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Airmail Reviews4.1.7

17 September 2020

Powerful, minimal email client.

zlazkow
18 February 2020
Version: 4.0.3

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Spark is better, Thunderbird is better, Sweetmail is better, and of course number one is PostBox. NO subscription.
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peymard
18 October 2020
Version: 4.1.7
I already paid for this app, and now they want me to pay for a subscription... to read my mails, in 2020? No thank you.
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bret-11
05 September 2020
Version: 4.1.6
Needs to have password protect or enable face id
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Cookie08
22 July 2020
Version: 4.1.1
The Beta works great in Big Sur
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foolishservant
22 July 2020
Version: 4.1.1
Tried Spark - no flame! Tried the rest and kept coming back to the best: AIRMAIL!
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tanhongk
19 June 2020
Version: 4.1
I paid for the Airmail Pro on Yearly subscription. I am most disappointed with this App. When it started, it was OK, does what it was meant to do. Had a few things I did not like, like I could not zoom out so I can see more on each page. I was willing to tolerate it. But on 17June2020, the whole app just hung and could not let me even get out. I am contacting Apple to ask for a refund to this piece of Junk.
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juhani-1
17 June 2020
Version: 4.1
Wow! And I was just about going to buy this thing. I really like the UI and the integration with Evernote and others. But then, it just crashed and would not start again. Rebooting the Mac many times, with no avail. Clicking Airmail app seems not to start it. And yet, I can sometimes (!!!) see the UI and my mails, and they function. BUT I miss the top bar menus, altogether. So, no access to settings or anything. And browsing Command+tab shows all apps, but not Airmail. Dead as a duck in the ditch! No stars... no purchase!!!
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rkrichards1
11 June 2020
Version: 4.1
The search feature is horrenddous. I'm going back to MacMail. Shame on your airmail. What a waste.
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Mercibeate
09 June 2020
Version: 4.1
Used to be good, now just TERRIBLE. Cannot maintain a "stable connection to the server" and lots of display oddities. Search engine is really weak. No one available and almost impossible to submit issues to tech support. Avoid like the plague.
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craigpearson108
03 June 2020
Version: 4.0.7
Does anyone else have this problem I have? I work with many people who have more than one email address. They may write to me using one or the other. In Airmail, when I want to search for email from these people, I have to use a specific address. If I don't find the message I'm looking for, I have to use the other address. There's seems to be no way to see all the messages from these people at once. This is time-consuming and annoying and a virtual deal-breaker for me. In the Apple Mail search function, on the other hand, there's a "Sender contains" option where you put in the person's name and all their emails show up. Am I missing something in Airmail?
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pvdplancke
29 May 2020
Version: 4.0.7
Has been working perfectly for me until recently. For a few days now I am unable to send any mail . I am continuously confronted with the annoying and recurrent message saying that a stable connection couldn't be established with my mail server. Apple mail no issues,. Very disappointing. Obviously I am not the only one. Hope this issue gets fixed quickly, otherwise I will be force to migrate to another system.
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fredbreit
21 May 2020
Version: 4.0.7
Constant isssues with sending & receiving, no solutions AT ALL from helpdesk. Just sucks.
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auctioneersvault
19 May 2020
Version: 4.0.7
used to love this, move to pro version and just constant isssues with it not pulling in mail, or sending. dropping the connection saying as stable connection couldn't be established with my mail server, apple mail no issues, so why Airmail ? I never had an issue prevous with the old version, just regret upgrading and now having to use Apple mail as its become unusable. very disapointing, something that has happened when they upgraded it is causing the isssue, lots of people having it so Airmail for god sake work out the issue and fix it.
