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Have been using Postbox for about 18 months now, and I am very pleased with it. Having come from Thunderbird, I felt right at home, and with the added bonus of the satisfaction of knowing that I have contributed to a small software company's ability to compete in a market that has its share of 800 pound gorillas.
I joined PostBox a couple of weeks ago now.
I just have joined the Postbox community two days ago!
I've been using Postbox for about three years now, since the 2.0 days. It's improved a lot since then, and I can't say enough good about it. The abilities to keep my Inbox and Action folders open in adjacent tabs, to mark messages as to-dos, to send messages directly to Evernote, to file messages and switch folders via incredibly fast keyboard shortcuts, and to add other features via third-party add-ons make Postbox a great e-mail app. I've looked into a number of different e-mail clients over the years, but nothing has the combination of speed, search, and power that Postbox does. Oh, and the ability to search through previously attached files in the compose window is pure genius and saves me a ton of time, as does the Inspector Pane. (See, I really can't say enough good about this app!) My biggest wish for Postbox is that they had an iOS app.
You really did great job ! Last week I downloaded trial version of the program. After that I have really impressed by it. And than I purchased. Now, it is my best e-mail program in my life.
Please keep up your great job !
Have a nice day...
One of the best MAC IMAP client ever seen in my life!
Congratulations to all on FINALLY coming up with a stable and useful version of Thunderbird that those of us that rely on this type of email program can sink our teeth into.
Complete, stable and best on the market email system. Thanks guys!
Gmail for mac done right. I love the complete customisability of Postbox. If you are a power user you can take it to full advantage and set up gmail to work like you've always wanted it to.
We use Postbox on our workstations at http://www.onlinecapital.co.uk and it's transformed our productivity hugely... for the better (naturally!).
Before Postbox, my idea of E-mail was the same as Michael R. Elkins, creator of Mutt, when he wrote, "All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less." Thank you, Postbox, Inc! You have taken the "suck" out of E-mail.
Postbox is the best all-around email application for making it easy for you to connect to and organize all of your email accounts. I appreciate that it continues to handle POP when applications like Windows 8 mail no longer does. For that matter I am not even sure if Outlook 2013 will.
By far the best and most effective email application and all of this at a crazy low price! Nicely done Postbox…Niely done!
PostBox is lean and super-stable. Puts the things where I always wanted they would be.
I'm a new user but I love Postbox Mac already, and am excited to explore it's features more. I love the layout of the window and the GUI very much. Really a breath of fresh air in Mac email apps, I can't say exactly why, but it's totally how I feel about Postbox.
Tom G - United States
Postbox is amazing.
Postbox's search alone is enough to pay for. It's far superior to the MacMail app. Being able to do complicated searches within my various mailboxes is super-awesome, and it's fast, which I really appreciate.
Currently, Postbox seems to be the best email client for Windows. I had to change a few settings to improve the toolbar appearance and unbold read messages. Still testing, but so far, so good. Fast, good-looking, customizable, proven TB platform, fast IMAP, and two-line message list pane.
If you're tired of Thunderbird's endless sluggishness and outdated user interface, you definitely need to make a move to Postbox. Much cleaner UI, so much easier to use, makes integration with other services a breeze, and has made email enjoyable again.
New PostBox owner here, upgraded from Thunderbird. After a day or so, feeling way more productive and like I'm getting ahead of the mail curve. Conversations are handled very intelligently.... this is huge and solves my biggest TB annoyance. Interface overall is truly helpful. Responses, signatures, quick reply, compose sidebar all well thought out. Focus and Inspector panes are very nice innovations.
I'm a user-interface designer and love this app for my windows environment. I was always annoyed by the bunch of unnecessary features of the other mail clients out there. Its simple to use but can do everything I need from a mail clinet.
I moved from gmail for apps to Postbox on a mac to save having multiple tabs open for each email account. Postbox is much better than mail both visually and functionally. Some nice add-on like a 'send email to Evernote' shows its keeping up with other great software. Have stopped researching other email solutions for the mac now. Happily paid for Postbox.
After leaving Outlook for real Gmail integration, I tried Thunderbird first. I then tried EmailTray, eM Client and Zimbra before trying Postbox.
I was a long time user of Thunderbird and loved it but with recent releases it became prohibitively slow. There were considerable delays in the refresh speed when going from one message to another, especially with messages having graphics. But with PostBox there is little to no delay to view the very same messages... it displays messages and also boots up much faster, at least twice as fast in my experience.
I hate Windows Live Mail so migrated to Thunderbird. Not a great improvement, expecially after the last update which broke more than it fixed. I started searching for some simple and better. I found Postbox and after testing it for several hours I was sold. It is more than worth the $9.95 I paid for it. Thank you for a fantastic product.
As an avid Gmail user, no other mail client comes close to leveraging the power of Gmail use with the system integration I've come to love in the Mac OS. Everything is quick, fluid, and simple. Well done.
Search and Organization of Messages.
I've been using Postbox since the early betas, I love Postbox it's the first application I install on a new system and wouldn't be without it. The development team is on top of this project, every few months theres an update loaded with fixes and new goodies! Checkout the website (www.postbox.com) for a full list of all the great features. Postbox team, keep up the great work and keep innovating to keep us light years ahead of other email clients.
Best alternative to Mail, even better than Mail I think.
Looks great, works great and restores great.
What more can you ask for.
Postbox seems the email client I looked for since several years to substitute Eudora 7.1. Postbox is easy to handle. It supports English spell checking at an active German GUI. It also handles Cyrillic letters correctly what is not possible with Eudora.
