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Mailboxer v5

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Mailboxer has been out for well over a year but only recently it started being more widely known. And once that had happened I received a number of e-mails reporting small glitches or asking for improvements. Which I tried to accomodate. The outcome of that is our current release, v5 of Mailboxer.

The most immediately noticeable improvement of the application is that it now comes with an icon. No more default application icon, then! (Ahich actually was a ‘complaint’ about the little tool that I found in some review) Instead a pretty ‘Smart Mailbox’ icon that was contributed by Henrik Cederblad. Big thanks to Henrik!

Big thanks go to Ronald Leroux as well for providing Mailboxer’s French localisation for the tool. Which in turn forced me to go and add a German localisation as well. So we’are starting to be international because of that.

Mailboxer's main window

But let’s look under the hood, shall we? Once it is launched, Mailboxer now comes with a tacky huge icon filled window not unlike Earth Addresser’s. In addition to the huge icons, you will find a menu to pick a group from your Address Book from and a text field that lets you set the name of the Smart Mailbox Folder inserted into Mail. Mailboxer also tries to keep you informed about what exactly clicking that seductively pulsing button will do.

As a response to the feedback we received we now also have a Preferences window where you can adjust the contents of the Smart Mailboxes as well as their view options. While I am not a big fan of preferences – after all I do have good taste, so why would anybody want anything else – offering those options seems par for an application that in itself is nothing but a way to adjust the setup of another application. And as the feedback I received indicated that Mail’s way of displaying those new Smart Mailboxes isn’t 100% predictable, I even had a real world excuse for those settings.

And that’s pretty much it. Enjoy.

April 27, 2007, 0:01

Tagged as earthlingsoft, Mailboxer.


Comment by Dave2: User icon

Congratulations on your write-up at Hawks Wings! I can’t wait to try Mailboxer!

April 27, 2007, 2:02

Comment by Martin_S: User icon

I just deleted a message within one of the mailbox folders which I wanted to recuperate afterwards, but it just vanished completely. It would have been nice to find the message again in trash, but it simply wasn´t there. Well, since I have a seperate harddisk I will certainly find that message again, but for people that don´t …

April 27, 2007, 22:27

Comment by ssp: User icon

Martin_S: Sorry to hear that. This shouldn’t have to do anything with Mailboxer. Its job is done once it has updated the list of Smart Mailboxes.

What you are seeing must be Mail’s normal (buggy?) behaviour when dealing with Smart Mailboxes (I have heard of messages ‘vanishing’ in Mail in other circumstances already).

With a bit of luck doing a Spotlight search for the message could help you track it down agan.

April 28, 2007, 1:11

Comment by myvideopodcast: User icon

Got to your site via HawkWings ( an excellent site). Mailboxer is so simple yet so powerful. Kudos to the developer.

June 1, 2007, 4:37

Comment by Chad: User icon

Any ideas on whether Mailboxer will support 10.5 .mac synchronization?

March 14, 2008, 23:07

Comment by ssp: User icon

I consider .mac support highly unlikely at this stage as I am not using the service myself.

March 15, 2008, 12:03

Comment by murgatroyd: User icon

As a recent PC-to-Mac user, this is what I wished MacMail would do, only it’s better. Thanks so much.

April 14, 2008, 20:11

Comment by murgatroyd: User icon

Hey - how do I update when I have new email addresses in my address book? Thanks.

April 29, 2008, 20:08

Comment by ssp: User icon

Just run Mailboxer again. It wil replace the old Smart Mailbox folder it created with an updated one. In case you edited some of the smart Mailboxes you should move those out of Mailboxer’s Smart Mailbox folder first.

April 29, 2008, 23:19

Comment by Jonathan: User icon

Hi folks,

Does this app work on newer versions of OS X and Mail? Like Snow Leopard?

It looks might handy, but somewhat dated.



October 3, 2010, 18:01

Comment by ssp: User icon

It’s working fine for me on a current Snow Leopard system.

October 3, 2010, 18:19

Comment by Raymond Roemke: User icon


Would it be possible to make Mailboxer compatible for Lion?


September 13, 2011, 13:09

Comment by ssp: User icon

I didn’t have time to check the technical details yet, so I can’t promise.

September 13, 2011, 14:13

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