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Postbox Release Notes

Postbox 3.0.9

  • Several stability improvements
  • Fix Twitter authentication
  • Fix dictionary compatibility issues
  • Fix "Attach To" to work for multiple selection
  • Confirm discarding edits when clicking on the Favorites bar
  • Added support for outlook.com to Automatic Setup
  • Fixed an issue with the attachment throbber graphic
  • Tuned migration assistant wording for clarity

Postbox 3.0.8

  • Reduce power usage (and increase laptop battery life) by only using the integrated GPU on Mac OS X
  • Added a "Run Filters on Folder" toolbar button
  • Notification Center alerts now link directly to messages
  • Postbox will now display the account name next to folder name in the message pane
  • Added automatic account configuration support for iCloud email accounts
  • Fixed a crash on import from Thunderbird
  • Fixed a crash on indexing
  • Fixed an issue where attachment thumbnails would not display on Mac OS X (Retina only)
  • Fixed an issue with Growl integration on Mac OS X
  • Fixed an issue where searches on non-recognized Topics would return results
  • Fixed issues with "Topic is" / "Topic isn't" criteria for smart folders
  • Fixed an issue with automatic account configuration when you entered an incorrect password
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent spelling dictionaries from installing

Postbox 3.0.7

  • Fixed an issue where logging into Facebook would fail
  • Fixed an issue where detected dates would not work in attached messages
  • Fixed an issue with the SpamSieve add-on
  • Fixed an issue with the localized versions of the Enigmail add-on
  • Fixed an issue with the progress meter on Mac OS X

Postbox 3.0.6

  • Fixed an issue where Mac OS X 10.7 users could see a broken notification if Growl was not installed
  • Fixed an issue where Dropbox would fail for non-ASCII file names
  • Improved Twitter integration
  • Improved support for the Send Later add-on

Postbox 3.0.5

  • High-definition font support for Retina displays on Mac OS X (experimental)
  • Support for Gatekeeper on Mac OS X (10.8+)
  • Support for Notification Center on Mac OS X (10.8+)
  • Fixed "Help | Configuration Data" for non English versions
  • Fixed another issue where IMAP attachments could get corrupted on download for Gmail and Exchange servers

Postbox 3.0.4

  • Updated versions of the Lightning Add-on for Mac and Windows
  • Added a keyboard shortcut for marking a message as Pending (Shift + M)
  • Added ability to drag and drop an .eml file into the message list pane to copy a message into a folder
  • Added ability to redirect and resend .eml files opened in Postbox
  • Fixed an issue where IMAP attachments could get corrupted on download for Gmail and Exchange servers
  • Fixed an issue with the new account setup wizard when trying to create a POP3 account
  • Fixed an issue where filters on subject would fail to fire correctly
  • Fixed an issue with Creating a Filter by right clicking on a Favorite contact in the focus pane
  • Fixed an issue that prevented several Mozilla dictionaries from being installed into Postbox on Windows
  • Fixed an issue to correct new LinkedIn and Dropbox authorization window sizes
  • Fixed an issue that caused Address Book notes to overflow
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the header area from updating when Topics were applied via filters
  • Fixed an issue within the Account Wizard that prevented the account type from being modified
  • Fixed an issue that allow the Archive command to appear in contextual menus within Gmail accounts
  • Stability improvements

Postbox 3.0.3

  • Fixed an issue with "Check this folder for new Mail" not working for IMAP
  • Fixed an issue with the text cursor disappearing in the compose window when adding an attachment
  • Fixed an issue when selecting text in the message pane and copying that text, only the first 150 characters were put in the clipboard
  • Fixed an issue on Max OS X where inline date events were not being added to the default calendar in iCal
  • Fixed an issue where selecting a smart folder was loading a blank message list pane
  • Fixed an issue on Windows where sending a message would fail if background send is turned off or a message is sent without a 3-pane widow open in the background
  • Fixed an issue where Run Junk Mail Controls on folder was not working
  • Fixed an issue where attachments on Microsoft Exchange IMAP server could not be opened
  • Fixed an issue where Summarize would always include sent message
  • Fixed an issue where certain special characters (UTF-8) were not displayed correctly
  • Improved inline date detection on Mac OS X for non-US regions
  • Add support for archiving across multiple servers
  • LDAP search was not working when using kerberos authentication
  • Evernote should appear in the default toolbar set when Evernote is installed on Mac OS X
  • Growl alerts show the wrong messages
  • Support CC and BCC and multiple attachments in AppleScript
  • Add preference for changing the selection order after deleting a message from the thread pane

