When comparing Mail Pilot vs Spark, the Slant community recommends Spark for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Spark is ranked 5th while Mail Pilot is ranked 19th.
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Pro Good security features
There are options to display URLs you get in emails, or to disable pictures by default if you are afraid of getting malicious data from suspicious emails.
Pro Doubles as a to-do application
Mail Pilot turns emails into tasks. It has a built-in system of setting reminders and collecting emails into groups as to-dos.
Pro Custom quick swipe features
Pro Robust customization options
Pro Syncs across devices
Pro Unified inbox
Pro Free snooze options
Con Makes a huge mess of IMAP mailboxes
Builds many new categories and basically uses IMAP as a database. Makes it difficult to work alongside other mail clients or webmail.
Con Not reliable
Mail Pilot seems to be riddled with bugs and glitches.
Con Not for everyone
Since it's mainly focused to turning emails to tasks and a strong believer of "inbox zero", it may not be suitable for everyone's workflows.
- 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 support many services
Many services such as Spam filters, Pocket, and other apps are not supported.
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.