macOS Big Sur - Use MsgFiler Engine 1.5.0 to get MsgFiler 3 to work on Big Sur

macOS Catalina and prior - Use MsgFiler Engine 1.4.1

MsgFiler is a keyboard-based email filing application for Apple Mail. Type to filter down the list of mailboxes and press return to file selected messages in Mail. Navigate, select, move and copy emails without ever lifting your hands off the keyboard.

• OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Users •

MsgFiler works best when paired with the MsgFiler Engine Mail Plugin (current version 1.2.6). Read here for more details:

• OS X Snow Leopard and Lion Users •

Visit the support page for details on MsgFiler 3.0.5 for your OS X.


- Fast search capability
- Move or copy messages with the press of a key
- No more dragging and dropping
- Access to favorite and recent mailboxes
- Open mailboxes quickly
- Create new mailboxes on-the-fly
- Customizable interface
- MsgFiler Engine Mail Plugin provides even faster filing performance (

Visit the for a video showing MsgFiler in action.

MsgFiler saves time over filing messages with drag and drop. Tame your inbox and get things done faster in Mail today with MsgFiler!


"MsgFiler is the fastest way to move, copy, and label messages in Mail. It also offers useful features for navigating and managing mailboxes." —Dan Frakes, Macworld, 4.5 Stars

"There's nothing better for quick keystroke access to mailboxes." —Vincent

"Thanks for a great program which I couldn't do without! I am probably saving 15 minutes per day, not to mention the fact that I no longer dread message filing!" —Art

"One of the most useful pieces of software I own; I'm sure it increases my efficiency in dealing with mail by several factors, if not an order of magnitude." —Ed

"MsgFiler is a great utility. It helped me regain control of my email and implement an Inbox Zero strategy." —Scott


If you are having problems with MsgFiler, please email your support questions at in lieu of writing a review. It's very hard to contact you based on your review, since Apple does not provide us with your contact information.

What’s New

Version 3.1.4

Searches now ignore diacritics. For instance, searching for "Celine" will match a mailbox named "Céline."

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

atharkhan ,

Great App! Wish it had Filing Suggestions (Like MailHub)

This is a great app but it would be just perfect if it would offer suggestions like MailHub does. I think something like Baysian analysis would do it but I guess it is hard to implement. Anyway, definitely worth the money.

cheburashka ,

A good near-substitute for MailHub

With MailHub not updated for Catalina and communication with its developer very difficult, I am grateful that a MailHub user suggested MsgFiler as a substitute for some of its key functions. It is very odd that Mail itself provides no way to quickly navigate to mail folders, or to move messages around. MsgFiler provides a speedy way to perform these functions, which works perfectly, close to the way MailHub did. Missing is folder prediction (which Mail has, sort of, and which was a real feature of MailHub), but the fact that it speedily searches for your mailbox as you type a few letters of the folder name is a reasonable substitute. Using the app is a bit clunky. You have to start the MsgFiler app as well as have the plugin component appropriately installed, and the app does not open and close in tandem with Mail as MailSieve does. So there's room for improvement. But this was a very worthwhile $10 purchase for this MailHub refugee.

ah…. ,

Great app from a great developer

I don’t write a lot of reviews but in this case, I feel I have to. I first bought Msgfiler in 2009 (before the app version existed). It was a plugin for Mail and it was $10. I have used it ever since - and it has been updated countless times. Yet the dev never asked for another dime. Even once the app came out, he continued to update the plugin to this very day.

I just got a new mac and figured it’s time to give him more money to encourage continued development of this essential tool.

If you get (and file) a lot of email, this tool will make you SO much more efficient. You can open, read, and file mail without ever taking your hands of the keyboard. It just works. It’s always updated in time for the launch of a new version of the OS. It doesn’t waste time with annoying glitz - rather, it just gets the job done in the most elegant and efficient way possible. Kudos to the dev of this workshorse software.

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