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Postbox 2 BETA Now Available

September 14, 2010

Postbox 2 Beta

We’re excited to announce the latest BETA release of Postbox 2!

This beta brings a ton of new features and improvements that will help you get more done, more quickly, with a lot less effort.

Get Organized the Easy Way

Postbox 2 gives you the tools you need to organize your Inbox (and workload) into smaller, more manageable chunks. We don’t pay lip service to inbox overload, we crush it!

  • Postbox 2 supports Unified Inboxes/Folders - our most requested feature. But we didn’t stop there, because you can also organize your accounts into Groups. This feature allows you to keep “work” and “personal” accounts separate, with unified views for each group.
  • Postbox 2 introduces the Focus Pane, a new column view that lets you work with messages by attribute, topics, contacts or dates. Use the Focus Pane to increase your concentration and productivity within areas high on your priority list.
  • A new To-Do View lets you work on important tasks without distraction. Combine the To-Do View with Unified Inboxes/Folders and the Focus Pane to crunch through To-Dos in record time.
  • Postbox Conversation Views are now even more powerful, actionable, and easy to read. Quickly bring yourself up to speed and jump into discussions with more information, context, and insight.

Work Faster

Rip through large message loads at blazing speeds with a slew of new features that will make your inbox cry “uncle!”

  • Quick Reply lets you reply to a message without the need to open a separate compose window, which is perfect for short, snappy responses such as “I’ll see you at eight,” or “buy low, sell high.” And it all happens inline within a message or conversation.
  • File messages without using your mouse using Quick Move. Just type the letter “V”, enter the first few letters from the target folder, and voila!
  • Now you can switch to a different folder using only your keyboard. Type “G” and the Quick Switch panel will enable you to jump to any folder in a flash.
  • You asked for more Keyboard Shortcuts, we’ve got ‘em in Postbox 2. Navigate to any corner of the app, or initiate most any function with a simple keystroke. Power users rejoice!

Much More…

We’ve made improvements within almost every corner of Postbox, including better performance, better support for Signatures, a new streamlined interface, and a bevy of new features that will make you ultra-productive. Much more than an email client, Postbox 2 helps you tackle your most demanding workloads!

Getting Started

To install Postbox 2, please use one of the following download links:

Then, simply install Postbox 2. If you’re currently using Postbox 1.1.x, your configuration files will be imported automatically, however, some of the performance improvements in Postbox 2 will require that you re-index your messages. For more details, please see the Postbox 2 Release Notes.


We would very much appreciate your thoughts on this release, and have set up a special Postbox 2 Beta Forum on our support site to gather feedback. If you have ideas that you would like to see incorporated into Postbox, please visit our Ideas and Feature Requests Forum and be sure to vote on or recommend features that you’re interested in.

Thanks again for your continued interest in Postbox, and please be sure to tell your co-workers, friends and family about Postbox 2.

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Postbox Express 1.0.1 - Now with Add-Ons, Language Packs, Localized Dictionaries, and Lightning

July 6, 2010

Thanks to everyone for making the Postbox Express launch a huge success! Postbox Express is a powerful new alternative to Thunderbird and other desktop email clients that’s simple, easy to use, and completely free. And today, we’re pleased to announce that Postbox Express 1.0.1 now supports Add-Ons! Here’s what’s new:

  • Add-Ons - Postbox Express 1.0.1 now works with Add-Ons, including the popular Lightning Calendaring Add-On. Visit our Add-Ons page to try some of the Add-Ons available for Postbox and Postbox Express.
  • Language Packs - You can now install community-translated Language Packs into Postbox Express, including German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish, with more on the way! Help us localize Postbox Express by visiting our Translations page.
  • Localized Dictionaries - For our international users, Postbox Express now also supports localized dictionaries.

Switch to the more intuitive email experience of Postbox Express, and enjoy the benefits of a continuously developed, first class email client that you can now customize any way you like!

- The Postbox Team

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Changes to Postbox Promotions

July 1, 2010

We have two important announcements regarding Postbox Promotions.

