I get way too much email now and using the default apple service to manage email is hopeless. Both iPhone and OS X email applications suck at handling multiple email accounts or thousands of messages.
Since I’m using Google Apps on my own domain, the option to import email from your old email provider is not available so I’m using a tool called imapsync. According to google there is approximately a 500 megabyte per day IMAP transfer limit, however I found this not to exist, sending over 5GB of email over to google last night.
Now its jus ta matter of sorting out the hundreds of folders that were sent over and converted into google labels.
After using google apps gmail for a month or so now, i’m loving it. It works great. Only real thing lacking now is the ability to automatically PGP sign all outgoing emails without having to use thunderbird.
Gmail’s filters blow apple’s out of the water.
The search feature is fast and easy to use.