Postbox 3.0.2

  • Added a new trouble shooting panel under Help | Trouble Shooting... which makes it easy to restart in Safe Mode and along with other trouble-shooting options
  • Add the ability to easily see the configuration data for Postbox by going to Help | Configuration Data
  • Fixed an issue with the Windows 7 file picker
  • Fixed an issue with the compose window not opening if the Send button is not in the toolbar
  • Fixed an issue with adding more than 10 Canned Responses
  • Fixed an issue with the Contact popup showing the wrong company and title for certain e-mail recipients
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on certain links would not open in the browser
  • Fixed an issue where attaching a file would fail in certain circumstances
  • Fixed an issue where inserting links to files on Dropbox would fail for files with special names
  • Fixed an issue that prevented special characters from being inserted
  • Fixed an issue where emptying the trash does not select the next message

Postbox 3.0.1

  • Fixed an issue with dragging sub folders onto the Favorites Bar
  • Fixed an issue when drag and dropping images from your Dropbox folder into a compose window where the image was not being attached as a Dropbox link
  • Fixed an interoperability issue with Things.app
  • Fixed a stability issue on Windows

Postbox 3.0

Postbox 2.5.3

  • When forwarding a message, sometimes the character set encoding is not perserved.
  • Show tooltips when hovering over attachments with long file names in the message pane and compose windows.
  • Fixed an issue displaying messages when the From header is missing an e-mail address.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

Postbox 2.5.2

  • Lion style scrollbars (you will need a trackpad) for Mac OS X users.
  • Style improvements for message display on Windows.
  • Fix an issue migrating mail and account settings from Mail.app on Lion.
  • Fixed an issue with LDAP.
  • Fixed an issue that caused high memory usage.
  • Fixed an issue with certain message bodies and RSS feed items being clipped in the message pane.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

Postbox 2.5.1

  • We've improved conversation views so that message units have greater separation from one another.
  • When using the monochrome toolbar icons, the sidebar icons will now flip to Mac OS X "Lion" style icons.
  • When changing toolbar icon sets, the new preference will now be applied to all windows.
  • Navigation using the Tab key has been improved, and individual message units can be selected by pressing option-arrow (either up or down).
  • Profile icons within message envelopes are now larger.
  • Bolding of unread messages in vertical view now configurable via a hidden preference. Postbox will no longer bold the subject name for a read message with this setting.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented contacts to be dragged into the Focus Pane.
  • Fixed an issue with unthreaded search folders not showing the sender's name in Vertical view.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to add more than one filter criteria rule when creating a filter.
  • Fixed an issue with dragging messages to another folder when they don't have a subject.
  • Fixed an issue on Windows with the Manual Setup button not working in the new account wizard.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac OS X with company cards not appearing in the Postbox address book.
  • Fixed an issue with message bodies being clipped by the quick reply box in the message pane.
  • Performance and stability improvements.

Postbox 2.5

  • Improved Vertical view
  • Improved compose window
  • Inline quick reply
  • Enhanced font size controls
  • Improved message view
  • Improved unread indicators in folder and focus pane
  • Added support for playing a sound on send. Go to Preferences | Compose | Advanced to enable sound on send.
  • Added support for Redirect via the Message menu and toolbar button (you must add the toolbar button through the Customize Toolbar function).
  • Support for color and monochrome icons on Mac OS X (customize the toolbar to select a color or monochrome set).
  • Added a toolbar icon to open and close the Inspector.
  • Use Spotlight search to find messages by Topic keywords
  • Added a remove text formatting button to the HTML format bar in compose.
  • Lots of pixel pushing to make Postbox look awesome!
  • IMAP support for Yahoo! Mail
  • Improved migration and account setup wizard on Mac OS X.
  • Improve UI for add-ons manager, account setup wizards for RSS and Newsgroups on Mac OS X.
  • Replaced the Status Bar with an inline notification pop-up panel.
  • Improved progress when loading messages
  • New inline junk mail notification bar.
  • Moved Search Options Panel button to within the Search Bar on Mac OS X.
  • Attachment size should be visible in compose window
  • Simplified "Insert Link" dialog in message compose
  • Fixed an issue with twitter authentication
  • Support CC and BCC and multiple attachments in AppleScript
  • Bolding of unread messages in vertical view now configurable via a hidden preference.
  • Performance improvements
  • Stability improvements

