Testimonials - What are users saying about Mail Archiver X:

Testimonials from 2019

Kevin L.:

When Google changed their permission structure, I needed a replacement for CloudPull.

Reviews for Mail Archiver were better than for competitors. More importantly, during the trial period before I bought the software I had problems with Mail Archiver that were addressed rapidly by you. Your level of support, even to a trial user, convinced me Mail Archiver was the way to go, so I was happy to purchase a license.

Peter M.:

I kept losing my e-mail archives again and again and was missing the possibility to archive them from my Windows and Mac systems.
I'm relieved that I will never again lose my mail archives.

I am very pleased and impressed by the care with which Beatrix updates Mail Archiver and keeps in touch with her customers.

Glenn H.:

I decided to switch from Microsoft Outlook to Apple Mail as my email software and that made me realise that I may not be able to retrieve old emails if they were in a format that was incompatible with my email software.

Mail Archiver looked easy to use and saved emails in PDF format that is pretty much universal and should be accessible for many years.

There have been a few glitches with updates, but these were quickly resolved after sending an error report.

Mail Archiver gives me comfort in knowing that I can access my archived emails at any time and read them independently of Apple Mail. I can confidently clean out emails from Apple Mail which makes it less cluttered and operate more efficiently.

The biggest benefit is that structure of my folders is retained so there is that familiarity when I have to access emails in Mail Archiver.

Andre U.:

As an attorney I need to preserve client email and be able to retrieve them when necessary. Mail Archiver lets me save email in one master file and not have them stacking up in my email client program.

Program is reasonably priced, easy to use, works with my email client (Postbox) and works with my iMac computer.

Once I started using the program I didn't worry anymore about backing up my email. Daily backup became a habit at the end of the work day.

I am able to search emails and copy it off in different formats.

I liked the program so much that I recommended it to my wife for her business and it paid off when we had to access several years of old email for a client.


My Apple Mail had too many messages, slowing down Mail atrociously. By archiving old emails I needed to keep, Mail speeded up. Now I save important old emails to Mail Archiver X.

I tried two other programs. The user interface was awful. Didn't look like a mail program, with folders on the left, then message list, then a message. Mail Archiver looks like and acts like a mail program. Very easy to learn, search and find what I need.

A couple of years ago, Mail Archiver was slow when I tried to re-size columns in the middle pane (the list of messages). This has been fixed. Happy camper.

I can now keep old emails relating to business. I can have multiple databases, like one for a rental I own, second for jewlery making, etc. Makes each database smaller, easier to search and handle.

I like searching, printing, printing attachments. I've even printed out all emails in a database, and the result was individual pdf files, organized by folders! Excellent!

JD T.:

I wanted to be able to archive and search thru past emails, and to do it effortlessly. I don't need to go back to them very often, but when I do, having them archived and searchable is a big plus.

I had tried Email Archiver but it didn't work all that well, so I started seeking out alternative when I found Mail Archiver X.

Overall the program has simply worked, and did so in the background, overnight, so I don't really think about it all that much. And I get the usual email in the morning that just lets me know everything worked.

What I like most with the latest release, SPEED!!!! In the past, backup would take 2-3 hours which is why I have it scheduled overnight so it doesn't get in my way. It also seemed to have use quite a bit of system resources, making using the Mac simultaneously a bit of a pain because of the slowdown.


I need to keep a record of emails that I've received--some going back more than 10+ years. When the software I'd used previously was no longer being updated and became incompatible with macOS I started using Mail Archiver.

Mail Archiver had the features I wanted and it wasn't difficult getting my old email archives back into my email software and then having Mail Archiver back them up again for storage. Given the number of emails, this was a pain to do, but more importantly, it was doable.

I like Mail Archiver, use it regularly and without problems.

Overall performance and speed getting the the job done are most important to me. The other thing I appreciate is that Mail Archiver has not become subscription software--other than incompatibility, this is probably the only thing that would lose me as a customer at this point.

Eric F.:

I had to save each email in a manual approach, sending everything to PDF. This was a long process which I wasn't always doing.

I found Mail Archiver while searching on the Internet. To me, it was an excellent solution that was affordable and easy to use.

Mail Archiver is so simple to use. My work emails are now archived with very little effort. I often consult those archived emails which is also very easy.

Frank T.:

I lost some addresses and mailboxes because of several reasons the year before. Additionally my mail app was getting too large and some IMAP mailboxes reached their limitations. On the other hand I would need many of the conversations with my clients in future. So I was looking for a database to archive all important mails.

Mail Archiver suited me best. I found no comparable app for Mac OS.

