Airmail 3.0 for Mac Brings VIP Contacts, Smart Folders, and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Airmail, the third party email client for Mac, has been updated to version 3, bringing some major new features to the popular application and a redesigned interface.

    The new update adds Smart Folders for enhanced message filtering and organization, VIP contacts, OS X notifications, and support for the "send later" feature available to Gmail and Exchange account holders.


    The Mac update also means that Airmail for OS X now syncs account preferences across iPhone and iPad devices, syncing rules, VIP contacts, and Smart Folders over iCloud.

    Airmail 3 supports multiple accounts including MS Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo, AOL,, and

    Other new changes bring options for customizable menus, gestures, keyboard shortcuts, and folders, as well as calendar integration, rules for forwarding messages, Asana and Trello integration, primary inbox support for Gmail, and redesigned message threads.

    Airmail 3.0 is available for El Capitan on the Mac App Store, priced at $9.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Airmail 3.0 for Mac Brings VIP Contacts, Smart Folders, and More
  2. drumcat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 28, 2008
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    Been doing their beta for a while. Quality client. It's something you would think Apple would buy and replace their aching with.
  3. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    Looks literally like the twitter program lol
  4. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Am I literally the only person who uses the stock Mails app on OS X? Suits all my basic needs.
  5. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    It's a great app, have been using it for quite some time now. Far more intuitive than the stock app imo.
  6. tigres macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits
    yes, basic as in One iCloud account. ok.
    Get any more complex, and Mail for OS X has sucked for years- I won't get into the why's but you can take my word on it.
  7. dannys1 macrumors 68020


    Sep 19, 2007
    Nah I use it to run 5 e-mail accounts with multiple alias' and about 600,000 e-mails in the database. Works fine for me. Most of these other clients seem to be about dismissing e-mail so you always have an empty inbox - I don't work like that. Each to their own, Mail works fine for me, the only feature missing was send later, so I bought a plugin for that.
  8. slammer0 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2012
    I also use the stock Mail app. And I am no basic user. 4-5 mailboxes (Gmail, Google Apps, iCloud, Exchange), and over 100 messages every week. I have tested AirMail, UniBox and others. Thing I need the most is the reliability and compatibility. Other e-mail clients were far more functional but (more) unreliable, laggy and had compatibility issues with Exchange servers. I would love Apple to add better support for Gmail labels (instead of folders) and support for google push notifications (basically google API instead of IMAP) in coming release.
  9. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    I've been using it for years. I've tried other mail apps. But none of them gave me a compelling reason to switch. Any time I read about another mail app, I always ask what makes it better that Apple Mail. The typical response, "I just like it better" or "I just don't like Apple Mail".
  10. ZombiPod macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2013
  11. JCarmona macrumors member

    May 23, 2014
    No, you're not! And I think it works great.
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    This is hands down the best simplistic email app for OSX.
  13. R2FX macrumors regular


    Mar 25, 2010
    nope, you and me both ;) default Mail always worked fine for me (on a combination of .Mac, Gmail, Yahoo and Exchange accounts)
  14. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Mac Mail works fine for me, but I've dealt with so many awkward remote sessions about it not updating correctly, or incorrectly syncing folders; issues which persist after rebuilding mailboxes and all the rest of it. So it's really not perfect, I just got lucky that it works for me.

    In those cases there's not much that can be done other than recommending a 3rd party application.
  15. GatorGhost macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2014
    Same here and the same to the other posters who use default has always functioned for me with no issues. However I wish the interface had a little more color and contrast for artwork or icons as I might say.
  16. utdrmac macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2011
    I hate app-store apps. Is there any way to test drive AirMail? I have to pay out $10 to the app store just to figure out a couple days later that I don't like the app?
  17. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    I tried Airmail 2 for a while..didn't like that I have to set up all my email accounts every time I change my mac or i-devices. . Using CloudMagic on my Mac and iPhone now.
  18. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Used to use Airmail a lot but it had too many weird bugs that I couldn't stand. I'm always willing to give it another shot and see if those bugs are fixed though, looks like a good upgrade. The Send Later feature looks nice, but does anyone know if Send Later saves the message server side or client side? The whole feature is pointless for me if my computer has to be on and Airmail be open.

    They usually have a beta you can download for free and see if you like it.
  19. Schwyz macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2016
    Up a tree
    Doubt I'll ever get it, but that screenshot looks pretty clean.
  20. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
    Same here. Never had a need to use something else.
  21. Sankel macrumors member


    Dec 3, 2012
    Wel.. I'm a Graphic Designer, and most of the time I use it to send large pictures (websites, logos etc) to clients. But the mail app is persisting to load the image into the mail itself.

    The option "Edit > Attachments > Add to end of message" doesn't work either.

    So a new client is only for this problem/bug/thing is not such a bad idea
  22. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    You used to be able to disable inline attachments via Terminal, but the command was removed a few OS releases ago I believe. You can use this though, but it does require a small license fee.
  23. 6836838 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2011
    Apple Mail fine for me. 5 Google accounts connected via IMAP (business and personal). Use VIP contacts via iCloud. No iCloud emails.

    No problems apart from VIP email broke a while back but fixed by logging out and in of iCloud again.
  24. avatarbe macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    I'm using this for years, and it's a great app. Lot's of features I wouldn't miss anymore!
  25. Corrode macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    #25 doesn't support IMAP IDLE protocol for push fetch so I need a third party client for this.

    It also doesn't have an easy "to do" and "check for complete" on emails. Only flagged and un-flagged.

    That's why I switched.

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