Polymail

A simple, beautiful, and powerful email client for Mac

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Brandon Foo — Co-founder @PolymailApp
Hello Product Hunt, and thanks to @nivo0o0, @bentossell from PH for helping us out!

We started Polymail with the vision of creating the most beautiful and powerful native email experience across desktop and mobile. We’ve always loved the simplicity and beauty of Mailbox’s design, but we also found that amazing tools like Email Tracking, Contact Profiles, and Scheduled Send were indispensable to our workflow. Today, we’re proud to announce that Polymail combines these great features with the same lightweight, seamless interface that you should expect from a native email client. We’ve chosen Mac OS X as our first destination, and we have iOS and Android apps in the works!

Here’s a highlight of some of Polymail’s best features so far:

- Per-Recipient Email Tracking
- Contact Profiles + Relationship History
- Read Later
- Send Later
- Undo Send
- One-click Unsubscribe

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Thank you all for your amazing support! We're working hard to respond to each of you who reached out to us, and if you're interested in checking out Polymail - please sign up at https://polymail.io!

We've also been nominated for Mac App of the Year for the Golden Kitty Awards 😻! Check out the runnings at https://www.producthunt.com/@gol...
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Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@foolywk please could you elaborate on "Per-Recipient Email Tracking"? How are you implementing that? (if I'm understanding it's use correctly).

normally open tracking is done by invisible pixels; if I send an email to 4 people, how could you tell which person has opened it, if they're all going to be receiving the same tracking pixel?
Supratim Chakraborty — Developer at Cloudmagic
@foolywk Looking forward to an invite . The anticipation is killing me
@_jacksmith @foolywk the per-recipient tracking got me off of gmail web with CRM and onto polymail
Varun Goel — Cofounder & Head of Product, Tripnary
@foolywk looking forward to an invite.. can't wait to try this. Love the fact that I can 'Send Later' and also do 'One-Click Unsubscribe'..
Wells Riley ✨ — ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ
@foolywk an invite would be awesome :)
Sebastian Rumberg — I do things at Ballou PR
@foolywk Would love to try it as well. It feels a bit like geeky christmas already.
Piero Borgo — CCO & Co-Founder, Leevia
@foolywk looking forward to try this out, been using N1 in the last couple of days but I'm not 100% satisfied, this looks fresh!
Pål Joakim Olsen — Technology Editor, Dinside.no
@foolywk looks really good – would love an alpha invite :)
Amir Moin — Product Manager @Contify
@foolywk Can't wait to get the invite! I already signed up for the beta though last week.
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Brandon Foo — Co-founder @PolymailApp
@goelv @foolywk happy to add you Varun! feel free to DM me your email on Twitter :)
Varun Goel — Cofounder & Head of Product, Tripnary
@foolywk done & done! please check your messages on twitter!
@foolywk would love to try it out. I am still using sparrows original desktop app on my Mac.
@foolywk Hey there! Looks pretty awesome. Would love to try it out. :)
Eric Li — designing time (machines)
@foolywk Looks awesome! I'd love to play with the alpha. :)
@foolywk Mailbox and Sparrow were also amazing mail clients that some time later were acquired by big fishes and now are dead products. Which are your future plans? I don't want again to fall in love with an amazing product that shuts down because they get bought...
Clarence Wee — UX Designer
@foolywk This looks gorgeous! Looking forward to an invite, please. Not interested in the tracking, but the other features would be useful.
Jacob Leander-Olsson — Entrepreneur & digital consultant
@foolywk Looks very promising and will definitely give it a try. Signed up and let me know if there is any way to get an invite earlier :-)
@foolywk I'd love to get an invite - still trying to find a replacement for Mailbox...
Wil Parker — Marketing Specialist / Project Manager
@foolywk I'd love to try this. It's been on my list of products to keep an eye on. Would love to be in the Alpha. Thanks!
Patrick J. Bradley — founder @muusicalapp and @sososwiftUS
@foolywk I would like to try polymail, looks cool. :)
Kai Burghardt — Founder, Engineer, Product Guy
@foolywk after testing Boxy yesterday i think polymail is the mail client i was looking for. Nice to see a fully native mail client :)
Baadier Sydow — Founder
@foolywk Super keen to give this a shot. I've been looking for a native app to be more productive with.
Grégoire CHARLES — Product Manager, Clustree
@foolywk would love an invite too! thanks
@foolywk would be v grateful of an alpha invite also, thanks!
Denys Zhadanov — VP of Marketing at Readdle
@foolywk can I get a beta?:)
Stephen Chip — Co-founder, Cruise.me
@foolywk Please put me down for early access. It looks phenomenal! I would love to ditch gmail, as a client, and third party add ons.