Postbox 2.1.4

Postbox 2.1.4 was updated to include fixes for two issues:
  • Fix a HTML pasting issue in new message compose on Windows
  • Fix an issue with a scroll bar appearing in the accounts pane of the main Postbox interface window

Postbox 2.1.4

  • Ability to specify a font point size for outgoing HTML messages and many HTML editor fixes to better preserve fonts and font sizes during editing
  • Address Book Groups and mailing lists are now auto expanded in the compose window. This behavior can be configured.
  • Postbox now honors the distribution list setting for choosing the correct e-mail address for a contact on Mac OS X when sending to a mailing list
  • Better support for opening attachments on Mac OS X
  • Fixed an issue with deleting a message and having it re-appear in the Inbox
  • Changes to enable the latest Send Later Add-on to work in Postbox
  • Changes to enable the BETA version of Microsoft Exchange Provider for Lightning Calendar to work in Postbox
  • Enable Quick Move support from the stand alone message window
  • Fixed an issue with the wrong identity being chosen on reply when using a Global Inbox with POP3
  • Fixed an issue with messages getting stuck in the Unsent folder
  • Fixed an issue when using Postbox with a large number of accounts where you could no longer send messages without restarting
  • Performance improvements for summarize mode in compose
  • Performance and Stability Improvements

Postbox 2.1.3

  • Performance and Stability Improvements
  • Added ability to add address book cards without e-mail address to the Postbox Address Book
  • Fixed an issue with fetching RSS articles
  • Fixed an issue with summarize mode for French users
  • Fixed an issue with saving drafts of messages that contained signatures with images
  • Improved order of Quick Move and Quick Switch results
  • Improved migration and import from Mail.app
  • Now compatible with the Mac App Store version of OmniFocus

Postbox 2.1.2

  • Languages - all supported languages are shipped with the Postbox application now and no longer require installing separate language packs. The language will be automatically selected based on your system locale setting. Please see the following Knowledge Base Article to change the language back to English or another language.
  • Dictionaries - Use the included system dictionaries on Mac OS X
  • Time Machine - more efficient disk space usage for IMAP accounts when using Time Machine on Mac OS X.
  • Add the ability to auto close a stand alone message window on delete instead of loading the next message. Please see the following Knowledge Base Article for more details.
  • Fixed an issue with indexing large messages on Windows
  • Fixed an issue with the Mac OS X Address Book when addressing to an Address Book Group where the message would not send.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to re-order favorite topics in the focus pane
  • Fixed an issue when changing identities in the compose window where the old signature would not get removed when the signature for the new identity was added
  • Fixed an issue with importing messages from Apple Mail
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.6.13

Postbox 2.1.0

  • The power of Postbox Conversation Views has now been integrated into message compose. In addition to traditional message quoting, you can now compose messages in "Summarize Mode" which provides a clean "who-said-what" summary of the conversation. For additional detail, please see the following Knowledge Base Article. Summarize mode applies to reply and forward as inline for HTML composition
  • Ability to toggle between Reply and Reply All from the compose window via a toolbar button
  • Ability to configure Quick Reply to always default to Reply All via Preferences | Compose | Advanced
  • Support for Mail As PDF on Mac OS X from the Mac print dialog in your favorite Mac application
  • Add a keyboard shortcut for Paste Without Formatting to the compose window: cmd-shift-v (Mac) and ctrl-shift-v (Windows)
  • Quick Look is now implemented for attachments in the compose window on Mac OS X. Select the attachments and use the space bar to quick look them.
  • Fixed an issue opening iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) attachments on Mac OS X
  • Fixed an issue with tooltips not always disappearing correctly on Mac OS X when using Spaces
  • Fixed an issue with Spotlight not showing the correct subjects
  • Performance and stability improvements with large sets of mail
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.6.11

