Bare Bones Software Transfers Ownership of Mailsmith

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Bare Bones Software Transfers Ownership of Mailsmith
Mailsmith 2.2 Released as Freeware With Support From New Outfit

BEDFORD, Mass. – August 18, 2009 – Bare Bones Software today announced it has transferred ownership of Mailsmith to Stickshift Software LLC, who in turn are releasing Mailsmith 2.2 today as freeware. Stickshift Software today immediately began distributing Mailsmith and is providing online support through their web site at:

“Like many others, I use and rely on Mailsmith on a daily basis,” said Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc. and owner of Stickshift Software. “However, at this point it is strictly a labor of love for me. Since I’m in the unique position of being able to support it for others who also use and rely on Mailsmith, I have created a new company whose sole purpose is to provide a home for Mailsmith, while allowing me to focus on my work at Bare Bones Software, which remains my first and highest priority.”

Mailsmith 2.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including the upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) operating system. Mailsmith 2.2 is available today, at no charge, from Stickshift Software at:

About Mailsmith

Mailsmith is an award-winning extra-strength email client designed for Macintosh users. Thanks to its unprecedented flexibility, users can customize Mailsmith’s powerful editing, filtering, and searching capabilities to suit their particular needs.

Novice users appreciate Mailsmith’s simple interface for sending, receiving and managing email efficiently. “Power users” appreciate its unlimited search terms, unlimited filter terms and actions, and numerous other power features for fine control of email processing. Mailsmith’s extensive scripting support provides additional control.

Novice and power users alike all benefit from the seamless integration with SpamSieve, integrated support for Mac OS X technologies including the Apple Address Book, as well as the security benefits provided by the use of text-only email and the availability of SSL encryption for server communications.

For more information on Mailsmith, or to download Mailsmith 2.2, visit the Stickshift Software web site:

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc. develops leading-edge power tools for the Macintosh. The company’s passion for creating deeply functional software with a clean, effective interface has earned it devotion from Mac users worldwide, plus quite a few awards. For more information, visit

TextWrangler, Yojimbo, Super Get Info and the Bare Bones Software logo are trademarks of, and BBEdit and “It doesn’t suck” are registered trademarks of Bare Bones Software, Inc. Copyright © 2009, all rights reserved. Mailsmith is a registered trademark of Stickshift Software, LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.