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New Application Organizes Message Content and Returns Control of the Inbox to Users

SAN FRANCISCO - February 9, 2008 - San Francisco-based start-up Postbox™ today announced the general availability of its public beta. Based on Mozilla technology, this new desktop email application helps users make the most of email, offering powerful new ways to find, use, and view email messages and content, organize work life, and simply get stuff done. Postbox was selected from more than 1,000 entries to launch at September's industry-leading TechCrunch50 2008 event. Since that preview the company has been operating a private beta. Beginning today anyone can visit www.getpostbox.com to start using the Postbox beta.

"Today's email applications no longer fit the realities of how we use them, neither personally nor professionally," said Sherman Dickman, co-founder of Postbox. "We developed Postbox to act as a communications-enabled command center, combining easy-to-use content search and organizing tools with the power and efficiency of the web. After the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our private beta, we are opening our public beta today, so a larger audience can wrest back control of their inboxes."

Find anything and everything regardless of where it's filed

Postbox works behind the scenes to catalog everything in your email: every bit of text, every contact, address or link, every picture, document or attachment. It's all in the catalog and it's all searchable. Users simply click the Images tab to see a thumbnail gallery of every picture from every message, or the Attachments tab to browse through documents, files and more. And since Postbox does all of its cataloging on the computer, the privacy and confidentiality of email information is preserved.

Focus on what's important, not what's new

Overloaded inboxes contain hundreds, if not thousands, of messages and pull users in different directions. Postbox lets users organize messages by topic, so they can focus on one thing at a time while minimizing interruptions from unrelated messages. A topic can be anything - a project, important client, event, or a custom tag. Within a topic, users can send and receive messages, create to-dos, annotate messages, and search for relevant content regardless of file type or location.

Postbox also provides a simple and lightweight way to use email messages to manage and track To-Dos, perfect for people who live out of their inbox. Mark messages "To-Do," and they will appear at the top of the message list, so important items won't get pushed out of view. Create new To-Dos directly within the inbox, without having to email yourself reminders.

"After a decade of developing the Mozilla Thunderbird and now Postbox email platforms I've come to understand that the data trapped inside our email is the closest thing many of us have to a personal database," said Scott MacGregor, co-founder of Postbox. "We've designed Postbox to make it easier for users to find, prioritize and use their information in a personally relevant way."

Breaks down barriers to promote effective communication

Postbox's integrated web functionality puts the power of third-party web services and search directly within email. Instead of cutting and pasting or dragging and dropping between applications, found data is displayed in context and can be easily repurposed in new messages or web searches, or even shared online – all from within Postbox. Postbox is service neutral and can connect content from multiple email accounts (including secure work accounts) to third-party services, including search, photo sharing, bookmarking, and social networking services.

Available Now Postbox beta for both Mac and PC is available now for free download via any web browser at www.getpostbox.com. Postbox is available today in English.

About Postbox

A new desktop email application, Postbox™ lets people spend less time managing email and more time using email to get things done. Powered by the Mozilla platform, Postbox automatically detects, analyzes, and catalogs all types of content, including text, documents, images, and URLs. As a result, it's easier to find, organize, and take action on content typically hiding deep within email applications. Postbox, Inc. was founded by Sherman Dickman and Scott MacGregor in December of 2007, and is based in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.postbox-inc.com.


Kristin Greene
Flashpoint PR for Postbox

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