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Postbox Express is a simple, yet powerful, new email application. It's based on the same platform as our premium version of Postbox, but contains a lighter-weight feature set that's perfect for home use.

What's New

Version 1.0.1:
  • Add-Ons - Postbox Express 1.0.1 now works with Add-Ons, including the popular Lightning Calendaring Add-On. Visit our Add-Ons page to try some of the Add-Ons available for Postbox and Postbox Express.
  • Language Packs - You can now install community-translated Language Packs into Postbox Express, including German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Akamadoushi Member IconReview+0
Akamadoushi
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Forgets passwords about as often as Apple's Mail app, making it utterly worthless as a replacement. It also lacks a unified inbox for all of my accounts. The positive reviews are rather misleading, but it's a free app so that isn't a big deal.

tl;dr - has all the drawbacks and annoyances of Mail, but no collective inbox.

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Version 1.0.1
Mikael B
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My Mail (Mavericks) never forgets passwords so I have no idea what you're on about.

Fyreflye Member IconComment+362
Fyreflye
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I've been using the free lite version, Postbox Express, since 2010 without a problem. Doesn't have all the features of its big brother but it does do the basic job and allows you to import folders from other apps like Eudora. You can download and try it out here:
http://www.postbox-inc.com/express_features

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Version 1.0.1
David-Morrison Member IconComment+10
David-Morrison
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Being a longtime Eudora user looking for something to replace it, I thought I would try PostBox Express, and maybe the full version later. It looks good and there are many useful features, but I have to say that I am disappointed.

1. For a gmail account, every time I did something, like saving a draft document or sending a message, a window came up showing the interaction with Google. Annoying!

2. The Sent Mail folder shows 4 messages as unread - I suppose that is what it means. But how do I find the unread messages amongst the 100 messages there? Maybe they should be bolded, but they are not.

3. Messages I send appear in All Mail but with nothing to indicate whether they are messages I sent or messages I received.

4. Just because Apple does it doesn't mean it is right. Displaying just people's names is not always helpful. If people have multiple e-mail addresses, you need to see the actual address. In this case, the only way to get the e-mail address is to click on the name when the message is open. This brings up a black window that is only visible while you stay there. Click anywhere else and it disappears. Try to right click on the e-mail address to Copy it, and the person gets inserted as the recipient in a new message. That's not what I wanted to do!!!

Sorry, PostBox needs a lot of work to be useful.

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Version 1.0.1
Poikkeus Member IconReview+281
Poikkeus
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When I had system difficulties with an iMac that wouldn't go away, I downloaded Postbox Express. It's easy to use, automatically imports your Mail settings, and seems extremely stable. In fact, there's a good chance that Postbox Express may replace Mail for me. It's ideal if you're accessing your email from home...and did I mention that this slimmed-down version of Postbox is free? We have a winner here.

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Version 1.0.1
Pik80 Member IconComment+341
Pik80
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Grrrrrr, Postbox keeps deleting my tags after I create them. Does anyone know why it keeps doing this?

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Version 1.0.1
Pik80 Member IconComment+341
Pik80
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I went to rebuild the messages and came back the next day and postbox was still working away. I know I have a lot of messages but I don't think it should take this long.

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Version 1.0.1
Gregmlr Member IconReview+19
Gregmlr
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Don't let the Express in Postbox Express fool you, this is a very capable and well-rounded email app. I had grown tired of Apple Mail continuously asking me for my password throughout the day because it wasn't playing nice with AOL's IMAP server. Switching to Postbox Express alleviated that problem and it has never happened again. Postbox Express imported all of my settings from Apple Mail painlessly. The tabs feature is pretty nifty and something I did not know an email app would have because I never saw the need but now I would miss the feature if I didn't have it. One thing I did not like about the program is when it opens up it automatically takes you to a tab touting the pay version of Postbox and encouraging you to upgrade instead of showing your inbox, but poking around their support site I found a way to disable this tab. I highly recommend this program and plan on switching to it permanently on both of my Macs.

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Version 1.0.1
Rasmus Johan Member IconReview+7
Rasmus Johan
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I have to agree, this application is really great and it's free. I've been using Thunderbird for a while now, but this Mail client just works, nicely done!

- RasmusJ

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Version 1.0.1
yazeedov
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i agree with you too

Theothertim Member IconReview+86
Theothertim
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I have been LOVING Postbox Express! I use it to check a few accounts and it handles them with ease. Previously I used Thunderbird and while the 3.x version is nice, it is slower and occasionally exhibited odd behavior and would produce errors. Postbox Express is faster and has a cleaner GUI. Growl support and a stable application for free! I'm going to check out the paid version to see what I'm missing. Nicely done!

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Version 1.0.0
Tunt Member IconReview+4
Tunt
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Memory is less than 100 MB. Postbox is a clear program. Thunderbird is also good, but I prefer Postbox.

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Version 1.0.0
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Downloads 10,196
Version Downloads 8,832
Type Internet / Email
License Free
Date 06 Jul 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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