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#31 OP goodbytes

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:18

I've tried out Postbox and loving it so far, there is a free 30-day trial online.

Another annoyance with mail i forgot to point out was the way it groups each account under a folder.. eg. if i add 2 accounts both of them would be under Inbox.. i hated this, i like my accounts to be separate to avoid sending mail from the wrong account by accident which does happen.. Postbox helps fix this too.

The quick reply is great, attachments are handled much better and you can drag dropbox links into emails.. so far so good.


#32 OP goodbytes

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:11

I've stumbled upon something called 'Airmail' it's still in an early beta so it's a little rusty but so far i'm loving it, the only thing missing that i can see is quick reply but it is confirmed for the next beta.

I can link my dropbox account and attachments are uploaded directly to it, giving much better control over attachments.

http://airmailapp.info

#33 Ambroos

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:44

All this software for OSX looks so nice and professional compared to what you have on Windows :( Makes me want to get a Mac or at least install OSX (if there would be drivers for my WiFi card in OSX).

#34 tim_s

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 15:53

Just remember that reliability is important over anything else - I have multiple email access points,

Phone
iPad
Laptop
Desktop
Home Computer

From time to time I have experienced an issue with all other devices have received the email excluding one.

#35 Jase

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12

I've stumbled upon something called 'Airmail' it's still in an early beta so it's a little rusty but so far i'm loving it, the only thing missing that i can see is quick reply but it is confirmed for the next beta.

I can link my dropbox account and attachments are uploaded directly to it, giving much better control over attachments.

http://airmailapp.info


Site looks broken! where do you sign up for the beta?

#36 OP goodbytes

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:48

https://rink.hockeya...7ea05260dfa0f28

after further use it is hit or miss, but still useable.. will definitely be following it's development.

#37 Jase

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:22

Thanks!

#38 Travelar

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 13:25

+1000 for Postbox

http://www.postbox-inc.com/


Quite happy with Postbox myself. Glad to see some other users of it out there.

#39 virtorio

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 21:13

After seeing various people recommend Postbox I decided to try the trial version. Only then did I realize just how slow and clunky Mail.app actually is.

#40 Shadrack

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 21:46

You're completely right about styling in Mail, this is why I've switched to Outlook, which I would rather let go on my Mac if I find an alternative.

Even worse, when you attach files through an email in Mail, it splits the text in the email in multiples attached files, but you don't know it unless you open your mails with something else. I can't believe this is happening, you have no idea how much trouble and projects delays this has caused me at work with my 3rd party suppliers when I didn't know about it, and especially because I'm the rebel using my MacBook in a company that works solely with their PCs. I felt foolish and ashamed.

See, this is one of the reasons Macs will never get adopted in serious enterprises, unless Apple fixes the issue.


I've had similar issues with attachments in Mail :(. The interface for attachments is very ambiguous...

After seeing various people recommend Postbox I decided to try the trial version. Only then did I realize just how slow and clunky Mail.app actually is.


Maybe I'll give that a try then. I would love to have proper label support. I have "archiving" worked out in Mail App, but I don't like how currently "deleting" the message is really archiving it.

#41 Scorbing

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:54

Quite happy with Postbox myself. Glad to see some other users of it out there.


If things keep going the way they are, it won't be around for much longer. They are not making profit and it's one of the reasons they reduced the price. It's not looking good for them.

#42 RottGutt

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:26

Why


I don't understand why you people keep telling the OP to get Postbox and pay $$$ for that client when he can just get Thunderbird, which is the exact same thing. Postbox is based on Thunderbird and it is basically Thunderbird with a different UI. I am sure the OP can get that UI or similar theme UI on the Themes page and save himself some $$$.


I tried Thunderbird myself, but thought it was worse than the Mac Mail app. I find Firefox the same way compared to Opera, so I assume it is the use of Mozilla that I don't like. If Postbox is based off of Thunderbird, then they must have fixed all the crap that was wrong with it. Postbox is day-and-night better than Thunderbird. I'm sure there is a reason why Thunderbird is being discontinued. There hasn't been anything good released from the Mozilla folks since the days of Netscape, which was definitely the top web browser of it's time. I was actually quite sad when it got dropped.

If things keep going the way they are, it won't be around for much longer. They are not making profit and it's one of the reasons they reduced the price. It's not looking good for them.


What? Postbox is the best e-mail client available for either Mac or PC right now.

#43 Scorbing

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:41

I tried Thunderbird myself, but thought it was worse than the Mac Mail app. I find Firefox the same way compared to Opera, so I assume it is the use of Mozilla that I don't like. If Postbox is based off of Thunderbird, then they must have fixed all the crap that was wrong with it. Postbox is day-and-night better than Thunderbird. I'm sure there is a reason why Thunderbird is being discontinued. There hasn't been anything good released from the Mozilla folks since the days of Netscape, which was definitely the top web browser of it's time. I was actually quite sad when it got dropped.



What? Postbox is the best e-mail client available for either Mac or PC right now.


Do you currently use Postbox? If so, can you please tell us in which way its better than Apple Mail, etc? Thanks.

#44 RottGutt

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:08

Yes, I use it on both my Macs and my PCs. If it was available on my iPad, I would use it there too. Instead of typing the huge list of benefits, I will just give you this link: http://www.postbox-inc.com/. I would simply copy what it says there, but it is much more detailed than my list would be. It also has lots of pretty pictures to help you understand. Enjoy.

#45 Travelar

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 13:52

If things keep going the way they are, it won't be around for much longer. They are not making profit and it's one of the reasons they reduced the price. It's not looking good for them.


What a shame. It's a great client. I really think that getting it into the app store would help their numbers.