1) How does Polymail handle signatures? I've always been frustrated with the native mail.app client and workarounds to add an HTML signature.

2) How you plan to charge for Polymail once it gets released? Also, currently I'm paying $10/mo to track email opens. Will this feature be built in to the pricing or will it be treated as an add on?
Jean-Paul Horn — Publisher iCulture.nl
@foolywk Very interested in an invite as well!
Lukas Gräf — Membership Manager @ SUP46
@kaiburghardt sounds like you were not 100% convinced with Boxy? :)
Lukas Gräf — Membership Manager @ SUP46
@foolywk would love an invite to the alpha too :)
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@foolywk would love to get an invite.
Oli West — Brand & Marketing at Trussle
@foolywk This looks fantastic, streamlining some Gmail add-ons (open tracking, send-later, etc) into one product. Would love an invite, thanks!
Dan Kaplan — I help startups tell their stories.
@foolywk would definitely appreciate an alpha invite!
@foolywk would love to get the alpha :-)
Edwin Toh — Founder, Garage Interactive
@foolywk Hi Brandon! Please send me an invite!
Robert Wang — @robertwang
@foolywk I would love to try this out, it looks amazing. thanks!
Ben Stern — Solutions Architect @Dropbox
@foolywk would love to try -- need a desktop email app badly!
kacy fortner — Engineer, Perfect Audience
@foolywk i would like to try it out as well. thanks!
Kendall Cole — Founder @entrywire
@foolywk Also interested in an alpha invite :)
Taurean Bryant — Design Generalist.
@foolywk interesting. Looking forward to giving this a try.
Ben Winokur — Lawyer, PassportParking
@foolywk would love to try it out, too!
Ouriel Ohayon — appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@foolywk do you disclose to the recipient the email they received is tracked?
Arturo Goga — arturogoga.com
@foolywk hey! I'd like to try the Alpha of Polymail!
Mathias Adam — Head of Design at @Flat_io
@foolywk I was waiting for that for a long time!
Bradley Joyce — Founder, Velocis
@foolywk registered on the site, would love an early invite... thanks!
Mario Hall — Co-Founder / Designer @CymbalFM
@foolywk Would love an invite!
ilan abehassera — Founder, CEO at Insensi
@foolywk OMG we have a winner here!! Looking fwd to trying it out
Ghobs — Head Of Winging It, Denarri
@foolywk I'd love an invite!
Evan Sims — Chief of Product, Rogue Helix
@foolywk This looks pretty great; I'd like an invite
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Chris Messina — 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@foolywk would love to give this a try!
griffellab — Wayzaway.com
@foolywk I'd love to get an invite. Thank you!
Steven Shen — Founder of Inspr
@foolywk your UI design is gorgeous! I am looking for an mailbox replacement for long time. Please give me an alpha invite!
Sachin Kamdar — CEO Parse.ly
@foolywk Would love an invite.
Keith Kurson — President
@foolywk Would also love a beta invite ;)
Troy Payne — iOS dev
@foolywk Iooks great! I'll try your alpha
Terry G — developer
@foolywk would love an invite, thanks :)
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Brandon Shin — Co-founder @ PolymailApp
@foolywk hey everyone! If you're commenting here we got you! We'll be messaging you soon to get your emails :)
Jon Gilman — Co-Founder & CEO, Bellow
@foolywk looks great!! Invite please 😉
Trever Faden — Founder, Atlas Lane
@_jacksmith @foolywk I have no idea how they're actually doing this, but my guess would be something like this...

On SEND:
- take the listed recipients
- create separate "messages" for each, and insert a unique tracking pixel into each body.
- using the SMTP protocol, apply the same header data (TO, FROM, CC, BCC, Message-Id) within the DATA command for an SMTP transmission (so same header data, different body data).
- Make a unique SMTP call for each "email" (a unique envelope)

So, if you were a cc'd recipient, the email you would receive would still show you as CC'd (with all of the other participants in the correct field), and everyone replying would still tie back to the same thread (same Message-Id connecting them), but the body of the email each recipient initially received would have a different (and unique) tracking pixel.

