Mail Archiver is an app that archives and cleans the mailboxes of Mail.app (and PowerMail, Eudora, Mozilla, Thunderbird and Entourage).
Version 1.5b4 features a new icon and interface. The new interface has been simplified and beautified and the odd floating window of previous versions is gone.
It offers full support for Mail 2.0 and Filemaker 8. The attachments are now saved to the archive and the app boasts better MIME handling overall.
In contrast to these, Mail Archiver X promotes itself as â€œthe only mail archival application, which also offers cleaning of mailsâ€. This means the ability to strip HTML, control tags and various other characters out of your emails, so that only clean copies of the useful material are retained:
Mail Archiver X is shareware (USD 34.95), fifteen dollars cheaper than Mail Steward (USD 49.95). FastMailBase is about twice the cost of Mail Steward (USD 97).
Which one is the best? MailSteward offers more sophisticated searching. Mail Archiver X offers cleaning. It depends on you and what you want from an archiving app.
Mail Archiver X is available from the developerâ€™s web site .
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Tags: Apple Mail, archiving, backup, cleaning, HTML, mail.app, plugins