MailForge
MailForge
3.2.4.3.0

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MailForge free download for Mac

MailForge3.2.4.3.0

16 April 2013

Powerful alternative email client.

Overview

Note: MailForge is no longer being actively developed.

MailForge was built from the ground up for OS X and designed to be a power user's email client, providing users with a host of features not commonly found in other email programs, such as the ability to edit every facet of received emails, scheduled sending of email, tabbed or multi-window interface, HTML vs text options, menu navigation of mailboxes, etc.

Harnessing the power of SQLite, MailForge also offers significant performance advantages, ranging from the ability to have a virtually unlimited number of emails in a single mailbox, to search capabilities that offer near instantaneous results. Even routine tasks, such as moving tens of thousands of emails from one mailbox to another, takes only seconds.

While MailForge already has a wide range of features, in the coming weeks and months we will be working hard to continue adding a large number of significant features and abilities to the program. For those interested in future development of MailForge

MailForge is available for $19.95 per user, with discounted rates for volume customers.

What's new in MailForge

Version 3.2.4.3.0:
  • FIX 250 Filters not working; MF has experienced a slight issue
  • FIX 251 Automatic Filters still broken
  • FIX 253 Filter not triggered by email address in "From"
  • FIX 254 Automatic filter not working on multiple messages
  • FIX 477 New mail count incorrect (again)
  • FIX 564 MF hung while filtering
  • FIX 583 Automatic filtering seems not to work (or work correctly)
  • FIX 613 Filtered messages still shown in Inbox after having been moved to another mailbox
  • FIX 615 Import of "Transfer to" filters lack target mailbox
  • CLOSED 617 Minor Mantis problem
  • FIX 621 Interface text error ( check mail ...)

