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Postbox 3: Completely Replace Your Email Handler in Windows or Mac [Giveaway]

Craig Snyder 11-06-2012

Postbox is widely recognized as one of the most sleek and effective email clients for the Mac OS X platform. OS X has always been about simplifying the user experience and Postbox seems to follow this exact same philosophy, creating a brilliant marriage under that operating system.


As a Windows user myself, the experience is no different. Closely related to Thunderbird, if you’re familiar with most popular email clients then you’ll feel right at home running the latest version Postbox. While this email client caters best to those of us who use Gmail, users of any and every email service provider should find that Postbox 3 works like a charm.

As we’ve done in the past Liberate Gmail From The Browser With Dedicated Email Client Postbox [Giveaway] 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! Read More , we’re offering 25 lucky readers a completely free copy of Postbox 3 (for Windows and Mac) at an overall value of $750! Read up and maybe you’ll be one of those lucky winners.

Setting Up Accounts

Setting up your email account in Postbox is really quite effortless and, as mentioned earlier, very similar to Thunderbird.

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Simply enter your account information and proceed through the process.


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If you use an email provider that isn’t on the obscure side, Postbox will automatically fill out the most painful information for us, including server information, ports, security type, etc.

Your Inbox

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I’m a very retro Windows enthusiast. I’m talking 98, not even XP. One of the first things I do on a fresh Windows install is set the color scheme to Windows Classic and turn off the Themes service. With that being said, the Postbox 3 client still looks incredibly clean and elegant on a system running under barebones visual settings.


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Although it’s a very simple and to-be-expected sort of feature in a paid email client, Postbox 3 makes quick replies a breeze. No pop-out reply windows means less confusion and clutter at the taskbar.

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The Focus Pane (an optional pane under the View menu) is a very nice touch that allows you to isolate certain elements of your email to help prioritize the way you handle your inbox. The Focus Pane allows you to see only unread emails, emails with attachments, and more.


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Postbox 3 has full support for Gmail Labels, as well as a dedicated view for Important labels, the Send & Archive function, Gmail keyboard shortcuts, and more.

Add-ons & More

Postbox supports many add-ons and extensions, all listed on their official website.

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Some of these add-ons feature functionality that can completely change the way you use your Postbox. I’d really recommend checking through the entire list to make sure you aren’t missing out.

Aside from these third-party extensions, Postbox also integrates an entire social atmosphere within the client. As listed on their features page, this includes:

  • Profile photos from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Gravatar and the Address Book
  • Automatically displays job titles and company names from LinkedIn
  • Quick and easy access to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter profile pages
  • Update status directly to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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Postbox also integrates support alongside services like Dropbox and Evernote. It’s a very complete a feature-rich piece of software that simplifies your life of email by including the rest of your online services wherever possible.

Using this software, personal and business email can go from a confusing hassle to a real breeze. Postbox has put together a nice little piece of work for you and 25 lucky MakeUseOf readers will be able to get their paws on the paid version without dropping a dime. For those of you who are anxious or don’t plan to enter the giveaway, you can always buy or try Postbox on your own for just $29.95.

How do I win a copy of Postbox 3?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions. Please note that we’ve included a new entry method which utilises your MakeUseOf points.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page and our Twitter stream.

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The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:

  • Adam Heywood
  • Bryan Hoff
  • Cesar Joshua Garcia
  • Chris Rio
  • Daniel Hall
  • David Stevens
  • Debiao Lu
  • Dmitry Karpenko
  • Frank Munro
  • Gary Wapnitsky
  • Hovsep Avedissian
  • Louis Castrogivanni
  • Matthew
  • Mike M
  • Miroslav Nikl
  • Nikolay Stoyanov
  • Richard Morris
  • Stan Lubiak
  • Victor Manuel Osornio Luna
  • Yang Yang
  • @grafaelmarcos
  • @puneethkumb
  • @xinity
  • @kuurozaki
  • alee67

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from If you require any assistance, please get in touch with before June 24. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, June 15th. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

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  1. Kim Paula Guess
    June 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Oh, I am late.

  2. Ben
    June 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Is there a freeware version?

  3. Nicholas Henson
    June 17, 2012 at 1:14 am

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  4. zug
    June 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Great little giveaway. Would love a chance to get a copy.


