Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 11.4 | Release Date: 2016-09-13 | Download
  • Fix bug in export mbox files - was not exporting all selected files.
  • Fix bug in export SQL - was not exporting tags.
  • Now compatible with Sierra (macOS 10.12)
Version 11.3.2 | Release Date: 2016-05-11 | Download
  • Implement notification center in MailSteward.
  • Fix bug that caused some Japanese emails to crash MailSteward during archive.
  • Fix bug that sometimes caused inability to select the first email in a list.
Version 11.3.1 | Release Date: 2016-04-04 | Download

MailSteward now works in El Capitan to list the correct email account names and mailbox names in the MailSteward settings.

Version 11.3 | Release Date: 2016-03-07 | Download

Now affixes the e-mail message ID to beginning of attachment file name(s).
Fixed bug where number of rows in a table view didn't update after deleting selected messages.
Removes option to process all mailboxes. Users should instead select mailboxes in the Accounts tab of Settings.
Now uses the latest version of the Sparkle software-updating utility.
Other minor bug fixes.

Version 11.2 | Release Date: 2016-01-25 | Download

New feature to optionally delete duplicates in the database.

Version 11.1 | Release Date: 2016-01-09 | Download

Version 11.1, Build 1338:

Add horizontal scroll bar to Accounts tab table in the MailSteward settings.

Fix bug that caused the MailSteward settings to sometimes not be retained when MailSteward is quit and relaunched.

