MailMate
MailMate 1.7.2
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Mail client designed exclusively for IMAP.   Shareware ($49.99)
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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.

Shortlist of features:
  • Universal mailboxes: One Inbox for all of your IMAP
What's New
Version 1.7.2:
  • Integration with Calendar/iCal, BusyCal, and Fantastical.
  • Integration with Evernote, Things, and The Hit List.
  • Support for SmartyPants when using Markdown with HTML generation.
  • Drag’n'drop email/mbox files to a mailbox to trigger importing.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • IMAP email accounts



MacUpdate - MailMate



MailMate User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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PlakatV2649 reviewed on 29 Nov 2013
I wish I could use this app, but it appears that it does not work if you have large volumes of e-mail on your imap server. The beachball spins and spins, and the program is unusable. After wasting a lot of time trying to troubleshoot, I finally found other users complaining about the same problem on MailMate's bug listserv, and the developer explaining that the program wasn't optimized for large volumes of mail. Something about all the mail being indexed in a single pool, and memory management issues. A real shame, since the features look great! But despite all the reviews that describe this as a power user's program, it looks like it's precisely power users who will have trouble.
[Version 1.7.1]

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Tvalleau replied on 16 Dec 2013
This review would be more helpful if "large number of emails" were actually a number. 1000? 2 million? At what point does it start slowing down?
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Tomeck reviewed on 07 Nov 2013
I just wanted to add my voice to the praise of this excellent email client. It might for some users not that eye candy but what you get is a sophisticated and most reliable email client with tons of features and a responsive developer. Highly recommend for business users but for private users, too! I recommend any interested user to give the test version a serious try!
[Version 1.7]


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Sherman Wilcox reviewed on 29 Oct 2013
Just a brief review to say that this application is wonderful: clean, powerful, a keyboard-user's dream. It feels lean and yet has some subtle and very effective power features. Amazing technical support from the developer. Support this application!
[Version 1.7]


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Tomeg commented on 17 Oct 2013
1.7 MailMate update fails. System Alert says the update has an "internal inconsistency" therefore update can't be completed. Downloading from developer's site similarly fails when 1.7 updated app launches.
[Version 1.7]

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Benny Kjær Nielsen replied on 22 Oct 2013
I have no other reports about this. I would appreciate if you could contact me by email if you have time to help me find out why it doesn't work for you (go to the contact page on the homepage). Thanks in advance.
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Tomeg replied on 23 Oct 2013
No problem since I updated to Mavericks! Whatever it may have been no longer is a problem. Thanks again for your (I think) help! Love this app!
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+37

Macmath17 reviewed on 17 Oct 2013
Caye has said it in a nutshell, and things have only improved since I wrote my review of the previous version (below Caye's).

Many of the items mentioned in the reviews below have been addressed (such as seeing how the viewed email is going to look).

This is not the Mac App Store; give it a test drive.
[Version 1.7]


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Caye reviewed on 17 Oct 2013
Yes it is powerful, but don't let those "for the power-user" reviews turn you away. MailMate delivers power with ease of use as well.

MailMate is very fast and has search, smart mailbox (with smart submailboxes), and tagging capabilities better than any I've seen. I love the correspondence view, and the availability of Markup within the composer.

The developer is extremely active and is adding capabilities all the time, as well as honing the existing capabilities. He is also extremely responsive.
[Version 1.7]


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+37

Macmath17 reviewed on 19 Jul 2013
In the last two updates, MailMate has added functionality that is simply incredible, so it is time for me to write another review. If you have not tried MailMate in the last 2 months, it is also time to run it through its paces again in the light of this functionality.

I process a lot of email in a day with something at least 40 emails going out and 60 or so coming in (not counting spam or emails that I don't wish to read). Since I like a clean inbox, and I like to organize what I see coming in, that volume of mail could be very time consuming. However, with MailMate I am able to read and organize my email and keep a clean inbox with little effort and without the time-consuming hassle of moving emails to folders. This is possible because MailMate has added Tagging, and because its search functionality and its extremely smart SmartMailboxes. Some email goes with a particular project, which I tag with the project name; email which is critical but which can't be immediately answered gets a tag of 'critical' (and a tag of its project name, if it goes with a project); email which I've responded to but which I will need to move along further after I receive a reply back is tagged 'followup' (and a project tag, if relevant). Once the email is tagged, I archive it and it is no longer in the Inbox. Tagging is very quick (perhaps a keystroke) as is removing an old tag and adding a new one.

Emails are now categorized by some tag of relevance and some tag of what level of reply is needed. I have a smart mailbox for Critical mail and Followup mail, and for some important projects. MailMate can organize the mail within a smart mailbox by any criteria by which you can search: header items, tags, dates, subjects, contacts, the mailer used to sent the message..., the list is almost endless. So, when I look into my Critical smart mailbox I can see all the critical mail organized within folders by Project. I can have another Critical smart mailbox which is organized inside by what day or what month the email arrived (some things are more critical than others ;-) ). So if I can put some organization behind the smart mailbox with essentially no effort.

