Email Choices April 2017

Email For Multiple Accounts

  • Mail App

    Votes: 20 60.6%
  • Airmail

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • Outlook

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • Other- please write in! Thanks!

    Votes: 5 15.2%

  • Total voters
    33

Themarsbars

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 4, 2016
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Hi Guys,

I have spent hours on the forum trying to make a decision about email clients.

I have a business so have multiple email accounts personal and business.

I wasn't too impressed with the stock email(I'm 110% in the apple eco system, iPads, macs etc.)

I bought airmail 3 and while I like it, I can't help feel there is other stuff out there. I liked that airmail I can also do on my iPhone. However recently I have a hankering that outlook might be better for my mail.

What do you think?
 

Zobrien

macrumors member
Feb 4, 2017
70
37
Tennessee
Wondering how long it will remain as a single company.
The App is so good, maybe the big players would buy it. Hope that Apple does it!
Yes me too, I would love further integration in IOS. Only gripe I have about it is when I press on an email in say Craigslist, safari, etc even though I have apple mail disabled it still takes me straight to the app. Wish I could default it to spark, because it happens to me every time.
 

Fravin

macrumors regular
Mar 8, 2017
159
86
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Yes me too, I would love further integration in IOS. Only gripe I have about it is when I press on an email in say Craigslist, safari, etc even though I have apple mail disabled it still takes me straight to the app. Wish I could default it to spark, because it happens to me every time.
Well. You can already do it. MacOS lets you choose the default email app...

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201607
 

TonyK

macrumors 65816
May 24, 2009
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Currently have 9 email accounts spread across Google Mail (aka gmail), my ISP and my own domain. Apple's mail app has done well by me for all these past years and I see no reason at the present to switch.

So it comes down to what you have and what you need.
 
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Fravin

macrumors regular
Mar 8, 2017
159
86
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
So it comes down to what you have and what you need.
Tony, it's a good statement, but it's not necessarily true. People doesn't know what they need until someboyelse told them what to do. That's the simplest marketing asset, that bases the whole marketing effort. You should give Spark and AirMail a try to know what an e-mail app could do for it. Than you can state what do you really think about it.;)
 

Zobrien

macrumors member
Feb 4, 2017
70
37
Tennessee
Well. You can already do it. MacOS lets you choose the default email app...

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201607
Mac may, but iPhone still doesn't :(
Currently have 9 email accounts spread across Google Mail (aka gmail), my ISP and my own domain. Apple's mail app has done well by me for all these past years and I see no reason at the present to switch.

So it comes down to what you have and what you need.
and yes, you should give a third party mail app a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
 

cobracnvt

macrumors 6502
Apr 6, 2017
276
114
I recently had to restore some deleted email. I though I would have to get into file level backups and many hours of work.

I currently use the built in Apple mail client on my Mac and use Time Machine for backups. I was blown away to learn how nicely the default email client is integrated with Time Machine.

All I had to do was to open the Mac mail program and then click on Time Machine. My display changed to the Time Machine's historical view of my email client. It wasn't the historical view of Finder that I was expecting, but my actual email client with access to the individual emails. I just had to go back in time, select the messages I wanted to restore and click restore. It automatically created a new fold in the Apple mail client and restored all of my emails.

I didn't know there were application level connections to Time Machine and I was really impressed to learn of this tie into Time Machine. I would seriously make this integration a requirement when selecting a mail client. I'm not sure if any other email client even offers this functionality.
 
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TonyK

macrumors 65816
May 24, 2009
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Tony, it's a good statement, but it's not necessarily true. People doesn't know what they need until someboyelse told them what to do. That's the simplest marketing asset, that bases the whole marketing effort. You should give Spark and AirMail a try to know what an e-mail app could do for it. Than you can state what do you really think about it.;)
People generally have an idea of what is NOT working for them and t his should allow some analysis based on features of the different programs.

Sadly, not all applications allow for a trial period so it can become expensive trying and discarding mail applications.

Mac may, but iPhone still doesn't
and yes, you should give a third party mail app a try, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
In my Windows days, I did. Several in fact. For macOS I've not been comfortable with the offerings and the mail app that comes with macOS does all I require of it and it works with the mobile devices.

Pure integration with all the other macOS apps (and iOS apps) is why I keep with the mail app in the different OSs. They just work and rarely are problems experienced, at least for me.
 

PuruPurfler

macrumors newbie
Dec 29, 2016
7
3
Features that debuted in Outlook 2016, include

  • Attachment link to cloud resource
  • Groups redesign
  • Search cloud
  • Clutter Folder
  • Email Address Internationalization
 

vbctv

macrumors 6502
Sep 25, 2013
482
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Cleveland, OH
I love Spark also but unfortunately I currently use Apple Mail on both iOS & macOS because iOS does not allow changing of default app yet and if you click on a mail link say in the browser or something on iOS, it takes you to the Apple Mail app or will prompt you to download it if uninstalled. I like using the same across all platforms. Here is to hoping changing iOS defaults in iOS 11...
 

Bart Kela

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I'm pretty satisfied with Apple's Mail.app both on macOS and iOS, but I have tried some other mail clients for accessing some lightly used accounts. Admittedly I only use it for personal mail, not for business purposes.

I used Thunderbird over the years especially when my ISP provided Usenet newsgroups, but I stopped using it quite a few years ago, never really liked the user interface that much. I have also used Thunderbird on Windows systems.

I am currently using Spark on both my Mac and iDevices to access those lightly used accounts.

I'm also using Opera Mail for my VirtualBox Windows instance, that seems to be an adequate cross-platform (Windows and Mac) free mail client.