Mailbox Removes Reservation System After Server Boost

mailboxJust 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.
Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering team has scaled the Mailbox service to deliver over 100 million messages per day (and growing). We believe we can now confidently handle new users as they sign up, so we’ve pulled down the reservation system.
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.



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75 months ago
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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75 months ago
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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75 months ago
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
Rating: 2 Votes
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75 months ago

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'.


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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75 months ago
Its a great app that has potential. However, the requirement to change my IMAP settings for gmail was what caused me to delete it.
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75 months ago

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'.


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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75 months ago
Not interested now. After trying the Gmail app and loving the instant notifications, I don't need anything else.
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75 months ago

Default email client? I'm not sure what the practical advantages there are. Third-party apps just use the system email sheet to send messages. As long as you add the account to the iOS Mail app, set it to manual fetch, and turn off notification for that account, there is no practical difference as to which email client is default.


I hadn't thought of that but that's a pretty good idea, aside from the signature but that shouldn't be a big deal.
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75 months ago

Unfortunately I would be loathed to use it as a main email app on iOS until you have the option to set a default mail client.


Default email client? I'm not sure what the practical advantages there are. Third-party apps just use the system email sheet to send messages. As long as you add the account to the iOS Mail app, set it to manual fetch, and turn off notification for that account, there is no practical difference as to which email client is default.
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75 months ago

Incorrect. The emails in the folders are just aliases, there's no duplicate emails because it sits in more than one folder.


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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