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34 Reviews of MailForge

Tom-In-London
23 September 2010
Version: 2.0.5

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As one of the many long-time Eudora users who are completely happy with it but have begun looking at possible future alternatives for the time when Rosetta is no longer available, I allowed myself to be seduced by the stated intention of the developers of MailForge, to emulate Eudora in every way. So I signed up and paid for it, only to discover that it basically doesn't work, doesn't offer anything like the easy functionality of Eudora, and after several updates is still nowhere near Eudora. In fact to me, some of the other available email applications (Thunderbird, Postbox Express, and the "new" Eudora OSE are all better than MailForge at its current stage of development. and because they are basically all open-source, are improving at a far faster rate than MailForge. I regret having paid for MailForge and have put it to one side as a curiosity. I'm still very productively using Eudora and still looking at what else is available. MailForge comes bottom of my "most likely to replace Eudora" list.
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0.5
Davebarnes
16 January 2014
Version: 3.2.4.3.0
Dead. "It's our regret that we weren't able to deliver the MailForge that we envisioned. Thank you to everyone who supported our attempt at continuing the promise that MailForge held." http://forum.macsimizesoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=624
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0.5
davert
26 October 2013
Version: 3.2.4.3.0
Years and years and years of promises and it still doesn't work.
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0.5
Slung
16 April 2013
Version: 3.2.4.3.0
As a Eudora user since the demise of Apple's original mail client, I was hopeful that Mailforge would fulfill its promise as a full fledged, OSX friendly replacement for Eudora. I paid back in 2010 and have been utterly disappointed with each release I tried. Specifically as others have noted, MF fails on import despite having compacted the Eudora mailboxes. I remain minimally optimistic and hopeful that MF will live up to its hype as a modern Eudora. In the meanwhile I'm still in Eudora and Snow Leopard.
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1.5
Keep-Calm!
26 February 2013
Version: 3.2.2
STILL not ready for prime time. 3.2.2.0 mysteriously exits under very minor stresses.
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0.5
Clwguy
20 November 2012
Version: 3.1.2.3.0
I wouldn't waste one second with this application. Even if you can get it work -- which is highly unlikely -- it's not very good.
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Andy-Hewitt
11 September 2012
Version: 3.1.2.3.0
Still cannot get it to work with iCloud mail. I've tried all kinds or variations to the settings, but nothing. Also annoying is the inability to cancel a process other than quitting and restarting, so it just sits there showing 'Checking iCloud...'. It really needs a timeout.
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Jim-Leff
01 September 2012
Version: 3.0
Note: Mailforge has been taken over by a new developer (Macsimize Software), who has recently released a v.3.1.2 http://macsimizesoftware.com/downloads.htm
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0.5
Robertoc
11 June 2012
Version: 3.0
Additional bug: I restarted the importing process from scratch (I want to get a screen shot of the final error message). I also selected the "File > Export selected mailbox" menu item. A window opened and the program froze (I had to Force-quit it and restart it).
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Robertoc
11 June 2012
Version: 3.0
Still not ready for prime time. I hope to increase the rating very shortly. I need this program. I downloaded 3.0 and tried it on an old MBP 10.6.8 with a Eudora folder only a few months out of date. About 1GB of e-mails, 5GB of attachments, very good test for my "true" e-mail folder. The program "had to quit" after about 12 hours of importing e-mails. Note: mailboxes were not compacted, and the "extended" import was used since many are in a foreign language, so admittedly, not ideal conditions. Long conversion time not a big deal, progress bars show what is going on. Key problems so far: 1 - No way to gracefully stop importing. There is no "stop" button (and obviously no "restart" button following a stop). It's an "all or nothing" proposition. 2 - No way to import selected mailboxes, or for MailForge to recognize that some mailboxes have already been imported, are current, and don't need to be re-imported. 3 - No crash report. Note that the program quit, did not crash, so there was no system crash report from OS X. The error dialog box announcing that "MailForge had to quit" referred to some object that could not be found. The log file "DebugLog.txt" did not contain any useful information (the last line was the subject of the last e-mail imported).
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MacCrack™
31 May 2012
Version: 3.0
Version 3 is still unreliable. It does not remember settings, can't sort the way you want it and shows strange code characters in the body text. It isn't worth your $19.95. All users who payed for this before 2012 have to pay $9,95 for an upgrade license. After 4 years of putting up with crappy beta versions, many lies from the developer about progress and release dates, this is the developers way of saying thank you for being patience and loyal.
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Andy-Hewitt
30 May 2012
Version: 3.0
I keep trying this, but alas I still cannot get it to work with my iCloud account (I tried all settings, and double checked they're correct). Shame really, as I was looking for something like the old Eudora.
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1.5
Odysseus
28 May 2012
Version: 3.0
This has never been a viable email client, and it most probably never will be.
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1.5
Emile-b
28 May 2012
Version: 3.0
Bug with manual filter, bug with junk mail and application freezes ! I am not able to use it as main mail client ...
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Owltech
28 July 2011
Version: 2.2.2
