Sparrow-like email client for Exchange

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jamied95, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. jamied95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    Could anyone point me in the direction of an email app that is modern, lightweight and slick, like Sparrow (10.7 styling?), but for Exchange? I have Outlook, but it's a bit bulky for most of the time, and of course, I have mail, but for some reason it's just slow and takes an age to download new e-mails.

  2. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    There isn't one, I'm afraid. The only two email clients for the Mac that connect to Exchange email are Outlook and Mail (SL). The only way to broaden that would be to connect via IMAP instead.
  3. jamied95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    I do believe Exchange has built in IMAP, doesn't it? Does that change things?
  4. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2010
    Exchange does indeed support IMAP and POP3, however it requires opening additional ports on a firewall and there are other issues inherent with using these mail types that are not as slick as Exchange.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It changes everything. Exchange is what Microsoft and the knuckle-draggers who operate your server say it is. IMAP and POP3 are open standards. If you access your Exchange server via IMAP, then it is an IMAP server to you. If you access your Exchange server via POP3, then it is a POP3 server to you. You can't convert an IMAP or POP3 client into an Exchange client by accessing the Exchange server via IMAP or POP3.
  6. jamied95 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    It's definitely Exchange, and it's hosted by 1&1. I wish Sparrow would incorporate Exchange :(
  7. bluap84 macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    sorry to bombard here...but is sparrow any good, Im still using Mail with my gmail? am i too old skool here?
  8. RamGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2011
    Personally I find to be the hands-down best lightweight and user-friendly e-mail client for Mac OS X. But unfortunately it does not support protocols like Exchange and others..

    If you are only going to use Gmail, or other POP and / or IMAP friendly e-mail providers Sparrow is an excellent choice if you want something easy to use, user-friendly and lightweight.

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