Postbox 2.0.2

  • Fixed an issue with the Subscribe File menu being enabled incorrectly when a POP3 account was selected.
  • QuickText Add-on - The Quick Text add-on is now compatible with Postbox 2
  • Alfred App - Alfred App now works with Postbox on Mac OS X
  • Allow OmniFocus integration to use all of the selected message text instead of just the first 150 characters
  • Fixed an issue with Renaming messages subjects on Windows
  • Fixed an issue with quick reply when new mail arrived into an account group
  • Fixed an issue with importing messages from Mail.app that could lead to messages not having their bodies displayed correctly

Postbox 2.0.1

  • Improved Growl Alerts - For Mac OS X users, growl notifications for new mail now include the subject
  • 1Password Support - support for 1Password on Mac OS X when opening attachments from 1Password
  • SpamSieve - Support for SpamSieve on Mac OS X (add-on coming soon)
  • Fixed an issue with font sizes not being set correctly on outgoing HTML messages
  • Fixed an issue where urls were not always linkified in the message pane
  • Fixed an issue with account groups when cycling a message between Unread, Read and Pending
  • Fixed an issue opening a plain text draft where in plain text mode where formatting was getting dropped
  • Fixed a problem with selecting large conversations yielding an XML error in non English builds
  • Performance and Stability Improvements.

Postbox 2.0.0

  • Universal Inbox and Account Groups
  • To-Dos - View all of the To-Dos in a tab for a folder or search by clicking the new To-Do view button in the toolbar
  • Quick Reply - reply to a message without the need to open a separate compose window
  • Quick Switch - the 'g' key will bring up a panel which you can use to switch to another folder
  • Focus Pane - filter by Has Attachment, Unread, Topics, Favorite Contacts, and Dates
  • Quick Move - the 'v' key will bring up a panel which you can use to autocomplete against your list of folders for easy filing
  • Improved Signatures Support - signatures are now accessible from the Compose Toolbar
  • Compact or Minimal Header Display Mode
  • Messages are now sent in the background
  • Improved Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Several stability and peformance fixes

Postbox 1.1.5

  • Several stability fixes
  • Memory improvements to make Postbox give back memory more aggressively
  • Performance improvements for sending and reading large messages and conversations
  • Add the ability to control signatures in message replies and forwards from Tools | Account Settings... | <account> | Composition & Addressing
  • Hide the folder pane when in a message tab
  • The mechanism for logging into Twitter has changed. Twitter users will need to log in again via Tools | Web Services...
  • Fix an issue with POP3 accounts where checking for new mail failed with an error about the folder is currently being processed
  • Fix an issue where copying to the Sent folder would fail
  • Fix an issue when dragging a message into the compose window was failing to attach the message
  • Fixed an issue with IMAP offline stores larger than 4GB
  • Fixed a conversation threading issue where messages were not threaded when they should have been

Postbox 1.1.4

  • Several stability fixes
  • Improved performance when viewing conversations
  • Fixed "broken tab" issue after migrating from Apple Mail
  • Fixed an issue where copying to the sent folder could fail after migration or import
  • Fix an issue where forwarding a message would fail for certain messages
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.5.9.

Postbox 1.1.3

  • Several stability fixes.

Postbox 1.1.2

  • Support for Things (version 1.2.11)
  • Support for OmniFocus (version 1.7.5)
  • Support for the IMAP COMPRESS extension which makes accessing Gmail and FastMail.FM faster
  • Topics are now exposed via AppleScript
  • Migration from Mail.app will now import all of the folders located under "On My Mac"
  • Fixed an issue where certain calendar invites from Exchange were not showing up as attachments
  • Fixed an issue where the signature was not being placed in the correct place when forwarding
  • Fixed an issue where sending to a mailing list could fail
  • Fixed an issue where indented text wasn't displayed properly
  • Improved automatic detection of account settings for various ISPs
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.5.8.

