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Author Topic: Postbox 3 - $9.95  (Read 4013 times)

WickdFin

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Postbox 3 - $9.95
« on: September 13, 2012, 05:54:27 PM »
Checked my email this morning and postbox are offering,

Postbox 3 only 9.95 (upgrades from 2 to 3 are 4.95)

It didn't say how long this offer will go for. It is a nice email program, I use it myself.

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 08:23:43 PM »
Note that their blog post about this sounds as if it's not a 'special offer' - it sounds like it's their new price.

Of course, they're free to change prices whenever they want, but there's no indication that this is a 'time limited' special.

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 10:32:30 PM »
the features look enticing to a Thunderbird user.

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

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 02:20:17 AM »
^And they do offer a free 30-day trial. So if you use an IMAP account, there's really no harm to be done if you want to give it a try. That $9.95 price is very reasonable if you later decide to keep it.

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 07:00:12 AM »
the features look enticing to a Thunderbird user.

Actually I was just looking at their switch from Thunderbird page wondering if there was any of it that would make a difference to me.

I guess since it builds on Thunderbird, you do not get more security, compatibility, or speed -- so what features do you feel are a big step up?

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 10:06:42 AM »
I guess since it builds on Thunderbird, you do not get more security, compatibility, or speed -- so what features do you feel are a big step up?

for me, these would all be very interesting (depending on how implemented):

File and Image Search (I miss this a lot in Tbird)
Conversation Views
Powerful Tagging (another biggee)
Focus Pane
Message Annotation


Seeing as there's no plans to develop new features for Thunderbird, I'm wondering where that will leave Postbox in the future...
Tom

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 11:11:48 AM »
I guess since it builds on Thunderbird, you do not get more security, compatibility, or speed -- so what features do you feel are a big step up?

due to Thunderbird's development being halted by Mozilla, i had been on the lookout for a natural successor, and Postbox sort of fits the bill since it started life as a Thunderbird fork. although, i hardly use a desktop client these days other than to have the messages available offline.

Quote from: website
How does the Mozilla announcement impact Postbox development?

Postbox was founded by the original Thunderbird team close to five years ago.  At that time, a version of the source code was forked and the team has been innovating in its own direction ever since.

As such, we expect that the Mozilla announcement will not materially impact Postbox development, and we welcome all Thunderbird users to give Postbox a try!
http://postbox-inc.c...r_thunderbird_users/

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 01:26:27 PM »
Message Annotation

This could be big, the features page doesn't make it sound like anything though

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Editing / Annotation

Edit inbox messages just like a word processor.

I guess I will try to see.


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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
The continued development argument is one thing I agree. I just noticed it is pretty much only available in English though :-\.

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 07:39:47 PM »
I was very excited when, thanks to this thread, I started looking into PostBox.  I was so pleased with a few of its features that I went ahead and bought it after just a few hours of trying it out.  Duh.  I never learn.  A few hours later, I found I couldn't get a couple of things to work, and that's when I found out that PostBox can't be bothered offering tech support.  They've put up some "trouble-shooting" advice, and if that doesn't work, well, too bad for you.  Or rather, too bad for me. [BUT SEE BELOW]

Addendum: Ah, me of little faith.  This morning I was going through some of the PostBox Help information, and to my surprise, I saw a link to a form I could use if I still hadn't found what I was looking for.  So apparently there IS some possibility of real tech support after all.  Not sure why I didn't see it earlier--perhaps because I was signed in this time and not before?  Oh well....  I should add that I'm still finding features that I like about PostBox and am once again happy to have bought it.  (If I could find a way to delete my earlier grumbling, I would, but since I can't find how to do that, I'll just "modify.")
« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 10:07:46 AM by cyberdiva, Reason: correction »

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 01:28:57 PM »
I have been using Postbox for well over a year - I find it nice for email and interaction management. Fast search, and I have a lot of email and quite a few accounts.

Happy to share any knowledge I might have acquired on it :)

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 12:46:15 PM »
Darn, I paid $35 for Postbox. Now they are practicall giving it away.

Story of my life. :(

Sure wish it had smilies.
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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 01:59:44 PM »
Darn, I paid $35 for Postbox. Now they are practicall giving it away.

Indeed. Now $6.95.

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2012, 02:16:41 PM »
What is the advantage of using a desktop client over the browser?

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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 04:45:59 PM »
What is the advantage of using a desktop client over the browser?
By "the browser," do you mean something like Gmail, which you access through your browser?  I have a Gmail account, but I much prefer the kind of customization I can do with an email client like Mulberry or Postbox.  For example, I have my email set up so that different kinds of messages go into different Inboxes--I think I have a total of 16 different "inbox" boxes spread out over three email accounts (not including Gmail).  With Mulberry or PostBox, I can indicate which boxes serve as Inboxes and should thus be checked frequently for new mail.  Indeed, with Mulberry, I can create a "cabinet" that contains all these "inboxes," and I can place the cabinet right at the top of my left-hand column, so I can immediately see when new mail arrives (and from what source) without scrolling down my large number of mailboxes (most of which are for storage, not new mail).  As far as I know, with Gmail I'm limited to a single Inbox per account.  For me, this limitation would be a major inconvenience.  That's why I use Gmail primarily for personal mail from friends and family rather than for business or academic or hobby mail.

 
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Re: Postbox 3 - $9.95
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2012, 10:01:05 AM »
What is the advantage of using a desktop client over the browser?

AFAIK gmail doesnt have the sorting capability of any desktop client.
I use sorting a lot (Thunderbird) to locate and/or group emails.
Tom