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Advantages and Disadvantages of using Mulberry

This page is for user comments about what they feel are the good points and bad points about Mulberry - good points come first!


  • Excellent IMAP support
  • Handles large, high volume email accounts easily
  • Inheritance allows easy creation of new identities
  • Marks email read as soon as it's opened, regardless of how quickly it's read
  • Allows signing multiple identities with the same certificate
  • Simple enterprise deployment using IMSP
  • Almost unlimited options allow excellent personalization
  • Inheritance-based configuration of folders, accounts, and identities
  • Message editor with useful text reflowing options, eg., reflowing quoted text
  • Supports multiple message alert and checking styles that may be assigned to specific mailboxes
  • Has plugin support for PGP and GnuPG (PGP/MIME and identity specific options also supported)
  • Integrated S/MIME support
  • Multiple SMTP server support both at account and identity configuration levels.
  • Ability to define custom headers for identities
  • Ability to choose, at message composition/send time, where the outgoing message will be filed, and (for replies) to optionally also re-file the message being replied to.
  • Full support for SSLv3 and STARTTLS for POP, IMAP and SMTP


  • Doesn't render graphical attachments inline
  • Single-threaded
  • Keystrokes not configurable
  • No localisation
  • Configuration in multiple places (eg. Preferences, Windows menus) is confusing
  • The icons in the interface are too small and compared to other email clients (Thunderbird, Outlook etc) look dull. Certainly at our University, I'm sure it is one of the things that puts users off changing from other clients, even though Mulberry is a better client.