The Bottom Line
- MailFollowUp lets you follow up on mail easily with a simple command, accessible via the toolbar
- Followup messages contain the original text in quoted form and all original recipients
- MailFollowUp comes with an installer and requires no configuration whatsoever
- Starting a new, empty message with all the recipients of an existing email might be useful
- MailFollowUp adds a "Followup" command to Mac OS X Mail.
- "Followup" acts like "Reply To" but has To:, Cc: and Bcc: recipients exactly as the original mail.
- MailFollowUp installs commands in the Mail menu and in message context menus.
- In addition, you can add MailFollowup buttons to your Mac OS X Mail toolbars.
- MailFollowUp supports Mac OS X 10.7.
Guide Review - MailFollowUp 1.5 - Mac OS X Mail Add-On
In each case, a group mail service is perfect, of course, and you could simply use the "Reply All" feature built into Mac OS X Mail. The latter suffers from a minor, though important, shortcoming, however. Replying to all creates a reply to the original sender, and all other recipients are transferred to the Cc: field. This makes some sense, but it runs against the idea of posting an addendum to a message in the same manner the original email was sent.
MailFollowup adds a "Followup" command to Mail that acts exactly like "Reply All", but keeps all the recipients in place. With MailFollowUp, you can follow up on any message you received or, in particularly useful a manner, sent with afterthoughts, comments and new material without confusing anybody as to whether your reply is intended only for the original sender.
MailFollowUp adds commands to menu and context menu as well as a keyboard shortcut. Of course, you can also add MailFollowUp buttons to your Mail toolbars, either stand-alone or in a "Reply - Reply All - Forward" combo. Additionally and deviating from the original idea, a command that creates a new message with all (but only) the recipients of an existing message could be great for instant group mailing.
(Updated July 2011)