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MsgFiler 2.0.4, Compatible with Snow Leopard

MsgFiler 2.0.4 was released a few days ago. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. There were a lot of behind-the-scenes changes to how Mail plugins work, and with the help of a number of people (thanks Steve, Scott, Dane, Joar, and more), I was able to get MsgFiler updated right under the Snow Leopard release date today.

If you’re looking for a fast way to file your messages, look no further than MsgFiler. If you require more significant control over processing your messages, take a look at Scott Morrison’s Mail Act-On.

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MsgFiler versus Mail Act-On 2.0

Mail Act-On 2 was released today, and it includes some features very familiar to MsgFiler owners.

Move/Copy Messages to Mailboxes
Mail Act-On 2’s powerful interface includes the ability to move or copy messages to any folders by keystroke, even if you don’t have an Act-On rule for a particular mailbox. Just bring up the appropriate Mailbox Menu, autocomplete the mailbox you want and hit the return key to move.

Mail Act-On 2 will remember your recent destinations so you have even quicker access those mailboxes you use frequently. Recent mailboxes can be accessed with the number keys for quick work.

Competition is good, and I applaud Scott Morrison’s work on this new release, as it certainly is a more powerful tool than the previous version of Mail Act-On. I want to point out some differences between the two applications for existing users and prospective buyers:

  • Focus: MsgFiler is focused on one task and that’s quickly filing your messages. Future development of MsgFiler will always be focused to this end.
  • Speed: MsgFiler users have come to appreciate the fast searching capabilities of MsgFiler. Wildcard searching makes filing messages within deep, nested mailboxes a breeze.
  • Cost: MsgFiler is $8 versus $19.95-24.95 for Mail Act-On 2. If all you need is to quickly file your messages, MsgFiler is more affordable.

One of the difficulties of being involved with so many projects is finding adequate time to devote to all of them. Between my support for my existing consulting clients, work on my documentary film, and my forays into iPhone development, I often find it difficult to allocate the necessary time for older software projects like MsgFiler. For me, MsgFiler is focused and works great. For customers who want more of a kitchen-sink approach to Apple Mail organization, now there’s an additional option with Mail Act-On 2.

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MsgFiler 2.0.3 Released!


A new version of MsgFiler has been released. Version 2.0.3 features the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improvement: New installer application.
  • Improvement: New, refined user interface for MsgFiler. The app no longer looks like a Palm application (shows where my background is!).
  • New Feature: Added Hide mailboxes from inactive and offline accounts feature
  • Bug fix: MsgFiler now works properly on HFS+ Case-Sensitive Disk Partitions
  • Bug fix: MsgFiler ignores mailbox directories (white folders into which you can’t file messages)

Special thanks go out to John Buckley of Olive Toast Software, who provided the new installer for MsgFiler. We can finally say goodbye to installation issues for MsgFiler!

Version 2.0.3 is a free update for all registered MsgFiler users.

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MsgFiler Rated 4 Mice on MacWorld


Dan Frakes from MacWorld reviewed MsgFiler today and gave it a 4-mice rating!

Here’s a great quote from the article:

After using MsgFiler just a few times, it becomes almost instinctive. I’ve been using a similar add-on for Microsoft Entourage for years; the lack of something like this has been one of the things keeping me from using Mail as my main email client.

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MsgFiler 2.0.2 Available


MsgFiler 2.0.2 has been released. This new update features a number of bug fixes and new functionality:

  • Copy Messages: Now you can choose between moving and copying messages to the selected mailbox.
  • Mark Messages As Read When Filing: When you move or copy messages, you can optionally mark them as read.
  • MiniMail Support: MsgFiler supports filing in the latest version of MiniMail from OliveToast.
  • Tiger Bug Fixes: The MsgFiler window now saves its size and location on Tiger. MsgFiler also files correctly when using the mouse on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

MsgFiler 2.0.2 Interface

Version 2.0.2 of MsgFiler is a free update for registered users and still only US$8 for a license.