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Postbox 5.0.2

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Featuring a refined user interface and compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra, the Postbox [1] email client sees a major update to version 5.0. Postbox can now add dynamic data fields to Responses and Templates, enabling you to populate these custom placeholder fields [2] with company names, people, products, events, and more. It also adds an image scaling feature that resizes large inline images; enables you to easily forward email content to services such as Evernote, Slack, and Todoist; adds an anti-tracking feature that alerts you when tracking tools have been used within a message; and offers 70 professionally written and customizable canned email responses (available as a separate download [3]). Shortly after its initial 5.0 release, Postbox issued version 5.0.2 to fix a variety of minor bugs.

The price of Postbox has risen to $40 (up from $15 for version 4.0), though version 5 is on sale for $32 for a limited time. For those who purchased a Postbox license before 1 March 2016, you can upgrade [4] to Postbox 5.0 at a discounted price for a limited time (I was able to upgrade from my version 4.0 license for $24 after requesting a discount code [5]). If you purchased Postbox on or after 1 March 2016, or if you have a Lifetime License purchased prior to 31 July 2010, then you already have a Postbox 5 key and no additional purchase is necessary. ($40 new, upgrade pricing available, 23.8 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

[1]: http://www.postbox-inc.com/
[2]: http://support.postbox-inc.com/hc/en-us/articles/218575838-Placeholders-in-Templates-and-Responses
[3]: https://www.postbox-inc.com/add-ons
[4]: https://www.postbox-inc.com/store/upgrade/
[5]: https://www.postbox-inc.com/store/upgrade-discounts