Finder Mail is a simple POP3/SMTP mail client
Version: 0.5aFinder Mail is a simple POP3/SMTP mail client with a difference. It saves your emails as plain text files. You use your Finder's own filing system to manage your emails because Finder Mail likes simple and efficient integration with your operating system. It's very quick and easy to use, and features a lovely interface.
License: Free To Try $29.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Here are some key features of "Finder Mail":
· Fast to load - You dont have to load the Editor to check your mail. Configuration is managed using a Control Panel.
· Clean - The focus is on minimal, effective interfaces, fully utilizing your computer's standard interface.
· Flexible - Treat your emails like any other file, putting them wherever you like.
· Compatible - Emails are saved as text files. You can load them in SimpleText, or BBEdit, or anything you like.
· Open - You can extend the functionality of your mailbox with any other system, such as AppleScript droplets.
· Beautiful - Elegant in design, elegant in concept!
· Intuitive - More complex features (such as the address book) operate 'transparently' - without you ever realising it.
What's New in This Release:
· Extra options in the control panel now features mail filtering rules; You can route any email to a different folder based upon varying criteria.
· The "Leave Mail on Server" option now only downloads new emails (it doesn't re-download any previously downloaded emais unless the option for that account is unchecked) Note: When you turn the option off, all emails previously left on the server will be downloaded again!
· Send and Receive now spools emails to disk to help when receiving large attachments. Receiving large emails should not be a problem any more. It is very quick. The only problems encountered may be because Send and Receive has run out of memory, in which case please allocate it more memory in the Get Info dialog box.
· The Editor now has preferences! You can configure the font and size of your emails, whether to have automatic hyperlinks (remember, you can still use the cmd-click MacOS URL trick!), and you can also set up a default window size for all email windows (this is great for people with unusual monitors, either low or high resolution).
· Find-A-Mail! Hitting cmd-F in the Editor now brings up a search dialog. This searches for a term in all your emails. So long as you keep emails in your specified mailboxes, then this tool will help you find an email quickly. It's really great. And it's got a funny name. Find-A-Mail, geddit?
· Automated backup: Emails being composed are automatically backed up every 15 seconds. Should your Mac crash, these emails will be restored upon re-launching the Editor.
· If you quit the Editor, emails that are in the middle of being written are invisibly saved and will pop open again when you relaunch the editor. That means you can quit/restart without having to go back to the Outbox to open your postponed mail items. This is a really cool feature when you give it a go.
· Attachments are now not shown as their text source, instead the attachment filename shows up in the Part menu (which is now smaller and neater) and when selected, a hyperlink allows you to decode that particular attachment. At this stage, MIME/Base64 is the only encoding scheme supported. You can use a third party utility such as Stuffit Expander to decode other attachment encodings.
· The unclip button has been removed
· it is now unnecessary. Problematic attachments should still be decoded by dragging the email onto a 3rd party utility such as Stuffit Expander.
· The Editor now encodes special characters into Quoted-Printable ISO-8859-1, and can understand emails sent in either Quoted-Printable or 8bit ISO-8859-1. There may still be a few bugs in this encoding system. Please report your findings.
· A new setting in the Editor Preferences allows plain-text emails to be coloured. Currently, quoted text and proper signatures are shown in shades of grey to make reading emails easier.
· Fixed a bug in the hyperlinking code when viewing HTML emails (links are now properly positioned).
· The To: and From: fields in printed emails are not the wrong way round any more.
· Send and Receive has been made to look more like the Finder's file-copying dialog.
· Fixed a subtle bug in the control panel that would cause one account's settings to be mixed up with another's when adding or deleteing accounts. The same bug was causing the control panel to occasionally crash with a NilObjectException.
· Send and Receive now understands more email timestamp formats. This should help reduce the number of "Couldn't parse the email date" errors people have been getting.
· Better new mail alert sounds: The control panel now allows you to choose any sound from your system suitcase (each account has its own sound), and Send and Receive no longer truncates the end of new mail sounds.
· The address book now looks neater, and is easier to understand.
· Changing the account you send an email from is now done with a popup menu, rather than the " and " buttons.
· Fixed a bug in Send and Receive. If the first account was not to be checked, the app would not do anything.
· If you move or delete an email that you are currently reading, Finder Mail will close that email's window. (just like the Finder's handling of files and folders)
· Cosmetic changes made to buttons in Editor.
· Fixed bug that was causing wrapped header lines to be appended to the To: or CC: fields in the Editor.
· Internet connection
· POP3/SMTP accounts
· 16mb RAM.