MailForge
MailForge 3.2.4.3.0
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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
What's New
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 ...)
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 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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MailForge User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Davebarnes reviewed on 16 Jan 2014
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
[Version 3.2.4.3.0]


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davert reviewed on 26 Oct 2013
Years and years and years of promises and it still doesn't work.
[Version 3.2.4.3.0]


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Slung reviewed on 16 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 3.2.4.3.0]


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Keep Calm! reviewed on 26 Feb 2013
STILL not ready for prime time. 3.2.2.0 mysteriously exits under very minor stresses.
[Version 3.2.2]


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Clwguy reviewed on 19 Nov 2012
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.
[Version 3.1.2.3.0]

1 Reply

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+109
Andy-Hewitt replied on 26 Nov 2012
I Still can't get it to work with my iCloud/MobileMe account. Shame, I really like the Eudora-like layout, but it simply doesn't work.
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Jimleff commented on 01 Sep 2012
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
[Version 3.0]


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Robertoc reviewed on 11 Jun 2012
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).
[Version 3.0]

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Robertoc replied on 11 Jun 2012
I add this as a reply to my own post, so I don't keep piling up low ratings.

The error message was: "An exception of class NilObjectException was not handled. The application must shut down".

The error occurred at a different place in the mailbox import procedure (in fact, early in the process, after about 40 minutes), and in a mailbox that had been imported correctly the first time. So, it's probably not caused by something in a specific e-mail.
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Robertoc reviewed on 11 Jun 2012
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).
[Version 3.0]


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+7
MacCrack™ commented on 31 May 2012
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.
[Version 3.0]


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+109
Andy-Hewitt commented on 30 May 2012
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.
[Version 3.0]

2 Replies

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Infinity Data Systems (developer) replied on 30 May 2012
We've recently been made aware of this bug. 3.0.1 will address it.
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Andy-Hewitt replied on 30 May 2012
Thanks, looking forward to giving it a go properly. I could test with Gmail accounts, but most of my stuff is with iCloud, so that needs to work first really.

Cheers
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+109
Andy-Hewitt had trouble on 11 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 3.1.2.3.0]


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+11
Infinity Data Systems had trouble on 05 Oct 2009
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.
[Version 1.2]



+14

Clwguy rated on 30 Jul 2012

[Version 3.0]



Dan-Vartone rated on 09 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.6]


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License:Demo
Date:16 Apr 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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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, more information can be found at http://www.infinitydatasystems.com/mailforge/roadmap/.

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


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