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renierc
15 May 2020
Version: 4.0.7
I chose Airmail pro free version just to try it out. It looks great but after the trial expires it keeps asking me to pay for Airmail Pro if I click on one of my old mails saved in a folder. Also on my iPhone it permanently and annoyingly keeps a button on Airmail Pro at the bottom reminding me to buy the Airmail Pro. I find this annoying and therefor will be deleting Airmail Pro. I might have gone Pro if there was a buy option but I simply don't agree on subscriptions.
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markusvonkaenel
01 May 2020
Version: 4.0.7
would be a good app if It could handle calendar invites correctly. It loses all information of the .ics files. I'm back to apple mail with mailbutler. Works perfectly.
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steven-goh
26 April 2020
Version: 4.0.7
Had a very bad experience with the fonts. Have they fixed it yet? I contacted support several times but they never got back to the issue. Finally uninstall and revert back to Mail. Did they every fix up the issue or did they just leave it there?
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bhnelsen
17 April 2020
Version: 4.0.7
I like the interface, however, the autocomplete of addresses includes a list of virtually every email address to which you ever sent an email, not just recent addressees or contacts. Inevitably, you will have 20-30 suggestions and the one you want is somewhere in the middle of the list. There is no way to restrict or limit the suggestions. I switched back to my old email client after one day.
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fuad-2
10 March 2020
Version: 4.0.6
"Pro" version subscription after you bought full version? And, BTW "pro" version uses too much CPU for animation effects and space is not optimally arranged, I instantly hated it. It is "office" application, it is not visit to the Zoo.
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Cookie08
07 March 2020
Version: 4.0.6
Version 4 is excellent email app quick and stable also lets you drag emails out to the desktop as eml files which can be read or imported to any email app. Spark is good but you cannot store emails locally or drag them out of the app to store!!! Post box is a close second still no avatars and other small touches as in Airmail Postbox also uses standard eml files which makes saving and moving emails a sinch!
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cjred
04 March 2020
Version: 4.0.5
v4 is soo much better!
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Lvdoc
02 March 2020
Version: 4.0.5
Well that was pretty stupid. I'm older and have limited eyesight. I have my screen at a resolution of 1280 x 720. The older AirMail window size could be accommodated to fit well within that. This new version goes beyond the edges of the screen. I can understand that younger programmers don't fathom eyesight problems, although you would think there might be some sensitivity to ADA needs. Regardless, this program is no longer viable for me.
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Eric-Caldwell
28 February 2020
Version: 4.0.4
Too much whining about it being a subscription product. These people have to make a living just like you do. If it bugs you, use Apple mail, it's a free email client. The one feature that kept driving me back to Apple mail every time was how SLOW the search was. I now find it faster than Apple for simple searches and getting better for advanced searches. I don't use advanced searching much, if ever but, its good to know they have that in the works. ****** Airmail PLEASE allow us to set the dang tones (or individually disable) sounds/notifications for received and sending mail. I have it disabled because the defaults are annoying for me.
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haleason
24 February 2020
Version: 4.0.4
I've used Airmail for several years now, and like other reviewers here, my initial reaction to their going to a subscription model was negative. Time to look for an alternative. I had been ready to ditch Airmail anyway, primarily for a single reason - "search" (of my multiple connected gmail accounts) was painfully sluggish and incomplete. But, I decided it was worth at least trying the upgrade. After a few hours of use, I'm a believe. Search is fast. Many other things I like about the new interface, but for me, search was the key. I don't mind $3/mo if it allows a company to afford good devs to keep improving the product.
