What mail application do you guys use and why?

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  1. jayem1234, Oct 4, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013

    jayem1234 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2012
    I'm sure this question has been asked before but I'd like to see what people are using currently. I've been using Airmail for a few weeks now but I'm not a big fan of the interface so I'm thinking about switching to something else.
  2. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I use the native Mac Mail...because it's there, and being a simple person it meets my simple needs.
  3. dspsbl macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2013
  4. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2013
    Litovel, Czech Republic
    Another vote for mail. With Smart Inboxes and support of different services, it does the trick for me, however I do see why people switch to more comprehensive solutions such as Outlook.
  5. dazey macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2005
    Thunderbird, free and i find it better than mail
  6. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    native Mail app that comes with the mac/iPad/, native mail app that comes with ubuntu
  7. antonis macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2011
    On Mac: Mail.app
    On office PC with Ubuntu: Thunderbird

    I like the interface of thunderbird and the simple and quick functions it offers without much hassle. The message filters are also useful to keep spam away.
  8. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    I use Mail because it's good enough for my needs, but I do like Thunderbird better.
  9. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    I use Thunderbird, and the Lightning calendar plug in is super useful for my job, for setting alarms. I like Thunderbird more than anything.

    On iOS I use Mail and Gmail.
  10. Spacial macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2013
    I have used Thunderbird for a long time. It's fast reliable and much better than Apples simple mail app. Nothing wrong with Apple mail, it just doesn't meet my needs.
  11. bastisk8 macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2010

    I am using Airmail and it is awesome. It is frequently updated with new features, looks a lot like sparrow and is fun to use.
    For the price, it think its a no brainer.
  12. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    I use Postbox on both my PC's and Macs. I use it because I've been using it for a while and I have no issues with it. Plus, I like the plug-ins I use. It just does what I like.
  13. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I use Mac Mail because it comes with my iMac and it works for my requirements. I also use Roundcube because it allows me to access it from any computer.
  14. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    I tried Outlook when I switched from Windows but found it too different from the Windows version. Apple Mail works fine for me and is consistent among my Mac and iDevices. My needs were simple - server based rules to sort my mail into different mailboxes, ability to move mail from server to local, and tight integration with OS and other apps. Mail met all those.
  15. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I use Apple Mail because it is included with ML 10.8 I don't feel like downloading 3rd party mail app to waste rMBP's 256GB SSD. :apple:
  16. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I flip-flop around every so often. For a long while I was using the web browser version of Gmail for my primary account. I used Mozilla Thunderbird for my MacRumors account and then I used Mail.app for my .mac account.

    Google Chrome has been bugging me lately with scrolling issues and a weird log in (to Gmail) issue where it refreshes the page back to the login screen. Then I had to close the tab, open a new one and then load Gmail. It was very frustrating.

    When iOS 7 came out, I combined all three of my email accounts into the native Mail.app on OS X and iOS.

    That's what I'm doing now.
  17. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    Apple Mail. I think you really need a good and specific reason to use anything else. Anyone who just dismisses it out of hand is likely an idiot.
  18. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    I use Postbox - I like the UI and especially the Evernote integration. Previously I used Thunderbird, which I also liked.
  19. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    England, UK, Europe
    Apple's Mail app on the Mac (and on iPhone and iPad) - it has a lot of power behind the scenes, and many useful features. This is much like other Apple software… and I get the feeling that some people dismiss it after a cursory glance, instead of looking at the tips on Apple's website, reading the built-in help pages or browsing websites that delve into the power-features.

    It's a very good piece of software, and it works really well in fullscreen mode too on my MacBook Air.
  20. axellucas macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2013
    Top selected 3

    I think you can also go for Mailbox, AIRMAIL, OWA (Outlook Web Access) for iPhone. All of these three are best options for mailing via your apple device
  21. fivedots macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Still using Sparrow. Love it. Whenever I get my Exchange account actually working I may check out Airmail or simply Mail.app so I can have everything in one place.
  22. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    Mail on Mac. It serves my needs, integrates nicely with the rest of OS X, and it's already here.

    Thunderbird on Windows... but that's been years!
  23. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    I use Sparrow because (1) it's zippier than Mail.app (2) shows unread message count in menu bar and most importantly, (3) I can drop an attachment and it creates a dropbox URL automatically (or not if you wish).

    I wish I could hit "send" before it had finished uploading to dropbox - it could have uploaded in the background, created the dropbox URL and sent the message silently when everything was ready. As it is, I have to wait. Other than that, Sparrow works great.

    I don't use any archiving or folder/categorizing features (my "Inbox Infinity" approach to email management :) so there's no lock-in to Sparrow.

    I bought it for $10 a while back. Since it's no longer in development, Google ought to make it free methinks.
  24. luminouslight macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2012
    Orlando FL
    The native mail client works well enough for me.

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