The Bottom Line
- Mulberry is a powerful, versatile and fully featured email client
- Strong security and privacy including secure messaging make Mulberry a safe choice
- Mulberry offers text macros for efficient email editing
- Mulberry is complex and a tad difficult to use
- You can search mail flexibly and save search criteria, but it's all a bit complicated and slow
- Mulberry does not come with effective spam filtering
- Mulberry manages multiple POP and IMAP email accounts and local as well as server-side calendars.
- Powerful filters, message search and custom labels help you manage email efficiently in Mulberry.
- Mulberry supports messages with plain text, rich text and HTML formatting.
- Text macros let you insert text you use often quickly in Mulberry.
- Mulberry supports OpenPGP and S/MIME message encryption as well as secure TLS/SSL email delivery.
- Both a simple search field and many criteria let you find mail in Mulberry.
- Search criteria can be saved for quick access.
- Mulberry fully supports Unicode for international messaging.
- Mulberry supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP, Mac OS 8/9/X, Linux, and Solaris.
Guide Review - Mulberry 4.0.8 - Free Email Program
I guess it should support all the standards (translating to: simply work) and come with a powerful editor and versatile filters. It should provide flexible message templates and offer tight security and a privacy guarantee. Search results should come up fast and in a relevant order, and smart folders should make getting to the most important messages even easier.
Mulberry scores almost a perfect ten many of these categories. While you can search precisely using a plethora of categories, Mulberry does not use index searching for speed. Mulberry offers handy text macros that let you enter often-used text with a shortcut, but they're no replacement for real templates.
Mulberry's many powerful features and especially the great IMAP support are a pleasure to work with, and TLS/SSL as well as S/MIME and OpenPGP support provide strong security. The calendar built into Mulberry displays the same desire for being able to have and control everything, and it works nicely with many server-side solutions.
Unfortunately, Mulberry's interface fails to simplify the underlying complexity in a few places. Of course, this complexity also means versatility, and indeed there is little Mulberry cannot help you do with email.