First, the Postbox Refer-a-Friend Promotion will be ending July 31st, at 11:59PM EST. So save $10 on Postbox today, then earn $5 each time someone purchases with your coupon code until the end of the month! Refer six friends and Postbox is effectively FREE!

Second, the Lifetime Upgrades Option will also be ending on July 31st, at 11:59PM EST. Until then, we’re sweetening the deal by reducing the price to just $24.95 $19.95!

Combine these deals together to save $15 on Postbox!  But hurry, July will be over before you know it!

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Introducing Postbox Express 1.0

June 16, 2010

Introducing Postbox Express 1.0

We’re excited to announce Postbox Express 1.0 - a simple, yet powerful, new email application for Windows and Mac. Postbox Express is based on the same platform as our premium version of Postbox, but contains a lighter-weight feature set that’s perfect for home use.

Best of all, Postbox Express is completely FREE!

Check out all the unique features in Postbox Express, compare the Postbox Editions, review the FAQ, or get up and running with our Quickstart Guide.

So what are you waiting for? Download Postbox Express today, and be sure to share the news with your family and friends!

- The Postbox Team

Postbox Express FAQ

How does Postbox Express compare to Postbox?

Postbox Express is perfect for people with light-duty email needs, such as students, retirees, or ski bums. It’s a great alternative to other free offerings such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Windows Live Mail, or Eudora.

Postbox is a fully featured email solution that provides powerful search, organization, and productivity tools for busy professionals. It contains a much larger feature set, has support for add-ons, and is available in more languages. Postbox users also benefit from more frequent releases and a faster pace of innovation, which makes Postbox feel more “alive” and relevant than other desktop email clients.

To learn more about the features in each edition, please see our handy comparison chart.

Is it easy to upgrade from Postbox Express to Postbox?

Absolutely! Because both products share the same configuration files, an upgrade to Postbox is completely seamless and hassle free.

Can I move from the Postbox Trial to Postbox Express?

Yes, both products share the same configuration files, so you can easily move between the two.

What platforms does Postbox Express support?

Windows and Macintosh. Please also see our System Requirements.

How does Postbox Express compare to Thunderbird?

Postbox Express and Thunderbird are both based on Mozilla® technology, but Postbox Express offers simplified account and folder views, powerful search features, more complete conversation views, and a gorgeous user interface. Learn more about why you should switch!

Is it easy to switch from Thunderbird to Postbox Express?

You bet! Postbox Express will import your Thunderbird account settings, email messages, contacts, filters, labels, and junk settings - everything you need to get up and running in minutes.

How do I get help?

Users of Postbox Express are free to browse through our Postbox Express Quickstart Guide, Community Support Forums and Knowledge Base for answers to common questions.


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Postbox 1.1.5 Now Available

June 11, 2010

Postbox 1.1.5 is now available to all Postbox users. Here’s what’s new in this release:

  • The accounts and folder pane will now be hidden when you open a new message in a tab
  • The mechanism for logging into Twitter has changed. Twitter users will need to log in again via Tools | Web Services…
  • You can now set whether signatures should be included in message replies and forwards
  • Performance and memory improvements
  • Bug fixes

To see the full list of changes, please refer to our release notes.

- The Postbox Team

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New Support for OmniFocus and Things

March 8, 2010

We’re excited to announce Postbox 1.1.2, which brings new support for OmniFocus and Things! These powerful integrations enable you to quickly convert emails into tasks, and to link tasks to emails - helping you organize and to get more done with less effort.

New Support for OmniFocus and Things

To get started, download the most current versions of Postbox and OmniFocus or Things, and make sure that Postbox is set as your default email reader. For additional information on setup and use, please see our knowledge base.

Postbox 1.1.2 contains several other improvements, such as faster Gmail access for both Windows and Mac, so please review our release notes for the full list of changes.

A special “Thanks!” to the terrific teams at The Omni Group and Cultured Code for their help in making these integrations possible!

- The Postbox Team

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New and Improved Support for Mac OS X

February 8, 2010

Postbox now integrates with the Mac OS X technologies and applications you rely on most to get stuff done. Here’s what’s new:

Mac Address Book Support
Postbox provides read and write support for the Mac Address Book. Keep all of your contacts in one location and sync them with your iPhone or MobileMe service.

