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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    9,722
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2018
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $9.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    45.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

Using Mozilla's own code, Postbox rivals Thunderbird for alternative desktop e-mail clients. Or at least, it wants to. Make no mistake, Postbox introduces some innovations that Mozilla could learn from. Much as Songbird changes Firefox's tune for audiophiles, Postbox takes desktop e-mail hard toward Web 2.0, with fast links to upload contacts to Facebook and pictures to Picasa.

Click on an e-mail, and the preview pane not only shows the text, but extracts all links, images, other attachments, and contacts into a Compose Sidebar for easy management. From there, you can upload to Twitter, FriendFeed, MySpace, Delicious, and Google. Postbox is also obsessed with tabs, so that each new mail can open traditionally or in a tab of its own. Searches get their own tabs, too. Postbox will ask you to import e-mail, contacts, and other messaging data from Thunderbird, Outlook, Google, and Yahoo when it starts. Two other innovations are worth highlighting: you can globally extract attachments, links, images, or contacts into a single tab, and there's a remix of Thunderbird's Labels feature. Called Topics, it automatically searches across folders for messages with the same tag. This can't be done without extra effort in Thunderbird.

Postbox gained Thunderbird's extensibility in beta 13, but it's currently limited. There's heavy customization is limited, although Postbox does now have it's own slightly-buggy version of Thunderbird's Lightning calendar plug-in. There's also support for the Provider for Google Calendar plug-in. All the add-on talk may be a major interest for some, or much ado about nothing, but the beta won't be free for much longer: Postbox plans to go premium in the fall of 2009.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.0.3
  • Made OAuth2 authorization windows smaller on Windows
  • Created work-around for importing mbox files when Local Folders/On My Mac accounts are set to maildir, messages now imported into "Imported Mail" account
  • Changed the default mail storage format for Local Folders/On My Mac accounts to mbox to facilitate mbox importing
  • Fixed an issue with POP filters that could create bogus message entries dated 1969/1970
  • Fixed creating a global filter from a contact
  • Fixed shortcut for sending Quick Replies
  • Fixed a top crashing bug
  • Fixed "Forward as Attachment" contextual menu command
  • Fixed an issue with contacts being duplicated in addressing fields
  • Fixes to improve content loading in Tabs
  • Fixes to improve Trash folder mapping, and disabled Trash folder mapping for Google accounts
  • Fixed situations where the wrong unread count could be reported
General
Publisher Postbox
Publisher web site http://www.postbox-inc.com
Release Date April 16, 2018
Date Added April 16, 2018
Version 6.0.3
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory E-mail Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.19MB
File Name postbox-6.0.3-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,722
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $9.95
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