Mailbox for iOS Gains New Email Management Features, Languages

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    Popular email app Mailbox was today updated to version 2.1, adding several new email management features. It's now possible to print emails, mark them as spam, or mark them as unread by tapping on a new options menu denoted by three dots on the app's thread view or within individual messages.

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    Along with these new management tools, Mailbox has gained Passbook integration. Users can select a ticket or other attachment in the inbox, which will then be added directly to Passbook.

    The app will also permanently delete messages that have been swiped to the trash and it has been updated to support 19 different languages and 24-hour time.
    First introduced in early 2013, Mailbox proved to be ultra popular, requiring a reservation system that restricted access to a limited number of users for several weeks. Shortly after its release, however, the app was acquired by file-sharing and storage service Dropbox, and has seen several major updates since then.

    Though initially limited to supporting Gmail, Mailbox now supports additional email services like Apple's iCloud Mail.

    Mailbox is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Mailbox for iOS Gains New Email Management Features, Languages
     
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    Exchange support and a desktop app next please :D
     
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    Still no exchange support
     
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    This is the best app out there to get push notifications on your Gmail without having to use the Gmail app, which I find to be underwhelming.
     
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    This app is utterly useless if you use Dropbox with a different e-mail address.

    Mailbox insists on logging me in as the same user/e-mail I am logged in with to Dropbox, but that is not the e-mail I want to use with Dropbox.
    Such a retarded limitation. If anyone knows a workaround, please tell.
     
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    That new little menu highlighted above is really hidden — and am I missing something or "stars" gone? I just supposedly starred an email and don't see it reflected in the interface at all...
     
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    Sound like a nice update, but what I really want is for the desktop version to be released!
     
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    can't use until add exchange support
     
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    I am waiting for the desktop version as well. Apple's Mail app works great for me in iOS. But still looking for a better solution on my laptop than the Mail.app
     
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    Does the app still suck the mail from google's servers into its own and send pushes and so on? I'm just not sure I want my mail being pulled to another server.
     
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    Am I missing something, or is this just a less compatible version of Mail?
    So it used to only work with a mail service I don't use, and now it works with some I use but not my primary one. Why can it not just use a generic IMAP server?
     
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    I never did get my desktop beta invite. So now I use Dispatch, which also got some new updates today. I use Apple's Mail on my Mac and iPad.

    Mailbox didn't end up working for me to be honest. I just kept stashing stuff into folders instead of taking the whole GTD seriously.
     
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    I notice this happening to me as well. Originally I was into the whole inbox zero thing, but now I just find my self cheating and hide things in some folder.:eek:

    Though I do find it does make me more productive and forces me to notice emails I keep putting off.
     
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    I remember the whole "inbox zero" thing and thinking, as I saw people celebrating it by hiding mails in folders etc, that it was a bit of a cheat. Lol. No matter the mail app that I use (currently just the gmail app), I'm pretty much always at inbox zero. I hate having mails hanging over my head or that are just not tucked where I like them. They're all always read and acted upon. I'll ask again, though, do they still copy mail to their own servers or does the app now just act as a front end for what's on the google servers?
     
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    I've never been able to get my Yahoo accounts up and running via Mailbox. I'm pretty sure there's a Mailbox/Yahoo server issue there and it's not just me. Has anyone had success with this?
     
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    It doesn't work: http://www.mailboxapp.com/help/#/4390

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    http://www.mailboxapp.com/help/#/4373
     
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    Any support for personal domain IMAP? I didn't like Google having access to my email so I bought my own domain that has nothing to do with any search providers.
     
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    I was wondering the same. No visual indicator for "stars" at all...
     
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    Not yet. Mailbox is an amazing app, but their development is almost aggravatingly slow. It’s Gmail and iCloud for now. I don’t understand their priorities (why no generic IMAP first?) and why it takes them such a long time. iCloud support was added last year, yet no other accounts followed so far. This app is almost 1.5 years old, my patience with them is reaching an end.

    Wow, I didn’t know that Yahoo! actually blocks certain e-mail applications. That greatly changes my perspective of Yahoo! Mail.
     
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    Hard to say if it blocks as much as perhaps either doesn't support something or has some other security guards in play that apps can't just get around without Yahoo!'s agreement.
     
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    Ehh, I see no reason not to use the default apps. They are far more integrated with the system and you can open attachments in Dropbox and other apps.
     
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    Mailbox? Isn't that the app that was copied by Apple and was renamed to Mail app in iOS 8 ?
     

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