Send Meeting Invites with iCal
Apple’s iCal can now use Postbox for sending calendar notifications.

Search for Mail Using Spotlight
Postbox provides full support for Apple’s Spotlight to search through message bodies, message header information such as To: or From:, and attachment names. 

Exchange Images with iPhoto
You can export photos directly from Postbox into iPhoto, and iPhoto will use Postbox to send photos as well!

Send Link from Safari
Easily send a web page link from Safari using Postbox. Very handy!

Lookup in Dictionary
Direct text-to-Dictionary lookups will help you quickly pick the perfect words.

Drag-to-Dock Message Creation
Dragging a file to the Postbox icon in the Dock will create a new message with the file attached.

Learn more about these new features and how to use them in our Quickstart Guide.

And now, with our new Refer-a-Friend Program, we’ve created an exciting way for you save on Postbox, or even get Postbox for FREE! See our Refer-a-Friend Program Page for details.

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Refer Your Friends, and Get Postbox for FREE!

February 8, 2010

Our Refer-a-Friend Program is easy! Tell your friends about Postbox, and earn $5 each time someone purchases with your coupon code! Refer six friends and Postbox is effectively FREE!

Step 1 - Save $10 on Postbox!
Use your search skills. Find a coupon code to purchase Postbox for just $39.95 $29.95!

Step 2 - Share your Coupon Code
We’ll give you your own coupon code for “$10 Off Postbox.” Share it via Facebook, Twitter, your blog, email… anywhere.

Step 3 - Make $5 each time someone uses your code!
You get it - make 6 referrals and we’ll send you $30 - the price you paid for Postbox. Any more… and it’s all gravy.

There you have it. Postbox for about the price of a pizza, plus a way to earn it all back and give your friends a discount. Everyone wins!

To get started, search Google or Twitter for a coupon code to Save $10 on Postbox today! If you are an existing customer, simply select License… from the Help menu, and click Get Referral Code.

To learn more, please see our Refer-a-Friend Program page, read our FAQ, or review the Terms and Conditions.

A special “Thanks!” to Charlie Wood of Spanning Sync for his help and advice on the development of this program.

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Indie+Relief Effort to Aid Haiti

January 20, 2010


Today, nearly 150 software developers are participating in Indie+Relief, an effort to help the people of Haiti who are in desperate need of aid. Proceeds from today’s sales will be donated to a variety of charities and support organizations, such as the American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and more.

Visit Indie+Relief today to purchase some terrific software and to help those in need.

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Changes to Postbox Purchase Options

December 10, 2009

Businesses and individuals can now order multiple copies of Postbox and benefit from volume discounts:

Postbox 1.1

2-10 copies$29.95 (25% discount)
11-20 copies$27.95 (30% discount)
21+ copies$25.95 (35% discount)

Postbox 1.1 with Lifetime Upgrades

2-10 copies$48.68 (25% discount)
11-20 copies$45.43 (30% discount)
21+ copies$42.19 (35% discount)

Additionally, Postbox will be discontinuing the Family Pack purchase option effective 12/23/09. Families can still take advantage of volume discounts (starting at just 2 copies) and student discounts of up to 50% off Postbox.

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Postbox 1.1 Now Available!

December 1, 2009

We’re excited to announce the release of Postbox 1.1 for Windows and Mac. In a nutshell, this release rocks, and it’s available for free to all Postbox users. Here’s a rundown on what’s new:

  • Improved Performance - Postbox is now faster and more responsive—take it for a test drive!
  • Languages - Postbox now supports community-translated language packs, including German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish, with more on the way.
  • New Setup Wizard - When creating a new mail account, Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you. All you need to know is your user name, e-mail address, and account password!
  • Better Looking Images - Photos in Postbox are now sharper and have more accurate colors.
  • Interface Improvements - We’ve polished the Windows 7 and Vista themes to a high gloss shine, and on the Mac, Postbox now sports more native looking UI elements.

But there’s more!  For the full list of changes, please see the Postbox 1.1 release notes.

We hope you enjoy using this latest release, and thanks for helping us spread the word on Postbox!

- The Postbox Team

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Holiday Sale!