The search capability is amazing due to the ability to search by all those same items as mentioned above, as well as the nest the searches. It is next to impossible to lose any email if you remember anything about it at all.

Viewing your emails is also very convenient. There are a number of layouts available, and it is possible to write your own layouts as well. My favorite is "Correspondence" in which while you're reading an email you can see (in another pane) a header each for any other email correspondence with the sender. Another layout that I use sometimes shows at a glance the relationship between each email in a thread (which was a reply to which).

I don't know what others use, but I now have any functionality that I used in other email clients, and then some. [That is not to say that MailMate has every functionality of Mail (for instance), but I am sure that it has some that Mail does not] Within MailMate, it is possible to write using markup language, and not only that but it has a WYSIWYG view pane below so that you can see how it will be seen by the people reading the email. It is also easy to place pictures inline in your emails (drag-and-drop while writing as a MarkUp email). [Drag-and-drop also works from an email that you are reading to your desktop.] After writing your email you can also set a time when the email will be sent.

I don't know what more I could ask it to do. I want for nothing, and I have a lot more time back since I left Mail almost 3 years ago: both because it is some much easier to use while keeping on top of your mail load, and because it is more spry in handling my 90,000 messages over 3 IMAP accounts. I am sure that I missed some items, but the review is too long already.

The developer is very responsive, and that is one of those things that can't be bought (except through a license fee to this developer :-) ).
[Version 1.6]


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massachute reviewed on 09 May 2013
Oh how I wish the designer of this software didn't have philosophical objections to WYSIWYG email text entry. It's really a fantastic program in all the ways that other reviews have described: quick, stable, with wonderful search capabilities. But not being able to see what your message will look like before you send it, to check that bullets, italics, indentation are all in the right places, makes it impossible for me to use the program. The developer outlines his aesthetic, moral and ethical objections to WYSIWYG for e-mail, but I honestly don't get it, and found MailMate sadly unacceptable for composing mail for this -- and only this -- reason. Please, at least make WYSIWYG an option?
[Version 1.5.4]

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Caye replied on 30 May 2013
Write to the author and ask for a link to the current beta. Currently, there are two panes and you can see in the second pane WYG from what you type in the first pane.
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Lumac52 reviewed on 06 Oct 2012
Really nice and useful app. Just purchased to support continued developement. I use Gmail, and just used MailMate to clear out my inbox very quickly and efficiently. I kept Apple Mail open at the same time (easier creation of new Gmail labels from within Apple Mail), as well as Gmail in my browser, and everything worked smoothly (just had to manually initiate sync within MailMate once in a while to keep things updated). A solid email client with truly powerful search --- big timesaver.
[Version 1.4.2]

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Lumac52 replied on 06 Oct 2012
A clarification: Regarding what sets MailMate apart, it's not actually the search function per se, but rather the advanced Smart Folder functionality.
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Dm9999 reviewed on 28 Jun 2012
MailMate is a very thoughtful and reliable mail client. I appreciate the simple interface and the ability to edit and archive my emails with a few keystrokes. Some highlights are: Intelligent search capabilities, clever handling of signatures, and customization of keyboard commands. For me the possibility to disable the automatic marking of "Read" is very handy, because I share one of my IMAP-accounts with others. The developer is very helpful and responsive. I've used MailMate for several months.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Thyx had trouble on 17 Feb 2011
@MacUpdate: hope this is the right place - is their a proper feedback site?

Your download link doesn't work with FF 4. I get to the following page (http://dl.mailmate-app.com/MailMate.tbzMailMate.tbz):

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
AccessDeniedAccess Denied1C840CCCCA2EE607zlDhEygmvuhpMlWnzwnyszswFjP6iI7H5e6XGhWXgGv5x0OX+1PnYAQfWe8hbVsm
[Version 0.9.10]

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Freron Software (developer) replied on 17 Feb 2011
This was a problem in the time between 1.0 being available and MacUpdate being updated. It should work now. Sorry about the inconvenience.
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Thyx replied on 17 Feb 2011
Well, thanks!
When Mailmate informed me of build 1902, I wasn't aware it was the magical 1.0.
Congrats!

cantor rated on 24 Jan 2014

[Version 1.7.2]



Pmdf rated on 28 Nov 2013

[Version 1.7.1]



+6

Wavenumber rated on 22 Oct 2013

[Version 1.7]



+6

Aka rated on 09 Jul 2013

[Version 1.6]



+5

Drking rated on 25 Aug 2012

[Version 1.4.2]



aselem rated on 14 Mar 2012

[Version 1.4]



+5

Drking rated on 30 Sep 2011

[Version 1.3.1]



G.vizzari rated on 10 Jun 2011

[Version 1.2]



-1

Rot'Napple rated on 09 Jun 2011

[Version 1.2]



+4

Madomado rated on 06 Mar 2011

[Version 1.0.2]


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Version Downloads:772
Type:Internet : Email
License:Shareware
Date:17 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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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.

Shortlist of 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.
  • 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.


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