  5. hfsindi
    June 15, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I would love to win this one

    Good luck all

    • Daniel
      June 15, 2012 at 10:31 am

      A very good program!

      Thanks for the chance to win! ;)

  6. Troy Janda
    June 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Would love this email client

  7. GamE
    June 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    great !!!

  8. Ravinder Putta
    June 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  9. Karin
    June 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Maybe time to replace Apple mail

  10. Yudono Ra
    June 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    such a nice add-on to my PC ^^

  11. Naresh Singhal
    June 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Please count me in the giveaway. Looks like a more productive alternative to Thunderbird.

  12. Sheikh Yo-ass
    June 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This is an awesome program. Thanks:D

  13. Sheikh Yo-ass
    June 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

    This is an awesome program. Thanks :D

  14. Terieron
    June 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Great Giveaway.Pls Count me in!

  15. dimek
    June 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Great Giveaway

  16. Omer Music
    June 13, 2012 at 6:41 am

    First time I tried it I thought it wasn't worth the money, but I just can't leave without it now.

  17. Justin Broglio
    June 13, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Postbox 3 combined with GQueues, Google Apps and a little GTD knowhow is a productivity powerhouse. I used to have PB on an nice macbook pro at work, but I lost the license when the job ran out. I'd love to win another copy and put my current version of Thunderbird to bed. Thunderbird just doesn't have the conversation view flow, style, focus pane function and core email tools that the PB folks have put together.

  18. Justin Broglio
    June 13, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Postbox 3 is amazing! I used to run it on an upgraded Macbook Pro at my old gig. The focus pane combined with GQueues, Google Apps and a little GTD was a powerhouse of productivity. For managing multiple accounts it beats even the new Mac Mail and Gmail switching back and forth hands down.

    When I had to return that computer I lost the license so I'm in to win a new one!! I've been running the new Thunderbird ever since, but it's just not the same. The conversation view is cumbersome, it takes ten add-ons to do what PostBox 3 does naturally and it just doesn't flow for me like PostBox did.

  19. Evan Fenner
    June 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I'm down to double my chances!

  20. Anton
    June 13, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Counts me in.

  21. Arty McT
    June 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

    This is a really cool program!

  22. Arty
    June 13, 2012 at 12:04 am

    This is an awesome program

  23. Mary Moss
    June 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I picked up Postbox the other day with their discounted deal for students. I'm thinking of switching to Mac to take advantage over their Evernote integration.

    Thanks for the quick overview, I haven't started tweaking the program yet, just loaded my Gmail account into it, and started sifting through mail and unsubscribing from mail I no longer need. Postbox made it very easy to see what I have and what was piling up behind labels/etc.

  24. Samsudeen Hussain
    June 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    From the facebook page i see that there are giveaways happening for sticky password and batchphoto home. I have been trying to locate the posts for this giveaways but i can't see them. I don't know if they are not yet live. Kindly post the link for the giveaways if they are live.

  25. Samsudeen Hussain
    June 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I have been using postbox for over a period of six months and i simply love it. Thank to , i redeemed the points i have collected to get a postbox license. Since i have already got a free license from you guys, i will gift the license to any of my friends if i win it. Once again thank you guys for the free license.

  26. Mohammad Zulhilmi
    June 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Count me in! Tried the trial version of Postbox and i'm quite satisfied with it! Would love to get a free copy :)

  27. Terafall
    June 12, 2012 at 6:29 am

    If I win,how long can I use the license?

    • Jackson Chung
      June 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

      It's a full license so you'll receive updates as long as it's within version 3. You can also install it on every computer you PERSONALLY use.

      • Terafall
        June 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        Then I can't update it to version 4 when it comes out

  28. Tanguy Djokovic
    June 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

    good luck to all :)

  29. Joel Lee
    June 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I've been using Postbox for a few weeks now and it kills Thunderbird, in my opinion. I'll never go back. If you use a desktop email client, then enter this giveaway! It'll be worth your while.

  30. Jeffrey S
    June 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I'm in!!!
    Good luck to all

  31. Dany Bouffard
    June 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I like the integration to dropbox this email program offer.