Looking for eMail apps for Mavericks and iOS 8

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by donelson, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. donelson macrumors member

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    I am totally underwhelmed by Apple's Mail on both OSX 10.9.5 and iOS 8.

    I have iMac with OSX 10.9.5, iPad 3 and iPhone 5S with iOS 8.

    I would like to have my 27 FULL mailboxes & contents available (in a cloud) on all devices; including Sent Mail, (all) Inboxes, Drafts, etc.

    I have email accounts on my own 3 domains, as well as a Yahoo and two Gmail accounts.

    Can I get some recommendations for combo of iOS and OSX mail apps to give me full control everywhere over my emails?

    Thanks!
     
  2. katewes macrumors 6502

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    It is these sorts of reports of continuing problems with Mavericks Mail, even with 10.9.5, that deter me from upgrading.

    Can you see if using a non-Apple email software such as Postbox will work ok under Mavericks -- www.postbox-inc.com

    I'd be interested in your reply since I use Postbox successfully for IMAP in Mountain Lion. With the email problems in Mavericks, I wonder if those email problems would be solved simply by using a non-Apple email software.
     
  3. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, Kate.

    I have seen a number of OSX mail apps, Thunderbird, Postbox, Triage, etc.

    What I want is an OSX and an iOS 8 that work well together.
     
  4. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Looking for eMail apps for Mavericks and iOS 8

    You are not going to get your full mailbox on an iOS device. It was not meant to be used that way. Your best bet is using a web client on your iOS devices.

    Mail.app must be taking forever to open with that many mailboxes.

    Have you tried thunderbird?
     
  5. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I have not tried Thunderbird yet. Trying mail apps requires a LOT of time investment, days even, to see if you like them, etc.

    Web clients! What a GOOD idea for iOS 8 use, thanks.
     
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  7. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Airmail looks really good. Can it import my Apple mail mailboxes?
     
  8. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, developer says you can Import all from Apple Mail OSX.

    However, many of the reviews online say it is very very buggy.

    :(
     
  9. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Your mailboxes are on the cloud. Why do you need to import?
     
  10. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    I have 27 archive mailbox folders (with sub-mailboxes) on my OSX Apple Mail, with files going back 10 years or more.

    I want ALL my email, both current and archived, to be available at home, in office, and on the road.

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    Mail Pilot looks really good;

    iOS and OSX versions, BUT many reviews say it's unreliable.
     
  11. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Now it makes sense. I understood that you had 27 email accounts, all of which are cloud based.
     
  12. psik macrumors 6502

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    Not sure, best to email the developer and ask to get reassurance
     
  13. donelson thread starter macrumors member

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    Where should email be stored for home office and on the road access?

    In iCloud? in another cloud? on the iMAP servers themselves? (they have limits)
     
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    It's up to you. Gmail is basically unlimited.
     

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