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I love email. It’s fast, simple, and everybody has it. That being said, I’ve never been able to find a desktop application to really suit my needs. Web-based clients like Gmail are great but can be lacking for power users (not to mention offline support is still a little finicky) and Thunderbird can go for years without a significant update.

Enter Postbox, a sleek and ultra-fast desktop email client for Windows and Mac. This week, we will be giving away 5 FREE copies of Postbox. But it doesn’t end there — we’ll also show you how to get 25% off the retail price, earn all of your money back and then some more!


Thunderbird users will notice some striking similarities – that’s because Postbox is built on Thunderbird’s original code. This is a great thing, because Postbox has taken all the good things from Thunderbird, added new features, and put it in a great looking package.

Easy Setup

Postbox takes the frustration out of configuring your email accounts. When I added my email account, I didn’t need to do anything extra — Postbox figured out the server settings and ports all on its own.

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Interface

The main interface displays a list of your accounts, folders, and messages. Taking a cue from web browsers, Postbox includes a fantastic tabbing system so you can easily jump between messages and searches.

Instead of Thunderbird’s Tags, Postbox uses “Topics” to help you categorize your messages. These work just the same as Tags and I like using them to prioritize my messages. Tags can be automatically assigned to messages based on content or the sender.

Messages

My favorite feature of Postbox is the extra details provided when viewing individual messages. Under the sender’s name, you have access to quick links to find other messages, attachments, images, or links from that sender. Postbox displays a list of attachments and links from the message you are reading which is perfect for digging through messages to find something specific.

Search

Search is probably one of the most important features when dealing with a large inbox. Postbox sports a very fast internal search engine, but after indexing your messages (a one-time process which can take quite a bit of time if you have a large inbox), performing a search displays the specific parts of the message that contain your search string. This is especially useful when sorting through similar messages.

A handy slider at the bottom of the search results allows you to expand or condense the preview text for each message.

Postbox contains 4 handy buttons in the top right: Attachments, Images, Links, and Contacts. Clicking these buttons creates a new tab and instantly displays a list of all media matching that criteria.

Conversations

Like Gmail, Postbox threads your messages to keep conversations together and help make sense of your messages. When collapsed, the message thread tells you exactly who was involved in the conversation so you’ll never be digging aimlessly through message threads. If you select the main message thread, you can view all subsequent conversations in one window.

Sharing and Social Networks

If you use Facebook, you can log in with your account and Postbox will automatically import your friends’ email addresses and pictures. Postbox also lets you update your statuses for Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed from within the application.

Support for OmniFocus and Things

Streamlining the Getting Things Done lifestyle, Postbox includes support for 2 of the most popular task managers, OmniFocus and Things. With Postbox, you’ll now be on top of your work, not drowning in it.

It all sounds great, doesn’t it? Let’s get started — want to win a copy?

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple. Just follow the steps.


STEP 1
Join our Facebook page by clicking on the Like button on the left. If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

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STEP 2
Share this post with your friends by clicking on the Recommend button.

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STEP 3
In the comments section below, sign in with your Disqus, Facebook or Twitter account and tell us why you’d like to win.

Alternatively, you can also comment as a guest but do use your real email address so that we can contact you if you are selected.


This giveaway begins now and will end on Friday, 30th April at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email the next day.

If you’re not picked as a winner, don’t sweat. Postbox has a very cool referral program which will allow you to purchase this awesome email client for $30 and then get all of your money back. Learn more about it here. If you have a coupon code, enter it in the comments; let others use it and earn some dough!

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

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

  1. Syd Nyte
    May 1, 2010 at 5:09 am

    I would like a copy. Why, well I do not at all like windows mail at all, and this is so feature rich.

  2. Anonymous
    May 1, 2010 at 4:10 am

    Can't stand Outlook...it's just the worst; even snail mail is better than MS Outlook.

  3. Charlie Causey
    May 1, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Postbox sounds like the software I need to organize my email accounts. I like good software, and if makeuseof says it's good then it's good!

  4. Maggie Reddy
    April 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Always better ways to do something.

  5. LaurentR
    April 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I'd like to win Postbox since I'm sure it will be better tham Mail.app for IMAP accounts

  6. John Paul Mays
    April 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Because I'm a big Thunderbird user and have been looking for a way to supercharge it!

