In March and December of 2009 I described how to do the Inbox Zero method with Mac Mail, often known as
Since publishing those articles I’d been fed up with the performance of all the methods I’d been using, and finally switched over to a true beast of a mail processing machine, Mail Act-On. The native plugin performance was great, and I was pretty happy with this solution.
The only thing I wasn’t happy with was that I was still only using the single feature – the ability to, with a hotkey, move mail into an archive folder. And for this, I’d happily paid.
However, I was recently contacted by the developer of the perfect plugin for me – Archive, a button for Apple Mail.. It does Archive and nothing else. It’s a native plugin so it’s fast, fast, fast. You don’t have to jump through any of the hoops of Applescripting and Service menus and Quicksilver.
I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and it’s been perfect – clean, simple, and exactly what I wanted all along.
It’s free, and you can download it from the author’s site.