I like searching for old mails is as easy as wanted. I am very happy that Mail Archiver speeds up searching for old conversations and is automatically storing my mails according to my needs. What is also great is the fast search in all archived mailboxes simultaneously.

Jose U.:

I had accumulated of so many years of emails... I kept them in Mbox but the Apple Mail client had it saturated with many thousands of emails. Constant backups just in case.

I once bought a MailSteward license (I think that was the name). I was testing them at the same time and decided on Mail Archiver X. I saw it more solid.

I'm always afraid of changes in versions of the operating system or Mail Arch. Sometimes I think I would have to improve the hardware where Mail Archiver is installed (low iMac 2017).

I feel so much calmer ... before they were constant backups.

I like the option of various file formats. The option to export to a universal format, mbox.

Hans-J. B.:

I needed to archive emails from several accounts, easy to search, and the possibility of exporting and re-importing to original if and when needed.

Tried several other apps, but Mail Archiver was by far the best and for my needs, and easy to use too. Possibility to export in a standard format for transfer/import if needed was a major concern, and you sure did deliver.

I managed to trim down my email clients and speed them up, while still having all the old stuff archived and available. It also provided me with an extra backup, independent of my email client and my email providers.

So easy to configure and use! And the facelift of the GUI over time has been great.

Testimonials from 2018

Christian D.:

Exceeding > 6.000 or 7.000 mails in all the mailboxes, performance and stability of the genuine Apple-Mail-Client went really poor (back in 2015). I didn't want to use a different Client (Outlook, Thunderbird etc.). So i did some research on how to fix this. Mail Archiver X got a couple of promising reviews and (most important) turned out to fit my needs best.

I started using Mail Archiver X running with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). Also worked fine with 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra) and 10.13 (HighSierra). With 10.14 (Mojave) i encountered the Problem, that every time i Startes Mail Archiver, it reported that it didn't quit regularly last session, and so did a consistency-check of the database.

I reported this to to the Developer (Moth Software, Mrs. Willius) and within two weeks, Mrs Willius provided two modified Versions of the Application to me, the second one fixed the issue! I experienced great commitment and an outstanding Support! Thanks for that! Mail Archiver does, what i expected: I archive all my old (> 2years) mails and have them accessible in a good UI whenever i need! Mail-Client performs perfectly again!


I used mailstore for windows before on a VM and searched for a MacOS solution. I tested several solutions and Mail Archiver was the best. It is easy to archive with just one click once it is set.

Michael B.:

I kept my archive of old emails in my mail programme, but the archive became too big and heavy, so it slowed down my mail programme.

Mail Archiver does not automatically convert the mails into pdf, like other programmes. That gives me the flexibility to import the mails back into the mail programme if needed, without losing the option to convert the mail into pdf.

My main concern is that all emails are filed into one big file, which becomes extreme big. My file is now 40+ Gb! I am of course afraid that in case something happens to this one file, that I will loose all my archived mails. However until now I have not faced any problems.

It is nice to have speeded up my mail programme, which I use daily, and at the same time have easy access to my whole history of mails. I makes me feel efficient and safe.

Leo D.:

I could not find a solution that was focused on the small business owner. Mail Archiver filled that need. I really wanted a simple program not a monthly subscription as is often the case for institutional solutions. I wanted to have all emails converted into PDF for storage. Mail Archiver was able to meet this need perfectly.

Matthew S.:

I work with a woman who gets tons of email but never deletes any of it. She would call me complaining either of slow performance in Mail or warnings that she had no more storage space available on the server. I would have to manually move thousands of old emails into a local archive folder in Mail and then delete them off the server. A month or 2 later, she'd call again. I had to find a way to automatically archive and delete messages for her.

I tried to use Mail rules, but they only act on incoming messages. I wrote an automator/applescript solution but new versions of Mac OS would cause it to stop working, or the calendar event would get deleted, which stopped the automator script from running. Other off-the-shelf mail archiving solutions would archive messages, but not delete them, which didn't solve the problem.

Not having to worry about getting calls about the email server being full has reduced my stress level.

Markus L.:

The problem was migration to a new Mac and we searched for a solution where we have full access to the all the mails (about 60000!) from the old machine without having migrate them as deadweight to the new machine. Being able to "start clean and from scratch" with Mail on the new machine while having access to all the old mails with all their original properties on the same machine at the same time was what we wanted to achieve...

Mail Archiver is exactly the solution we were looking for and it's solving our task in a reliable and efficient way.

We had some small questions that have been answered quickly - as both located in Germany we had a quick phone call and we immediately started the trial which worked just fine from first start.