  7. Gina Fernandez
    April 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I am a volatile person. Not in a crazy or dangerous way, mind you (well ok, maybe a wee bit batty) but more in a All-Over-The-Place, Not-Quite-Sure-What-Goes-Where-Or-Where-I-Decided-To-Store-That-Thing-I-Need-This-Time. So I find it more than a little ironic when friends comment on how organized I am. I am not organized. I am Chaos Personified. I just do my best to search out those things in life that might make it possible to help me to actually be organized. Or at the least, those things that can sync with a decent calendar/email system that will remind me to put on pants before I leave the house. Please. Help me remember to put on pants, MakeUseOf Gods. The world will be happier for it. Trust.

  8. Zoya Fansler
    April 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I would love to take better control of my various e-mail accounts. This sounds like the ideal software to use to organize my e-mail. Thank you!

  9. Gayle W
    April 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I use Thunderbird on my computer to check Gmail so don't have to always go online . I would love the functionality of the additional features PostBox offers!

  10. Morrison
    April 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    WOW... To me, this program has raised the benchmark of e-mail clients!

  11. ritaload
    April 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    would love to win a copy of Postbox First Class Email. this would be so wonderful.
    Thank you. I have let all my friends know about this offer and Makeuseof.com. Love the site! Thanks for all the info you share.

  12. ritaload
    April 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    would love to win a copy of Postbox First Class Email. this would be so wonderful.
    Thank you. I have let all my friends know about this offer and Makeuseof.com. Love the site! Thanks for all the info you share.

  13. Guest
    April 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I would love to win a copy of Postbox First Class Email. this would be so wonderful.
    Thank you. I have let all my friends know about this offer and Makeuseof.com. Love the site! Thanks for all the info you share.

  14. Guest
    April 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I would love to win a copy of Postbox First Class Email. this would be so wonderful.
    Thank you. I have let all my friends know about this offer and Makeuseof.com. Love the site! Thanks for all the info you share.

  15. Ben Evans
    April 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Oh Yess!

  16. Michael Wilson
    April 30, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I want the functionality offered because Apple mail is too limited for me now.

  17. Anonymous
    April 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I am completely fed up with Windows Outlook 2007. That should be sufficient reason for me to win a copy of postbox.

  18. Sheldon Steinberg
    April 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I follow Make Use Of regularly. Since I am not a techie, this site is just perfect for my needs. I am a Thunderbird user, but I have grown bored with the "childish" themes, and I am searching for a more "professional" email client.

  19. GadgetComa
    April 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I'm a power user and GTDer who needs the great integration features of Postbox. It'll help me keep my inbox at zero so I can keep reading all of the great Make Use Of posts!

  20. John47
    April 30, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I used Postbox when it was in the free beta stage and liked it quite a bit - was sad when they cut me off when it hit 1.0. I'd love to start using it again, thanks!

  21. Dennis
    April 30, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I really need this now that I've lost Outlook, which was provided by the job.

  22. Mia Myka
    April 30, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Would really love a copy of Postbox as it would help me organize the group I follow. I never win free stuff,please pick me! :)

  23. Lionel Valdellon
    April 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Looking forward to a supercharged email experience ... with tabs. Because you can never have too much email. You can however have too many substandard email tools.

  24. Patrick Danforth
    April 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I want nice clean and neat...Outlook is killing me and it is time I had change :)

  25. Anonymous
    April 29, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Because of my thesis writing i actually live on my email program... I used Postbox before it became commercial and i found it very useful and very powerful... It would be great to start using it again...

  26. Pawel
    April 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Wow, what a nice giveaway... Shared! ;)

  27. mbisdanishboy
    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I think seraching postbox rapidshare is the way to go http://www.filestube.com/d0cb3...

  28. mbisdanishboy
    April 29, 2010 at 1:30 pm
  29. mbisdanishboy
    April 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

    ????

  30. mbisdanishboy
    April 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Since I am a mac guru. I must say.. I have Postbox. what an amazing program. first the other e-mail clients.

    *Mail- Mail for Mac is simple but for multi tasking. it lags!

    *Thuderbird--works well... but too many crappy add ons. just like firefox when you try to add on all these "widgets and what not" it screws up your browser and most is stupid stuff you get rid of and not useful.