If you are a mac user then postbox is awesome. For windows users, the look is not as promised. It could have been better if the mac interface (especially the buttons) could have been replicated in windows. If you are windows user, don't upgrade thunderbird as it will not support the addons. Stay in version 13 and use the theme TT DeepDark. And if you were attracted by the looks promsed in the website, please give them some time to bring it to the windows app. Thank you.
Postbox is a great email client. I've stopped using Thunderbird and Sparrow on Windows and MAC and now use Postbox. There's a lot of fun to work with this program. Highly recommended.
I'm a heavy e-mail user keeping all the mail since the day one. I keep almost 10GB of e-mail across thousands of labels/folders. Recently I've been looking for a high performance e-mail client to replace slow Thunderbird and clogged Outlook. I've moved to Postbox to discover that Postbox on Windows just flies. Amazingly this tool handles gigabytes of e-mail efficiently regardless of the platform. Happily using on low spec Windows XP machines as well as newer Windows 7 machines.
Thunderbird was always lacking in user experience. Postbox guys have made great improvements to the interface, from small things like redesigning the folder list view or improving icons, to great new features like Evernote and Dropbox integration, functional conversation view, and the ever so much used inline reply form.
Piece of cake to switch to Postbox. All my account are gmail/google apps. Being IMAP accounts I only needed to transfer account settings and passwords. (not copy messages).
I have over 20 email accounts for different domains.
Email is essential for my daily work and I consider myself to be a experienced and advanced user of email clients. I moved from Thunderbird (TB) to Postbox (PB) a couple for years ago. Also I used the recent portable versions of TB intermittently over the last few years when working on computers where I don't have a PB license for.
I was having trouble with Thunderbird being slow and unresponsive, particularly when minimized. It would take up to 30 seconds or more for Thunderbird to maximize and be able to use. I found Postbox to be a lot more responsive and also a more appealing layout and design made it my go-to mail program on the Mac.
switched from XP to W7... The only option for email was Windows Live Mail.... what a disaster... Tried Thunderbird, because I was already using Firefox to my great pleasure... I never got past the stage of importing my large email "collection"... So I started to look for something else... I tried a lot... but in the end Postbox appeared to be the final solution. Imported emails using the very useful instructions... I am using it now for a couple of weeks and it is excellent!!!
It's 100% transparent. I was even able to share my mail folders with Thunderbird and Postbox. There was no conversion of any kind needed. And Postbox does things Thunderbird will never do - like let me organize my mail folders into categories - you have to see it to believe it. It's a whole new way of thinking about mail management.
I used to use Thunderbird but there were some features that it did not have #1 I prefer to view the email to the side instead of the bottom! Also it pops open immediately upon clicking the icon. I love Postbox and will not go with anything else!!
I used to be a big fan of Thunderbird, but as days passed, I figured out there are many bugs in it, like old mails show on see in new mails, late refresh and all. But Postbox is just fab. I'm loving in it. It has removed all those bugs in Thunderbird. I also recommend it to everyone, just want it to be working in the background.
After losing my emails for the third time I knew it was time to switch. I found Postbox and immediately fell in love...
I found Postbox to easy to set up and use. I read that Mozilla was going to end their support for for Thunderbird, service but it would continue. In Postbox I receive email from three different addresses, which is something that is not always the case with other email services. Postbox is a simple to open and use service.
With TB development apparently slowing down, Postbox is a good alternative. It uses much of the same code base, and has a very similar user experience in many ways. One hopes that they will continue to innovate more actively, even if Mozilla stops innovating on TB. But if we don't support Postbox, that won't happen.
I even paid money to use this software!
I needed a replacement e-mail program for Apple Mail, as it is so limited in it's abilities. Over a period of time I tried 3 different versions of Thunderbird, each one a new version, the latest being v13. As with the prior versions, this v13 was worse than ever. It would take a ridiculous amount of time getting my e-mail, and would even lock up multiple times a day.... After my failed experiments with Thunderbird, I happened across Postbox, and have been very happy with it from the start. It is fast, never locks up, and is pretty much a hassle-free replacement for Mail. There is also a Windows version which makes it an all-around winner in my book!
One of the things that kept me from migrating to Windows 7 for so long was the fact that Outlook Express would no longer be available. Old habits die hard and after almost 20 years using OE with no problems I wasn't willing to give it up for Windows Live Mail or Thunderbird, neither of which I liked after trying and I never liked Outlook. I like a simple, clean interface. The old XP machine finally need to be retired in favor of a Win 7 machine (I'll give Win 8 a year to settle down before going there) and I needed to either run OE in a virtual machine, which is not an elegant solution, or find an OE substitute that I could live with. After researching the options I decided to try Postbox.
What I liked about Postbox vs Thunderbird:
Best ever mail client! Much easy and fast! User friendly.
I was a thunderbird user for over 5 years. Over the time got access to two gmail accounts giving me a total of three gmail accounts and thunderbird wasn't able to differentiate them as I needed. Other e-mail clients didn't provide access to google calendars, which I use a lot, therefore the addition of lightning to postbox was a real selling point.
My company has just moved off of Exchange to Gmail. Plus, Google just announced that they are deprecating support for ActiveSync and Google Calendar Sync. Finally, with no CardDAV/CalDAV support and a hapless IMAP implementation, Outlook wasn't going to cut it for me any more. Tried Thunderbird, but honestly, Postbox gives you the primary features of Thunderbird -- without TB's clutter, but with many more organizational tools, 2-line message views, social hooks, and first-class support for Gmail. Couple that with Lightning, and you've got a first-class email client! (Now we just need to get the dev for Google Contacts to make his add-on available to Postbox, and you've got a complete Outlook-replacement for Google!)
Never got Thunderbird to import my addresses and messages properly. Have used Live Email for a while... but that is a badly designed program. I am using Postbox now for some time and it really is a treat...!!
Very smooth.... never a problem.... and very, very fast...
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