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Mailsmith for Mac

Robust email client from the makers of BBEdit, now free.

Free
In English
3.3
Based on 19 user rates

Mailsmith overview

Mailsmith is a Internet email client for Mac OS X which offers unparalleled filtering, searching, editing and scripting capabilities. In addition to the strides made in these areas, Mailsmith breaks new ground in making powerful email-handling capabilities accessible to users of all levels.

Features
  • Compatibility: Standards-based
  • Multi-threaded processing
  • Distributed Filters
  • Approximate ("fuzzy") searching
  • Advanced Querying for Mail: including options for using 'grep' pattern matching
  • Powerful OSA scripting:
  • Advanced text composition
  • Integrated Spelling Checker
  • Develop your own Mailsmith Plug-ins
  • Integration with Internet Config System

What’s new in version 2.4.3

Version 2.4.3:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9.5 or later.

Fixes:
  • A latent bug in which some internal application data was stomped during application startup.
  • A bug in which parsing of RFC822 commented-format email addresses (e.g. user@example.com (User Name)) didn't work correctly.
  • Nonfunctional printing.
  • Broken font panel behavior when running on macOS 10.12.
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Mailsmith for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.4.3
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3.3

(73 Reviews of Mailsmith)

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  • User Ratings

kingjj
kingjj
Sep 20 2015
2.4
5.0
Sep 20 2015
5.0
Version: 2.4
Have been using 2.4 for a while now, both in pre-release (which I never had a bug to report), and this release build. And it remains awesome. For those who need it spelled out, it's BBEdit, minus the coding features, for free. So if you used BBEdit for word processing (like myself), it's a pretty wonderful thing. As a cherry on top, it's also probably the best POP app for OSX. It has a ridiculously robust feature set for both text editing, and e-mailing. As stated in my review below, if all of that means nothing to you, then Apple's Mail app is probably just fine for your purposes. For the rest of us, Mailsmith is the biggest bargin the Mac has to offer.
Shock-J
Shock-J
Sep 18 2015
2.4
0.0
Sep 18 2015
0.0
Version: 2.4
MacUpdate needs to remove the tagline, "Robust email client from the makers of BBEdit." Barebones, the makers of BBEdit, transferred ownership of Mailsmith to Stickshift Software in 2009!! To continue to "tout" this app as a Barebones product is ridiculous and misleading.
antonm
antonm
Jul 2 2015
2.3.1
1.0
Jul 2 2015
1.0
Version: 2.3.1
Tried it, didn't like it. The user interface looks like it was designed to around the time Mac OS X 10.2 or 10. 3. It looks like Mailsmith only supports the antiquated POP protocol as I cannot find any support for IMAP or Exchange protocols in Mailsmith's accounts section. The product hasn't been updated since 2011 so I can only assume that the developer is no longer supporting the product and that partly the reason why it is free now. A reviewer below (kingjj) said that this product was to the most expensive Mac mail client around before the license was changed to free. If I had of paid for this product I would be slightly cheesed off with the last of basic level of support for standard email protocols.
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Jun 24 2015
2.3.1
1.0
Jun 24 2015
1.0
Version: 2.3.1
Confusing and un-user friendly as a whole. Even the latest pre-release version crashes every minute or so. Trashed and doubt if I'll give it another try.
Pjot
Pjot
Oct 27 2014
2.3.1
0.0
Oct 27 2014
0.0
Version: 2.3.1
Doesn't open in Yosemite.
Msagara
Msagara
Jul 26 2017
2.5
Jul 26 2017
2.5
Version: null
dkm
dkm
Nov 1 2015
0.5
Nov 1 2015
0.5
Version: null
fiesjanett
fiesjanett
Sep 21 2015
4.0
Sep 21 2015
4.0
Version: null
kingjj
kingjj
Sep 20 2015
5.0
Sep 20 2015
5.0
Version: null
antonm
antonm
Jul 2 2015
1.0
Jul 2 2015
1.0
Version: null
wickedsp1d3r
wickedsp1d3r
Jun 24 2015
1.0
Jun 24 2015
1.0
Version: null
MacDefender
MacDefender
Oct 21 2011
5.0
Oct 21 2011
5.0
Version: null
Pacman
Pacman
Apr 16 2011
0.5
Apr 16 2011
0.5
Version: null
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Dec 28 2010
4.0
Dec 28 2010
4.0
Version: null
Tuishimi
Tuishimi
Aug 18 2009
4.0
Aug 18 2009
4.0
Version: null
larsolsson
larsolsson
Jul 21 2007
5.0
Jul 21 2007
5.0
Version: null
Tapuz
Tapuz
Nov 12 2006
2.5
Nov 12 2006
2.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Mar 9 2005
5.0
Mar 9 2005
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jan 28 2005
4.0
Jan 28 2005
4.0
Version: null
Ckingpin
Ckingpin
Jul 21 2004
4.3
Jul 21 2004
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Feb 3 2004
4.8
Feb 3 2004
4.8
Version: null
Mactraderboy
Mactraderboy
Jan 10 2004
2.5
Jan 10 2004
2.5
Version: null
Wordman
Wordman
Feb 21 2003
4.8
Feb 21 2003
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Apr 28 2002
3.3
Apr 28 2002
3.3
Version: null