    BEHOLD POSTBOX!!!!

    from using it for a day is great... but, I think you people trying to win it have a better luck looking for a "patched version"

  31. mbisdanishboy
    April 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Since I am a mac guru. I must say.. I have Postbox. what an amazing program. first the other e-mail clients.

    *Mail- Mail for Mac is simple but for multi tasking. it lags!

    *Thuderbird--works well... but too many crappy add ons. just like firefox when you try to add on all these "widgets and what not" it screws up your browser and most is stupid stuff you get rid of and not useful.

    BEHOLD POSTBOX!!!!

    from using it for a day is great... but, I think you people trying to win it have a better luck looking for a "patched version"

  32. Anonymous
    April 29, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Always thought a dressed up Thunderbird would be tops, and here it is.

  33. charu
    April 29, 2010 at 4:33 am

    i have been using thunderbird for a while but it lacks some good features and getting something built on top of thunderbird will be great. It will help a lot. Thanks.

  34. Jorge Velazquez
    April 29, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Great idea, i'll test it for you gladly.

  35. Eddie Yang
    April 29, 2010 at 2:30 am

    I'd love to have a copy of Postbox to replace Thunderbird

  36. Anonymous
    April 28, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Mac mail just doesn't cut it if you require advanced archival/searching features.

  37. shawnlanglois
    April 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I've recently picked up my first Mac after 20 years of being a PC user, and while I have been trying to adjust, the one stumbling block I've hit is email. The default OSX Mail client is good, but is lacking certain key features I'd like to have. I've tried Thunderbird, but it is both overkill and cluttered, and while I like Mailplane, I feel the need to move away from Gmail a bit.

    Postbox seems to have a nice, clean interface that is easy to use, but also some rather compelling, yet simple features I am dying to try out. Tabs and Conversations are such simple innovations, but work wonders for enhanced productivity.

    Mostly I want my mail to be like my new Mac. Efficient, built to suit my needs, simple and elegant.

  38. shawnlanglois
    April 28, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I've recently picked up my first Mac after 20 years of being a PC user, and while I have been trying to adjust, the one stumbling block I've hit is email. The default OSX Mail client is good, but is lacking certain key features I'd like to have. I've tried Thunderbird, but it is both overkill and cluttered, and while I like Mailplane, I feel the need to move away from Gmail a bit.

    Postbox seems to have a nice, clean interface that is easy to use, but also some rather compelling, yet simple features I am dying to try out. Tabs and Conversations are such simple innovations, but work wonders for enhanced productivity.

    Mostly I want my mail to be like my new Mac. Efficient, built to suit my needs, simple and elegant.

  39. Anonymous
    April 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    This just completes the Mac experience!

  40. Jose
    April 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Mail for Mac is good but this takes it a few steps beyond!

  41. Adpower
    April 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I would like to win because I like winning. We all need a private email client, especially one that is new on the market and is somewhat like Thunderbird, which I used for years. Postbox is new and has many of the same although enhanced features of Thunderbird, it will be another great tool in my toolbox.

  42. Herb
    April 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    My inbox is always a mess. Seems like a great tool to help me get back in control.

  43. Kathy Schneider
    April 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Oh Lord, please give me the tabs! I have way to many email accounts and this would be perfect!

  44. Tyson
    April 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I need to manage multiple e-mail accounts and this looks to be the best software to use.

  45. lorien
    April 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds like Mail got even better...I'll take my chance!!

  46. Jay
    April 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I need this program its has great features to manage my email accounts in a productive manner. Thanks.

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/9podder/sta...

  47. Jay
    April 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I need this program its has great features to manage my email accounts in a productive manner. Thanks.

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/9podder/status/12997505190

  48. maczealot
    April 28, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I used Postbox during its free beta. I absolutely loved it and was excited about it. I told everyone I know to switch to it. I put it on my Windows partition too. I had been searching for a good Windows mail client and had finally found it. I had been using Apple Mail on my Mac partition (my primary computer) and had gotten tired of it. I went looking for something new and found this.

    Then I lost my job right before this came out of beta and never had the money to buy it. So I've been using Thunderbird ever since and it's just not the same. Not to mention I have constant problems with Thunderbird. The delete button always stops working. I get it fixed and then it breaks again. It crashes. I have add ons that don't work. Thunderbird is great but I still miss Postbox.

