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With the advancement of web mail, there is little need for desktop clients among regular users. However, the emailing experience on the web is only as good as the browser and internet connection.

Offline email management and customisability are two advantages of the desktop email client over the web solution. Still, there are only a few email clients that can utilize these advantages to provide their users with better email management. Postbox is a serious candidate. And with the release of Postbox 2, this great email client just got better.

We’re giving away 10 copies of Postbox 2 this week. Find out how you can get one! But first, let’s take a look at what Postbox 2 has to offer.

Better Way To Do Email – And More

If you’ve used Postbox (or Postbox Express Postbox Express - A Free New Email Client to Challenge Thunderbird Postbox Express - A Free New Email Client to Challenge Thunderbird Read More ) before, you’ll know that this email client has many features that make it stand out.


The quick and easy setup

With the help of the Setup Wizard, setting up your mail account to work with this email client is as easy as typing your name, email address and password.

The powerful search

Postbox’s search engine lets the user find almost anything within its interface, provided that the messages and feeds are already downloaded onto your computer and indexed.

The power of tabs

Postbox allows users to display messages, folders, searches, and other kinds of contents with tabs.

Keyboard shortcuts

Postbox also allows users to navigate and access almost everything using keyboard shortcuts. The less time spent on moving between keyboard and mouse, the more time available for email management.

These features are improved with the release of Postbox 2. But the new version also brings sets of new features. There are too many of them to list in this short article (you can view the full list on their website), but here are few of my favourites.

Account Groups

This is a feature that will allow you to combine messages from multiple accounts into one inbox and organize accounts into Groups. So, you can keep your personal and work messages separate, and then work with a unified views for each group.

Focus Pane

This feature lets you break your inbox (and workload) into smaller, more manageable chunks. Your inbox will be filtered by Attributes, Topics, Contacts, and Date. I like to think of it as being similar to Gmail’s Priority Inbox, but on steroids.

To Do View

You can also filter your message by tasks. The display will show messages that you need to act upon.

Quick Reply

As the name suggested, this feature will let you reply to a message without the need to open a separate compose window, which is perfect for short, snappy responses.

If you want a copy of Postbox 2, today might be your lucky day. Read on to find out how to win a copy of this great email client.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Join our Facebook page by clicking the Like button or you can follow us on Twitter, if you prefer. If you’re already following us, you may skip this step.

If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

Here’s our giveaway form. Please fill it in accurately. Be sure to enter your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.

You’re almost done. Now, all that’s left to do is to share the post. There are 2 options to choose from or you can do both!

Like it on Facebook

Or share it on Twitter

And that’s it! You’re done!

Giveaway eligibility
You must be a fan of our Facebook page to enter;
Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, October 9th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Sherman Dickman for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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  1. Javiero
    October 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    When are you going to say who are the winners?

  2. Jason Brusa
    October 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Do you mean Friday Oct 8th or Sat Oct 9th?

    You said "This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, October 9th at 2100hrs PST" but today is Friday OCT 8th

  3. Anonymous
    October 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Do you mean Friday Oct 8th or Sat Oct 9th?

    You said "This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, October 9th at 2100hrs PST" but today is Friday OCT 8th

  4. Janet Schmidt
    October 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I want this so bad!

  5. Javiero
    October 5, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Im in too! I just love this program but my 30days its just a little time :(

  6. James Haight
    October 3, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I remember the beta of postbox, it was fairly sweet. lame they went paid, though.

  7. Limo in baltimore
    October 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

    i m in too

  8. Vaibhav Srivastava
    October 1, 2010 at 5:46 am

    count me too..

  9. Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I used the express version but the shareware has more abilities such as the sidebar which gives access to most common functions important in the email service. Thanks for the contest.

  10. Ari Arsyadi
    September 30, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Already using Postbox Express and this would be a great chance to test some cool features lacking on Postbox Express

  11. Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    No, it's an email client like Mail, Thunderbird, and Outlook.