3D Mailbox

3D Mailbox

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,621
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try
  • File Size:
    74.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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You can file 3D Mailbox under the software category "sounds more interesting than it is." This unique e-mail client delivers on most of its promises, transforming individual e-mail messages into 3D avatars that walk, swim, and shuffle around aimlessly. System requirements, e-mail account limitations, and a sluggish implementation of a 3D world prevent it from rating a higher score. It's certainly not a bad product, but it does seem to be a completely unnecessary one.

3D Mailbox works with nearly any POP e-mail service that allows it to be accessed from an external client. We had no problems setting up and checking our test Gmail account, though we did have to change the port setting and tweak our antivirus client to allow 3D Mailbox to send messages out. 3D Mailbox turns each message into a 3D avatar that is, by default, male or female depending on the assumed gender of the sender. You can also make all of your messages female or male if you prefer. The men wear wetsuits and swim trunks, while the women wear barely there bikinis.

Each message comes in through the front gate and is assessed by a bouncer. All messages go through a disinfecting shower--legitimate e-mails will travel through to the high-dive and pool area, while spam will be directed to the beach.

The spam filter worked relatively well, and it's simple to mark any new message as spam. Once delineated as spam, each message transforms into an obese sumo-wrestler-style avatar and jiggles out to the spam beach. Deleting a spam message sends it to the ocean to be devoured by a spam shark. No kidding.

While a spam feeding frenzy is good fun, 3D Mailbox suffers from a sense of scale and proportion and requires a very large amount of system resources. You can rotate the camera around by clicking with your left mouse and sliding, but you cannot "pan," and zooming is limited to two perspectives. Lots of the areas in the default level--Miami Beach--are quite large, and characters can often take a long time to move themselves from your in-box (pool area) to the trash (Trash Alley). If you're the sort of person who doesn't have that many e-mails and would like to see each of them personified, give 3D Mailbox a look, but it's hard to see 3D Mailbox scaling well with any normal-size e-mail account.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"i am using business e-mail"

April 16, 2008  |  By tomyred1

 |  Version: 3D Mailbox 2.1.1.2

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1 stars

"You must pay, no free trial"

December 31, 2007  |  By weirdsourcery

 |  Version: 3D Mailbox 2.1.1.2

Pros

You cannot try this software out. From what I can garner from the software website it does look very good BUT there is no trial or demo version. You cannot do anything without buying it first.

This is very bad in this day and age where people like to try out software before they commit to anything.

My advice to the designers is offer a trial version and let your product speak for itself.

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1 stars

"NOT FREE!!"

December 12, 2007  |  By weatherman109

 |  Version: 3D Mailbox 2.1.1.2

Pros

Can't tell. Program will not open unless you register and pay for it.

Cons

After 74Mb download, disappointed to find you must purchase registration. No trial allowed.

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5 stars

"Best Software that came out in YEARS!"

December 06, 2007  |  By mortpen60

 |  Version: 3D Mailbox 2.1.1.2

Pros

I was tired of the same old email but 3d mailbox changed all that!!!!

Not only does it have a spam control but it learns what is spam by using your settings Making individual mailboxes is a snap and you can have the emai go directly to the mailbox. (Also, change color of print. )

The program has levels,new ones coming out all the time. So many things I like, it hard to tell all of them..Fast loading!!

GOOD CONVERSATION PIECE!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1.2
Version 2.1.1.2 adds 4-click Video Mail.
General
Publisher World Market Watch
Publisher web site http://www.3dmailbox.com
Release Date December 03, 2007
Date Added December 03, 2007
Version 2.1.1.2
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, DirectX 9.0 drivers
Download Information
File Size 74.25MB
File Name 3dmailboxinstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,621
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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