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Developer Bloop on Monday issued a major update to its excellent OS X email client on the Mac App Store, Airmail. Available as a free upgrade for existing users, Airmail 3 brings some of the best features from its iPhone and iPad edition to the Mac.

In addition to improved handling of your VIP contacts and the ability to quickly reply to emails from a notification, Airmail 3 includes a rich set of options for customizing your menus, gestures, keyboard shortcuts and folders.

The app now integrates with your calendar, has a lot faster message rendering engine, will sync more settings via iCloud between OS X and iOS editions (rules, VIP contacts and Smart Folders) and more.

“We have taken usability and function to the next level with Airmail and bring a striking-design with support for all major email services,” said Bloop. “Switch between accounts like a breeze and quick reply to incoming messages within seconds—email has never been so easy and productive”.

A quick overview of Airmail 3 for Mac

In addition to the aforesaid new features, Airmail 3 also brings support for Gmail’s VIP and Primary inboxes, the Send Later feature available to Gmail and Exchange account holders and now includes a handy Reply To field.

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In addition to a redesigned interface with revamped email threads, the polished app now recognizes recipients from previously sent messages. Also new in Airmail 3: message sorting by accounts, message forwarding in Rules, importing and exporting your rules and much more.

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Lastly, new integrations in Airmail 3 for Mac include Asana and Trello services and the app now lets you search emails by the sender or recipient, subject or keyword. I highly recommend reading a detailed review over at MacStories to learn about other minutiae in Airmail 3 for Mac.

Airmail 3 highlights

Here’s what’s improved, fixed and new in Airmail 3 for Mac:


  • Smart Folders
  • Vip
  • Vip notifications
  • Actions
  • Send Later (Gmail and Exchange)
  • Customizable Menu
  • Customizable Gestures
  • Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Customizable Folders
  • Calendar integration (apply to new permissions)
  • Fuzzy Label, Move to
  • Online Search
  • Message Rendering Engine
  • Action Space Key to scroll
  • Action Unsubscribe
  • Rules Export/Import
  • iCloud Rules sync
  • iCloud VIP sync
  • iCloud Smart Folders sync
  • Forward messages in Rules
  • Sort Messages By Account
  • Recipients detected from previously sent messages
  • Integration Asana
  • Integration Trello
  • Gmail (Primary Inbox support)
  • Redesigned threads
  • Reply To Field


  • Sending with VPN (Gmail)
  • Quick Reply
  • Composer Attachments
  • Thread rendering
  • Respect Silent Notification
  • Starred on threads
  • GAL now support groups
  • Contacts


  • Autocorrect on Subject
  • Gmail multiple Login Windows
  • Sporadic Half rendering Messages
  • Links messages

Airmail 3 is designed for El Capitan and features support for iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Google Apps, IMAP, POP3, Yahoo, AOL, and inboxes.

As mentioned, the update is free to existing users of the app.

Pricing and availability

Airmail 3 requires an Intel-based Mac with OS X 10.8 or later and is localized in English, Arabic, Burmese, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Airmail 3 can be purchased for $9.99 on the Mac App Store.

The universal version for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is $4.99 in the App Store.

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    Am I the only one who think that it looks an awful lot like the Twitter app?

    • The Twitter app UI has been ripped and reused countless times since it came out.

  • :D

    For those using the stock Mail app check out Mail Butler (add-on)

  • Ronald Epstein

    Airmail has been around forever, yet it’s one of the most buggy pieces of Mac software that I have had the displeasure of using.

    Now at version 3, the software still has its share of issues. The mail takes forever to download. Trashing mail does not work properly. With each update and fix that the developer team brings, there are always new bugs to contend with.

    The biggest problem is their development team. If you go to their support team with an issue, you will be treated rudely. I have never had such an awful customer support interaction with any company than I have with the Airmail team. They don’t want to hear about issues with their software, and even if you post those issues on their support forum, those questions will be deleted and go unanswered.

    The support team is overseas, and as you might expect from those circumstances, their customer service is less than optimal.

    I would highly recommend Postbox over this software. Postbox may not be as pretty as Airmail, but it is more polished in features and their customer support is far more professional than what you will find here.

    Please don’t support the Airmail team. They are not very nice people to deal with.