Martin P.:

I like to have everything in one place, including all my e-mails. For me, that place is a custom FileMaker database that I can easily move to another Mac (or two). Ironically, there’s no easy/built-in way to transfer e-mails from Apple Mail to Apple’s own FileMaker. Mail Archiver X to the rescue!

I had used another application for the same purpose, but it stopped worked after the latest macOS release, and support wasn’t great to start with. Moth Software has always been helpful with issues big and small, so my money was well-invested.

It’s odd that a third-party tool is required to bridge two Apple products (Apple Mail and FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary) – but if it’s required, I rather have a full-blown, well-built application than a rough AppleScript. Mail Archiver X delivers.

Like a good product should, Mail Archiver X Just Works™. After initial configuration, it’ll copy all selected e-mails to a FileMaker database.

Bruce H.:

I needed a way to archive old emails in a way that got them out of my mail client, but so that they remained easy to access if needed.

MAX is automatic and reliable. I don’t like the alternative of exporting emails and importing them again... it’s messy and not reliable.

Courtney H., Washington, DC, USA

I like computer software to do exactly what I want without fuss or bother. Mail Archiver X is that kind of software. Every few months I archive my emails from Apple Mail into Mail Archiver X, and there is never any problem. The instructions are clear and the procedure is trouble-free. Mail Archiver X organizes my emails, year by year, in the same way as they are organized in Apple Mail, so I can find everything I need to. The price is reasonable. This software is so uncomplicated that I have not needed much help, but when help is needed Beatrix has been very responsive.

My only suggestion is that the buttons “Archive!” and “Archive Mbox” (v. 4.2) are a bit confusing. It might be better to have a single “Archive” button that opens a dialog box that presents the archiving options.

Older testimonials

Andy Gambino from MacAid (UK)

Why did you choose Mail Archiver X?

I choose Mail Archiver X because i needed to backup my companies imap accounts and on a mac that can be a tricky affair. Mail Archiver X did the job quite nicely

Would you recommend Mail Archiver X to a friend or colleague?

I would recommend Mail Archiver X to anybody needing to archive their pop or imap accounts.

How have you benefited from Mail Archiver X?

I was able to archive 22GB of imap email on my mac quite easily.

What problem has Mail Archiver X solved for you?

It solved the issue of how do i easily archive an imap accout


Niels Döring from xtraplan architektur | innenarchitektur (Germany)

(Translated from German)

Why did you choose Mail Archiver X?

I searched for an archival application for emails to purge my mail client (Apple Mail.app) and still being able to access the archived mails.

Would you recommend Mail Archiver X to a friend or colleague?

Definitely. I already did this.

How have you benefited from Mail Archiver X?

Mail Archiver X can repeatedly and regularly save to an existing archive database so that ALL archived emails are in ONE database.

Especially the IMAP accounts get full regularly. Until now I had to archive the emails by hand and then delete them.

Mail Archiver X provides good value for it's money.


Matthew Lewis from Papyrus (UK):

Just a quick line to say thanks for the excellent support with mail archiver x, I followed your suggestions and it Worked like a dream.

I really was not expecting very much as the mail program I am using is huge (data base over 20gb).

Thanks for excellent service on top of a great program.


Thomas Kirn from Kirn EDV (Germany)

(Translated from German)

I selected Mail Archiver X because I knew the application from the webpages from RealStudio. I needed an application to archive my mails without abandoning the mail solution from Apple. Using a second mail client in parallel (for instance Outlook) was too much effort and too expensive.

I like Mail Archiver X because of it's slim range of functions (it does exactly what it should) and the good useability. The tool is slim and goal-orientated.

Mail Archiver X helps me to archive my mails daily in a central storage while I'm still able to access older mails quickly. I like especially the fact that the database is only one file. Therefore, it can be backup up and moved easily.

I was very pleased with your support. My problem was solved quickly and to my satisfaction.


Rudolf Pokorny (Germany)

(Translated from German)

I have been searching for a longer time for a solution that allows me to archive mails and keep a searchable archive. Currently I only use the application on my private computer. But even here a couple of 1000 mails have accumulated. The archival was fast and without problem. Using the application is simple. Mail.app is much faster after deleting the original mails. No problems have occurred. I can highly recommend the application.


Marcel Röth (Germany)

(Translated from German)

I downloaded the application together with other archival applications. I tested all of them quickly with the result that Mail Archiver X is by far the best one.


Jim Johnson (USA)

I was looking for a way to hold on to emails dating back to 2000. I had extracted my emails from Mail.app in year-sized groups. Mail Archiver X gave me the opportunity to preserve the emails and make them searchable without having to keep them 'live' in my email client software.

