If you’re using Mac OS X and don’t find the free application, Mail, powerful enough for your needs, you may want to check out CTM Development’s latest version, 3.0.9, of PowerMail, its flagship e-mail application for the Mac.
PowerMail 3.0.9 is now natively supported both on Mac OS X (Carbon) and on Mac OS 9 and 8 (Classic). Designed as a fully-featured, user-friendly alternative to Microsoft’s Outlook Express/Entourage and Eudora, it supports SMTP authentication and has added a built-in viewer for HTML mail. PowerMail also supports exporting to and importing from Microsoft Entourage mailbox files.
Dragging a folder or set of folders out of the mail browser into the Finder starts an export process; dragging a folder with subfolders will create several exported files. Dragging one or more mailbox files in the same format (Entourage, Eudora, PowerMail Exchange, Netscape) into the mail browser’s folder pane will start an import process. PowerMail also has beefed up mail searching capabilities and compatibility with complex languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Hebrew.
The new version offers 14 new features and 26 bug fixes. According to the folks at CTM, it’s been successfully tested with Mac OS X version 10.0.1 and Mac OS 9.1 (all releases since 8.5 are supported). PowerMail 3.0.9 can be ordered, or evaluated as a 30-day trial, from the CTM Web site. Version 3.0.9 s a free upgrade for PowerMail 3.0 registered users. Registering PowerMail for new users costs US$49.95.