PowerMail
PowerMail
6.2.1

3.5

PowerMail free download for Mac

PowerMail

6.2.1
02 December 2013

Fast and powerful email client.

Overview

PowerMail is built on top of the PowerMail Engine, a robust cross-platform foundation encapsulating 11 years of messaging and directory experience, PowerMail is continuously enhanced with the following objectives:
  • Establish a lean, mean and efficient alternative e-mail client for people who care about e-mail
  • Acknowledge the importance of our user's data accesibility by offering reliable storage, high-speed indexing and the ability to export to a variety of standard formats
  • Design and implement a clean, robust Macintosh user-interface with best-of-class Mac OS X support
  • Contribute to the on-going diversity of mail clients on the Mac
  • Evolve our code base on a regular basis to meet customer needs
  • Excel in supporting multi-lingual, world-wide mail using Unicode standards
  • Support advanced Mac OS 9 technologies as well native multi-tasking and memory protection on Mac OS X
  • Provide a smooth migration experience to users of Microsoft Entourage, Outlook Express, Claris Emailer and Netscape Communicator 4.x

What's new in PowerMail

Version 6.2.1:
  • Casual-use styled-text to create HTML-formatted messages.
  • Optional indexing of HTML-parts.
  • Modern Finder-like lists.
  • Ability to find and view message threads.
  • Quick Look display of text, graphic and multimedia attachments within the application.
  • Display of messages in Finder and FoxTrot Professional without PowerMail launched.
  • Address book synchronization with MobileMe and e-mail coexistence with iPhoneMail.
  • Batch import of mail databases and address book from Apple Mail and Thunderbird.
  • Match and merge imported folders into existing folders.
  • Two-click export of all mail folders and address book to Apple Mail and Thunderbird.
  • Mail archiving to circumvent the 2GB single-database limitation.
  • Service messages and notifications via Growl.
  • A filter debugger can log in clear text how a message is processed.
  • Made the application self-updating upon launch; download once and auto-update to revised builds.
  • Automated purchasing/registration process using Kagi within the PowerMail for immediate satisfaction.
  • OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, and 10.6 compatible

Requirements for PowerMail

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

86 PowerMail Reviews

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Programhappy
11 October 2009

