Here is how well PowerMail works, and how much I love it:
I just searched my old email files (I am a hopeless email packrat!) and in less than 2 seconds, PowerMail's search feature found the email I wrote on Jan. 8, 1999, thanking my friend who had recommen-ded PowerMail for my Mac at that time.
I recently re-indexed my entire PowerMail database and yes, I have over 60,000 emails. I would have never known it - it just cruises along effortlessly!
So I can tell you I've used it for over 10 years; it is a simple, elegant program that has made every necessary upgrade over the years in a nearly transparent, flawless form. It runs cleanly, never hogs resources, and does exactly what I tell it to. And when I recently had a question, I got nearly instant responses from the online help contact. A happy shock, in contrast to most other tech support out there (or lack thereof).
The only problem I have ever had with it is that when my ISP has a problem, they've never heard of PowerMail, so they like to try to blame it for THEIR problems. So could you folks PLEASE boost your profile and get the name recognition and respect you absolutely deserve? In fact, please could you just take over the world?
I will NEVER, EVER change to the bloated, complicated, buggy alternatives that are out there! Best wishes and thanks!
unsolicited quote from Mrs Beth Livingston, self-described "PowerMail fanatic since 1999", Durham, NC, USA