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MailMate
MailMate
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Mail client designed exclusively for IMAP.

4.4
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MailMate overview

MailMate is an ambitious, powerful email client for OS X. It is designed for and only supports IMAP while still working in full when offline. MailMate has state-of-the-art searching capabilities and correspondingly advanced smart mailboxes. Extensive keyboard control and dynamic signatures ensure a highly efficient workflow when reading and answering emails. Alternative message viewer layouts and a browser-inspired design ensure easy and rapid access to related messages.

Features:
  • Universal mailboxes: One Inbox for all of your IMAP accounts.
  • Extensive keyboard control: Switch mailboxes or move messages using the keyboard only.
  • Advanced smart mailboxes: Make any/all combinations of other (smart) mailboxes and use any/all combinations of matching conditions.
  • Tags: Organize your emails using tags.
  • Link-searching: Search for related messages using search links.
  • Dynamic signatures: Default signature based on the history of sent messages.
  • Notifications: Multiple dock/menu bar counters and Growl notifications.
  • Mailing list support: Mailing list messages are automatically organized in smart mailboxes.
  • Alternative message views: Easily browse email statistics or use thread arcs to navigate in a message thread.
  • SpamSieve integration and full control over image blocking.
  • Support for both S/MIME and OpenPGP.
  • Support for tags using IMAP keywords for synchronization.
  • Support for Spotlight searches.

What’s new in version 1.13.2

Updated on Sep 03 2020

Version 1.13.2:
Improved:
  • Security when handling OpenPGP and S/MIME drafts.
  • Security when handling mailto: links.
Fixed:
  • S/MIME related issue. Thanks to Heike Knobbe for the report!
  • Startup issue on Big Sur (macOS 10.16).

Fixes/Changes can be found in the release notes.