Mikensmith needs to find something else to do. The constant attacks on this developer are tedious and useless. He should go develop something himself and set it out there for malcontents like himself to throw tomatos at. Flaming is for 4th graders.
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Robio
27 July 2011
Version: 2.2.1
I might have considered MailForge if it did the one thing NO other email client has offered since Eudora: and/or/unless conditions in search. No email app exists anymore where you can perform the following search: Find all messages from joe@smith.com unless recipients include sara@jones.com. Sadly, MailForge has the same search parameters as every other email app: Find Any, or Find All, and that's it. For the record, after a long search and trying about 20 apps, I settled on Postbox.
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1.5
Farmhand
19 April 2011
Version: 2.0.7
I am a long-term Eudora user and have worked with MailForge since its early versions. I am very disappointed with it. As a G4/PPC/Tiger user, this software is not usable for me as my main email client. I really, really, really wish it were. I like the Eudora-like interface. For example: Here are two major MailForge 2.0.7 problems that bother be a lot on a dual G4/MDD PPC running Tiger 10.4.11: (1) I have three POP email accounts. In MailForge, they all get dumped into the same IN box. The emails will correctly sort by name but not by date. I cannot depend on an email application that can't correctly sort by date. The current level of date sorting is a mess--completely useless for me. (2) I still cannot print from MailForge 2.0.7 to my Brother HL-5240 laser printer. Nothing happens, except that I have to force quit MailForge to get out of what appears to be a software loop. MailForge is the only application I have ever used that does this, and I am not the only user who has complained about this in the last year. I am now coming to the conclusion that bug fixes will not be made for Tiger or PPC Macs. I so wanted MailForge to be able to replace Eudora. It's looking like this is a lost cause. These are not obscure bugs, but very basic to everyday functionality bugs that result in MailForge being unusable to me on a serious level. In the past, Matt has claimed they can't duplicate these problems. I think you're not really trying to duplicate it using a Brother laser printer, a G4/MDD PPC, and Tiger. I really don't think you care about this. It's about time to give up on this one..... In my opinion, MailForge is still beta software for G4/PPC/Tiger users. It does appear, however, that the software author has been working hard on this email client for a couple of years now. I commend the work and the effort, and I realize it's very difficult to duplicate Eudora from scratch on multiple platforms. I applaud the effort. I just wish it worked for me. Maybe the Intel Mac users are happy with it. I don't know. My experience has been depressing.
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Tom-In-London
23 September 2010
Version: 2.0.5
As one of the many long-time Eudora users who are completely happy with it but have begun looking at possible future alternatives for the time when Rosetta is no longer available, I allowed myself to be seduced by the stated intention of the developers of MailForge, to emulate Eudora in every way. So I signed up and paid for it, only to discover that it basically doesn't work, doesn't offer anything like the easy functionality of Eudora, and after several updates is still nowhere near Eudora. In fact to me, some of the other available email applications (Thunderbird, Postbox Express, and the "new" Eudora OSE are all better than MailForge at its current stage of development. and because they are basically all open-source, are improving at a far faster rate than MailForge. I regret having paid for MailForge and have put it to one side as a curiosity. I'm still very productively using Eudora and still looking at what else is available. MailForge comes bottom of my "most likely to replace Eudora" list.
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Pdbowers
31 August 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I love this application. It is simple, uncluttered, and looks just fine to me. It does what I need, and does it well. I dont understand the people who leave "reviews", and it is basically a bashing session. I have dealt with this company regarding this email client, and EACH AND EVERY TIME, my concerns were addressed professionally and HAPPILY. This type of customer service is pretty much unheard of in this day and time of automated answering systems. This client is a work in progress, they have plans for it, and will implement them in due time. I am more than a satisfied customer. For those who dont want to use it, there are a multitude of other clients out there to choose from. I am simply making a comment about this software and this reply is not directed toward any user in particular. Keep up the great work, Infinity Data Systems. Your work is noticed.
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Eddybarnes
27 July 2010
Version: 2.0.3
Looked at this program early this year and again this week. Seems to show progress but features not close to Eudora yet. Importing mail works for some mailboxes but not all and had a couple of freezes and restarts trying to finish imports. Search really not as good yet, comparing with Eudora, and import of filters scattered. Really needs feature to customize toolbar. On good side, cheers to Spamsieve connection. When it works, fast, but has trouble with Exchange Imap. May become Eudora's replacement eventually.
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Saraswati
24 July 2010
Version: 2.0.3
I agree with FRANKP: I am still using Eudora on my iMac/OS 10.6.4, but will make the switch soon to MailForge. It's definitely getting better. Keep up the great work, MailForge!
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Frankp
24 July 2010
Version: 2.0.3
It's a shame that one unhappy person can dominate the discussion like this. MailForge is good and getting better. It's the closest thing to the old Eudora that so many people loved and still use. Even large development houses struggle to put out perfect software, and when you're a small development company things take time, especially to make sure all the major bugs are worked out and the different parts of the software are fully integrated.
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Mikenesmith
16 July 2010
Version: 1.4.8