Postbox 1.1.1

  • Support for Apple Address Book - Postbox now has the ability to write to the Mac Address Book.
  • Support for iCal - If Postbox is your default mail client, iCal will use Postbox for sending out calendar notifications such as scheduling meetings.
  • Support for iPhoto - If Postbox is your default mail client, iPhoto will use Postbox to send out photos. Additionally, you can import photos directly from Postbox into iPhoto.
  • Spotlight - You can now search your e-mail using Spotlight.
  • Dock Icon - You can now drag and drop a document on to the Postbox icon in the dock to bring up a compose window with that document attached.
  • Dictionary - You can now select and right click on text to look the word up in the System Dictionary by choosing "Look Up In Dictionary" in the context menu.
  • Safari - File / Mail Contents of This Page will now send the URL using Postbox.
  • AppleScript - Postbox now supports AppleScript on Mac OS X. More functionality will be added to the Postbox AppleScript dictionary in future versions.
  • New Mail Sounds - You can now choose the System Alert Sound when new mail arrives.
  • Postbox will now display an envelope or envelope stack icon(s) when dragging messages during move operations.
  • Fixed an issue on the Mac where Quick Look was not working for calendar events in the Inspector bar.
  • Fixed an issue where opening an attachment on Mac OS X was causing the attachment to be saved to the Desktop.
  • Fixed an issue on Vista where drag-and-drop from the Attachments tab failed to save the attachment.
  • On Mac OS X, cmd-d and cmd-s now work as keyboard shortcuts to dismiss Save/Don't Save dialogs.
  • Fixed a crash during migration from Eudora.
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.5.7.

Postbox 1.1

  • Improved Performance - Postbox is now faster and more responsive!
  • Languages - Postbox now supports community-translated language packs, including German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.
  • New Setup Wizard - When creating a new mail account, Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you. All you need to know is your user name, e-mail address, and account password.
  • Better Looking Images - Photos in Postbox are now sharper and have more accurate colors.
  • Interface Improvements - We've updated the Windows 7 and Vista themes, and on the Mac, Postbox now sports more native looking UI elements.
  • XLIST support for IMAP servers such as gmail which allow Postbox to automatically detect special folders such as Sent, Trash, and Drafts.
  • A new version of the Lightning calendaring extension is available for Postbox 1.1 which includes support for languages.
  • The new account wizard now works with Google Apps For Your Domain
  • Fixed an issue when opening a plain text draft or template in a compose window showed HTML elements
  • Fixed an issue when forwarding a message where images were not always included
  • When viewing a conversation that includes attachments, Postbox now indicates the number of attachments at the end of the participants list
  • Allow remote content for sender was not working correctly if the sender was in your Mac OS X Addressbook
  • Focus the message body after opening a message in a new tab
  • Fixed a problem with the Help menu having disabled menu items when coming out of sleep mode on Mac OS X
  • Fixed an issue where check all folders for new mail sometimes fails
  • Fixed an issue where the file size of an offline store of IMAP folder increases upon each "Rebuild Index"
  • No longer putting a copy of a reply to a To-Do back in the Inbox on send
  • Support for system proxy settings
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.5.5.

Postbox 1.0.2

  • Improved stability
  • Improved badge in the Mac OS X dock
  • Improved migration from Mail.app
  • Improved the selected color of messages with assigned topics in the thread pane
  • Fixed an issue where attachments were sometimes attached as inline
  • Fixed an issue with conversation view in newsgroups
  • Fixed an issue where POP users could not download message bodies from conversation view

Postbox 1.0.1

  • The archive folder for an account can now be set to a folder on any account, including Local Folders. Go to Tools / Account Settings / <account> / Copies & Folders to change the Archive folder
  • Configure Postbox to apply the color for a topic to the entire row instead of just the topic column via Preferences / Display / Topics
  • Configure Postbox to use a larger font size in the message list pane by going to Preferences / Display / Formatting (Mac OS X only)
  • Customize the sort order for messages in a conversation including making Postbox show conversations in chronological order with the oldest first by going to Preferences / Display / Conversations
  • Favorite topics can now be applied to the selected message using 1-9 on your keyboard
  • Show contact photos in conversation view
  • Support for the Enigmail add-on
  • Quick Look is now working on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • For power users: Configure Postbox to stop inserting the '--' before signatures by going to Preferences / Advanced / Config Editor, typing pb.signatures.include_dashes into the textbox, and changed that preference to false
  • Fixed a problem some users have been having with having to re-enter their License code for Postbox after an update or restarting
  • Fixed a problem where the wrong identity was chosen when opening a new compose window from another compose window
  • Fixed a problem where moving a folder more than once in the same session failed
  • Fixed an issue where attachments failed to open from stand alone message window
  • Improved stability
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.14 security updates

