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Postbox Now Available in the Mac App Store

January 23, 2011
Mac App Store

Postbox is now available in the Mac App Store! This exciting new option will enable an even greater number of people to discover, purchase, use, and manage Postbox within their iTunes accounts.

There are some important things to know about Postbox in the Mac App Store, so we’ve compiled a full list of FAQs. Here’s a quick run down of the most common questions:

Can I install Postbox on more than one Mac?
Yes, you can install Postbox purchased from the Mac App Store on any and every Mac that you personally own and use. 

What languages does Postbox from the Mac App Store support?
Postbox from the Mac App Store is currently available in English.

A version of Postbox that contains support for German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish has been submitted for review by Apple, and we expect that this version will be available in a couple of weeks.

Are the versions from the Mac App Store and the Postbox Store the same?
Not at this time. There will sometimes be a slight lag between the versions available from the Postbox website and the Mac App Store due to the extra time required for Apple’s review process. Additionally, there may be slight differences in functionality in order to comply with Apple’s application guidelines. 

Why are Add-ons, and iCal and iPhoto integrations not supported for versions of Postbox purchased through the Mac App Store?
Apple requires that applications be self-contained, single application installation bundles that do not install code or resources in other locations. As such, we cannot support add-ons, iCal or iPhoto integrations for versions of Postbox sold and updated through the Mac App Store.

We’re currently working with Apple to determine if there are any possible work-arounds to these restrictions. If we do find a work-around, or if Apple revises their guidelines, we’ll be sure to submit a new version with this functionality enabled.

If I purchase through the Mac App Store, can I download a version from Postbox that supports Add-ons, iCal and iPhoto?
Yes, and you can do so free of charge!

However, once you copy the version of Postbox from our website into the Applications folder, updates from this point forward will be managed by Postbox’s update system as opposed to the Mac App Store.

Can I convert a purchase from the Postbox Store to a copy managed by the Mac App Store?
There‚Äôs no way to convert a Postbox Store purchase to a Mac App Store purchase without repurchasing Postbox on the Mac App Store. 

If you wish to purchase Postbox from the Mac App Store, just drag Postbox from your Applications Folder to the Trash, empty your Trash, restart your computer, and the Purchase button will then be re-enabled. Your mail settings and mail databases will not be affected. 

Is the Postbox Family Pack available in the Mac App Store?
Not at this time. If Apple provides this functionality in the Mac App Store, we’ll be sure to pursue it!

Are there student discounts in the Mac App Store?
We do not have special discounts for students in the Mac App Store. However, students can purchase from the Postbox Store for $19.95. Please visit our Student Discount page for details.

Posted by Sherman Dickman