MailRecent
MailRecent
1.8

4.5

MailRecent free download for Mac

MailRecent1.8

06 January 2019

Adds ability to copy to, move to, or go to recent Apple mailbox.

Overview

MailRecent adds "Copy to Recent," "Move to Recent," and "Go to Recent" menu items to Apple's Mail application.

These menu items contain dynamically-updated lists of recently used mailboxes. The number of mailboxes kept in the list is determined by the "Recent Items" setting in the General panel of the OS X System Preferences.

What's new in MailRecent

Version 1.8:

Note: Now requires macOS 10.14 or later

  • Updated for macOS 10.14.2 Mojave
  • Starting with macOS 10.4/Mojave, I am providing the plugin only. I cannot provide an installer, and you must perform a manual installation as described on the main page.
  • You might need to provide Full Disk Access for the Terminal application to successfully use the following commands. You should remove this elevated Terminal permission after you have issued the commands.
  • As of macOS 10.4/Mojave the command-line based customizations might or might not work for you.

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How would you rate MailRecent app?

35 Reviews of MailRecent

5
Marchintosh
25 October 2016
Version: 1.6.2

Most helpful

Thank you for keeping this updated with new releases of macOS.
(1)
James
25 July 2020
Version: 1.8
This great addition to Mail has ceased development and its last and final update was for Mohave. Too bad as I am unaware of any other Mail addition with the same features. It was unique and extremely productive and useful. One can only wish that Apple will incorporate its features in Big Sur.
(0)
5
Cheops
11 March 2019
Version: 1.8
Mr. Welch, thanks for updating this very handy utility!
(0)
5
JML54
12 January 2019
Version: 1.8
1.8 works fine with Mojave 10.14.2.
(0)
Stevie-Ackerman
05 November 2018
Version: 1.7
Not yet compatible with macOS 10.14 Mojave... Regretting the upgrade without checking my most used tools.
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RogerKatz
28 September 2017
Version: 1.6.4
Upon opening Apple Mail v11 (High Sierra) - I get an Alert (from Apple Mail) that MailRecent (v1.6.4) was Disabled because it is an Incompatible plug-in
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Marchintosh
27 September 2017
Version: 1.6.4
Love this software. Please update for High Sierra.
(1)
RogerKatz
03 November 2016
Version: 1.6.2
It's handy, but its Installer didn't work for Sierra 10.12.1 - but I successfully installed it manually (per the developer's website instructions) (i.e., dragged its mail bundle to /Users/xxxxxx/Library/Mail/Bundles/.
(0)
5
Marchintosh
25 October 2016
Version: 1.6.2
Thank you for keeping this updated with new releases of macOS.
(1)
5
Marchintosh
05 October 2015
Version: 1.5.3
Thank You!
(0)
sbchavel
21 October 2014
Version: 1.4.5
Broken by Yosemite. Argh.
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4.5
robfol
27 February 2014
Version: 1.4.3
Updating my previous good review. Brilliant functionality although not as useful as MailFollowUp, for me installs and works perfectly every time. AND importantly swift updates for new OS versions
(0)
1
Frank-O'Connor
17 December 2013
Version: 1.4.2
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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5
robfol
08 November 2013
Version: 1.4.1
A simple but effective utility. Works well and swiftly updated for Mavericks etc etc. Recommended by me!
(0)
5
sbchavel
25 October 2013
Version: 1.4
On OSX 10.8.5 I use MR v. 1.3.9 from Aug 2013. It works. And it works great. What a time-saver.
(0)
5
Marchintosh
13 September 2013
Version: 1.3.9
10.8.5 killed it.
(0)
5
gtrsteve
08 June 2013
Version: 1.3.8
Now that it's been fixed, it's great again. Thanks for fixing it. Ease of use actually is 5, but the star got stuck on 4 and it won't let me change it.
(0)
gtrsteve
06 June 2013
Version: 1.3.7
Hi Greg, I really Liked this plugin and was glad to see you update it for the changes Apple made. Unfortunately, Installer didn't work, so I dragged the mail bundle to ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/ but it showed everything but the actual recent mail folders. So I tried different ones and still no recent folders, Move or Copy. I also tried the terminal instructions.
(0)
Jimw
05 June 2013
Version: 1.3.6
OSX 10.8.4 Kills it.
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4
Ward
19 December 2012
Version: 1.3.6