Postbox 1.0

  • Show contact photos during message compose autocomplete
  • Fixed an issue where sending email after migrating .mac accounts from Apple Mail could fail
  • Fixed an issue where messages from search results would not display in new windows
  • Fixed a crash when importing mail from Eudora

Beta 16

  • Thanks to all our Beta 15 users who privately and securely submitted crash reports using our built in Crash Reporter. You've helped make Beta 16 the most stable version yet!
  • Fixed crash when running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Fixed a bug where images from archived or moved messages would fail to load in Images tab
  • Focus the message list after closing a message tab
  • Cmd-n now works when there are no other windows open (Mac OS X only)
  • Fixed an issue where topics were lost when archiving messages on IMAP servers that don't support keywords
  • Fixed an issue where editing a local message stripped the "Account" info
  • Populate the "Account" column when searching All Folders
  • Improved performance of the "None" topic focus for folders with lots of messages
  • Fixed a hang when indexing or reading a message with particular large base64 encoded text/xml attachment
  • Fixed an issue where groups added to the Mac OS X system address book would not show up in message compose autocomplete results until restart
  • Detect Gmail CAPTCHA problems and help the user unlock their Gmail account
  • Lightning: Fixed a bug where you could not re-open the calendar tab after closing it in the background. Go to Tools / Add-ons / Find Updates to automatically get the updated Lightning add-on

Beta 15

  • Improved Calendar - Go to Tools / Add-ons / Find Updates to automatically get the updated Lightning add-on
  • Better Contact Search - Now it’s even easier to find anyone you’ve ever emailed, or who has ever emailed you via the Contacts tab
  • Easier to Use - Including cross account drag and drop of messages
  • Improved search performance
  • Immediate indexing of sent messages
  • A built in Crash Reporter, so crash reports can optionally be submitted directly to us. Crash reports are private and submitted securely
  • More add-ons available for Postbox, including the popular ThunderBrowse and Virtual Identity add-ons
  • Search suggestions - if no search results are found, Postbox now suggests alternative search queries that may yield better results
  • Added UI for controlling blocking remote image content
  • Easier FriendFeed sign on management - via Tools / Web Services...
  • Fixed an issue where users were unable to send a message if an auto save was in progress
  • Fixed an issue where install certain add-ons would cause the File, Edit, and View menus to disappear
  • Left and right arrow keys now work when editing a to-do
  • Date header now included when inline forwarding a message
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.13 security updates
  • Various stability and performance fixes based on feedback from our users.
  • Lightning: Fixed an issue where installing Lightning would sometimes cause the File, Edit and View menus to disappear
  • Lightning: Fixed an issue where you were unable to select / delete events in week or day view
  • Lightning: Fixed an issue where creating new tasks didn't populate the tasks tree until you re-open the tasks tab

Beta 14

  • Support for the popular Lightning add-on, giving our users an integrated calendar experience
  • More add-ons available for Postbox, including the popular Zindus add-on for Google contact sync
  • Improved theme on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Manage which web services you are logged into from Postbox by selecting Tools / Web Services...
  • Improved usability of Facebook and Twitter notification bars
  • Improved performance for message and conversation display
  • Conversation Updates - when reading a conversation and new messages arrive in the conversation, Postbox notifies you and allows you to update the conversation
  • Contacts in the compose window sidebar
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.12 security updates
  • Direct message notifications from Twitter will now show the sender's Twitter profile picture (if you are signed into Twitter from within Postbox).
  • Improved indexing performance for folders with lots of messages
  • Fixed an issue where double clicking a message to open it in a new tab would cause duplicate values in the Inspector Pane
  • Fixed and issue where local mail conversations were not available when offline
  • Fixed a crash when accessing the Mac OS X system address book
  • Improved stability

