MailServe
MailServe
12.1.2

3.5

MailServe free download for Mac

MailServe

12.1.2
05 April 2019

Set up a totally buzzword-compliant mail server in seconds.

Overview

MailServe helps you set up a fully functional mail server on Mac OS X that can:

  • send outgoing mail
  • receive incoming mail
  • fetch mail from an ISP mail server
  • filter out spam
  • store all these mail on the server & and allow them to be read them from any mail client
  • allow mail to be organized into folders and sub-folders
  • authenticate users before they are allowed to send mail through the server
  • encrypt mail coming in and out of the server using SSL (including inserting Intermediate CA certs)

MailServe organizes each of these tasks-from the simple to the complex-into discrete panels in its user interface. This allows the user to turn the mail services on one-by-one, and turn them off individually when they're not needed.

MailServe does a lot of complicated configuring of your server beneath its Mac-like user interface. It does this in a non-invasive manner, touching as little as possible of the original system files so as to leave your system in its pristine state. And you can remove all the files installed by the MailServe, at one go, using the De-Install option in MailServe's Help menu.

What's new in MailServe

Version 12.1.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.14 or later

  • The current Postfix version on macOS Mojave is 3.2.2.
  • MailServe includes a new Dovecot binary, version 2.2.36 (1f10bfa63).
  • The Fetchmail version is still 6.3.26+SSL but this is the very latest version.

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14 MailServe Reviews

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talazem-2
07 July 2008

Most helpful

A great piece of software, from a true gentleman of a developer. I recently decided to try to run my own web and email servers (as well as file sharing, etc) of an older MacMini, and -- in the process of looking for true Mac-like software to help me in my crazy plan -- I came across this. However, my ignorance of these matters and lack of experience almost caused me to give up on the email server part. However, the developer was kind enough to explain some of the functionality of mail servers and of his software in a relatively lengthy email exchange, and things are up and running smoothly now! If you're relatively new (as I am) to setting up your own mail server behind a router at home or at the office, then make sure to check out the handful of truly helpful write-ups he has on his website: "OS X and Broadband and the Airport Base Station", "Send Email Anywhere", and other very helpful writings that helped me configure my system safely and get it up and running. Thanks, Bernard!
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Version 3.0.4
Stevie24
21 January 2015
Installation was a charme. Runs fast and stable on my "server" (old Mac mini with SSD:-). The fetch mail implementation is great (Apple Server has none at all). Had one question before buying that was answered very quickly. An update to the next version for just about 20 $ is, in my opinion, very OK.
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Version 4.1.4
Teksestro
06 May 2014
MailServe provides an excellent interface for configuring mail services in OS X - and it certainly does a better job at it than Apple's own Mavericks Server. Related settings are logically grouped and easily accessible, the guides are easy to follow, and several advanced features - i.e., aliases, virtual domains, etc. - are quite easy to setup. It also provides 'spam training' functionality out-of-the-box - something which in Mavericks Serve is only available with third-party add-ons. Overall, an excellent product, and one of the VERY FEW cheap email server solutions available for OS X. My only suggestion to the developer, is that he consider his pricing and upgrade policy, as this seems to be the biggest area of complain from most users. While $20 is not a lot to ask for a full-featured mail server (compare this pricing with Kerio or Communigate), the fact that Apple priced Mavericks Server at that price point means that inevitable comparisons will ensue - and users will feel 'short-changed'.
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Version 4.1.4
Kankei71
08 October 2013
This is a complete rip-off! The app itself is not bad, but it won't work after a major system update. If you buy MailServe for 10.7 you will have to buy again the very same app for 10.8 without any additional features. Just buy it again for a new system. I already bought it twice, won't buy it again. Better to use a free solution, see how to enable postfix here: http://slashusr.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/enabling-postfix-for-outbound-relay-via-gmail-on-os-x-lion-11/
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Version 4.1.4
alcourt
23 October 2011
In mail software, it is important to provide security updates regularly as the core software releases new fixes. This has not happened in the past year or two, despite my observing at least one CVE against the underlying software. Virtual folders never could be set up correctly, even inserting stock code in the custom directives section straight from the dovecot manuals. I contacted the author once, after over a month of waiting for a response, gave up. While it was good software at the time, I find myself wishing I could find a better solution that used more current dovecot.
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Version 4.1.4
Qt1
23 September 2009
Bought this to replace an old OSX server that was running only to SMTP relay. v 3.04 didn't have the right TLS options. Emailed Bernard who was super responsive, and even built me a new version, 3.06, which works great! My only tiny tiny suggestion is that the Auth and TLS options are not 100% clear.
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Version 3.0.4
talazem-2
07 July 2008
A great piece of software, from a true gentleman of a developer. I recently decided to try to run my own web and email servers (as well as file sharing, etc) of an older MacMini, and -- in the process of looking for true Mac-like software to help me in my crazy plan -- I came across this. However, my ignorance of these matters and lack of experience almost caused me to give up on the email server part. However, the developer was kind enough to explain some of the functionality of mail servers and of his software in a relatively lengthy email exchange, and things are up and running smoothly now! If you're relatively new (as I am) to setting up your own mail server behind a router at home or at the office, then make sure to check out the handful of truly helpful write-ups he has on his website: "OS X and Broadband and the Airport Base Station", "Send Email Anywhere", and other very helpful writings that helped me configure my system safely and get it up and running. Thanks, Bernard!
Like (1)
Version 3.0.4
Morjovy
04 May 2008
shareware?? it has no a trial-mode. developers please, provide us with correct information. this stuff is fully commercial
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Version 3.0.4
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Hans_K
Hans_K
22 April 2010
The developer offers no trial whatsoever. You should buy it blindly and if it does not suit your needs, know your money is gone (no refund). Bernard: "[refunds et al] ...will waste my time. The product is so cheap that the time you take from me answering your questions cost more than the cost of the product." So expect no trials, nor too much support! Paid = gone.
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Version 4.1.4
A-demaid
14 February 2008
Just paid the $15 and seen how much work has gone in. Ignore first comment about value for money - it's excellen.
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Version 3.0.4
A-demaid
17 December 2007
Excellent software and the author answers technical queries. Moved from Postfix Enabler in Sept. after asking "should I wait until there was a Leopard version". No answer so bought it anyway. Upgraded to Leopard in Nov. Tiger version doesn't work and there is no upgrade for recent purchasers. Hence value rating. apad
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Version 3.0.3
Scottdb
05 November 2007
"...totally buzzword compliant mail server"? Um, is that a new mail protocol in Leopard? Since when where POP, SMTP, IMAP or whatever considered "buzzwords"? Sorry, but that has to be the dumbest description for an application that I've ever heard.
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Version 3.0.3
$25.00

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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