Gmail, and email in general, takes up a big part of our online experience. Whether it’s for personal or business needs, you’ve probably written at least one email today (I would guess most of you have written much more than that). Postbox is an awesome email client (we’ve looked at it more than once before, based on Mozilla Thunderbird but with so many goodies added you will hardly recognize its heritage. Postbox is aimed at making it easy to switch over from Gmail, but no matter what email service you currently use, there’s a lot to like about this client.
This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of Postbox 3 for both Windows and Mac worth $750 in total! Let me show you around, and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky winners!
Postbox is built for wide monitors, and uses a vertical split view by default. On the left you can see a list of messages, each with a sender and subject shown; the right side contains a view of the current message, along with a “Quick reply” box which you can use to jot off a quick answer and send it on its way without using the dedicated message window. There’s a customizable Favorites bar at the top of the window, which means you don’t have to have the folder view visible at all times (it’s hidden in the screenshot above).
Another thing you can see above is that you can open messages in tabs – a very handy feature for when you want to reference a number of previous emails. Just like Gmail, Postbox supports threaded conversations: Email threads are shown as one long thread, so you don’t have to hunt through your inbox for individual messages about the same subject.
The Focus Pane
One feature I like is the Focus Pane. This optional pane lets you slice and dice the currently displayed folder in all sorts of ways: Want to show only messages with attachments? A single click does the trick. Or maybe you just want to see emails that arrived in the last few days? No problem. Filtering is basically instant – much faster than custom searches on Gmail (which are already quite fast).
Large attachments can make emails slow to download, and clog up mailboxes. Even if you have gigabytes of space on your Gmail accounts, emails with 15MB attachments do tend to add up. Postbox lets you mitigate this by integrating with Dropbox: Once you switch on Dropbox integration, you can just drag and drop files from your Dropbox folder into the message, and Postbox will simply insert a link to the file into the email. It’s magic!
Archiving, Importance Markers, Canned Responses, And More
Postbox features many other features you may have come to know and love via Gmail. Above is a screenshot of the window used to create a new Canned Response, which you can then use to quickly reply to common types of emails.
Postbox is an elegant email client, and goes a long way towards making desktop-based email a fun, productive experience. If you’re tired of email in the browser, or don’t like your current clunky client, this is one giveaway you shouldn’t miss!
Try Postbox 3 by downloading a 30-day trial version. Or if you’re in it to win one of 25 free copies of Postbox for Windows or Mac, here’s what you need to do.
How do I win a copy?
It’s simple, just follow the instructions.
Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form
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