Licence: Commercial with demo
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.