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Aug 22 2011   4:00AM GMT

Not yet another mail client: Postbox

Roger King Roger King Profile: Roger King

The world, especially the Mac world, is not suffering from a lack of email client programs.  But we are short of mail clients that are both full featured and fast.  Not to mention ones that can handle virtually any mail service out there, don’t crash, don’t trash your mail, and look nice.

I use both Mac X and Windows 7 machines, and until recently, used the native Mac mailer and Windows Outlook.

The Mac mailer.

The Mac mailer is reasonably simple and elegant in appearance.  I’ve used it with many different mail providers, and it has never trashed my mail.  But searching is incredibly slow.  This is a killer for me, since I have to process libraries that contain many thousands of messages.

Another problem with the Mac mail client is that it’s fairly rudimentary.  It lacks a lot of amenities.


Windows Outlook, on the other hand, is stuffed to the gills with features and searches on it are reasonably fast. But I it takes forever to open, almost literally.  And it freezes up from time to time.

In comparison, Postbox – click here – which runs on Macs and Windows machines and sits in just the right place on the features vs. performance spectrum.  I use it to process mail on 11 different mail accounts, it has some nice extras, it opens fast, and it searches my mail at lightning speed.


Give it a try.  And oh, it does cost money, but it’s cheap.

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