Beta 13

  • Support for add-ons and dictionaries. Learn more.
  • Support migrating settings from Mail.app
  • Fetch photos out of the system address book on Mac OS X
  • Fetch photos of your Twitter followers
  • Improved usability of the Inspector Pane
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 security updates
  • Improve indexing performance
  • Improved stability
  • Support reordering accounts in folder pane
  • Support drag and drop multiple attachments to the desktop
  • Support saving multiple images and attachments at once
  • Made several usability improvements for search autocomplete
  • Improved tab title when searching
  • Show the attachment count in the message header
  • Fixed an issue where indexing could get stuck for large folders
  • Fixed an issue where dock reports twice as many unread messages on Mac OS X
  • Fixed a hang on shutdown issue for IMAP accounts
  • Fixed focus issues after opening and closing tabs
  • Fixed an issue where printing didn't include the "To" header
  • Fixed an issue where quoting selected text for reply didn't work in conversation mode
  • Fixed an issue where Postbox would not always offer to migrate from Thunderbird
  • Fixed several MAPI issues on Windows
  • Fixed the default port for Windows Live / Hotmail accounts to be 587
  • Fixed an display issue for locales with non-ASCII translations for "AM" and "PM
  • Fixed an issue where you could not create a top level folder under Local Folders
  • Attachment icon is now "rolled up" to the conversation level in the thread pane

Beta 12

  • Improved Inspector Pane: information about the sender of a message, scale-to-fill image thumbnails, show image dimensions, and convenient ways to search messages, attachments, images and links from the sender.
  • Improved Search: easier to switch from folder search to global search and suggestions from your search history appear as you type
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10 security updates
  • Improve message display speed with large plain text attachments
  • Better support for Mac address books groups
  • Improved handling of calender invites (.ics attachments) in Inspector pane and search results
  • Fixed a hang on shutdown issue for IMAP accounts
  • Fixed a hang on idle indexing issue
  • Fixed a crash on send
  • Fixed an issue where junk mail filtering was not working for POP accounts
  • Fixed an issue where unable to open messages from the advanced search dialog
  • Fixed an issue where we would never compact offline stores
  • Support for live.com accounts
  • Improved UI for hiding / showing quotes
  • Improved Growl support
  • Improved performance of address autocomplete

Beta 11

  • Improved indexing performance
  • Remove the "Mail Folders" virtual folder from the folder pane
  • Reduced memory usage
  • Reduced CPU usage when idle indexing
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the master password to not work
  • Fixed an issue where "Get Mail" would not work for accounts associated with the global inbox
  • Fixed an issue where reply opens a compose window for every message in the conversation
  • Fixed an issue where the junk column position would not persist
  • Fixed a crash when autocompleting addresses in the compose window
  • Several improvements to the signature editor dialog
  • Add support for usernames with special characters
  • Added the ability to one-click add a contact to your Personal Address Book from the contact panel
  • Fixed an issue where copying to the sent folder could fail on Exchange
  • Fixed a hang on closing LDAP connections
  • Fixed a hang on closing IMAP connections
  • Fixed an issue with non-ASCII signature names
  • Fixed an issue in migration from Outlook Express
  • Support for AOL Mail accounts

Beta 10

  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.8 security updates
  • Support for multiple signatures including the ability to create and edit rich HTML signatures from directly within Postbox. In the compose window, go to the Compose Sidebar and open the signature panel
  • An improved spell checker which no longer marks contractions as misspelled words and a fix for a problem where the spell checker would not always work
  • Improved detection of text/calendar (.ics) attachments
  • Fixed an issue with automatic offline status detection on Mac OS X
  • Support for not marking a message as read until it has been open in the preview pane for a specified amount of time. You can configure this behavior by going to Preferences / Advanced / General
  • Support for migration from Seamonkey 2
  • Fixed a problem where opening messages in new tabs resulted in getting blank windows when the message pane was hidden
  • Fixed several IMAP related crash and hang issues
  • Fixed several import and migration issues
  • Fixed a folder subscription problem with Exchange
  • Fixed an issue with LDAP authentication
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn't select and copy the subject from the message preview
  • Improvements Quick Look support for multiple attachments. In an attachment or image tab, Mac users can now select multiple search results and perform Quick Look
  • Improvements performance for messages addressed to lots of recipients
  • Improvements to conversation view, including showing inline quotes automatically