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zlazkow
18 February 2020
Version: 4.0.3
Spark is better, Thunderbird is better, Sweetmail is better, and of course number one is PostBox. NO subscription.
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Dcannis
17 February 2020
Version: 4.0.3
Subscription after having bought the app? No thanks
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Michael-Vilain
14 February 2020
Version: 4.0
This is another company that's trying to convert a existing application into a revenue stream. The new version offers a "Pro" upgrade that's $2.99/month which is an in-app purchase. Time to buy a Voodoo Doll for the CEO of this company and allocate pins for it.
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Mojo
27 November 2019
Version: 3.6.73
This used to be a good replacement for Apple Mail, but it's now buggy. On occasion freezes up the whole system; sometimes doesn't show particular emails (unless I do a search for a particular item); the folder display is unwieldy, cumbersome, and sometimes misses items (e.g. the display all selector doesn't). The final straw was having to take out a subscription after having bought the app. So now it's back to Apple Mail
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Megavolt17
24 July 2019
Version: 3.6.71
I was using this for almost a year. I like being about to use custom icons and colors for accounts because it made it easy to know what account a message came from. Glitchy and about every 2 months I'd have to remove an email account and reinstall it, which would fix the problem They they decided we'd have to pay monthly or yearly for push notification... I already bought the Mac and the iOS versions and then they change the rules. No thanks, back to using Apple Mail on the Mac and iPhone.
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Bento de Espinosa
24 July 2019
Version: 3.6.71
I cannot live without this application. Very good!
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Mcclough
06 December 2018
Version: 3.6.52
Best mail.app alternative for me. Much faster compared to the default Apple Mail app.
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0.5
susan26428
24 October 2018
Version: 3.6.50
Airmail will not setup for my Spectrum account... same error message everyone seems to be getting that I'm now reading AFTER I shelled out $10 because Airmail was touted as being one of the best for Spectrum. I get ""The settings are not valid: A stable connection to the server could not be established" . All of the settings are absolutely correct and I've got lightening speed and a great connection. Irritating !!!!
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Acheteur
17 October 2018
Version: 3.6.50
I have a problem with Airmail 3.6.50: if I delete a message by putting it in the trash and then I delete it from the trash ... the same message reappears some time later if I ask to raise the mail. For information, all my email accounts are pop and I do not have this problem with the Apple Mail application.
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Edeerly
11 October 2018
Version: 3.6.42
My version is 3.6.43 (527) and that fixed the broken plugins in Mojave, so it's running very well on 10.14. Name the email client and I've tried it. For all alternative email apps available for both macOS and iOS, this continues to be the best choice for me. Each update adds reliability and speed.
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Peter-Van-Den-Einde
10 October 2018
Version: 3.6.42
By far the best mail client for macOS. Using it for years with no problems. Thank you for the ongoing updates.
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Septimus
24 August 2018
Version: 3.6.1
Also: in my case Airmail doesn't work with Private Internet Access VPN. From their FAQ on their "support" page: Does Airmail work with a proxy server or VPN? In some cases Airmail may not work with your proxy server or VPN settings. Right. Thanks for a solution aholes.
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Septimus
24 August 2018
Version: 3.6.1
Looks nice. But still these *H U G E* silly icons for attachments and no way to select (cmd and/or ctrl and/or shift click) multiple / the ones you need and save. Mega deal breaker.