I finally got around to installing Security Update 2012-004 on my 10.6.8 Mac. The updated Mail 4.6 disabled MailRecent 1.2.4. It would have been a big disappointment to lose MailRecent. Fortunately, Greg Welch's MailRecent page offers an unsupported MailRecent 1.2.5 release for Snow Leopard users. He states it "might work." I can confirm it does work. There is an installation speed bump -- the Install MailRecent simple installer doesn't like 10.6.8. You have to use the Installation (Manual) instructions to move the MailRecent.mailbundle into Mail's bundle folder. The Terminal commands are unnecessary if you've ever installed any Mail plug-in.
(0)
Craig42a
30 September 2012
Version: 1.3.6
FYI: Just upgraded to Lion today with all updates, and getting this message: "Contact the makers of these plug-ins for versions that are compatible with Mail 5.3 and Message 5.3." So, incompatible. I am also using MailTags and MailHub. Not sure where or what the conflict is... MailRecent seemed to be working fine on Snow Leopard.
(0)
5
Kenneth-Lister
05 February 2012
Version: 1.3.4
Now updated for 10.7.3. Works great. Thanks for the quick fix!
(0)
Kenneth-Lister
03 February 2012
Version: 1.3.3
Doesn't work on 10.7.3 with Mail 5.2. :( I hope there is an update soon. I miss this plugin!
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5
anonymous-hyena-2756
02 August 2011
Version: 1.3.1
Now works fantastically!
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4
anonymous-hyena-2756
23 July 2011
Version: 1.3
This bundle is great but it doesn't work with my not-English MacOS
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ososX
12 July 2011
Version: 1.3
Is there a possibility to "revert to or open previous message(s)" ? I find it annoying that there is no list of the last 10 messages that I opened.
(0)
4.5
lucianf
13 March 2011
Version: 1.2.3
Needs an update, not working in Mail 4.4 - 10.6.6 on new (Feb 2011) MacBook Pros.
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Stevie-Ackerman
11 November 2010
Version: 1.2.3
Works great on 10.6.5 with the update... A special thanks to the dev for acting so quickly!
(0)
Stevie-Ackerman
11 November 2010
Version: 1.2.2
Not working after 10.6.5 update
(0)
sbchavel
10 November 2009
Version: 1.2.1
Incompatible with Mail Unread Menu. Developer, please fix!
(0)
5
Steven-Goodheart
22 October 2009
Version: 1.2
Slick time-saver! Great to have it for Snow Leopard. Thanks!
(0)
5
gcoghill
09 October 2008
Version: 1.1
Simple app, does what it says, super handy and haven't seen any issues with Mail since using it. Thumbs up.
(0)
5
Macconvert
07 February 2007
Version: 1.0.2
I have been looking for something like this I switched from Windows to the Mac. Outlook remembers the last 10 mailboxes that you copied or moved to whereas Mac Mail only remembers the last one. This app adds that capability to Mail. I have been using it since version 1.0 on a Macbook Pro with no problems at all. This solved a major annoyance for me. Thanks to the developer.
(0)
4
sjk
01 February 2007
Version: 1.0.1
This plugin has already made it easier to work with "too many" mailboxes in combination with Mail Act-On, much like described in the Background section on the developer site. Thanks, Greg! One improvement would be to include the extended name for a duplicate mailbox in the menu even when only a single instance of it occurs. It's easy to forget exactly which duplicate mailbox a single instance is, especially between Mail sessions. I'd also like a way to optionally invoke "Copy/Move to Recent" followed by "Go to Recent" for the specified mailbox. And I can imagine how a certain merging of this with the MsgFiler plugin might improve mouseless operation.
(0)
schmelding
30 January 2007
Version: 1.0
I wasn't able to move emails from my Inbox into any mailboxes. I trashed MailRecent and restarted Mail. Works fine now. :(
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Fmaier
27 January 2007
Version: 1.0
Seems to have broke may Mail.aap. Mail 2.1 (752/752.2) - 10.4.8 up to date per Software update. I quit mail and installed this program. When I reopened mail there was no Viewer Window open. Opened new viewer window and new menu items are not there. Now mail won't quit - no response to quit command. I have to go to Activity Mon and force quit. Mail still seems to work. I removed the Mailrecent.mailbundle that this installed in ~Library>Mail>Bundles and mail still won't quit without a force. Any idea on what's wrong?
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.4 or later

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