Beta 9

  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox 3.0.7 security updates
  • Fixed an issue where toolbar customization was broken on Windows
  • Fixed an issue where POP3 "move" filters would leave phantom messages behind
  • Fixed an issue where saved searches caused mis-threading
  • Fixed an issue where non-ASCII names would not display correctly in conversation mode
  • Fixed an issue where non-ASCII filenames would not display correctly in the Attachments and Images tabs
  • Fixed an issue where message bodies from conversations that span multiple accounts would not load
  • Fixed an issue where MobileMe / .Mac accounts were unable to send mail
  • Fixed an issue where Postbox could crash on send

Beta 8

  • Improved conversation view
  • Quick Look support (Mac only)
  • Flickr integration in message compose window
  • Support for Hotmail
  • Show more information in Growl alerts (Mac only)
  • Show access keys in Mac menus
  • Only show the unread count of the Inbox in the dock (Mac only)
  • Fixed an issue where the expand/collapse state for folders under the Inbox was not preserved
  • Fixed an issue where reading a conversation was not marking it as read
  • Fixed an issue where removing toolbar buttons could cause a crash
  • Fixed an issue where filters could cause messages to thread incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue where conversation view would not work for non-ASCII folders names

Beta 7

  • Postbox has a new application icon and logo!
  • Improve the color of the unread count indicator in the Mac OS X system dock.
  • Fixed an issue where reading a conversation wasn't always marking it as read.
  • Fixed an issue where after switching view layout (classic or vertical), the Inspector pane would no longer work.
  • Fixed an issue where indexing would stop on imported mail.
  • Fixed an issue where the splitter between the thread pane and message pane was too wide in vertical layout mode.
  • Fixed an issue where focusing by topic on a saved search folder would return false positives.

Beta 6

  • Based on feedback from our testers, a vertical 3-pane view. You can see this by going to: View / Layout / Vertical. Please restart after changing this setting.
  • Improved paging of search results for the rich content types and in the mail composition side bar.
  • Performance improvements for searching rich content types.
  • Improved Phishing and Malware detection.
  • Postbox is now more responsive when coming out of indexing while the computer is idle.
  • Fixed an issue when quick search generates over 100 matches, the notification bar offering to show all results was not always visible.
  • Fixed an issue when Postbox sometimes hangs when shutting down.
  • Several fixes that improve stability.
  • Finding recent messages, attachments, images and links from a contact now searches everywhere and is sorted by date.
  • You are no longer prompted to save an empty composition as a draft when closing the window.
  • New message quoting styles.

Beta 5

  • Fix for a data corruption issue with local folders introduced in Beta 4.
  • Performance improvements for search from the message list pane.
  • Improved image preview from the inspector bar.
  • After importing a folder from Mail.app, Postbox failed to load the the folder and showed a busy cursor.
  • The unread counts for accounts in the folder pane now only count the number of unread messages in the Inbox for that account.

Beta 4

  • Performance improvements for searching in Postbox.
  • Several interoperability issues with gmail imap servers identified by testers in earlier builds.
  • The home button in the toolbar will quickly get you out of a search and topic focus, taking you back to your Inbox.
  • Improved FriendFeed support.

Beta 3

  • Improved Facebook support. Select some text in a message or bring up contextual menu on a URL and choose Add to Facebook.
  • A Promote toolbar button - tell a friend about Postbox via email, Twitter, Facebook or FriendFeed.
  • Performance improvements to the Postbox indexer and when searching by Attachments, Links and Images.
  • On Mac OS X, the scroll thumb in the message list pane wasn't always working.
  • Junk and mail filters sometimes fail to move the message, leaving it behind in the Inbox.
  • Gmail accounts would sometimes generated lots of alert prompts.
  • From the search box, enter no longer takes you into rich text mode, keeping you in the message list view. Cmd-enter (Mac) and ctrl-enter (Windows) can be used to open rich text search.
  • Quote just the selected text on reply.
  • Memory leaks in the Postbox indexer.

Beta 2

  • Mac OS X system address book integration.
  • Performance improvements to the Postbox indexer.
  • Improved Twitter support - you can now annotate your tweet before posting.
  • IMAP performance improvements for new header download.