Mail Detective
Mail Detective
1.3.1

5.0

Mail Detective free download for Mac

Mail Detective

1.3.1
25 February 2019

Detect scam email by tracing their geographic origin.

Overview

Mail Detective tries to determine the geographical origin of email messages in your INBOX via geolocation by parsing the message headers for the sender's IP address, which makes it easier for you to check how plausible the message is. Simply drag the email from your mail program and drop it onto the app’s window - Mail Detective will tell you the country and, if this information is available, the city from which the email was sent.

If your mail program does not support Drag and Drop of messages, you can also copy the email headers and paste it into the app.

Please note that Mail Detective will need internet access to work. If the message is older than 24 hours, the city of origin may be outdated and no longer be correct. In the cases where the sender has used a generic email provider, such as iCloud or Gmail, Mail Detective may not always be able to trace the email back to the sender. In those cases, the location of the webmail service will be displayed.

What's new in Mail Detective

Version 1.3.1:
  • Mail Detective now supports Dark Mode on macOS Mojave.

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4 Mail Detective Reviews

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lurkingremlin
21 June 2014

Most helpful

This online service does it for free: http://www.iptrackeronline.com/email-header-analysis.php A whois service can also be found there. I did purchase a licence for Mail Detective, though, partly b/c its integration with Apple Maps, and not least to support the developers efforts - there's no other, comparable app specifically designed for the Mac.
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Version 1.2
MichaelHaeusler
05 July 2018
Very good helper application. A similar one is MailSpy (freeware on the Mac App Store), and since the results of these two applications sometimes differ, you should install & use both.
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Version 1.3
RogerKatz
19 April 2018
1. MacUpdate incorrectly says its available for FREE - its link takes me to the Mac App Store - where it cots $2.99. 2. I was hoping it would, BUT it doesn't show up as available within my Services menu.
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Version 1.3
lurkingremlin
21 June 2014
This online service does it for free: http://www.iptrackeronline.com/email-header-analysis.php A whois service can also be found there. I did purchase a licence for Mail Detective, though, partly b/c its integration with Apple Maps, and not least to support the developers efforts - there's no other, comparable app specifically designed for the Mac.
Like (3)
Version 1.2
lacwbo
01 June 2014
No trial download?
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Version 1.0
4 answer(s)
Stefan Keller
Stefan Keller
02 June 2014
This app uses Apple maps and only apps installed through the Mac App Store are allowed to access their maps. Therefore, providing a demo version outside of the Mac App Store is not possible -- the demo would not work.
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lemonb3519
lemonb3519
07 June 2014
Developers are allowed to provide demo's. I have a number of demo apps and lite versions that can be purchased after a trial. Time to rewrite some of your code if you want sales.
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Stefan Keller
Stefan Keller
09 June 2014
I didn't said that developers are no longer allowed to provide demo versions in general. I said that it is not possible to provide software outside of the Mac App Store that wants to use Apple’s Map Services. If an application wants to use Apple maps, it needs to be distributed through the Mac App Store. Apple does block displaying its maps in apps that are not downloaded from their store.
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Designg
Designg
24 January 2015
Why bother offering a demo on an app that only costs $2.99?
I mean , if it was $20 - $30 then sure .. but $2.99?

Keep up the good work Stefan :D
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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