Version 11.0 | Release Date: 2015-09-29 | Download
  • Now compatible with El Capitan (OS X 10.11).
  • Now works with Postbox as well as Apple Mail.
  • Brand new look and feel.
  • Numerous bug fixes.
Version 10.4 | Release Date: 2015-01-26 | Download
  • Fix bug that caused MailSteward to crash when parsing some rare email configurations.
  • Add header information to html version display.
  • Change initial display to 200 most recent emails instead of 500.
  • Fix bug that caused the contents of the import folder to not be deleted after archiving.
  • Fix bug - not handling special characters such as umlauts when importing MailTags.
  • When saving attachments, put numbers before extension for duplicate names, instead of after extension.
  • Fix bug - not processing Windows line feeds properly.
Version 10.3 | Release Date: 2014-10-24 | Download
  • New email parsing engine - more accurate, faster archiving.
  • Fix missing h on search button in Yosemite.
  • Now 64 bit.
  • No longer compatible with Snow Leopard.
Version 10.2 | Release Date: 2014-04-07 | Download
  • Fix rarely occurring bug that caused utf-8, base64 encoded, plain text to not be properly displayed.
  • Fix bug that caused keywords drop-down to crash when there are no keywords.
  • Make the Open Recent menu item work correctly to display the newly chosen database.
  • Add four years to all of the year drop-down menus.
  • Update the manuals.
Version 10.1.1 | Release Date: 2013-11-21 | Download
  • Fix bug causing some accented characters to not be displayed properly in the From and To fields.
  • When saving multiple attachments, increment a filename suffix so that attachments with the same name are not overwritten.
  • Fix bug that caused mbox export to crash in some rare circumstances.
Version 10.1 | Release Date: 2013-06-04 | Download
  • New feature to search for attachment file types.
  • Fix bug that caused incorrect date to be archived for email that was first uploaded to gmail and then downloaded to Mail.
  • Upgrade to SQLite 3.7.17.
Version 10.0.2 | Release Date: 2013-03-18 | Download
  • Fix bug that caused some Japanese emails to be incorrectly displayed.
  • Hide MailSteward when doing a scheduled archive.
Version 10.0.1 | Release Date: 2013-02-07 | Download
  • Fixed bug causing setting the font for the email list to not work.
  • Make main window not resizable while archiving.
  • Make button icons display correctly on Snow Leopard.
  • Fix bug in check for duplicates.
  • Add more years to stats report dropdowns.
Version 10.0 | Release Date: 2013-02-04 | Download
  • Add field drop-downs to search window, making it possible to search for multiple strings in the same field.
  • Fix bug in MS Pro that caused database to always revert to myemaildb at launch if no other database specified.
  • Add check boxes to list of email accounts or mailboxes in accounts settings.
  • Add ability to specify different fonts for list of emails and body text of an email.
  • Fix bug in MailSteward Pro - export sql was hanging on non-utf8 from and to
  • Get rid of indexing options. Index everything by default.
  • Fix bug - base64 encoded plain text was not being decoded.
  • Add deselect all to edit menu.
  • Get rid of small panel. Always display list of emails.
  • Numerous cosmetic changes.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 9.2.1 | Release Date: 2012-09-17 | Download
  • Add option to not skip duplicates when archiving.
  • In MailSteward Pro, add Backup Database to SQL File... to File menu.
Version 9.2 | Release Date: 2012-07-23 | Download
  • MailSteward now requires OS X 10.6 or better (Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion).
  • Mountain Lion Gatekeeper compatible.
  • Fixed bug in export SQL file.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 9.1 | Release Date: 2011-07-24 | Download
  • Fixed bug that caused email accounts to sometimes not be recognized in Lion (OS X 10.7).
  • Now refreshes mailboxes list after archive completion.
Version 9.0.8 | Release Date: 2011-07-19 | Download
  • MailSteward is now compatible with OS X 10.7 (Lion).
Version 9.0.7 | Release Date: 2011-05-02 | Download
  • Make separate check boxes for archiving trash and junk mailboxes in the general settings.
  • New feature to log duplicate emails that were skipped during archiving.
  • Store entire mailbox path in the database instead of just the last two folders.
  • Fix bug that in rare instances caused email body to be tacked on to the CC: addresses.
  • Add tagging feature to MailSteward Lite.
Version 9.0.5 | Release Date: 2011-02-03 | Download
  • No more default database file. Now the user chooses where to locate and what to name it.
  • Added Open Recent item to the File menu that lists recently opened database files.
Version 9.0.4 | Release Date: 2011-01-17 | Download
  • Upgrade to growl version 1.2.1.
  • New feature to save all of the attachments of selected emails to separate files.
Version 9.0.3 | Release Date: 2010-11-08 | Download
  • Fixed bug -- now all settings are saved no matter which settings tab is active.
  • Make the tooltip for the path to the MailSteward database file show the whole path.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 9.0.2 | Release Date: 2010-09-16 | Download
  • New feature to define rules to exclude email from being archived into the database in MailSteward and MailSteward Pro.
  • upgrade to sqlite 3.7.2 in MailSteward and MailSteward Lite.
  • Fixed bug that caused the link to the html version of an email to not be displayed in MailSteward and MailSteward Lite.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 9.0.1 | Release Date: 2010-07-26 | Download
  • Now displays the size of the currently selected email in a list of emails.
  • As email is archived, tags are now updated even if the email is already in the database.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 9.0 | Release Date: 2010-05-12 | Download
  • New feature to automatically tag emails as they are archived, according to user-defined tagging rules.
  • Fix problem of the initial search after launching MailSteward being too slow to display results.
  • Upgrade MailSteward and MailSteward Lite to SQLite version 3.6.23.
  • MailSteward Pro will now automatically reconnect to the MySQL server when the connection times out.
  • Update the mailbox field in an email in the database if a duplicate email being archived has a different mailbox.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 8.2.8 | Release Date: 2009-12-21 | Download
  • New feature to browse database by the size of individual emails.
  • Fix bug in MailSteward and MailSteward Lite that sometimes caused duplicates to be archived when two databases are merged together.
  • Extend time of connection to the MySQL server in MailSteward Pro, so that connection is maintained much longer.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 8.2.7 | Release Date: 2009-11-23 | Download
  • New option to set an upper limit on the number of emails to list in search or browse results.
  • New option to always launch attachment when it is clicked on, instead of asking to launch it or save it as a file.
  • Minor bug fixes.
Version 8.2.6 | Release Date: 2009-09-28 | Download
  • Now MailSteward is compatible with the Growl notification system (
  • Add NOT functionality to search criteria.
  • Make saved searches editable.
  • Update MailSteward and MailSteward Lite to SQLite version 3.6.17.
Version 8.2.5 | Release Date: 2009-08-04 | Download
  • MailSteward Pro now automatically sets the MySQL max_allowed_packet variable, so the user does not have to set it in the my.cnf file.
  • Fixed bug in Scheduling that caused individually selected days to be off by one day.
  • Minor cosmetic change in button icons.
Version 8.2.4 | Release Date: 2009-07-23 | Download
  • New free version with limit of 15,000 emails.
  • Upgrade sqlite to version 3.6.16 in MailSteward and MailSteward Lite.
  • Make general settings window resizable.
  • Eliminate unnecessary searches for mailboxes when mailboxes are selected in the Accounts Settings.
  • Fixed bug that caused some UTF-8 encoded emails to not be displayed properly.
Version 8.2.2 | Release Date: 2009-06-15 | Download
  • Fixed a bug in processing digest emails that contain attachments.
  • Fixed a bug in rare cases where the body of an email is encoded both as quoted-printable and base64.
  • Fixed a bug in resizing of the Accounts view in the Settings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some foreign language mailbox names to be improperly displayed.
Version 8.2.1 | Release Date: 2009-05-18 | Download
  • New option in Settings to choose the default sort order for search and browse results.
  • Add buttons to the Search for setting the date range to today, the past week, this month, or this year.
  • Add option to delete email files from the specified import folder after they have been imported.
  • Minor bug fixes
Version 8.2 | Release Date: 2009-05-06 | Download
  • MailSteward now requires OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or greater.
  • New Settings window with toolbar and multiple views.
  • New feature in Settings to choose the date display format.
  • MailSteward and MailSteward Lite have been upgraded to SQLite version 3.6.13.
  • Minor bug fixes
Version 8.1.2 | Release Date: 2009-04-06 | Download
  • New feature in File menu to check for duplicate emails in the database.
  • Fixed a rare bug that caused an email to not be archived if it is part of an mbox file and follows a digest email, but is not a digest email itself. A digest email is a collection of many emails embedded within a single email.
  • Fixed a rare bug that caused attachments to not be displayed when an email has, embedded within it, HTML-only emails containing attachments.
Version 7.7.1 | Release Date: 2007-03-11 | Download

* Increased memory cache size for some speed improvement.

* Fixed problem with display of some foreign language characters.

* Added warning alert to turn off automatic virus-detection and encryption software when archiving.

Version 7.4.8 | Release Date: 2006-07-21 | Download
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Version 7.6.6 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download

- Upgrade SQLite to version 3.3.9.

- Make the SQLite library into a universal binary instead of separate libraries for Intel and PPC. This doesn't make any difference in functionality, but it does make the application 1 MB smaller.

- Change the SQL export to have the same database structure as the internal MailSteward database structure.

- Fix bug that caused some binary attachments to get put into the attachText field in the email table. This bug didn't hurt anything, but it did waste a little bit of space in the database file.

- Sort Category Tags alphabetically in the drop-down menus.