Clients often send me Office documents, PDF files, zip archives, pictures etc in one email. How am I supposed select some of the attachments? For an email client and user experience point of view this is terrible. I can see why this app was a WWDC design winner in 2017. Apple's Mail handles attachments almost the same.
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RogerKatz
24 August 2018
Version: 3.6
The current version is 3.6.1
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Marcossi
05 August 2018
Version: 3.5.9
I think Airmail team is getting cooky as they don't even bother to reply on support tickets anymore.

What disturbs me the most now is that they made a schedule function BUT it doesn't work if you are behind a router. The support suggested me to connect my desktop with my iPhone internet and the schedule function would work. What a joke!

Right now I am thinking to go back to Mail.app but are also looking for other alternatives. When I pay for a product I expect better features and proper support!
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AlexisDhooge
08 July 2018
Version: 3.5.8
Superb Mail replacement. Great GUI, very customizable and handles large amount of mails very quickly. Recommended !!
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Septimus
21 June 2018
Version: 3.5.8
is it still using ridiculously large icons for attachments?
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misterjspencer
12 June 2018
Version: 3.5.6
I bought this years ago and just never been able to use it. I thought I would give it another go and it won't let me set up my apple mail account. IMAP Test Failed The settings are not valid: Unable to authenticate with the current session's credentials. Please check if you need an app-specific password: but I dont use 2 factor authentication, is this something apple are now making me do?
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Zoidbert
25 February 2018
Version: 3.5.4
I've tried every non-OS email app since the beginning (going as far back as QuickMail, Claris Em@iler, and the like) and, after numerous false starts and disappointments (sigh; Sparrow), I stumbled upon Airmail. It does indeed do just about everything I need it to do, and it does it quite well. Some features are great and are now can't-do-without: the ability to snooze a message for any specified time-frame, the quick & easy way to file (I live & die by email filing). Some features are still perplexingly absent: the ability to send later or at a specific time (yes, you can do it BUT ONLY if you're using a Gmail/Exchange account, not an iCloud one), the inability to turn off color-coded folders, the inability to adjust fonts/sizes in the sidebar (where the folders reside). I'd also like the ability to view a la Messages (not meaning sort-by-sender like it is in the app, but take a look at Unibox, which sorts email like Messages sorts messages), and simple UI tweaks like maybe adding a divider line between days in the Inbox, or the aforementioned ability to turn off color-coded folders and/or adjust the sidebar a bit more (not just the fonts but also the overall width, which is limited). Overall, however: since its release, it's the email client I keep coming back to -- that's something I used to say about Apple's own Mail but not for a long time. Like Morgan-Alex notes in a separate review, there's never going to be a perfect email client for me until I make it myself, but since I've got zero coding ability, I'll be sticking with Airmail.
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4.5
Priosantos-Jan
27 January 2018
Version: 3.5.4
I’m using Airmail 3 for about 4 months now and like it a lot. The GUI can be easily tailored and offers a lot of tweaking. Everything is very fast too when using several mail accounts and bucket load of mails. It has a huge bug though: when importing a lot of mails, sometimes you get duplicates. If this can be fixed, this is definitely a must have mail client with a fair price.
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cybervision
20 January 2018
Version: 3.5.4
Used Airmail for several months. Having 12 accounts and more than 5000 mails, Airmail is getting really slow, search does not find emails, sync fails, mails got lost and so on. Tried Postbox after this experience and now, I give Spark a chance.
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MacBookProUser
17 January 2018
Version: 3.5.4
I have been using Airmail for more than three years and found it to be something like a mixed bag. On one hand, it is greatly configurable and has amazing integration with lots of services for easy sharing. Also, the interface can be customised due to the needs. On the other hand, I found Airmail incredibly buggy. I have lots of emails where Airmail says there is no subject, however, opening them with multiple different clients is showing the subject like a charm. Also, I have recurring issues with pdf attachments that will be destroyed. So I definitely like all the fancy options and settings, but am dissatisfied with stability and reliability. The support is amazingly fast, but as soon as it comes down to technical issues they will just reply that the topic is moved to the development department. One will never hear again the status, according to my experience. I would love to use Airmail as my primary client, however, the issues preventing me from this move.
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Septimus
27 September 2017
Version: 3.5
Is this app still displaying attachments as silly *huge* icons with truncated file names? That's a real deal breaker for me. Spark, Canary and even Thunderbird use a much more elegant way to handle attachments.
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Bart-Pans
11 September 2017
Version: 3.3.2
Truly amazing mail client. Looks great, works great. Recommended
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lazk
14 July 2017
Version: 3.3.2
I tried it and did not like it.
First they keep all your emails on their servers.
Not only that, their privacy policy is something that every user should definitely know.
Another extremely annoying thing - the first screen when I opened it, forces you to sign up for something I didn't like. It doesn't go away.
For the rest, I'm not impressed at all. The useless features are not for everyone.
I got rid of it after 5 minutes of looking around.
Canary Mail for me is the best.
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alzoub
19 June 2017
Version: 3.3.2
Many of us Mac users would like to replace the monotonous and a bit stiffy native e-mail client with something more cheerful, useful, colourful, whateverfull But do we really know what we are spending money on? For a long while Airmail was my mail client, a bit expensive but... you know, nice and smooth and functional and all the rest. But right know I`m reading something that I skipped when I bought the app - nobody is sticking under your nose the Privacy Policy of Airmail Mac. (https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/558233/full-legal#_=_).
I will not make any more comments, I think it is something every Airmail user should have in consideration and judge with its own mind.
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Sherman-Wilcox
28 May 2017
Version: 3.3.2
Lots of low ratings here, probably an early one by me. But Airmail has steadily improved, and is now a powerful and stable app for email power users. The integration through services with other apps is incredible, too many to list and the developers stay up-to-date on new or updated apps (e.g., Bear, Things 3). I own an embarrassing number of email apps and third-party add-ons for Mail and others. I periodically try them. And for the last year, except for an extended evaluation of Spark, I come back to Airmail on all my devices. Not perfect, but the annoyances I used to have are disappearing and the power is increasing.
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Gigadiva
22 May 2017
Version: 3.2.8
This app does not have full screen capabilites for reading or composing. If they ever add that, I will reconsider airmail
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