Other Key Features
Can't find the document or photo? No worries! Postbox gives you fast access to documents and images hiding within your email messages — no more digging through email messages to find what you need!
And once you've found what you're looking for, Postbox lets you save or send the file with just one click.
Click the View buttons in the toolbar, or select a content type from the View menu.
If you are familiar with Spotlight on the Mac, Quick Move works similarly for moving messages. It is THE secret weapon for fast message triage.
When viewing a message, simply type the "v" key, start typing the name of the target folder, then autocomplete against the name. That's it! It works really, really fast!
Full HTML Editor
Postbox Code View provides full HTML visualization, editing, and fine-grained control over the messages you author, or the pre-canned Responses and Signatures you create.
Code View is powered by CodeMirror.net, which supports syntax highlighting, auto-complete, and themes.
In the Compose window, click the </> button in the Formatting Toolbar, or select Code View from the View menu.
Cloud File Sharing
Our Cloud File Sharing add-on enables you to send links to your Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive files instead of sending the files themselves.
Simply drag and drop a file from your storage folder into the body of a message and a link to that file will be created automatically.
Enable your accounts in Preferences / Attachments / Outgoing.
1) Domain Fencing
Domain Fencing helps prevent users from making two common email mistakes. It provides a warning if you a) address a message outside of a desired domain or domains, or b) are using the wrong account when you address a message to a certain domain or domains
The domains are specified per account, which provides for fine-grained control over how you're notified of a potential addressing mistakes.
2) File and Image Search
Postbox lets you find and use files and images hiding in your mail – even while you’re composing a new message.
3) Summarize Mode
Summarize provides a clean and beautifully formatted who-said-what-when email that helps message recipients keep track of long email threads.
4) Composition Goals
Composition Goals feature provides a user-configurable character/word counter and stopwatch that indicates to users when a message being written exceeds a desired length, or has taken too long to write. Goals feature provides the feedback you need to increase your time management awareness and keep you on track.
Create a set of pre-written responses to streamline your work. When you find yourself replying over and over to common inquiries, such as in customer service or sales roles, these can save valuable time. Responses can include text, HTML formatting and images, perfect for brochures, price sheets, portfolios or any content that drives your business.
The Inspector Pane summarizes the content it finds in messages or conversations, including files, images, links, tracking numbers and more. It's like a discovery engine built right into your email.
Quick Reply lets you reply to a message without the need to open a compose window – perfect for short, snappy responses like "I'll see you at eight," or simply "Thanks!" And it all happens inline within a message or conversation.
Edit any message by pressing the Action button within the message header. Update the status of a Reminder without having to send a message to yourself. Change the message subject or any part of the message body, and when you're finished, you can either save your changes or create a copy to preserve the original.
Mailing List Unsubscribe
If Postbox detects a "List-Unsubscribe" attribute in a message header, it displays an Unsubscribe link next to the sender’s address, so you can unsubscribe with a click.
One Click Archive
You can move messages from the Inbox to a dedicated Archive Folder by clicking the Archive button in the toolbar, or by typing the letter "a" when viewing a message. Combine the use of the Archive Folder with advanced search to keep your Inbox clean.
Send and Archive
Send and Archive is one command for the following actions … drumroll please… Send and Archive. Supported in both Quick Reply and Compose windows, it's a great way to keep your inbox tidy.
Quick Folder Switch
Jump to another folder using your keyboard with Quick Switch. While viewing messages, type "g" to bring up the Quick Switch window, then start typing the name of the folder you would like to switch to, such as "Sent." Postbox will auto-complete and display corresponding accounts.
Postbox's Social view lets you browse updates from your social networks, perfect for monitoring your brand, killing time during lunch, or when you're in power triage mode and need to clear out unnecessary clutter.
The Subscription View organizes messages from the services you subscribe to, and presents them in one convenient view.
Postbox's Preferences contain probably the most extensive set of pro features and settings you’ll see in an email app. They afford you unequaled control of Postbox’s behavior, allowing you to achieve email mastery like no other app.
Postbox gathers message fragments from multiple folders and presents them in a unified view. Quickly bring yourself up to speed and jump into discussions with all the information and context you need to stay on top of your work.
Do you leave messages in your inbox to remind you of things to do? Postbox lets you create reminders where it matters most — your Inbox! Create new reminders, annotate existing ones, and then pin reminders to the top of your message list so they're not forgotten.
Quick access to your favorite accounts or folders, similar to the bookmarks bar in a browser. To add a folder to the Favorites Bar, simply drag and drop the folder into the bar.
It works for browsing the web, and it works for email too. Open almost anything in a tab, including messages, folders, topics, contacts, attachments and images. Quickly switch between and shuffle as needed.
Smart Address Auto-Complete
Find contacts by first name, last name, or domain right from the Addressing Widget. Additionally, it will pull in any profile pictures it finds within the address book.
Type "http" or "www" in the Compose window and Postbox will auto-complete the URL from the links it can find from your messages.Thus, your entire mail store now serves as a database for links that you can easily share with others.
Customizable Quote Colors
Make individual replies stand out visually. Set Postbox to display up to five quote levels in colors of your choosing.
Awesome Gmail Support
Google labels, Important view, Gmail shortcuts, adding detected dates to Google Calendar
Preview messages to the right of the message list, or below. Show all panes to see everything at once, or hide them for a minimalist view.
Anti-Phishing and Malware Services
Postbox helps protect users from viruses, spyware, and trojan horses by checking URLs received in emails against a local database of suspected phishing or malware sites. The database is automatically updated every 30 minutes, and if a potentially malicious URL is identified, a warning message is prominently displayed.
Postbox 5 supports the use of plug-ins we call "add-ons," including the free Cloud File Sharing add-on that adds Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive support.
RSS and Newsgroup Support
Identities (also known as Aliases)
Date, address, phone number, and package tracking number detection
Full Suite of Keyboard Shortcuts
Purchasing & Licensing Details
Postbox 5 is sold direct to consumer via our Postbox Store. The retail price is $40 and upgrades from previous versions are $28. Volume discounts apply when two or more licenses are purchased.
Postbox licenses are per user, so one license will cover any/all machine(s) you personally use, on Mac, PC or both. If more than one person will be using Postbox, then additional licenses can be purchased at a discount.
Trial & Guarantee
Postbox offers a free 30-day trial plus a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, providing customers with a total of 60 days to evaluate Postbox without risk.