Let’s take Mail plugins as an example. One of the most popular Mail accessories is SpamSieve, the famous email spam catcher. It works much better than Apple’s own Junk Mail Filter in Mail and it’s been around many years. What happens nearly every time Apple updates Mail on the Mac?
Mail plugins break. It has to do with version numbers, and there’s really no excuse for Apple hostile behavior toward such add-ons, but that’s the state of affairs. New Mail updates break old Mail plugins.
How do you fix it? Mail Plugin Manager. It’s a free Mac utility that only needs to be used when Apple issues an update to Mail that breaks all your carefully chosen Mail plugins and accessories. Whenever Apple does their nefarious deed on Mail, use Mail Plugin Manager to fix the version numbers so you can continue to use the plugins until the respective app developers issue an upgrade.
Open Mail Plugin Manager and it will list all the incompatible plugins for the new version of Mail. Select the ones you want to fix, and click the Start button. Mail Plugin Manager then patches the UIDs of each plugin to Match Mail, and those disabled plugins will be enabled.
Easy peasy, right?
Wait. You don’t use any Mail plugins?
There are plenty of some of them– like SpamSieve— are godsends. But even now Mail Plugin Manager has you covered with a built-in list of the most popular Mail plugin utilities.
This useful and free utility gets lots of five star reviews. There’s nothing to not like.