When comparing Spark vs Canary Mail, the Slant community recommends Spark for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Spark is ranked 6th while Canary Mail is ranked 7th.
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Pro Custom quick swipe features
Pro Free snooze options
Pro Robust customization options
Pro No personal data stored on servers
No access tokens, passwords, attachments or email itself is stored on Canary servers.
Pro Gorgeous and intuitive
Pro Local email database is encrypted on disk
Canary stores your local email database encrypted.
Pro Pretty Good Privacy or PGP built-in
Pro Seamlessly integrates with iOS verion
Gone are the days of manual setup of phone email clients! Canary Mail syncs not just your accounts but all of your settings and even signatures on iCloud.
- Sends statistical data to several services known for bad privacy policies (Google, Facebook), also there's no way to opt out.
- Automatically creates an acount 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.
Con Doesn't show the counts of emails next to the folders
- On the Mac platform will show +999 for the folder that contains more than 1000 emails.
- On the iPhone, the platform will not show the counts next to the folder unless they are new emails.
Con Doesn't support many services
Many services such as Spam filters, Pocket, and other apps are not supported.
Con Poor handling of new emails
You sometimes need to wait very long before your email actually gets delivered.
Con Windows moves randomly
When you create a new email, the new windows is often misplaced so that you have to move it to reach the "Send" button.
Con Poor text editing capabilities
The cursor is laggy so you're better off using keyboard shortcuts.
Con Show NO show
It'll show I have new email as a counter but I'm not able to view them.