  49. maczealot
    April 28, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I used Postbox during its free beta. I absolutely loved it and was excited about it. I told everyone I know to switch to it. I put it on my Windows partition too. I had been searching for a good Windows mail client and had finally found it. I had been using Apple Mail on my Mac partition (my primary computer) and had gotten tired of it. I went looking for something new and found this.

    Then I lost my job right before this came out of beta and never had the money to buy it. So I've been using Thunderbird ever since and it's just not the same. Not to mention I have constant problems with Thunderbird. The delete button always stops working. I get it fixed and then it breaks again. It crashes. I have add ons that don't work. Thunderbird is great but I still miss Postbox.

  50. Gabriel Drach
    April 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I want to try it again. If they improve performance...

  51. David Wang
    April 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Been using Apple mail for a while now. Would really like something that isn't so limited.

  52. jdhas
    April 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I've been using Postbox since it was in alpha/beta shape and really, really enjoyed it. They are definitely developing a powerful, "future-thinking" communications platform (as opposed to the stalled development of Thunderbird, or the flawed development of Outlook). However, I am on a radically tight budget, and just can't afford the registration price for this otherwise outstanding product.

  53. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Managing email and networking accumulation is one of the biggest challenges for small business owners who need to be on top of the work they love and keep in touch with the people they love at home. Integration of status updates and microblogging into a solid open source app is ideal for this.

  54. The 97s Daies-Muhd Firdaus
    April 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Hi! Just to greets...Hummm....Postbox? Actually this is my first time hear about this software but I'm still want to try to win it because makeuseof said it good so,I'm just follow maybe this software will help me as I am still new in this email things...
    (Sorry for my bad english)

  55. The 97s Daies-Muhd Firdaus
    April 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Hi! Just to greets...Hummm....Postbox? Actually this is my first time hear about this software but I'm still want to try to win it because makeuseof said it good so,I'm just follow maybe this software will help me as I am still new in this email things...
    (Sorry for my bad english)

  56. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    I've always loved the mail program inside Opera's browser, but I dont like having to store my mail in their format. Tried TB, but it was just 'meh'. This one sounds awesome.

  57. VE
    April 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I was using PB when it was free too, and would love to win a free copy (on the other hand, I don't know if I'd pay for it... need to see what it's like since it hasn't been free!)

  58. Josef Šín
    April 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Much more better then TB3 or slow Outlook...

  59. Shaun Takenouchi
    April 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I would love to win Postbox as I am looking for a new email client and really can't afford to pay for one right now that I really like.

  60. Kirk Fontaine
    April 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I would love to win this application because I love the easy access to attachments, photos etc. and looks and works better than Thunderbird which is now my default email app when the trial ended with Postbox . i am a college student who is unemployed and need something like this for my classes for communication purposes

  61. daw_news
    April 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Used this in beta. Had some good features that I'd like to try again.

  62. pratikdaga
    April 27, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    This is an absolute superb email client. It has an amazing searching ability and sniffs out every piece of email that you had ever send, received or began to compose. It is very fast and thats what I like the most. I have used it's trial version in the past and I would love to have a code for the full version.

    Thank you very much MakeUseOf for organizing this giveaway!!

  63. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

    This is an absolute superb email client. It has an amazing searching ability and sniffs out every piece of email that you had ever send, received or began to compose. It is very fast and thats what I like the most. I have used it's trial version in the past and I would love to have a code for the full version.

    Thank you very much MakeUseOf for organizing this giveaway!!

  64. daniele
    April 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Postbox. I *just* got my MBP (Mac Convert!) about 3 weeks ago...and right after getting it, my friend was telling me/showing me the Awesomesauceness of Postbox. I was drooling over how sweet it is. ;-)

    twitter: @dani29
    facebook: dani.xxix

  65. daniele
    April 27, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Postbox. I *just* got my MBP (Mac Convert!) about 3 weeks ago...and right after getting it, my friend was telling me/showing me the Awesomesauceness of Postbox. I was drooling over how sweet it is. ;-)

    twitter: @dani29
    facebook: dani.xxix

  66. JIN Yi
    April 27, 2010 at 8:44 am

    and over twitter as well http://twitter.com/eversurpris...

