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Commercial; see site.

Current Version: 4.2.1 (October 5, 2003) / 5.6.5 (May 27, 2008) / 6.0.5 (June 15, 2010)

CTM Development produces PowerMail, a POP3 and IMAP4 mail client that features fast searching using CTM's proprietary "FoxTrot" search technology, as well as comprehensive spam filtering.

Version 6 - the latest release for Mac OS X - added/changed the following:

  • Casual-use styled-text to create HTML-formatted messages
  • Optional indexing of HTML-parts
  • Modern Finder-like lists
  • Ability to find and view message threads
  • Quick Look display of text, graphic and multimedia attachments within the application
  • Display of messages in Finder and FoxTrot Professional without PowerMail launched
  • Address book synchronization with MobileMe and e-mail coexistence with iPhone Mail
  • Batch import of mail databases and address book from Apple Mail and Thunderbird
  • Match and merge imported folders into existing folders
  • Two-click export of all mail folders and address book to Apple Mail and Thunderbird
  • Mail archiving to circumvent the 2GB single-database limitation
  • Service messages and notifications via Growl
  • A filter debugger can log in clear text how a message is processed
  • Made the application self-updating upon launch; download once and auto-update to revised builds.

Version 6.0.5 brings the following additional changes over version 6.0.4:

  • Multi-lingual spell checking - On Mac OS X 10.6, PowerMail now supports the new multi-lingual spell checker ("automatic by language" option).
  • Performance improvements reported by several testers
  • PowerPC compatibility - A compatibilty issue has been addressed for PowerPC machines under certain circumstances.
  • Non-administrator account - PowerMail now asks for the administrator password when needed, instead of complaining that the disk was not write-enabled, when ran from a standard Mac OS X user account.
  • German localization - Fixed a bug in the German localization.
  • Updated SpamSieve - Disk image now includes version 2.8.2 of SpamSieve

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Related Links

Andrew Starr has a marvelous page of Eudora plug-ins and enhancements that Eudora users must check out. His entire site (known as eMailman) is worthwhile for every email junkie out there.

Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.

Adam Engst has put together a comprehensive overview of email attachment formats that is invaluable for anyone who wants or needs to understand the complexities behind them.

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