Just a shot in the dark!
@foolywk Count me in for alpha.
Aubrey Johnson — Design / iOS Dev http://aubrey.me
@foolywk I'd love to check it out! Been waiting for a desktop native app since Sparrow :)
Tom Bielecki — Cofounder, PrintToPeer
@foolywk yes please!!
Ryan Durant — Co-Founder of Lifebar.io
@foolywk I would appreciate an invite. My Inbox tab on chrome is continually towards the top for memory consumption and an alternative would be great.
Ranjan — CEO, Informerly
@foolywk Would love to try it out - my gmail is a mess of extensions (Fullcontact, Stream, and I don't even know what else is in there). It's been a sales dream to have it all in one place.
Gyan Prayaga — Founder of Thicket
@foolywk would love an invite :)
Michael Sitver — Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@borax12 @foolywk Me too! This looks incredible
Ivan Uvarov — Maker, Student, SE Intern at Amazon
@foolywk this app looks amazing! Especially tracking feature, I can see using it a lot. Would love an invite!
Chad Whitaker — Design at Product Hunt
@foolywk I would love an invite, Brandon! Especially after Mailbox/Dropbox bailed on us.
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@foolywk Would love an invite for the Alpha. Looks great!
Federico Holgado — Lead UX, MailChimp
@foolywk would love an invite. Thanks so much!
Daniel Schwartz — Senior Director of Engineering, Harry's
@foolywk would love an invite to this!
kunalghate — Architect
@foolywk Please count me in for alpha/beta! Need this desperately!
Yashendra Shukla — Intern, Urban Farming Co.
@foolywk Would love an invite mate. Thanks!
A Tribe Called Jess — Designer
@foolywk I saw this on designer news and signed up right away, an i
nvite would be awesome
Adrian Grant — In Stealth
@foolywk would like an invite please! :)
Nodar Janashia — Founder @ CountUp.io
@foolywk Looks very well designed with some awesome features. I manage 4 mailboxes for my startup and it's a pain on my Mac. Hope to get an invite soon!
Michael Grinich — Co-founder & CEO @ Nylas
@pieroborgo Hey Piero-- what stuff aren't you happy with using N1? Feel free to write me directly. mg@nylas.com
@foolywk Can't wait to try this out. Looks like great work. Would love an invite.
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Jordan Finnigan — Full Stack Developer
@foolywk I'd love to test on OS X and iOS. Add me to the list! :-)
Christopher Leach — Programmer and Student
@foolywk would love a alpha invite! looks awesome.
Clay Johnson — Chairman, DOBT.co
@foolywk Would love to try it. Looks neat!
Justin Watt — PM @ MetaLab
@foolywk Count me in!
 