December 1, 2009

To celebrate the holidays, we’re having a sale!  Save up to 25% on Postbox plus all add-on purchase options!

$39.95$29.95Postbox 1.1
A single-user license for Postbox 1.1 that you can install on any computer you personally use.
$19.95$14.95+ Family Pack Option
Allows up to five household family members to use your Postbox license.
$24.95$19.95+ Lifetime Upgrade Option
Purchase once and get instant access to all future major upgrades of Postbox (e.g. 2.0, 3.0, etc).

Postbox makes a great gift, so visit the Postbox Store to save on Postbox for yourself and everyone on your holiday list. Sale ends Wednesday, December 23rd at 5:00PM PST.

Happy Holidays from the Postbox Team!

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Postbox 1.1 Beta 2 Now Available

November 13, 2009

A new Postbox BETA release is now available for testing. Here’s what’s new:

  • Languages - To use a different language in Postbox, go to File / Languages and select a language. Note: translations may contain some English strings since they are still being worked on by volunteers.
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.5.5 security and bug fixes.
  • XLIST support for IMAP servers, which enables Postbox to automatically detect special folders such as Sent, Trash, and Drafts in accounts such as Gmail.
  • Account Setup - When creating a new mail account, Postbox will attempt to figure out your connection settings for you.

Note: This beta is intended for early evaluation and feedback, and users of the latest released version of Postbox should not expect all of their add-ons to work properly with this beta.

Download the Postbox 1.1 BETA 2 Release

Submit Feedback

We’re excited to hear your feedback on Postbox 1.1, so please use our beta site to report issues or ask questions about this release.

Special Thanks

This beta includes several enhancements from the Mozilla platform. A special thanks to the entire Mozilla community for continuing to move the platform forward.

- The Postbox Team

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A Great Alternative for Xoopit for Gmail Users

November 11, 2009

As announced, the Xoopit for Gmail service will be closing down this Friday, November 13th, 2009. If you’re currently using Xoopit, your files and photos will still be attached to your Gmail messages, but you will no longer be able to access Xoopit services.

To receive a similar experience, you could migrate all of your email to Yahoo Mail, but there’s another compelling alternative — Postbox!

Postbox gives you instant access to files and photos buried within your email messages.

You can search for files and photos by contact, subject, date, text snippet, or tag from almost anywhere within the interface. Postbox then provides you with simple and intuitive ways to use what you’ve found.

Postbox works great with Gmail, but it also works with files and photos from ALL of your email accounts, including Yahoo mail, your work mail, or any other POP or IMAP account.

And because Postbox does all of its cataloging on your computer, you won’t have to surrender your email credentials to a third party, or compromise the privacy and confidentiality of your email data.

Postbox is quick to download and a snap to install, so if you’re a Xoopit for Gmail user, or simply want a better way to find and use email content, then we hope you give Postbox a try!

- The Postbox Team

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Postbox 1.1 Beta 1 Now Available

November 2, 2009

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Postbox 1.1 BETA 1, which contains the latest and greatest improvements gained from our move to the Mozilla Firefox 3.5 platform.  Here’s what’s new and exciting about this release:

  • Faster Performance - Postbox is now faster and more responsive than ever, so give it a spin!
  • Better Looking Images - Postbox contains an improved graphics engine that produces sharper images with more accurate color.
  • Improved UI Elements - For our Mac OS X users, Postbox now has more native looking UI elements, so it will fit right in with your Mac.
  • More Reliable - 1.1 BETA 1 contains a number of reliability and stability fixes. Please see our release notes for the full set of changes.
  • Localizations - Postbox localizations are now under way! If you would like to help localize Postbox, or just want to stay up-to-date with the latest localization news, please sign-up for our Localization Newsletter, or help us test a Language Pack.

Testing Postbox 1.1 BETA 1

Note: This BETA is available for testing purposes only. For increased stability and reliability, please use the latest production version, which is currently Postbox 1.0.2.

1) Download the Postbox 1.1 BETA 1 Release

2) Tell us what you think!

We’re excited to hear your thoughts on Postbox 1.1, so please use our feedback site to report issues or ask questions about this release.

- The Postbox Team

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