Now the "developer" has opened the forums up for outside viewers again -- but he has taken to playing the latest Apple game and deleting posts he doesn't like, such as the one from "Tom in London" requesting a refund. This is the sort of operation that gives independent software developers a bad name, so don't download and waste your time with "mailfudge" and don't definitely don't pay for this.
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Mikenesmith
15 July 2010
Version: 1.4.8
OK, first the "developer" has a comment posting removed that quotes from the dissatisfied users of Mailforge in the "forums" for this product (in which he is constantly promising updates that either never appear or never work), and now he's banned access to all the Mailforge forums without registering for doing so. What a crock! This is classic vaporware, folks, and don't be fooled.
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Mikenesmith
30 April 2010
Version: 1.4.8
And all the promises about the MailForge v2 release -- April 26th -- still go unmet. Spending money on this application is pretty much a fool's game, unless you really like vaporware.
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nowheredense
29 April 2010
Version: 1.4.8
They repeatedly say "Email us at support@infinitydatasystems.com", but I have never received a single reply to multiple email messages I have sent. NOT EVEN ONCE. That's the same as receiving no support. Do not waste your money or time in trying to use this program. You will only be frustrated because the developer has not answered a single question I have asked.
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Pripyat
29 April 2010
Version: 1.4.8
I have tried to use your application with MobileMe and my Server's e-mail. Apparently it worked because the activity indicator stopped, but no e-mails were downloaded. The same happened when trying this with my own server. Also, I think that the interface is not exactly beautiful. Sorry to say this, but this doesn't touch Apple Mail in the slightest.
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Mikenesmith
10 April 2010
Version: 1.4.7
Recreating Eudora is a fine goal. But MailForge doesn't do it. This is a one-developer operation trying to seem like something bigger -- and always promising more than is delivered. Latest set of promises includes "a build of MailForge 2.0 on Monday, April 26th" with features "far beyond a simple .5 update" and including "an improved mailbox format that allows for unparalleled speed. In initial tests, mailboxes containing 100,000 emails open instantaneously" (yea, sure). There will supposedly also be "a number of other features that will be included as well...features that we'll keep a surprise for now" (all this from the developer's own posting at as of Apr 9, 2010). Given past versions of the app, you can probably assume this to mean one or two other features that we're not sure if they work yet, so we won't release any details, as postings on the app forums show a growing awareness of promises unfilled and vaporware. Save your money, perhaps for some add-ons to Apple Mail (which still isn't Eudora, but works better than MailForge).
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Mujedi
06 March 2010
Version: 1.4.7
I tried it on a iMac G5 with iSight. I've used Eudora until it was no longer suitable on my setup years ago. I was really excited when I found this. Unfortunately, I definitely did not have the same experience from Eudora. I chose the Classic setup when configuring the IMAP settings. Easy enough, but when trying to actually get it to work with Gmail, it was a no go. Looking at the Task Progress bar it just kept on cycling. I tried to send an email to myself and it just kept cycling again. Went to their website and quite frankly it looked like a pretty generic website. Nothing wrong with that, it's just when you're commercial you want to look as professional as possible. I'm not giving up hope. I'll check back in with this app when the next version comes out.
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Odysseus
01 February 2010
Version: 1.4
Why are there no ratings for this app which is now at version 1.4?
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Programhappy
31 December 2009
Version: 1.3.6
Can you please add the ability to open multiple emails at once? When I highlight multiple emails in my inbox, there is no FILE --> OPEN command. Also, double-clicking only opens whichever one of the highlighted emails that I actually touch with the cursor when double-clicking. Thank you
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Infinity-Data-Systems
05 October 2009
Version: 1.2
We work very hard to reply to all questions/emails we receive. We're going back and looking for your email to make sure we received it.
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Krioni
20 June 2009
Version: 1.0.2
There are some really dopey comments on here. They aren't reviews, merely pushing their own biases. Many people were willing to pay for Eudora and did so. If Infinity Data Systems can make an email application that can start to match the features of Eudora, they will actually be able to _sell_ MailForge, not just give it away for free like the other email clients. I'm going to guess that IDS is shooting for paying customers, not free-loaders who didn't appreciate the power-user features Eudora had and no other email client does, or seems interested in ever adding. They probably won't take advice from those who aren't willing to pay. I've been in their forums - they are very responsive to people who want the features of Eudora and are willing to pay for them. If you don't know about those features and aren't willing to spend any money, I'm hoping they will ignore your advice.
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Widge34
11 June 2009
Version: 1.0
Why would anyone pay for this when there are other mail apps out there such as Apples Mail, Postbox, Thunderbird etc?
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Shock-J
11 June 2009
Version: 1.0
Does anyone still like the "Eudora style" e-mail client? So many disjointed windows. No other new/upcoming e-mail client uses this type of interface. Maybe that's a hint. I wouldn't use this if it was free. Just a bad UI. They need to move past this and stop trying to emulate a 10 year old defunct application everyone has gotten over.
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