, Ian
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Version 1.5
lucianf
13 March 2011
Needs an update, not working in Mail 4.4 - 10.6.6 on new (Feb 2011) MacBook Pros.
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Version 1.4.3
Stevie-Ackerman
11 November 2010
Not working after 10.6.5 update
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Version 1.4.2
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
22 March 2011
You can edit the Info.plist within the mailbundle package. Simply take a mailbundle that is already compatible with the latest OS update (e.g. Herald), look at the array of SupportedPluginCompatibilityUUIDs in the Info.plist and compare to the array in the incompatible MailFollowup bundle. There should be something like B3F3FC72-315D-4323-BE85-7AB76090224D in the compatible bundle's array, but not in MailFollowUp's array. Simply copy and paste, save the Info.plist file and restart Mail. Works for me, even under 10.6.7.
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markrfriedman
16 June 2010
Invaluable mail plugin. I use it constantly and the author, Gregg, responded within hours of 10.6.4 with a compatible update. Highly recommended. Oh, and the price is right, too. (A donation won't be refused, I understand).
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Version 1.4.2
Atris
10 November 2009
Thanks for the super fast update! MailFollwup is fantastic. I can't imagine working without it.
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Version 1.4.1
allanmacam-1
10 November 2009
Unfortunately, Mail 4.2 breaks this great little addition. Is there an update in the pipeline, I hope?
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Gary-L-Gray
Gary-L-Gray
10 November 2009
Version 1.4.1 already available. Download again from his web site.
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Version 1.4
Kobalt
16 October 2009
Yeah! SnoLeo compatible! Yeah!
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Version 1.4
Jbmelby
13 October 2009
An excellent plugin! I've been using it ever since it was first released. The developer is very responsive, and the support is terrific.
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Version 1.4
AdamT
11 October 2009
Great tool... simple, easy to use, works exactly as advertised. I would love to see a Snow Leopard update.
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Version 1.3.1
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AdamT
AdamT
13 October 2009
Thanks for the SL update... works like a charm!
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Version 1.4
evilinstone
08 September 2009
Please update this plug-in for SL. Thanks! I can't leave without this plug-in!
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Version 1.3.1
Poddus
27 February 2007
a couple pointers: make sure to include a "cancel" option for your installer. I kinda like "follow-up" or "follow up" as opposed to "followup", but seeing how there isn't much room for the extra character, it's only minor. nice idea, I like the new toolbar feature, nice icon. Overall it's pretty refined. good job, -lpod
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Version 1.1
2 answer(s)
welch@cs-unc-edu
welch@cs-unc-edu
05 March 2007
(from the developer) I added a cancel option to the installer in the first dialog box that someone would normally see. (I already had them in other places where you could actually cancel.) The point about "follow up" vs. "followup" is a good one. I might change that in the future.
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Version 1.1
sjk
sjk
20 November 2007
Followup looks good to me where it's positioned in the menu with other single word items.
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Version 1.2
mcrisci-1
27 August 2006
MY RETRACTION: To any further readers about this program: I have discovered that Dr. Welch's program was NOT the offending program causing my MAIL program to crash. He and I have been in contact trying to get his program to run on my machine. It is a work in progress. I feel that an apology from me is in order. If I knew how to retract my comments (and my negative ratings), I surely would. At this time, I am trying to figure out which other add-on is causing the problem, but I am positive it's not MailFollowup. Until then, I must re-rate his program to reflect a much more fairer evaluation. My apologies. KRIS
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Version 1.0.3
mcrisci-1
27 August 2006
My Mail application was crashing on and off this week. I couldn't figure out why. Then I installed this version, and it crashed like crazy. I then deleted this whole plugin, and Mail stabilized. What gives? I won't install this again: I lost all my inbox messages (or so I thought) until I snooped around, and found most of them. Kris
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Version 1.0.3
2 answer(s)
welch@cs-unc-edu
welch@cs-unc-edu
27 August 2006
(from the developer) I have no idea what this person's problem is, as they have not attempted to ask/contact me. I am not aware of anyone else (of the hundreds who use it) having a problem with the plugin.
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Version 1.0.3
mcrisci-1
mcrisci-1
27 August 2006
Sorry author. My apologies. I sent you an email privately. Maybe you can help me solve this riddle. Kris
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Version 1.0.3
welch@cs-unc-edu
14 April 2006
My apologies. Version 1.0.1 (just released) should fix the problem. What happened? The plugin was erroneously relying on something in the Mail Act-On plugin, so anyone who did not have that installed, experienced a crash. I actually did have several people help me test the plugin before I released it, but unfortunately all those people had the Mail Act-On plugin installed, and so none experienced the crash. 1.0.1 was also compiled as a universal binary, but not tested on an Intel machine (I don't have one). --Greg Welch (the MailFollowup developer).
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Version 1.0.1
Zigzag5000
14 April 2006
Same issue with me. Installed per instructions and crashed Mail upon launch.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Billyfuster
Billyfuster
14 April 2006
Mail crashed on startup for me too, until I removed the plugin. I had already applied the terminal settings for another Mail plugin (AttachmentScannerPlugin) - the directions were the same. By the way, I'm using Mac OS X 10.4.6 with Mail 2.0.7 (746.2/749.3).
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Version 1.0
Orion-Mk-V
14 April 2006
I applied the installation "terminal" settings, but it keeps crashing Mail on launch for me. Ah well...
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
welch@cs-unc-edu
welch@cs-unc-edu
14 April 2006
My apologies. Version 1.0.1 (just released) should fix the problem. --Greg Welch (the MailFollowup developer).
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Version 1.0.1