Most helpful

Developer, can you please add the option to sort all messages in the inbox by EMAIL ADDRESS, not just by "sender"? I run a business, and deal with hundreds of different customers every day. I need to sort by email address! Can you please add an optional "Email" column? You'll be my hero! I'm sure that countless other people would also appreciate this sorting option. If you add that option, I will buy the program immediately. Thank you!
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Version 6.0.3
kspope
17 October 2014
A great program--fast sleek, and intuitive -- does just what I need. I currently use it with Mavericks -- Does anyone know if it is compatible with Yosemite?
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Version 6.2.1
1 answer(s)
Oldmiller
Oldmiller
04 November 2014
Yes, it is compatible with OS10.10., see also http://www.mail-archive.com/powermail-discuss@ctmdev.com/msg18264.html
I use PowerMail on OS10.10 with no problem for some POP-accounts. (My main client has become Apple Mail, mostly because it’s better integrated with many apps (in my case DEVONthink Pro Office and Daylite).
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Hervé-5
21 September 2013
Handling thousands of mails on more than a dozen accounts with the only bayesian filter that beats Apple's own (and started earlier than them*), Powermail has been my baseline for years. Once that I was setting a linux emailer unproperly and its first connection erased more than 1000 mails from a server where I did want to leave them, I connected through IMAP with Powermail and re-uploaded everything, in a single pass. I just never found a software as powerful than Powermail. (*) Powermail search capacity also is instant among Gbytes of mails (and compatible with Spotlight, of course)
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Version 6.1.5
Pirx
08 December 2012
Finally! Kneel down with me and praise The Lord! The mercy he has bestowed on us in His infinite wisdom: An update of PowerMail...
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Version 6.1.4
1 answer(s)
Oldmiller
Oldmiller
09 December 2012
What are you talking about? This is the 3rd update in 5 months for OS 10.8,. see http://services.ctmdev.com/VersionChecking/PowerMail/rnotes.html
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NotUsed
03 August 2012
Update to earlier review. The 6.1.1 update has major keychain issues. The great folks have corrected the issues with the 6.1.3 update. Version 6.1.3 is a fast and stable as ever. Great app.
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Version 6.1
NotUsed
01 August 2012
OS10.6.8 users with Powermail 6.1.0 BEWARE!! I love Powermail. I've been using it since version 3 and have never had any issues with it. However, the 6.1.1 update wreaked havoc on my mail. Couldn't send or receive. Constant error messages. I had to use a backup and revert to version 6.1.0 in order to get ANY mail services to work again. Beware of this update and have a backup before applying it.
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Version 6.1.1
Pirx
24 June 2012
I of course could not bear to stay with MS Outlook, so still stuck with PowerMail. I sent a humble request for support to CTM 10 days ago. No reply. Managed to solve the problem myself. Also asked them if PowerMail is still being actively developed. Also no reply. Is this abandonware?
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Version 6.1
1 answer(s)
Oldmiller
Oldmiller
01 July 2012
No, it's not. They released a beta for 10.8., see http://www.mail-archive.com/powermail-discuss@ctmdev.com/msg17845.html. Also you will find support (from CTM as well as from users) on their mailing-list. But active support is indeed not their strength and outside the list almost not existent.
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Working at the International Desk of the largest non profitable NGO in Mexico means to me to deal with thousands of emails every year. I tried several email clients during the last years but none was strong enough to professionaly cop with my heavy work... until I found PowerMail. It's really amazing, how quickly I can find now (in seconds!) the right mail I need. I'm absolutely satisfied with it: it's got a intuitive interface, it doesn't split my several accounts, it's simply powerful and it perfectly integrates with Spamsieve and Devonthink Pro Office. The people at CTM have defined a high standard. It's not a matter of "works" but of quality and efficency. Thanks a lot!
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Version 6.1
7 answer(s)
Pirx
Pirx
24 June 2012
You will discover shortcomings, such as printing of e-mail messages: There is no way to change the default settings. Creating HTML messages with inline pictures: Not working. Encryption: No integration/plugin for GNUPG, no MIME support. If you need support, they won't reply. Then, if you ever want to change the e-mail client: So far there is none that can import PowerMail mail database. There seem to be a lot of people with more problems. I am playing now with PostBox to see, if it can replace my PowerMail.
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Oldmiller
Oldmiller
01 July 2012
@Pirx You say "Then, if you ever want to change the e-mail client: So far there is none that can import PowerMail mail database." Please see menu bar > File > Database > Export. There you can export the database or selected folders or messages to many formats. PowerMail has more export options than any other mail client I know.
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Pirx
Pirx
01 July 2012
@oldmiller:Good idea and yes, I know. As a whoole you can only export as PowerMail database, all other options greyed out. Only if you export folder by folder, then you have choices. Folder by folder export/import promises to be a nightmare.
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Oldmiller
Oldmiller
01 July 2012
@Pirx, you don't have to export "folder by folder", select as many folders you want and PowerMail will export them all at once in one process.
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Francisco-Medina-Espinosa
Francisco-Medina-Espinosa
01 July 2012
You say "You will discover shortcomings, such as printing of e-mail messages: There is no way to change the default settings. Creating HTML messages with inline pictures: Not working. Encryption: No integration/plugin for GNUPG, no MIME support." IMHO, it's a matter of how you use the tools you have and what for. For example, I don't like HTML messages and, therefore, it's exactly what I want. I neither use e-mail to send attachments (I provide links instead in a "Filemail"). But certainly, It would be very good to have the possibility of using encryption. As I said, it's perfect for me at work, where I have to deal with thousands of serious e-mails. I also use it at home as my prime client, except for my .mac account, where I use Gyazmail, but there is no comparison in the amount of e-mails I receive there: much less. On the other hand, regarding backing-up, I personally have not had any trouble. The main difference (and very important to me!) is that the attachments are not contained in the database, and this is very good! Why? Because every time I receive an e-mail with attachments I simply move it (not copy nor save as) to a desire place where all the related documents of the project rest. When I do a back-up, I never have duplicated files. I have saved a lot of space in hard drive thanks to this excellent approach (which I haven't seen yet in another client). I hope this would be useful. This is a professional mail client, and I really hope it will continue developing in that line. I've been using e-mail clients since the middle 1990's, and this is the best I've found.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
06 August 2012
Francisco Medina Espinosa, How does it matter that one doesn't want author HTML messages but one still get them? Granted, PowerMail does its best, but I finally found PM 5 to not be good enough and moved on. Moving on and exporting messages is dead simple, Pirx! Don't spread disinfo based on your ignorance. I use 5 accounts in Apple Mail now and I haven't looked back once. I have no issues and can focus on my messages. Sometimes, I send simple RTF-messages with bold text. Thia is OK for me, because I'm not religious about it, as is some PowerMail users. I find that unsightly. The internet moves on and evolves. Get used to it.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
06 August 2012
Pirx, "printing of e-mail messages: There is no way to change the default settings." This is still there? Stupid. "Creating HTML messages with inline pictures: Not working." Invalid as PM isn't designed to author HTML messages. "Encryption: No integration/plugin for GNUPG, no MIME support." I used GnuPG and didn't see the need for integration. That would have been nice. "If you need support, they won't reply." True. "if you ever want to change the e-mail client: So far there is none that can import PowerMail mail database." That is just wrong information. It's extremely possible to export messages and attachments.
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kspope
06 August 2011
I've given this program heavy use over the years and been very happy with it and with the customer support.
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Version 6.1
1 answer(s)
Pirx
Pirx
06 November 2011
Owing to CTM obviously not working on Powermail any more apart from the barest necessary updates, I am on the verge of quitting PowerMail and changing to (gag...choke) Microsoft Outlook.
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Pirx
19 June 2011
Finally CTM seem to be working on an update. Its alive! My humble request - apart from the obvious update needs - would be to have a Swiss-precision GNUPG integration or at least a plugin. Having gone through several e-mail clients, to me Powermail is still by far the best e-mail client on OS X.
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Version 6.1b1
Mikael-B
10 June 2011
I just can't be bothered anymore. Mail is not that good, but it doesn't get in the way and most importantly, it's puts IMAP at the same standard as POP. It beats me why they never opensourced PM.
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Version 6.1b1
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3.5

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