Adam Kazwell — Product manager/observer
@foolywk can't wait to try it out, save me from Outlook please!!
Amit superamit Gupta — Founder, Photojojo
@foolywk Would love an alpha invite!
Rebecca Garcia — GeekGirlWeb
@foolywk Would love to be included in alpha as well!
William Peng — General Partner, Red Swan
@foolywk would love to try it out!
Bruno Nascimento — Chief Beard, Barba Brada
@foolywk This is exactly what I've been looking for ever since I got a Mac. Congratulations! Is it possible for you to hook me up with an Alpha invite? My feedback awaits you!
Mitch — Creator of ineedaresu.me
@foolywk Would definitely be interested in an invite! - samuels.mitch@gmail.com
Matt Hodges — Marketing guy at @Intercom
@foolywk I'd love Alpha access :)
Andrew Varvel — Maker - Jungle Calendar & TV Studio Tech
@foolywk I'd love an alpha invite thanks :)
Fabio Fleitas — Co-Founder, Tesorio
@foolywk Would love an invite. Looks great :)
Ildi Xhaholli — Creative Artist
@foolywk would love to get an invite for beta. Cheers :)
Anže Jenšterle — Developer, Castaway Labs
@foolywk looking forward for an invite :)
Greg Barbosa — Founder, Prayer Hands Apparel
@foolywk I'd love to be added!
Piero Borgo — CCO & Co-Founder, Leevia
@bshins @foolywk refreshing my inbox over and over, waiting for the invite! 🙌
Jacob Young — iOS Developer
@foolywk I've been following polymail since launch, I would LOVE access, I am a Mailbox refugee 👷
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Rick Kats — @ modernapp.co
@bshins @foolywk wouldlike an invite :)
Sean Oliver — Sr. PMM at Optimizely
@foolywk I love what you guys are doing here and would love to be an alpha tester if you're still issuing invites!
Eytan Buchman — Marketing Director, Freightos
@foolywk Choo choo, is this the Alpha train? Would love to kick the tires - using Gmail with MixMax now but am dying to try out a Mac client that works. Feedback guaranteed!
Stéphane Juban — Co-Founder, Anythings.co
@foolywk Looking forward for an invite. @PolymailApp seems very promising!
Jon Callahan — Web Developer
@foolywk Love the UI from the screenshots. Signed up for the alpha, can't wait for an invite
Lockie — Co-Founder, Exose
@foolywk I'd love an invite to the alpha :)
Brandon Lipman — Platform & Content @RRE
@foolywk I would love to get an invite as well. Brandonlipman@gmail.com Thanks!
@foolywk would love an invite code, thanks!
Spencer Yang — Co-founder, KeyReply
@foolywk I will like an invite please. Thanks!
Bart Dessaint — Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
@foolywk how are the keyboard shortcuts? Same speed as Gmail?
Giancarlo Massaro — Co-Founder, ViralSweep
@foolywk I'd love an invite, been looking for a replacement to sparrow.
@foolywk looks beautiful, would love to try it too.
@foolywk this looks like the perfect mailbox replacement! I would love an invite.
Sid — Jack of all Trades
@foolywk Invitation to alpha/beta tests would be much appreciated.
Jordan Van Hemert — Partner @ Pepperstorm Apps
@foolywk Would love an invite as well please :)
Nick O'Neill — CEO, Holler Inc.
@foolywk how does one get an invite?
Alex Putici — A Few Things | Putici.com
@foolywk looks so awesome. Just tweeted you for an invite!
Brian Sanders — CEO @nexcast - Podcast @buildingnexcast
@foolywk invite please :)
Dylan Feltus — Designer and Entrepreneur
@foolywk signed up. An invite would be amazing! 😊
sattar — Associate Project Manager, Lamba
@_jacksmith looks to me kind of like how WhatsApp does it, pretty nifty imo
Hugo Fauquenoi — growth @todoist 🚀
@foolywk Looks awesome! Would love an invite on the Alpha :)
Seun — CoFounder @DevCenterco
@foolywk Hey Brandon, great stuff you've got here. Can i get an alpha invite?
Roderik van der Veer — Technology Director, Kunstmaan
@foolywk this app really looks awesome! Hoping it will make my endless mailbox processing more enjoyable :) Subscribed on the site, let's hope for an invite soon :)
blake folgado — Product Designer🖍 Entrepreneur💻 EF Alum
@foolywk Count me in!
Tijn — tijn
@foolywk invite would be awesome .... please
Nitai — Founder, Helpmonks & Razuna
@foolywk Would appreciate an invite. Looks great. Thank you.
Tyler Davis — SoundViz
@foolywk would love to be part of the alpha!
Paul Kemp — The App Guy Podcast
@foolywk would love an invite
Sylvain Giuliani — COO at @Pusher
@foolywk Would love to get access to the alpha too
Andrew — Fintech Founder
@foolywk Definitely looking for a change and would love to try this
Alexander — Founder / Software Engineer
@foolywk would be awesome to get an invite. The app looks really cool so far :)
Thibault Duchemin — CEO @AvaScribe - Beyond barriers
@foolywk would absolutely LOVE an invite, especially as I'm hunting for a new Mac email client. I assume it integrates with your Google/Gmail account! thanks
Tal — Product @ Springshot
Stephen Chen — Founder, Petnostics
@foolywk If still available, I'd love an invite as well! Thanks so much!
Malinka Walaliyadde — Andreessen Horowitz
@foolywk Would love an alpha invite!
Alastair Hendricks — Managing Director @ Tiger Bytes
@foolywk thanks for the invite to PH! Count me in for an invite to the alpha - really looking forward to Polymail.
Ashok Gelal — Octohub, LightPaper, Spyglass
@foolywk I'd love to have an invite as well.
@foolywk Just signed up! It really looks great and I can't wait to try out the per-recipient email tracking. Looking forward to an invite
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Brandon Foo — Co-founder @PolymailApp
@8artd @foolywk hi Bart! We currently support Mailbox hotkeys, with the option to use Gmail hotkeys coming soon :) many of our users have found using Polymail a much more efficient experience than using Gmail in the browser! Let me know if you'd like an invite, be happy to send you one :)
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Brandon Foo — Co-founder @PolymailApp
@copypastaa @foolywk sure thing, Sylvain :) I'll reach you on Twitter!
Rich Lafferty  — Dir Tech Ops at FreshBooks
@foolywk Look at me, jumping on the bandwagon four days late. Some PH'er I am! Still, if the offer's still open, would love an invite!
Daniel Lim — Digital Consultant
@foolywk I'd love an invite please! :D
kubilay kahveci — full stack dev @ panda.network
@foolywk i'd love to try it as well.
@foolywk This looks like the perfect Mailbox replacement! Would love to test it out of possible :)
James Simpson — CEO, GoldFire Studios
@foolywk Really impressive looking! I've been using Mail Pilot for some time, but it seems to be plagued by never-ending bugs. Would love to give Polymail a spin!
@foolywk Can't wait to the alpha! I use Mailbox a lot, but I needed something more, so Polymail is right on time. Fred2woh, on gmail!
Melissa Monte — Director of Media & Startup Growth
@foolywk I would love an invite! Just saw a link to this when reading reviews for CloudMagic and this looks awesome.
Mitali Pattnaik — Co-founder @IntroHQ. pm @ TWTR, GOOG
@foolywk I just *re* signed up - signed up a while back and never got an invite. FYI I am a super-power-email user :) tried every single email client on mac, browser and iOS and would love to give Polymail a try. is the invite coming soon? ;-)
Shahvez Akhtar — Technophile & Product Enthusiast
@foolywk would love to have an invite! Apple mail has become really frustrating. I signed up few days ago and again now, just in case that helps :)
Edwin Joassart — CEO, HLO
looks amazing !
Deivide Oliveira — Consultant, Developer & Growth Hacker …
@foolywk I signed up when it was featured here but never got an invite. I really want to try this! :)
@foolywk invite over here please :) :)
Andreas Duess — CCO, Nourish Food Marketing
@foolywk If there are further invites available, would love on.
Andie Katschthaler — Founder, Grumpy Girl Communications
@foolywk I signed up a few weeks ago and never even got a confirmation email. Does it only work with an invite after all or was/is something broken? Point is: I want in, please! ;D
Melissa Monte — Director of Media & Startup Growth
@foolywk @isaacrlien I would loooove to try this. Been waiting a bit for my invite and still looking for my Mailbox replacement. How's that wait list lookin'? ;-)
@foolywk if you're still offering alpha access i'd be delighted to join. mailbox is shutting down in 29 days (it keeps reminding me), and i'm pinning all my hopes on polymail.
@foolywk @nivo0o0 @bentossell @goldenkittymeow Please share a beta invite. Have asked for beta access at least 3 times in the last 1 month :)
Kyle Lewis — Co-Founder, Sriracha2Go
@foolywk @nivo0o0 @bentossell @goldenkittymeow Looks awesome, would LOVE to try it out :)
Idris — Founder & CTO, Truebill
@_jacksmith @foolywk Hmm.. that is unique. They probably just send different emails to each person. When you send an email with "CC" or multiple people in the "TO", you still have to send the email individually to all of those people. The "CC" and "TO" are just headers. They don't even mean that the message was really sent to that person :). So, you just send a different tracking pixel to each person, but use the same CC headers for all and voila!

