PowerMail 4 Beta Now Shipping

CTM Development has released a beta version of PowerMail, bringing it to version 4. PowerMail is an email utility designed for personal and client side email management. The latest version features numerous enhancements including a redesigned interface and partial POP3 implementation. According to CTM Development:

CTM Development is pleased to announce the public beta release of the next version of PowerMail, its email application for Macintosh, natively supported both on Mac OS X (Carbon) and Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2.1 (Classic).

Designed as a robust and sustainable alternative to ordinary Macintosh e-mail applications, PowerMail 4.0 is based on the PowerMail Engine(tm), a robust foundation for cross-platform e-mail clients encompassing 9 years of mail and directory experience.

This version contains delivers enhancements in user interface on Mac OS X - Aqua as well as Mac OS 9, advanced management options for POP3 servers, SSL support for IMAP, POP3 and SMTP, an enhanced address book, a text clippings feature and much more (over 57 bug fixes and enhancements altogether). PowerMail 4.0 public beta expires on July 31st, 2002.

New features since PowerMail 3.1.2:

  • General user interface overhaul and specific OS X Aqua redesigns
  • New "Recent Mail" log window
  • Enhanced address book and addressing of mail
  • Implemented partial POP3 download of messages
  • Full rewrite of how messages are managed on the server side
  • Added mail account settings (SSL) and capabilities
  • New Mail Schedulings and Locations dialog, with additional options
  • New "Text clippings" feature
  • Fixes, changes and other improvements

You can find more information about the PowerMail beta release at the CTM Development Web site. The upgrade is free for anyone having bought PowerMail 3.1.2 since April 15th, 2002, while the full version of PowerMail 4 is available for US$49.00