View older MailMate updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

7.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://freron.com

Downloads

22420

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
  • IMAP email accounts
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Aargl
Aargl
Nov 1 2021
1.13.2
4.0
Nov 1 2021
4.0
Version: 1.13.2
Though development seems to continue (see bottom of https://updates.mailmate-app.com/archives/), there's not been an official release for one year+. The first one on that page is v1.14 ( build 5820) from 2020-09-03 and seems to work ok, with dark mode too. The other archives, there, contain a single file without an extension (I've tried to add ".app" to it to no avail...), I suppose it's just a repository for the dev himself.
gary-22
gary-22
Feb 25 2021
1.13.2
3.0
Feb 25 2021
3.0
Version: 1.13.2
This is the definitive successor as a Mac e-mail client to Qualcomm’s Eudora Pro which I used on the MS Windows OS and with better IMAP support. Reviewers talking about price often focus on optics and not substance. Remember how much Eudora Pro used to cost? I believe $80 circa 1997.
Simon3
Simon3
Nov 11 2020
1.13.2
5.0
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Version: 1.13.2
Worth every penny... but... Still waiting, years after its announcement, for version 2.
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
Jul 11 2020
1.13.1
5.0
Jul 11 2020
5.0
Version: 1.13.1
The more I use MailMate, the more impressed I become. I purchased a copy of MailMate several years ago, but didn't start using it in earnest until recently -- partly because of some interface things that I (initially) disliked. But each of those things has either become very useful now that I understand how it works, or else could be reconfigured to get something I liked. I'm especially happy with MailMate's powerful search syntax and display options. As part of my work, I frequently need to search through a large archive of old emails, and Apple Mail's limited search options often made it difficult and frustrating to find what I was looking for. MailMate makes it much easier.
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 7 2020
1.13.1
4.0
Jun 7 2020
4.0
Version: 1.13.1
I'm taking a new trial with this version and yes it's a lot better and fast than Apple Mail, is compatible with Spamsieve, but oh, what a price! Currently, clicking BUY NOW on their website says 60 bucks! :-o (including French VAT) I already thought 50 was pretty expensive when there are free mail apps: probably negligible for a corporate, but way too much for a single user, even if, I admit it, it's faster than any other one I've tried.
prmmupd
prmmupd
Feb 25 2020
1.13.1
5.0
Feb 25 2020
5.0
Version: 1.13.1
Without any doubt the best mail client for MacOS. Security, Filters, Tags, Search, ...all of this is very well implemented. The learning curve is a little steep but it's worth it! A better documentation would be great. For example a list of all Hidden-Prefernces.
Simon3
Simon3
Dec 8 2019
1.13.1
5.0
Dec 8 2019
5.0
Version: 1.13.1
Truly powerful! Great searching capabilities. And markdown support is amazing.
Awado
Awado
Dec 5 2019
1.13.1
5.0
Dec 5 2019
5.0
Version: 1.13.1
After years of struggling with Apple Mail I decided to give it a try. This is the way a mail application should be! Clean, robust and feature rich. No more crashes, lost mails, eternal downloads and so on. It just works. It fully worth the money.
Bk1200
Bk1200
Jun 24 2019
1.12.5
0.0
Jun 24 2019
0.0
Version: 1.12.5
As I understand MailMate collects mails from all accounts into only one inbox. So I have private and work mails mixed up. There was a request in 2014 in the forum to change this but was moved to "bluesky". This makes MailMate a no-go thing. Too bad.
Odysseus
Odysseus
May 27 2019
1.12.5
5.0
May 27 2019
5.0
Version: 1.12.5
The best, in so many big and small ways. Some may be bothered by the old-fashioned mailbox list, but beauty here goes very, very deep. This is the only email client where I can unfailingly find everything I want. It's the labor of love of one developer who gives outstanding support.
prmmupd
prmmupd
Mar 20 2019
1.12.4
5.0
Mar 20 2019
5.0
Version: 1.12.4
Without a question my favorite mail client. Fast, PGP and SMINE integration, powerful filters, markdown, custom keybindings, good offline support, different layouts, the list goes on and on. It takes a while to get used to it but it's worth the time.
Nicksloan
Nicksloan
Feb 22 2019
1.12.4
5.0
Feb 22 2019
5.0
Version: 1.12.4
For years I wanted to use MailMate but could not because of a dependence on local mailboxes, which it does not support. Eventually I rethought my approach to message archiving, fully embraced IMAP and moved over to MailMate. It has been like the enjoyment of spring after a long winter. MM does almost everything differently, and it takes a little while to understand its ways, but having done so, a steely logic becomes apparent and infinite scope for adapting it to individual preferences. The implementation of smart mailboxes is wonderfully flexible and consistent, and the combination of those with a very sophisticated search system makes MM the perfect environment for retrieving old messages —which is most of what is involved when working with emails. Add a clean, customisable interface, a very responsive developer and rock-like stability, and you have the ideal email client.
Cottser
Cottser
Jan 28 2019
1.12.4
4.5
Jan 28 2019
4.5
Version: 1.12.4
Best mail client on the Mac for power users, no question. I continue to be impressed with the usefulness of MailMate's search and filter tools and in general how customizable the app is. MailMate is worth it.
Simon3
Simon3
Dec 13 2018
1.12.3
5.0
Dec 13 2018
5.0
Version: 1.12.3
Amazingly powerful email client, great support for markdown, and great search functions.
Aargl
Aargl
Oct 6 2018
1.12
4.0
Oct 6 2018
4.0
Version: 1.12
Well, I wanted to love this app, it seemed really promising, but my trial is not really convincing...
At first, I thought "Great!" when it offered to import accounts definitions from Mail or Postbox, but it didn't work well: I had to manually edit each of my 12 accounts, add the user name and check port 993 (SSL) — it didn't seem to matter whether I put my pw at this stage or not, it would ask it again (or not!) when syncing.
Sometimes "Edit account" (menu or right-click) was not responding at first try...
Once done, I had to sync the account for something to happen, it might ask once more the pw, as mentioned earlier, but in any way, it only worked if "Save in keychain" was unchecked!!! Sometimes I had to do it a few times before it works.
All this was totally impossible for Gmail: it sends me to my default browser and once accepted by Gmail, I have once more the message to send me to my default browser... (tried many times with clean profiles in Chromium, Firefox or Safari)
After relaunching the app, I had of course to reenter each pw (SBBOD when checking "Save in keychain"...) — this only will be a showstopper, for me!
Once done, the app seemed to work quite ok except I had to do it twice or more when deleting mails...
I'm giving 2 stars because I'm a good guy ;-) but it certainly doesn't suits my configuration (it might work better in recent OSes, I'm still on OS 10.9)
Awado
Awado
Oct 3 2018
1.12
5.0
Oct 3 2018
5.0
Version: 1.12
This is by far the best mail application for Mac. It's full of features and does it's job very well. I only wish it was multilingual for our clients, who are not familiar with English. But I can understand it's not an easy process doing it here.
Bytes
Bytes
Sep 14 2018
1.12
4.5
Sep 14 2018
4.5
Version: 1.12
I don't know why it took me this long to finally audition Mailmate. I have been a longtime Postbox customer but they abandoned integrating GPG since V6.0, so I searched for another email program with similar prowess. I downloaded the MailMate trial and it was quickly evident this is the email client I've always needed. Just take my money, wow this program is lean, mean, and versatile. I love the smart mailbox flexibility and after spending a few hours digging through and setting all the various options, I have now achieved email nirvana (for me). Thanks Freron Software. Spend the time folks and discover all the abilities this svelte bit of programing can do for your email work-flow.
Martin-Backschat
Martin-Backschat
Jul 15 2018
1.11.2
4.5
Jul 15 2018
4.5
Version: 1.11.2
After a long journey from Apple Mail and Airmail, trying out Spark and Postbox, I found MailMate at last. It works fine with all my accounts (including Exchange via IMAP) and is so much more reliable than the others! And it has so many wonderful features like the several layouts, correspondence view, fast access via menubar icon ( listing unread/flagged mails with quick actions), custom keybindings, Markdown in message composer, SpamSieve integration, great search capabilities (filters, speed, Spotlight support), robust offline support, and on and on.

The only thing I dislike is the message list view; it's a 2000er-style simple list that a lot of other mail client do better, e.g. Airmail and Spark. I miss swipe gestures and breaking down a message in the list into 2+ rows and showing an avatar to the left. I improved MailMate a bit for me by assigning touch gestures via BetterTouchTool and by setting the line height delta to 10 (via font settings), so that the list is much readable.

If you are fine with IMAP only, then Mailmate is a no-brainer and will make you happy.
Cudos to the developer!!
njlash
njlash
Mar 2 2018
1.10
5.0
Mar 2 2018
5.0
Version: 1.10
The best email app for people who are serious about email. Lean and powerful.
Levelbest
Levelbest
Feb 9 2017
1.9.6
5.0
Feb 9 2017
5.0
Version: 1.9.6
Left an earlier comment pre-sales. This is a review as now I have purchased it and I have started using it. People are right, this is the best email app I have used to date. Seen them all, most of them anyway. Powerful yet flexible. It has it all. Hands down better than all the others I have used including Mail, Outlook, MailSmith and yes, even Thunderbird. When you find an app with robust (and smart) behaviors already built in, a non nerdy interpretation of how to use it's features (ie powerful but easy to figure out) and solid developer support, you buy it and you don't look back. Glad I did it.
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