  67. JIN Yi
    April 27, 2010 at 6:44 am

    and over twitter as well http://twitter.com/eversurprise

  68. Kevin Rice
    April 27, 2010 at 6:09 am

    ...because its monumentally better than the cc:MAIL or MS Mail client :)

  69. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 3:04 am

    I would like this because I have many things coming in my inbox and this would help sort it out.

  70. Mario Filipe
    April 27, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Email is not dead, it just needs a lift up and Postbox might be it. Can´t wait to try it.

  71. Chris Rivera
    April 27, 2010 at 2:56 am

    I like Apple's Mail application, but some of the features of Postbox look pretty cool. I would definitely like the added flexibility.

  72. pcdocdwb
    April 27, 2010 at 2:49 am

    I have tried Postbox a few times and loved it, yet could not pull the trigger to buy it. I would love to win a copy and refer all my friends to try and buy.

  73. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Tried a demo of this. This software rocks! I need a great piece of software like this for my business and personal use. thanks for putting this up on here. You guys rock more!

  74. J. John Thiede II
    April 27, 2010 at 2:31 am

    i been looking for the best email client

  75. Kimee
    April 27, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Facebook: kimeepower. Twitter: kimee
    I would love to win a copy because I need better organization of my emails.

  76. Kimee
    April 27, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Facebook: kimeepower. Twitter: kimee
    I would love to win a copy because I need better organization of my emails.

  77. Henry Silva Castillo
    April 27, 2010 at 2:12 am

    I urgently need a good mail manager so this one would be excellent for me. Hope I'm lucky!

  78. Adam
    April 27, 2010 at 2:11 am

    I have been testing Postbox and love it. The built in social media features, the tagging, the ease of use and usable layout all add up to a winner. I haven't used Mail.app in two weeks and I don't want to go back - THAT'S why I should be chose as one of the winners!

  79. Michelle Fahey Rakoczy
    April 27, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I would love to have a better way to organize all of my mail accounts.

  80. Steve
    April 27, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I downloaded the beta, loved it, and now can't buy it.

  81. Sébastien Gravel
    April 27, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I discovered Postbox last month and it's a great application. Thank you for sharing this useful info with the screen captures!

  82. Joe AKA dOgBOi
    April 27, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Because I beta tested Postbox, but couldn't afford to buy it at the time. But I loved it!

  83. Anonymous
    April 27, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I would like a copy of Postbox to show others what a great alternative it is to Outlook or even Thunderbird. I know a lot of people that I consult with who would benefit from my recommendation.

  84. deadman36g
    April 26, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I am a daily MakeUseOf reader and would love to win a copy of Postbox. I have used Thunderbird for a few years now and this app looks to even surpass it

  85. Cindy Gifford
    April 26, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Wow I would love this program as I have gone from webmail, to outlook express, to college email, and now to Thunderbird. I know Thunderbird has limitations that are annoying but it still is a better email client for me. I have combined business, personal, college emails so it is all one stop reading :) I love Makeuseof it has lots of wonderful ideas.

  86. Pt
    April 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Having tried different email clients for the Mac, I find Postbox the most efficient to manage online communication! It helps me spend less time organizing and more time getting things done. I liked their trial version and would love to win a free copy. Can't wait to use it again!

  87. Marjorie
    April 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    My inbox is chaotic & definitely needs an intervention!

  88. Glenn
    April 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I've used a lot Postbox while it was free. I would love a free copy to continue to use this great software. Thanks!

  89. Samantha Warden
    April 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Looking for an alternative email option -- I am charged with managing two email addresses from one computer and Exchange Server will not allow full use of both addresses.

  90. sefcug
    April 26, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I use TBird, but am always looking for something better. Also, could show to user groups as an alternative to other email apps.

  91. Jon Propper
    April 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    i spend a good deal of time communicating via email for my business. i am always looking for ways to increase my productivity

  92. Jon Propper
    April 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    i spend a good deal of time communicating via email for my business. i am always looking for ways to increase my productivity

  93. Ann Degeetere
    April 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Because Postbox can bring all my mail together (Mail, gMail and HotMail). Also the visual browse and search is cool!

