Version: 5.2 || Release Date: 2012-06-24 || License: Included with OS App Owner: paul

Designed from the ground up specifically for email, Mail offers an elegant user interface that makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox, even when you’re not connected to the Internet. It works with most email standards — including POP3 and IMAP — and most popular email services, such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail,¹ and AOL Mail. If you have more than one email account, no problem. Just add all your accounts to Mail and you’ll be able to access everything from one central place.

With Snow Leopard, Mac OS X is the only operating system with built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server. So you can use your Mac — with all the features and applications you love — at home and at work and have all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place.

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26 Opinions

Mail is one of my favorite apps, it has some problems and things I dislike but I still love it and use it more than any other app.


A very, very bad email client that I use every day.

Smart Folders work fine for me. What's your issue with them?

I cannot get Smart Folders to work properly. Smart Folders are dummies. I would use this application if only Smart Folders would work. Alas, they don't.

Great little e-mail app.

I use this at work, we get a lot of emails everyday and sometimes we need to pull some up from a few months ago, or even years ago. As I'm the only guy who can run this program, I have nearly everyone's imap account on my machine now, because when they need to find something, there's no comparison to a windows machine. The new windows mail in vista is starting to get it, but it's still a long way off.

Mail is good mainly because of MailTags and ActOn. I just wish it had better spam filtering abilities like baysian (sp?).

I've used more mail programs than I care to remember on many different platforms. Apple's mail, despite a couple of shortcomings and some complaints by a vocal minority of users, is by far (FAR I tell you) the best.

I kept mail usage strictly to a Windows machine until Mail in Tiger as there was simply nothing for the Mac that matched the offerings available. Before switching over to 100% Apple Mail usage I also tried Thunderbird on the Mac. It was horrible. Simply backwards in many ways and just wasn't easily configurable the way I wanted it. It was also the most buggy mail program I'd ever used.

Eudora? Come on, that has never been a usable program.
Outlook for Windows? Don't even get me started.

This program actually made me give up Eudora of which I had been a paid user for years. I love it's extensibility, thought it could use some more features for high end groups and the like, but still a powerful and fast mail app, and it is the perfect place for Spotlight.

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