There's a way to test this hypothesis too... Just send an email to someone with polymail, have them disable the "auto-load images" feature in their mail client so it doesn't track them, then have them forward the email to someone else and have that person view it including images. Polymail will probably report that the original recipient opened it.
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Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@idris yeah. it's pretty much exactly how you describe, from my understanding
Varun Aggarwal — Co-Founder @Designhilldh, Angel Investor
@foolywk do you have any invitations to try it out?
Eat Drink Stay Dubai — S - Eat Drink Stay Dubai
@foolywk thanks for the chance to try Polymail. It sounded so inviting and enticing, and I must admit, with a few great ideas I was looking forward to trying. However, then general feel of it just doesn't vibe with me - it just seems buggy and too clunky. So much in fact it's almost unusable for me, and I've still not been able to get to the killer features. I know it's early version, and Airmail was also very clunky. However, one great feature I love in Airmal is being able to show all messages from same sender with one keystroke (easier for processing and workflow). Any chance to bring that it? At this stage however, it looks like I won't be continuing with Polymail as there's not enough affinity or vibe with it to look past the other apps. Not least with Spark just being launched too. Keep up the hard work though :-)
Ankush Dharkar — Technical Founder, YUDEK
This is one product I absolutely love. I have been an alpha-tester for about a month now. It has a lot of useful features built-in, which earlier was possible only with third-party extensions on the browser. Having an all-in-one native beautiful app is better than trying to make it work on your browser.

The design is fresh, clean, intuitive and useful. Love the Interactions and Attachments panels on the right. Let's you get more information about the sender and past conversations at a glance.

Keyboard shortcuts are very very handy. Especially the Unsubscribe one.

More than the product, I love the founders. They are very active on slack and take feedback very seriously. They fix bugs and implement new features really quick.

Polymail has been my only email client for long enough to earn a spot at my dock. I see myself using it in the future. My recommendation : Get the app and try it out.

Good luck to the folk @ Polymail.
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Brandon Shin — Co-founder @ PolymailApp
@ankushdharkar Thank you Ankush! We're honored to have earned a spot in your dock 💌
Derek Shanahan — Pub Strategy @ SuperRewards
Very, very excited to try this. How does one get an invite??
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