  94. zx
    April 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Because It's the first e-mail app that is doing everything it can to make users live easier where the others still stays in old days.

  95. Joseph
    April 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because I'm not old enough to get a credit card so this is the only way to get a copy!

  96. Kunal
    April 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    As nice as Thunderbird is, the extra features in Postbox make me want to ditch Thunderbird.

  97. Philip Ryan Johnson
    April 26, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Cos Mail sucks. Thunderbird sucks. Everything sucks. Except PostBox. And their usability studies prove how keenly interested they are in their user-base. They will end up building one of the top email apps down the road, if not already.

  98. tester22
    April 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Would love to get a copy of Postbox, especially with the new unified postbox that makes it easier to keep everything connected.

  99. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    why do i want to win? because my trial period ended, and i wasn't prepared to spend money on a program that didn't so some of the things apple mail does standard... like having rules that apply across multiple inboxes. but if things have changed, I'm in, and would switch back. i found postbox to be quite the polished email client - once the features are updated.

  100. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I never win anything...

  101. Nick Noble
    April 26, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I saw this software for the first time on friday, and was thinking about buying it,
    but then I saw that make use of had a giveaway....coincidence? I think not......

  102. Nick Noble
    April 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I saw this software for the first time on friday, and was thinking about buying it,
    but then I saw that make use of had a giveaway....coincidence? I think not......

  103. Obada Attar
    April 26, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because I really like the conversation view feature and the tabs feature that will help me in processing school related emails..

  104. Greg Wardlaw
    April 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because of the search and tab features.

  105. matiasdoyle
    April 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Ever since I used the beta of Postbox I loved it, but after it went out of beta (started to cost money) I've been unable to use it (economy of a student...). So would love to win a copy!

  106. Jose
    April 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I already have bought a Postbox, but I would like a copy for my gf...

  107. David Nelson
    April 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I would like a copy because good email clients are hard to come by, and Postbox looks like it offers some great, unique features not present in other mail apps.

  108. Milosz Falinski
    April 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Wow, would be great to win this! I'd give it away to my friend, I already have postbox and am in love with it.

  109. Corey Punches
    April 26, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I need to win a copy because I can't convince my wife to let me buy a copy! :)

  110. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I've been using the demo version for a while and would really like a free copy!

  111. Superfood Girl
    April 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I'd love to have a copy of Postbox.
    I recently started a new job & with having a new e-mail address (and my 10+ others), I've taken the initiative to evaluate all of my Mac-based options for mail programs ~ I certainly want the BEST!!!

    I'm trying to switch over from using a Windows based program (I'm not naming any names, but I'll just say I am SO over using that). ;-) Would love to make the complete switch over from having to use even my "virtual" PC.

    Currently I'm trying out Mail for Mac (of course),
    and Thunderbird (interesting that you mention Thunderbird here, seeing as you've taken the code for this and IMPROVED it).

    So, now I just HAVE to try Postbox!
    Thanks for the article :)

  112. Superfood Girl
    April 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I'd love to have a copy of Postbox.
    I recently started a new job & with having a new e-mail address (and my 10+ others), I've taken the initiative to evaluate all of my Mac-based options for mail programs ~ I certainly want the BEST!!!

    I'm trying to switch over from using a Windows based program (I'm not naming any names, but I'll just say I am SO over using that). ;-) Would love to make the complete switch over from having to use even my "virtual" PC.

    Currently I'm trying out Mail for Mac (of course),
    and Thunderbird (interesting that you mention Thunderbird here, seeing as you've taken the code for this and IMPROVED it).

    So, now I just HAVE to try Postbox!
    Thanks for the article :)

  113. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I've used everything from Mailplane to Mail.app and even the Gmail web UI. I need a nice, streamlined app, that will help me unify my communications in order to Get Things Done!

  114. Travis Hoover
    April 26, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Postbox is by far the best mail program out there for both windows and OSX and I would love to get a copy because my trial just ended!!!

  115. Sahil Malhan
    April 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    You made it simple for me, answering itself! - I love email. And i badly need such a desktop app to support my needs. Frankly, i haven't tried any, but i want to use one, just to have a manageable life! Thanks :)

  116. Ben Scruggs
    April 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I would love to win a copy of Postbox because I recently started using OmniFocus for GTD. Email integration would be a HUGE step forward for me.

