Mail but better than apple mail

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  1. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    I am using apple mail intensively on a portable and I must admint I am quite dissappointed by this application.

    Most of the time it suddenly decides it wants to re-synch my full mailbox and runs away doing whatever for hours. This may seem innocent to most, but on a telephone line connected to a portable... just absurd. Anyway, until it has re-synched nothing really works. :confused:

    So I am actually asking for advice from members of what they suggest as an alternative mail osx client for imap email.

    thanks for your insights
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Try Thunderbird, although it sounds like most of your problems stem from settings under Preferences -> Accounts -> Mailbox Behaviors
     
  3. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Try PostBox... its in Beta.. but its at like Beta 11... so it's almost finished!!
     
  4. aicul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I fail to see how I can tell apple mail not to resynch a mailbox that is perfectly synched. I can understand synching the latest, new emails...

    So when apple mail decides to resynch ALL mails (2000+), including the SENT mailbox, re-cache all attachments, etc.. I think the issue is not in the preferences.

    But I may be wrong, care to direct me more specifically to the correct option in the preferences I should consider.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You do understand that Postbox, like Eudora 8, is a variation on Thunderbird, don't you?
     
  6. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    As a matter of fact, I didn't, but... the interface of Postbox is so much better than Thunderbird as You know...

    (I can do annoying formatting to..)
     
  7. portent macrumors 6502a

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    Amen.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    they share same core. but postbox does offer unique functions and interesting UI. which is quite good.
     

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