Mail Archiver X worked amazingly well at importing my nearly 15,000 emails. I was able to recover software registrations and correspondence. I would recommend Mail Archiver X to anyone who needs to keep track of correspondence long term.

Thank you for a nice solution to an emerging archiving problem.


Sanford Lung (USA), VP Emil Richards Music: http://www.emilrichards.com

I chose Mail Archiver X ["MaX"] because I'm still using Eudora for Mac v. 6.24, one of the reasons I have not moved up to OSX Lion. I've been looking at other email clients with which to replace Eudora.

I've been using Eudora for many years and have thousands of emails in different folders dating back to the late 1980's. Adam Engst of TidBits fame wrote of his weaning from Eudora in an article at http://tidbits.com/article/12382 in which he recommended MaX as a valuable tool for converting and archiving his email. …

I am confident that MaX will be the application to use when I migrate to a successor email client. I am pleased with the prompt and cogent tech support I have received thus far and anticipate that I can rely on your advice if I encounter any issues when the time to make the conversion comes. I commend you for providing a valuable tool for the Mac community and have no reservations about recommending MaX to other Mac users.


Glen Saville (USA): http://www.glensaville.com

Why did you choose Mail Archiver X?

I was looking for a simple solution that would cover both my use of Entourage and Mac OS X's Mail, if I decide to move over, your product answered both my concerns.

Would you recommend Mail Archiver X to a friend or colleague?

Yes, but they maybe need to be aware of how big the Databases can be.

How is Mail Archiver X better than our competition?

I currently have been using Softhings solution for Entourage, and have been using it for many years it works well and solves what I need for Entourage, but that is all it does, keeping an archive of email is important to my business, so I wanted to have an alternative to run side by side, but with extra options.

How have you benefited from Mail Archiver X?

Peace of mind more than anything else.

What are some fears and concerns people in your industry have that Mail Archiver X addresses?

Having a database of all your emails is vital for checking what was said on a project if anything goes wrong, it's also fantastic for retrieving lost serial numbers etc.


Robert Steiner (Germany)

Mail Archiver X is a very usefull application because it gives me the possibility to archive my mails as pdf and then makes it available via iCloud always and everywhere ony my iPad. This saves me a lot of time and search action.


Mike W. (USA):

I normally test several products before making a final decision but it was unnecessary with this one as it worked as advertised immediately with absolutely no start up problems.

Mail Archiver X allows me to archive from either source with virtually no effort.  I have become confident that my messages are safe and all in one place now.

It is a solid system, does exactly what it says it will do pretty effortlessly, runs well on the iMAC.  It zips through archiving 20+ mailboxes in nothing flat.



Chris Wokral (USA):

Why did you choose Mail Archiver X?

I choose Mail Archiver, as I work primarily from my laptop. As I often receive large attachments, and have to look up info from files/correspondence from years back, I wanted to means of archiving older messages off my laptop's hard drive to a NAS device. I don't need access to these archived files often, but when I do, well, it's often proved critical to the job/project at hand.

Would you recommend Mail Archiver X to a friend or colleague?

Absolutely. Mail Archiver has solved the problem of an ever growing mail box that previous consumed more and more of my disk space.

How is Mail Archiver X better than our competition?

It's better as it is simple, clean and does what I want: I can archive old messages from my current mail program, and deleted the unneeded copies. I can then rerun the program and further clean out my mailbox by appending additional messages at a later date, so I have a single location for all my archived correspondence.

How have you benefited from Mail Archiver X?

I've benefitted by regaining valuable disk space. My mail folder had grown to over 20GB. Now it's less than 1GB.

What problem has Mail Archiver X solved for you?

It helped me to extend the life of my existing hard drive, that I would otherwise have to replace in my laptop to gain the extra capacity.

How has my support been?

Your support is amazing. I've never worked with a software developer before...but you are always very quick to respond and have always helped me to solve a problem and get things working again. I really appreciate all your help, and it's nice that you've taken some of my input to help further improve the program. Thank-you for allowing me the opportunity to be of help.

What should other people know about Mail Archiver X and support service?

Simply put, it's good. I feel like I am safe storing my mail archives with Mail Archiver X.

What are some fears and concerns people in your industry have that Mail Archiver X addresses?

Data Loss. I think this would be the biggest concern. I was also concerned about the files being lost or corrupt, or stuck in a proprietary format that in the future could not be read or accessed. With me, having access to old files and being able to retrieve them when necessary is what is really important at times. Most of the time, these files are dormant, however, when I do need to reference a file/document from years back, it can mean the difference of getting a project or not (as well as being able to better support my customers).

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