Mac Mail Rant: I have been using Mac Mail for email for years but it’s turned out it’s causing more problems than it is worth. I’ve had so much trouble and technical issues with NEW macbooks and after talking to dozens of Apple support care people and multiple trips to the genius bars over the years and no one seems to pinpoint that as the problem (probably because it’s their own program). What happens is Mac Mail stores your email locally on your hard drive taking up precious storage space. So every email (including attachments) for the past 4+ years (and I have 4+ email accounts) are downloading onto my computer. That’s 20k emails! And on top of that, it caches in the background again taking up space. On top making my computer nearly inoperable (saying it’s out of storage space and thus shutting down other features like “preferences” and causing me to reboot several times a day) I’ve had issues with the program itself not working (even after restoring my computer and wiping it clean or starting over on a new machine).
Bottom line, I’m DONE with Mac Mail and have had it with that program, however I love a lot of the features including the ability to manage multiple accounts (Gmail and IMAP) in one place, compose/draft emails offline and open mail messages in a new window (among other things).
Can anyone please help and recommend something that is as close to Mac Mail as possible (without the headache!)
Thanks so much!