Mailbox Removes Reservation System After Server Boost

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    Just a day after rolling out an updated app with several new features and enhancements, the team behind popular Gmail management app Mailbox has announced that it has removed the reservation system that had previously left some interested users waiting up to several weeks to gain access to the service.
    Less than a month ago, Mailbox announced that it had filled over one million reservations, with over 450,000 people still on the reservation list at that time.

    As announced last month, Mailbox has also been acquired by Dropbox, with the two teams keeping their apps separate but drawing on their complementary resources and expertise to improve both services.

    Article Link: Mailbox Removes Reservation System After Server Boost
     
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    i never got it to work actually. told me to change something in the Gmail settings which i couldnt find and i was like meh whatever
     
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    Ditto.

    I sat through the 100,000+ wait, finally got access to the app, but then it said I need to adjust IMAP settings to unhide several folders, including "All Mail" (I do NOT want that visible from IMAP clients).

    Basically, the app is unusable.

    I use Gmail with IMAP clients like Thunderbird and Apple Mail. Having all folders (such as "All Mail") visible to the client means it will be downloading a ton of extra data. Everything in Inbox is in All Mail. Everything in my dozen sub-folders is in All Mail. Everything is already in "All Mail" as well as at least one other folder. That works fine from the web client, but not with an IMAP client.

    I'm not going to change how I work with Gmail in every other program just so this one app has access to stuff I don't want it to have access to.

    No, thanks.
     
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    After waiting weeks, I uninstalled the app after the first day. It just didnt live up to the hype of making me wanna leave what I currently use. I almost felt bad deleting the app, wondering if it's just me not 'getting it'.
     
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    This App was probably the one that had the shortest time in my iPhone.
    Ironically I had to wait weeks for it.... 665000 I had ahead on the Q.
     
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    By far my favorite app this year. Logical UI, great design. Has me working on Inbox Zero for the first time in years.
     
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    Ditto! It's not for everyone though, but it's really refreshing once you commit to it (if your workflow allows for it).
     
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    I gave it three days. It showed potential, but it's not ready yet. I still think the mail.app works best.
     
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    Mailbox is awesome

    I think it's the best email app.
     
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    It's a fantastic App.. but man I wish I could use it with my other mail accounts on other servers. Gmail is fantastic and I use it a lot.. but a lot of my stuff is still dragging on my Hotmail account and -that- is probably what I'd like to get to 0 first.
     
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    Its a great app that has potential. However, the requirement to change my IMAP settings for gmail was what caused me to delete it.
     
  12. Kilamite, Apr 16, 2013
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    Incorrect. The emails in the folders are just aliases, there's no duplicate emails because it sits in more than one folder (Google calls them labels).

    If you go to www.gmail.com and log in, on the left hand side, scroll down to 'manage labels' and you can choose what folders (labels) appear in IMAP. That's probably what Mailbox support meant when they said change IMAP settings, they meant on Google's server.
     
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    Same here, waited for about 5 days. Didn't fine it that useful after all. My own way of email management is better.
     
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    Not interested now. After trying the Gmail app and loving the instant notifications, I don't need anything else.
     
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    That's not true. In a typical desktop email client, Gmail labels are treated as IMAP folders. So a copy of the message is saved in All Mail and additional copies for each label you placed on the message (including "Inbox").
     
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    I waited about two weeks, after using it for the first time I realised why I disliked viewing email on my phone again. haha, tiny screen is just not for me. Though it is the best iPhone email app
     
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    I like many of my fellow friends on here tried it. I gave up after a week. In my opinion, the app wants me to change how I read and move/store mail instead of understanding my current way of working.

    The Mailbox team assumes the way I organize and read mail is insufficient and their way is better.

    I liked some of the features.
     
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    Whoa. How did I not know there was an option to hide All Mail?
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    Why does a mail client (MUA!!!) need a third-party server in the first place? This sounds both lame and fishy.
     
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    Have been using it for a few weeks and it definitely isn't for everyone; I'd say it's for hardly anyone.

    The only email account I'd like to use the Mailbox system with is my work one, but, my work being as it is, I don't want to carry my work emails around with me on my phone, it's unnecessary. Also, my work emails aren't through Gmail.

    It could also work for people who still use email for lots of communication, but I imagine for most people, Facebook and What'sApp and iMessage have filled that need.

    So basically all Mailbox is for me is a slightly better way to look at all the mailing lists to which I'm signed up, and flick away ones which I don't read. Which is about as fast as selecting multiple and clicking "mark checked as read".

    I can't really see the MASS audience for this app. If you're self-employed and get a lot of emails and use Gmail to manage them, then maybe it's for you.
     
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    Sparrow 2.0. Google will buy it before long and y'all be upset and deleting it.
     
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    Ah never mind that link then.

    If you read my original post, I edited it on how to stop those folders/labels on IMAP which solves Xenomorph's problem.
     

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