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MailMate 1.9.6

Version numbers are increasing very slowly because I don't want to bump them to 2.0 yet. This means that some of the minor version bumps, like 1.9.5, are actually major releases. If you want to see everything that has happened since you last tried MailMate then I recommend taking a look at the very detailed release notes.

Handling HTML

The most notable change in 2016 is a different and novel way of handling HTML. MailMate still uses a plain text editor (and this won't change), but it is also able to generate HTML emails when needed. This includes embedding the HTML received from other email clients without changing how it looks. For some users, the lack of this feature was a major issue with earlier releases of MailMate. In addition to this, MailMate now has other HTML related features like custom styling of outgoing messages, code syntax highlighting, and even automatically generated math expressions (although this requires that the receiving email client can display it).

Here's a small example of syntax highlighting (HTML):

<a href="https://freron.com">The Homepage</a>

Math expressions can both be inline, Σi=1ni3=(n(n+1)2)2, and in “block” mode:


(The above is unlikely to display correctly if you are not using a Webkit based email client — mostly iOS and macOS based email clients.)

Note that all of the above was created using plain text. Here is the “raw” text used:

Here's a small example of syntax highlighting (HTML):

<a href="https://freron.com">The Homepage</a>

Math expressions can both be inline, ``sum_(i=1)^n i^3=((n(n+1))/2)^2``, and in “block” mode:

sum_(i=1)^n i^3=((n(n+1))/2)^2

Read more about HTML in MailMate here.

Other changes in 2016

Here are some of the highlights of the release notes during 2016:

That last one is a new initiative aimed at dedicated MailMate users willing to support development beyond the cost of the license key. Note that MailMate has never required an update fee and this won't happen before the release of some mythic future MailMate 3.0 release (the 2.0 update is going to be a free update).


A very dedicated MailMate user, Matt Petrowsky, sent me a very special New Years gift. He decided to make a series of screencasts about how he uses MailMate, but these screencasts are also a very detailed general visual introduction to MailMate. He made 13 episodes totalling more than 2 hours of video. I'm simply amazed by this effort and I would like to share it with you.

Here's a link to the entire list of screencasts: MailMate: The Killer Email App for Mac OS.

Your subscription comment (April 2015)

When you subscribed for MailMate notifications then you also added a comment. The comment is quite old, but I have a quick reply for you below. Sorry about the delay.

You wrote:

MS Exchange support

Sorry, don't expect this to ever be added (beyond the current Exchange IMAP support).

About MailMate

MailMate is an IMAP email client for macOS featuring extensive keyboard control, Markdown integrated email composition, advanced search conditions and drill-down search links, equally advanced smart mailboxes, automatic signature handling, cryptographic encryption/signing (OpenPGP and S/MIME), tagging, multiple notification methods, alternative message viewer layouts including a widescreen layout, flexible integration with third party applications, and much more.

You can read about MailMate and its developer here.

Thanks for your time.

Happy New Year,

MailMate Developer