Postbox Reviews

Postbox and Thunderbird

Review by snakyjake4
about Postbox and Thunderbird May 2016

Been using Postbox for a while. It's basically tweaks Thunderbird, so Thunderbird is still the core running the email client. If you like Thunderbird, you'll like Postbox better. If you don't like Thunderbird, Postbox is really the same thing with a different theme.

Thunderbird/Postbox don't seem to be going anywhere and the development isn't very active. So whatever you get is what you are going to get for a long time.

Hopefully the Postbox developers who accepted my money are going to enhance the product, not just copy Thunderbird's code.


Nice, but still BUGGY

Negative Review by RemovedUser
about Postbox Mar 2016

March 2016:

Upgraded to 4.0 on two occasions and still buggy.

IMAP is a problem; for me anyways. Spent hours with my server IT guy trying to get it to work. Nothing. Installed Mozilla Thunderbird and it worked immediately. Installed Outlook 2016 and it worked immediately.

Signatures are being sent as attachments, even when embedded from a URL. Doubt I'll hear back from them on this complaint I submitted.

Postbox display is constantly showing horizontal lines that were separating emails, prior to deleting, and won't go away. Have to either delete profile and start over or reload program, which doesn't fix all the time.

Finally switched to Mailbird, which has a couple features missing that I would like, but instant gratification in terms of working email that is cheap and enjoyable to use.


Not different enough from Thunderbird

Negative Review by snakyjake4
about Postbox and Thunderbird Oct 2015

1) Security

IMAP email is stored unencrypted.

2) No Linux version

Thunderbird has a Linux version.

3) Support?

None to maybe little.

4) Plugins
Not as many as Thunderbird, but I never thought Thunderbird had that many good plugins either.
Not entirely sure if Postbox is using the most recent version of the plugins.

5) Versus Thunderbird

No difference with free and open Thunderbird, except for the theme. If there is a difference, I can't tell.

6) Cost

Why pay for this when you can get the same product free (Thunderbird)?

My guess is Postbox was trying to take a financial advantage when people thought Mozilla was going to end Thunderbird development. But Postbox was wrong. Actually, I don't really see Postbox doing much development.

There's probably not profit to be made to motivate development and future viability, therefore I think it would be best to go with open source or a more popular product.

PostBox v4.0.5


Nice, but...

Negative Review by nandayo
about Postbox Mar 2013

Postbox is great but it's almost dead. Windows version looks almost like Thunderbird and not as good as the Mac version. Development is psycho slow, no customer support (hello? it's a paid program!), 1% of the Thunderbird extensions work and then only really old versions. No one knows how to make extensions compatible etc.


Shocked, looking at the Windows UI

Negative Review by RobertRedford
about Postbox Aug 2012

When I first saw some screenshots of the MacOSX UI of Postbox I was very excited. After I installed the Windows version I was kinda shocked because it looks almost identical to Thunderbird.

Postbox for Windows IS Thunderbird. Slower Thunderbird (yep, really possible!) with a lot of more bugs, 1/1000 of the official Thunderbird extensions work, no developer information about how to convert existing extensions to the "new" Postbox format and 10 bucks (current price) for a product which is normally free is ridiculous.