When comparing Mail Pilot vs Canary Mail, the Slant community recommends Canary Mail for most people. In the question“What are the best e-mail clients for macOS?” Canary Mail is ranked 6th while Mail Pilot is ranked 16th.
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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 Pretty Good Privacy or PGP built-in
Pro Gorgeous and intuitive
Pro No personal data stored on servers
No access tokens, passwords, attachments or email itself is stored on Canary servers.
Pro Local email database is encrypted on disk
Canary stores your local email database encrypted.
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.
Con Poor text editing capabilities
The cursor is laggy so you're better off using keyboard shortcuts.
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 handling of new emails
You sometimes need to wait very long before your email actually gets delivered.
Con Show NO show
It'll show I have new email as a counter but I'm not able to view them.