  117. Robert Gottlieb
    April 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I'd definitely like to win this as I have tons of email that I search through on a regular basis.

  118. Robert Gottlieb
    April 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I'd definitely like to win this as I have tons of email that I search through on a regular basis.

  119. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I dump all mail, business and personal, into Google mail, but, because of the way emails are organized, I miss new additions to conversations. Reeely need Postbox

  120. Brandon Colvin
    April 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Thunderbird was my email client of choice when I was on Windows and I've continued that trend on the Mac. The feature-list of Postbox is awesome and I'd love to win a free copy.

  121. Swiftman
    April 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I don't like Thunderbird, however I do like to have a dedicated mail client. Looks like Postbox would be perfect! Hope I win.

  122. CEW
    April 26, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Despite the extra features I personally I don't think it is worth $30 when compared to the free price tag of thunderbird.

  123. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I used Postbox beta some time ago, by far is the best email client I ever used

  124. Miguel Wickert
    April 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because it appears to give 'mailplane' a run for its money! But I must know, at last from experience. :)

    email: migcmc03@gmail.com

  125. Miguel Wickert
    April 26, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because it appears to give 'mailplane' a run for its money! But I must know, at last from experience. :)

    email: migcmc03@gmail.com

  126. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS

  127. Phillip Johns
    April 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I would like to win because my Trial has expired just as was getting used to all of the features it offers!

  128. James Riggen
    April 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    PLease! :)

  129. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    The best way to receive email notification if one has multiple accounts, I am glad that there is some free licences and was hopping for more in order to increase the chance of winning one.

  130. Chips Chapman
    April 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I'm a long time user of Eudora (Mac). Postbox may well be the next generation email client for me. I'm definitely going to try it.

  131. Rjayr
    April 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I have used Postbox when it was free and loved it. As a university student I could not justify the price of Postbox, when Thunderbird is available free, but I would love to use it again. It makes Thunderbird so much better.

    Thanks

  132. Rjayr
    April 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I have used Postbox when it was free and loved it. As a university student I could not justify the price of Postbox, when Thunderbird is available free, but I would love to use it again. It makes Thunderbird so much better.

    Thanks

  133. Bartosz Chmura
    April 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I would like to back to email client, but dont like Thunderbird. Need to try some fresh.

  134. KGMjr32
    April 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I am looking for something better than Windows Mail...

  135. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Mac Mail lacks a) tabs and b) decent search capabilities. This looks like quite a good option for me!!

  136. Steven Schwartz
    April 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    I would use Postbox for the many emails I get from my teachers about homework. And because Makeuseof is awesome!

  137. jan
    April 26, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I was using the Postbox Beta and instead of spending time tweaking my mail program to work the way I want Postbox supported me managing my business mails and attachments the way I like it.

  138. Jason Bengs
    April 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Postbox would be a great way for me to keep my email organized for work and home.

  139. Francis E. Morgan
    April 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    In your news/email you stated that the Postbox software was going to be free. You failed to mention that it would be limited to five copies. Bait and switch scam to me. Thanks for wasting my time checking your web site for the 'free' software.

  140. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I would like to win, as I am not thrilled with Mac Mail, and Outlook 2011 for the Mac isn't getting rave reviews either. It would be great to have a dual-platform mail client!

  141. Philip Bebbington
    April 26, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I use my email every single day. Mail by Apple has been my main mail client for quite some time and I feel Postbox could really help be increase my efficiency.

  142. N L Puckett II
    April 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Love the giveaways have yet to win, but I would like a copy of Postbox because its an amazing program

  143. jerry joanis
    April 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I would love a copy of this, used the beta and it was awesome! Really love the OmniFocus integration.

  144. Deana Gibson
    April 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I have all but given up on desktop clients for email. I've used outlook, and thunderbird and have given them up for gmail. Although I can use gmail offline I still miss something in not using a true email client. I wish I had known about Postbox while it was in beta, so I could give it a try. I'd like to win a copy of Postbox so I can road test it.

  145. Levi Saunders
    April 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because its an amazing program and I'm a faithful reader of Makeuseof.com!

  146. Levi Saunders
    April 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I would like a copy of Postbox because its an amazing program and I'm a faithful reader of Makeuseof.com!

