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Apple is known to make API changes to Mail.app when updating which break a lot of plugins. This can be very annoying for users whose workflow heavily relies on plugins, since they have to wait for plugin developers to make the changes needed to fix any issues brought by the update. See More
There are multiple ways to sort emails with Airmail. You can sort by unread, starred, attachments, conversations, dates, and many more criteria. You can even combine different criteria together. Using these filters makes it extremely easy to quickly find any email you are looking for. See More
Instead of forcing the user to work with their email the way Airmail developers would want, it allows the user to customize and make the email client work the way they want because of the sheer flexibility of the application. There's a lot of settings available in Airmail with which you can customize almost every aspect and functionality of the app. In fact, it's very easy to get lost in them and spend a lot of time tweaking and customizing everything to your liking. See More
While most email clients support searching content from their To, From and Cc fields, MailMate lets users search down to the different sections of these fields. For example, you can search for the address only, or the name only, or even any one of the embedded headers. Subjects can be searched by prefixes, or by specific words which may be contained within and so on. See More
Markdown is a way to format text quickly using only the keyboard. Different text characters create different text: for example, putting asterisks (*) around a word or group of words will italicize them, while double asterisks (**) will bold that text. Markdown is a basic formatting system that can then be adapted to HTML or other formats. See More
MailMate's UI is very basic. The icons are limited to some default MacOS standard folder images and the interface is very clean and simple, showing only what's needed without any fuss or distracting colours. Instead, opting for a mostly grey interface, with a sprinkle of some other colours here and there. See More
Sends statistical data to several services known for bad privacy policies (Google, Facebook), also there's no way to opt out. Automatically creates an account with the first address entered and subscribes you to their newsletter. Stores credentials for your email accounts on their servers. Stores your emails on their servers to push them to your devices. Server infrastructure seems to be located in the US. See More
Uses Oniguruma regular expression library, which is a very elaborate regular expression engine that supports a big variety of character encodings. This makes very much sense with e-mail, as in an e-mail theoretically any character encoding could be used. Because it is free software (BSD), written in C, very elaborate, stable and still actively maintained it is also used in Atom, Take Command Console, Tera Term, TextMate, Sublime Text, SubEthaEdit, and jq. See More
Using a single inbox for all of your email accounts helps you get more done in less time. Mailspring supports every major mail provider—Gmail, iCloud, Office 365, Outlook.com, Yahoo!, and IMAP/SMTP—so you have a single, streamlined command center for all your messages. See More
In those cases when you want to get things done and emails are a distraction, Kiwi has a "Do not disturb" mode which turns off all notifications for new emails. This feature allows the user to avoid switching off all Mac notifications. See More
Not at all buggy, easy to customize how I see, organize, and receive emails. It's refreshingly easy to delete a bunch of junk at once. You can filter by topic, date, an individual on the "favorite contacts" list, and a few other attributes like "has attachment." Speaking of attachments - if you even think the word "attach," Postbox opens up a window below your message for you to drop an attachment in, and won't let you send the email without confirming that you really don't want to attach something. I love this feature. You can set up your accounts with certificates for signing or encrypting emails, which I like, although it confuses everyone I know. Finally - I think it says something about a company when they offer a 30 day trial, which their competitors don't. What am I saying? Postbox knows they have nothing to hide about their product. See More
Before this company charges $50 a year for a subscription perhaps they should really get their act together. While there are some really great "Pro" features for the price, the basics just aren't there. In fact, this email client looks too plain/basic. First, there is only single pane viewing. Most all email clients provide dual pane. Second, there is a total absence of "Rules" to guide your emails to specific folders. Third, there is no gravatar support in the message list that allows you to instantly see who the message is from before you even look at the incoming text. There is no spam filter to speak of either. At the very least, Newton could have worked with SpamSieve, the most popular filtering app on Mac. I would gladly pay the $50 yearly fee if this mail client was really worth that price. However, Newton is charging a high yearly fee for absent features that other email clients already have. See More
In addition to showing contact information, the People section of Outlook can show all conversations you've had with a person. Moreover, if you're looking for someone that's not in your contact's list, but is in your company's or school's directory, Outlook can pull that information through integration with Global Address List (GAL). See More
The app stores user information and credentials on outside servers which is a violation of ActiveSync password requirement policies. These security concerns have been enough of an issue that European Parliament has banned its members from using the app out of fear that it might lead to leaking sensitive information. See More
The app will automatically attempt to figure out which emails are important to you and surface those. The priority emails will show up in your inbox in a tab called Focused, with other emails in a tab called Other. It aims to separate spam and promotional emails from the important emails. See More
Microsoft Outlook comes with built-in cloud storage browser allowing you to attach files directly from services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or OneDrive to emails and directly open attached files without the need for the main cloud storage app. See More
Microsoft Outlook comes with quick swipe features where users can quickly swipe the thread either from left (to schedule) or right (to delete or archive). Additionally, users can also customize the swipe actions to, for example, set swipe from left to archive or swipe from right to delete. See More
Unibox's interface is very clean and easy to understand. It has a classic two-pane interface with all users that have sent emails on the left side and any email currently being read on the right. Every UI element is only visible when needed. For example, every time you hover on a discussion the trash can, which is otherwise invisible appears. See More
If an email contains pictures, flight information, reservation at a restaurant, attachments, links, dates, phone numbers and other information that the application recognizes, it will surface that information in its main view. These items can be viewed and interacted with without having to open the message itself. It allows finding and taking action on the important email information quickly. See More
Inbox tries automatically bundling similar messages together. For example, Inbox will create bundles for travel information, receipts, promotions as well as group messages temporally. It enables also managing these bundles of messages together - they can all be swiped away together. See More
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