Mail Pilot
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(1) 1.5

Task-oriented email client.   Commercial ($19.99)
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Mail Pilot users can quickly manage and productively organize their inboxes with a simple, task-oriented approach, tailored for the desktop.
What's New
Version 1.1:

Features

  • Drafts
  • Outbox (sending replies is much faster)
  • Search using tokens
  • Search messages for contents
  • Hide quoted replies
  • View message headers
  • View original message text
  • Thread counts in the message list
  • Thread counts highlighted when a new message arrives in it
  • Send and complete button (and Cmd+Shift+Return)
  • Make links in text-only messages clickable
  • Drag and drop messages to other applications or to Finder
  • Open *.eml files in Mail Pilot
  • Preference to disable saving new contacts
  • Preference to set the default compose font
Improvements
  • Faster search
  • Improved appearance for messages without previews
  • The keyboard shortcut for reply to everyone (Cmd+E) now also works for messages that will only only reply to one recipient
  • Added a preference to disable the keyboard shortcut to send a message (Cmd+Return)
  • Added a preference to show winmail.dat files
  • Redesigned source list
  • The send and formatting bar when replying now sticks to the bottom of the window so that it is always accessible
  • Ability to manually reload message contents and attachments
Fixes
  • Numerous fixes for bugs related to searching
  • Text-only messages have line breaks
  • Sent messages are marked as read
  • Bulk completing messages in a list now goes to that list's completed folder
  • Source list icons now work well when set to "large"
  • Completed messages cannot be completed again
  • Will no longer complete a message if bringing the window to the foreground
  • Removed percent escapes from suggest filename when saving an attachment
  • Relative date headers are refreshed at midnight
  • Alert the user of any keychain access errors instead of hanging
  • Sender no longer CC'd in certain circumstances
  • No longer flipping names at the comma or email addresses at the '@'

Version 1.1:

Features

  • Drafts
  • Outbox (sending replies is much faster)
  • Search using tokens
  • Search messages for contents
  • Hide quoted replies
  • View message headers
  • View original message text
  • Thread counts in the message list
  • Thread counts highlighted when a new message arrives in it
  • Send more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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Mail Pilot User Discussion (Write a Review)
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JoeL4181 commented on 21 Jan 2014
Don't bother wasting your time and money. It's way too expensive for what it does. The default mail.app can't be beaten. I wish I could get a refund :(
[Version 1.0.2]

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Misha replied on 23 Jan 2014
Can you elaborate?
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Robio replied on 01 Feb 2014
What a useless "review." Zero information, and an uninformed declaration of superiority for mail.app. If it "can't be beaten (which it most certainly can), why were you shopping around for other email apps?
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JoeL4181 replied on 04 Feb 2014
Oh... it would be my pleasure to elaborate. The biggest issue that I have with Mail Pilot is the lack of push support. Who wants pull-to-refresh to get emails? No thanks. Since we're on the topic of notifications, what about local notifications? Oh wait... there isn't any support for that either. The reason why I say the default Mail.app can't be beat is because the Mail.app routes it's email through its servers and Mail Pilot doesn't thus Mail Pilot could never server as my go-to email client because of the limitations. Sure the UI is nice and fun but it was executed poorly. So I'm guessing you want to know what I mean by poorly executed. Well... for starters, LAG. Who wants a laggy mail client? No thanks. I really don't understand their syncing protocol. It takes forever to even retrieve/sync messages. Even scrolling through the messages seem laggy. And no, it's not my computer. Searching my messages is flawed. What kind of search protocol are they using? Seriously! Let's not forget the most important issue that I have with this app, price. The price is way too much. There are other better mail apps on the store at 5th the price of this app. Bottom line is that this app should have stayed in beta because it's way too buggy and lacks the goods to be at the current price tag. I could keep going and going but there's no point and waste of my time. Down vote me all you want but the truth is the truth.
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Robio replied on 05 Feb 2014
Thanks for the followup elaboration JoeL. Sounds like a pretty frustrating experience. Having tried about 25 mail apps in the wake of Eudora's demise several years ago, I understand completely.
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Jazzyguy replied on 05 Feb 2014
An Excellent Elaboration of This Review. It saved me money because I was considering buying it in view of Information Week"s Review of this mail client. They reviewed itin Glowing Terms.
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L-I-N-K replied on 11 Apr 2014
I would like to have a demo version. Some of your issues don’t match the description on the web site: e.g. "IMAP Push (IDLE) is used when the server supports it"…
In your review there is no comment on the different (task-based) view on email. Mail.app does not support this kind of interaction - as far as I know.
#confused
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Svenster reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
Oh boy! I am sick and tired of paying for beta software from the Apple store. Time and time again I am forced to pay for software with out being to test it and time and time and time and time again I get stung with buggy unstable under functional beta ware software Via the apple store. I’m sick of IT! I spend thousands of dollars a year on software and I try to avoid buying anything from the apple but you often have no choice like this software. And it sucks. I paid for this software and installed it and set up two email accounts to yes it. A Gmail account and a dotMac account. It worked OK and I very much like the concept of this software as it is a very cleaver concept and its implementation is quite unique and appealing and productive. It does what it says it will do very effectively. So I added 3 more email accounts and spent a few hours "filing" the emails in to the folder structure Mail Pilot created. It was a bit slow but I persevered. Then I was informed there was an update available already to vers 1.0.2 so I went to apply it. The apple store said Mail Pilot could not be running to apply the update which is normal procedure and said it need to be closed. So I said OK and waited ... Normally it would automatically quit and proceed but it kept asking to quit Mail Pilot... It had hung So I had no choice but to gorse quit it. The update applied successfully and I relaunched it but it was sans the three email accounts I have spent hours dutifully filing and deleting email from only the first two email accounts remained the gmail account and the diatomic account.... Yet another wasted effort on software I had to pay for only to loose all my efforts and pay for the privilege. The apple store SUCKS!
[Version 1.0.1]

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Svenster replied on 18 Jan 2014
And after upgrading to version 1.0.2 and spending a few more hours filing and adding the same three email addresses that the application dumped when it crashed last time. I walked away from the computer and came back an hour later and Mail Pilot had crashed again so I held my breath and relaunched it to find age in dumped two accounts this time not three small mercy but this software is UNUSABLE! I want my money back Apple!!!
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Svenster replied on 19 Jan 2014
So my question is now. What happened to the email from the accounts that Mail Pilot Dumped when it crashed. Where have they gone? They were dutifully filed in the "Lists" Function of Mail Pilot but when the application crashed and dumped and lost 3 of the 5 email accounts I have set up where is the email that was filed. These lists do not appear as IMAP folders anywhere or do they appear o n the iPad or iPhone version. So what has happened to these hundreds of emails???? Where are that???
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Svenster replied on 19 Jan 2014
OK. So I have found the Mail Pilot IMAP folders in Thunderbird (Well some of them) They are not all showing up in some accounts yet. Still looking in to it. But The Mail Pilot support page provides some instruction on where to find them when the links on their support page work. So that issue is at least explained.
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sysnetarea rated on 21 Feb 2014

[Version 1.0.2]


Downloads:686
Version Downloads:19
Type:Internet : Email
License:Commercial
Date:16 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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