Must Have: Mail Butler


I get a LOT of e-mail (about 200 a day) from various people, and managing e-mail is tough. I’m a hardcore Mac user, and use the AppleMail app, which—compared to other options—is kind of lightweight. However, I really hate the GUI for Outlook and I haven’t found anything better.

Until now.

About a week ago, I ran across “Mail Butler.” It allows MacMail users to send e-mail at a later time. This is a functionality that is *really* helpful to me, and worth its weight in gold. Best of all, it seamlessly (and I do mean seamlessly) blends right in to the existing AppleMail app.

MailButler is a personal e-mail assistant for efficient and productive work with Apple Mail. With its various functions, it simplifies, optimizes and streamlines working with emails in daily life.


Mail Butler does a million things too:

  • Follow-Up No response? Get reminded.

    Get a follow-up reminder when there is no response to a particular email. Isn’t it hard to have an overview over many emails from lots of different conversations? In order to avoid leaving some messages without follow-ups, you always need to keep in mind, which of your emails hasn’t been responded yet. MailButler can do just that for you. The Follow-Up feature allows you to schedule a follow–up reminder that will notify you when there is no response to a particular email.

  • Email Tracking Track and Analyze

    With Email Tracking you always know if the recipient has actually opened your email. It provides you the necessary information to plan your next step in communication with a person. In private email conversations, tracking secures you from unnecessary repeats and reminders.

    In businesses, this feature turns into a strong analytical tool and becomes an absolute must-have for everybody doing sales, CRM or customer support.

  • Email Scheduling,Write now – send later

    MailButler allows you to schedule an email to be sent at a specific date and time. Thus, you can fulfill lots of tasks beforehand by writing several emails at once and letting MailButler secure their scheduled delivery later.

    Compose birthday emails way ahead of the actual date. Simply define the exact date when to send the email and MailButler will make sure that your email arrives just in time.

    Working late? With MailButler you can compose emails whenever you like and make sure that they are not sent before the next working day starts. By this, it appears to the email’s recipient that you are only available during business hours.

  • Undo Send No more failures

    With MailButler you won’t have the fear to send an unfinished, incorrect or in any way mistaken email ever again.

    Once you’ve pressed “send”, MailButler keeps the email in your computer’s outbox for a short while – just define how long you want this safety period to be. During this time you can undo the sending of the email and correct it the way you want.
    From now on you’ll be secured from any incidents.

  • Attachment Reminder Perfect at the first try

    Ever sent an email with apologies right after you forgot to actually attach the mentioned files? This won’t happen again – MailButler will scan your text for specific keywords and remind you in case it doesn’t find any attachment in the email, which was supposed to include one.

  • Upload to Cloud
    Attachments with no limitations

    The file size limits of your or the recipient’s email provider can get really annoying. When you need to send a large attachment, you are often urged to find alternative ways to finally make it happen.
    With MailButler, you can save yourself these unnecessary efforts. Every time your email’s attachments exceed a certain size, MailButler will automatically upload it to the cloud (Dropbox and Google Drive supported!) and add the corresponding links to your email instead.

    No email with attachments will be blocked anymore meaning no waste of time for you.

  • Emails To Notes,Convenience has been taken to a whole new level: MailButler allows you to easily convert emails in Apple’s Mail application into notes. This conversion includes formatting, file attachments, tags, reminder date and other meta information.

    Notes created by MailButler contain a direct reference to the source email that it was created from. This allows to easily find the email correspondence within your favorite note taking tool. This association between notes and emails works in both directions, of course.

  • Signatures
    Let your signature speak for you

    With MailButler you can create beautiful email signatures by selecting between our various templates. You can configure photo images, text and colors to define the signature’s individual style.

    For advanced users, MailButler allows to easily re-use elements of your personal or professional website. Include hyperlinks to websites, social media profiles or personal images.

    Whether a professional-looking signature for your colleagues and business partners, or a creative and beautiful one for friends and family – MailButler makes sure it is personal and unique.

Sick of letting e-mail control you? It’s time for you to control your e-mail. If you need help getting your inbox in order, check out Mail Butler, it’s made by a company called Fringiest based in Berlin, Germany, They develop useful software for Mac OS X. The company was founded with the vision to make the life of Mac users easier, and help them complete their daily tasks in the most convenient and elegant way. The developers perceive security, privacy and productivity as the most important modern problems with their main products particularly target these problems. Their software includes an Apple Mail assistant MailButler, and a VPN client Shimo. They have one target: to simplify life and optimize one’s daily productivity, and they meet that goal quite well.


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