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File size:
2.79 MB
December 20, 2011
January 9, 2013

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MailMate is a new IMAP email client featuring extensive keyboard control, Markdown supported email composition, advanced search conditions and drill-down search links, equally advanced smart mailboxes, automatic signature handling, multiple notification methods, alternative message viewer layouts including a widescreen layout, and much more.

Follow the link to the Freron Software Web Site for more information. The main features are as follows:

  • Keyboard Centric
    Navigate, read, and reply to emails using the keyboard only. Change current mailbox or move emails to a mailbox using abbreviations. Create your own custom keybindings for common tasks.

  • Markdown Support
    Integrated support for Markdown, an easy-to-learn plain text markup language. Create rich text emails using plain text only. Make outlines, tables, code segments, or simply emphasize text (see screenshots).

  • State-of-the-Art Searching
    Search rapidly in the content of any email header in all mailboxes of all accounts. Search for unquoted or quoted body text. Browser-inspired links to search including going back in history.

  • Smart Mailboxes
    Base smart mailboxes on any/all combinations of other mailboxes and use any/all combinations of matching conditions. Note the advanced and powerful "is in" comparison method.

  • Dynamic Signatures
    The default signature and placement (top/bottom) of the signature in a new message is automatically derived from emails to the same recipient. Use a shortcut to select a different signature.

  • Notifications
    Optionally display multiple dock counters, multiple menu bar counters, and Growl notifications. Specify format strings for both menu bar items and Growl notifications.

  • Alternative Layouts
    Widescreen layout with the message view to the right of the messages outline, correspondence layout with easy access to related messages, and more.

  • Alternative Message Views
    Easily browse email statistics or use thread arcs to navigate in a message thread.

  • Multiple Accounts
    Universal mailboxes are supported including a unified Inbox. All IMAP servers are supported including SSL/TLS and server certificate validation.

  • Full Offline Access
    Almost all functionality is available when offline including creating/deleting IMAP mailboxes. Changes done while offline are automatically synchronized when going online.

  • Mailing List Support
    Mailing list messages are automatically organized in virtual mailboxes. Sender address is automatically derived for replies.

  • SpamSieve Integration and Image Blocking
    Automatically classify and move spam using SpamSieve (not included). Flexible control over the use of image blocking.

    Lifehacker: "Search is amazing, providing you with a ridiculous amount of control.", "Practically everything can be accessed using the keyboard." "MailMate is a refreshingly efficient way to deal with mail in IMAP accounts, all with handy keyboard shortcuts, superior search and precise smart folders."

  • What's New
  • Improved derivation of default "From" address when using email aliases.
  • Introduced key bindings for changing keyboard focus.
  • Improved headers editor for recipient addresses in the composer.
  • Smoother scrolling in the mailboxes outline for users with a large number of IMAP mailboxes.
  • Bounces "Download" folder instead of opening it when saving an attachment.
  • Fixed "Edit ▸ Find ▸ Mailbox Search" menu item to behave correctly when selecting it using the mouse (previously it switched to "All Messages").
  • Fixed a performance bug in version 1.4.1 which under certain circumstances could make MailMate hang (high CPU and disk usage).

    A detailed list of changes (including all previous versions) can be found at:

  • MailMate (com.freron.mailmate) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.5

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