Which mail app?

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  1. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

    WhiteWhaleHolyGrail

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    In light of the TB/Mail compose bug (http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mail-tb-glitch.2019463/) I have switched to Spark as my default mail app. It's a great alternative except for the fact that it doesn't allow you to save a default font for new e-mails.

    What do you guys use and why?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    I agree it would be nice to be able to set a default font in Spark, but in the end it's largely pointless because people can (and do) set their email programs to display all emails in specific fonts/sizes anyway.
     
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  4. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying out Spark now, and I've been using Outlook for work, both iOS and OSX. I'm far from an expert though because I still can't figure out which I like better. I have the flexibility to use any of them as clients for personal or work, but I haven't come to any conclusion. I want to hear from people too. Why do you use one over the others? What is the killer feature that one has that others don't? They are all different. I can't say that I prefer one over the other or even over the default mail app. Is it just me? I used email a lot. For personal, I mostly am clearing "offers" to a folder, so swiping to clear is good. For work it's mostly reading, replying and/or moving to a folder again. The annoying thing is that moving within the message itself is never as easy as doing it from the inbox. Is it just me? Do I have issues (beyond my normal issues)?
     
  5. Rdejesus486 macrumors member

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    Polymail, because its amazing.
     
  6. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail, Dec 8, 2016
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    WhiteWhaleHolyGrail thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's very hard to distinguish the pros and cons of each mail client without using them thoroughly. I was enjoying using spark until I realised I couldn't save my fonts - this was really a pain with the signatures I had set up as I had to either manually change the font of the main body to match every time or use the generic font for the signature.

    I'm currently testing Newton mail. It has a beautifully clean UI and some unique features like embedded read receipts that aren't dependent on the recipient providing the receipt. The major downside is that you have to pay a yearly subscription fee which is a joke really. Another niggle is that you can't change the notification sound - apparently they are working on this though.

    I'd be interested to hear what others use and why too...
     
  7. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm not interested in paying if there are so many good ones for free. Unless of course there is some big feature that I didn't know I needed. Clean UI and read receipts aren't a priority for me. Hope others chime in on experiences.
     
  8. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I should also add that a huge problem with Spark is that it doesn't seem to operate at server level with sent mail i.e. I sent mail via my iCloud account and this didn't appear in the sent boxes of my other devices and/or the iCloud server. Odd!
     
  9. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds like icloud setting? But if it's working on other email clients, maybe not. I don't use icloud so I can't comment for sure. It seems to work fine on my gmail and yahoo clouds which are server too, no?
     
  10. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that but it's working fine with other e-mail clients...
     

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