  147. Nikolay Kolev
    April 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I've been using Postbox while it was free. It is definitely better looking and functioning than Thunderbird and the only negative side is the lack of Linux support. Anyway, I'm using Thunderbird on Windows, so, I would love to win a free copy!

  148. Christine Gray
    April 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Outlook just doesn't complete the picture!

  149. Colleen Cole
    April 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I am a moderator of two Yahoo Groups - one of which has 5000 members - that's a lot of emails on a daily basis, and every now an again, I need to search them for specifics. This sounds like a useful piece of software for that. I already use Thunderbird, but it isn't perfect and the search function doesn't work as well as I would like.

    Thanks - I recommended this on facebook.

  150. Colleen Cole
    April 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I am a moderator of two Yahoo Groups - one of which has 5000 members - that's a lot of emails on a daily basis, and every now an again, I need to search them for specifics. This sounds like a useful piece of software for that. I already use Thunderbird, but it isn't perfect and the search function doesn't work as well as I would like.

    Thanks - I recommended this on facebook.

  151. Helnes
    April 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I should win a copy of Postbox because I'm a sucker for great software and a poor poor student.

  152. Pawe? Derehaj?o
    April 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I was looking for perfect email client for my mother. Thunderbird seemed a good choice because of simplicity but we were disappointed a bit by version 3.0 which new features comparing to 2.0 are nothing special actually. Postbox is like thunderbird on steroids but unfortunately it's not free and that's why it would be nice to win a copy.

  153. Scuba Instructor
    April 26, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The extra features of Postbox will be of great benefit when contacting our students.

    Postbox can show all attachments and links from the message you are reading which is great when you want to find something specific

    Keeping them informed of their progress and dive trips can be done very well with Postbox

  154. Scuba Instructor
    April 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The extra features of Postbox will be of great benefit when contacting our students.

    Postbox can show all attachments and links from the message you are reading which is great when you want to find something specific

    Keeping them informed of their progress and dive trips can be done very well with Postbox

  155. ContestMan
    April 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Have used Thunderbird since it came out, but it always has been lacking in features and the addons are surprisingly sparse compared to Firefox. Would love the chance to give an "enhanced" email client a go to replace what I'm using now.

  156. Andrew Incarnadine
    April 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    When Postbox first came out I downloaded the beta and quickly fell in love. Unfortunately Postbox began to charge for their program, and I could not justify the expense due to the similarities of Postbox to Thunderbird. Given the choice, however, I find Postbox to be a much better e-mail client. Postbox's search is speedier and its RSS reader is more efficient. Also, the interface has a cleaner look.

  157. Dawid
    April 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    why I need it? i love trying different mail software for mac: mail (of course) postbox (free edition was brilliant) thunderbird. need to try new! thanks

  158. Mike Henderson
    April 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I'd love to have a copy of Postbox to manage my personal, work, and college emails in one place. The tab format adds quite a bit of organization potential and I really need that!!!!! Looks fantastic.

  159. Prakash Gandhi Natarajan
    April 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I love to use a client which satisfy user needs

  160. Jeff Boldt
    April 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I recently switched from Entourage to Apple Mail because the latter was crashing multiple times a day, but the former seems too limited. Tabs and some of the other features in Postbox make it seem like the ideal mail app, and I'd love to give it a try!

    • Paul Miller
      April 27, 2010 at 1:48 am

      Hmm. You switched FROM MS Entourage TO Apple Mail, because the LATTER (Apple Mail) was crashing?

    • Jeff Boldt
      April 28, 2010 at 1:55 am

      Paul -- Former, latter ... I always get them mixed up! Good catch! -- JB

  161. mikealberts
    April 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I would like to win a free copy of Posbox since I have heard it is an amazing programme and then I can tell all my friends and business colleagues about it and that I got it from http://www.makeuseof.com and proudly recommend them to sign up to the newsletter!

  162. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I would like to win a free copy of Posbox since I have heard it is an amazing programme and then I can tell all my friends and business colleagues about it and that I got it from http://www.makeuseof.com and proudly recommend them to sign up to the newsletter!

  163. Michael Waltl
    April 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Because Mail for Mac OS doesn't have tabs, and I need them ;-)!

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