If you’re one of the few people out there with only one email address, you can probably move along. But more often than not, most people who work using the Internet have at least two different email addresses to their name, with more depending on the kind of jobs they work. Instead of remembering to check each and every address separately, which could involve navigating to multiple different web-based email login pages, it might be a good idea to download Postbox.
Postbox, available for both PC and Mac, is a desktop-based email client that will give you one-stop access to all your email addresses, regardless of whether they rely on IMAP or POP3 protocols. Postbox easily retrieves and sends emails for Gmail accounts, meaning that you’ll never have to log into Gmail via your web-browser again, or be subject to whatever redesigns Google feels like instituting. Getting away from using in-browser email also means that when your browser crashes, the email you’ve been writing for the last 15 minutes won’t get lost in the ether.
Having access to all your email accounts in one place also puts Postbox’s search function on display. Instead of trying to remember which inbox has that important message from a client or friend, simply searching for the term you’re looking for will yield all the results you might need. You can also make filing and retrieving messages easier by taking advantage of Postbox’s Tagging feature. Emails can be assigned to different topics and filed away, helping you to separate the wheat from the chaff when looking up important conversations. And its integration with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Dropbox, allows users to respond to messages and posts without bothering with opening up their web browsers.
Last, buying the license for Postbox costs only $9.95, and will grant you unlimited installs on your various different computers. That means that if you use Postbox at work, you’ll have access to all the same emails once you get home—they all sync with each other with the push of the “Get Mail” button.
Simply put, Postbox is a must-have tool for those of us who have to juggle a few different email addresses. You’ll be happy you downloaded it—but you can try it for free for 30 days if you want to make sure before you pony up your tenner.
- Being able to get to all of your different email addresses in one program is a huge boost to productivity and ease-of-access. Searching through all your messages is a cinch.
- Taking email out of the browser and onto your desktop means you won’t lose your message mid-draft when Chrome or Safari decides to inexplicably crap out.
- Buying one license is inexpensive at $10, and it provides unlimited personal downloads and installs.
- Postbox also offers social network integration with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Dropbox, giving users even more opportunity to respond to messages without opening up a web-browser.