Case Studies

What Resources Are Available Now That Qmail.org Is Gone?

Posted by Viola Eva on August 5, 2019

For many people, sending an email involves a few simple steps. In most cases, all you need is to have your email address, the email address of the person to whom you’re sending the message, a subject and the message itself. As long as you know how to click the send button, your email is as good as sent. However, in the background, the action is a little more complicated. This is where a Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) plays an integral part in ensuring that a message successfully moves from a sender to the receiver. Qmail is one of the popular MTAs that have dominated the internet over the last two or so decades. One of the most popular reference sites for Qmail users was Qmail.org. However, try to access the site today, and you’ll discover that it is gone. We took some time to research what happened to Qmail.org. Then, we identify resources that people who relied on Qmail.org can resort to now that it is no longer available.   What Is Qmail? Dale Sill, the writer of the Qmail Handbook entitled Introducing Qmail, describes Qmail as “an Internet MTA for Unix and Unix-like operating systems.” Sill goes on to explain that the function of an MTA is twofold. The first is to accept new messages coming from a user’s computer and deliver them to the network of the recipient. The second is to accept emails coming from other systems, which are usually directed at local users. Many people…

What SPF Resources Are Available Now That OpenSPF.org Is Gone?

Posted by Viola Eva on April 1, 2019

    Out of all emails sent out in December 2018, 57 percent of them were spam. This shows just how big of a challenge spam is and why finding a solution is essential.  From 2003, the OpenSPF.org website had become the popular starting point for developers and mail server administrators that were implementing SPF rules.  SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework, and it’s a widely used tool to fight spam. The site also served as a resource for those interested in getting involved in the community of SPF developers and maintainers.   OpenSPF.org disappeared from the internet in February 2019. We took some time to try and understand what happened to the website. We also attempt to identify some resources which are still available to fill the void left by the demise of the website. Origins of OpenSPF.org   OpenSPF.org provided information about SPF and its benefits for users. It also provided users with news, tools for configuring SPF, forums and FAQs.   SPF is a method of informing servers whether a specific mail server is authorized to send an email for a particular domain. Hence, it can detect whether an email address is authentic or fake, before allowing it to pass into an inbox.   An SPF record increases the likelihood that emails sent by valid addresses are delivered. Without it, your email could be categorized as spam. It also protects against malicious emails sent through your domain by spammers.   Meng Weng Wong is widely credited as…

Best Gmail App For Windows 10: Top 5 Tools Reviewed (2019)

Posted by Christin on February 10, 2019

Looking for a Gmail App for Windows 10, or for other Windows versions? Would you prefer checking your emails from a Gmail Desktop App – rather than log onto a browser like Chrome? Enter desktop email clients for Windows 10 and other versions of Windows. Email clients like Mailbird, Foxmail, Opera Mail, etc. sync with your mail account and allow you to access your Gmail (and other email accounts) straight from your desktop. Forget about logging onto a web browser to open gmail every time. Or typing www.gmail.com Just open the Windows start menu, click on the app and access your mail! Simple, right? Gmail Desktop Apps Covered in this Article There’s more than just one Gmail Windows app for you to try. In this post, I’ll cover these top 5 Gmail apps: Mailbird Foxmail Opera Mail Inky Claws Mail I’ll also cover these aspects for each email client: Key Features of each tool Advantages Limitations Integration with other tools Customer Reviews on G2Crowd and Capterra Pricing So which of them is the “Gmail client to rule them all?” Gmail Apps for Windows 10: Top 5 Tools Let’s check out the top 5 desktop email clients for your Gmail account in 2019. Ready? Let’s get rolling. 1. Mailbird Mailbird isn’t just another ordinary Gmail desktop app! We’re more than just another good mail client. We also unify all your communication channels. You’ll be able to breeze through your gmail inbox and do much more. Here are a few ways how:…

What Happened to MailboxApp.com?

Posted by Viola Eva on January 30, 2019

Mailbox was an email app for iPhone, introduced in 2013 by a startup going by the name Orchestra. Prior to its inception, more than one million prospective users had signed up to try it. Judging by the hype, the service stood high chances of becoming tremendously popular, yet the tide turned one short month after Mailbox had been launched. Namely, the app was bought by Dropbox, for a reported $100 million in cash and stock. Back then, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston didn’t hide his excitement.  “Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered”, Houston was quoted as saying. For a while, the Dropbox-acquired app appeared to be a success. Mailbox for Android and a public beta version for macOS were released in 2014, but then Mailbox’s development was slowed down and, eventually, abandoned altogether, with Mailbox desktop app for Mac never making it out of the beta phase. New features failed to deliver much-needed breakthroughs and were soon given up on. In July 2015, Mailbox was discontinued. The outcome might have seemed surprising to the users, but was not wholly unexpected for the investors, some of which had tried and failed to warn Dropbox decision makers beforehand. Back then, as well as now, it was common knowledge that most users are content with default mail apps. Although businesses admittedly tend to buy software for the employees, people rarely buy it for private purposes. Not to mention, Mailbox was limited to Gmail and…

Best Alternative to Newton Mail for Windows and Mac in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 23, 2019

Newton Mail is a formidable piece of software. It’s long been considered one of the benchmark standards for email server platforms, packed as it is with a wide range of cool features and sporting an interface that’s simple to navigate and easy to hit the ground running with. Unfortunately, it’s not much longer for this world. Newton has been discontinued on September 18, 2018, meaning that anyone who was using the app or eyeing it for purchase will need to seek out an alternative. But you don’t have to worry about being left out in the cold if you’re looking for an alternative to Newton Mail Mac or Windows. There are a number of sophisticated pieces of software that replicate the main features of Newton Mail while also carving out their own identity in the market. Here are a few of the best. Alternative to Newton Mail for Windows 1. Mailbird Perhaps the best alternative to Newton Mail Windows is Mailbird. Ranked the Best Email Client by Windows Report for 2017, this platform finds the perfect balance between intuitive design and customization. This is the type of software that’s ready to give back as much as you’re willing to put in. In addition to its sleek mouse-and-touch enabled interface, Mailbird comes standard with both its own keyboard shortcuts and compatibility with traditional Gmail shortcuts. Particularly impressive is how expandable the interface is. A number of different features and integrations allow you to turn your email inbox into a hub for…

Why is Mailbird the best Alternative to Windows 10 Mail App in 2019

Posted by Pallav on January 21, 2019

Not completely satisfied with your Windows 10 Mail app experience? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. While the Windows 10 Mail app is a big improvement on Windows Live Mail, it does suffer from a few issues that hold it back from being truly great at mail for Windows. Luckily, Mailbird could be the perfect email app for Windows for you! So should you try out Mailbird? In this article, we’ll compare Mailbird and Windows Mail to help you decide. We’ll be comparing the two tools on these seven aspects – Unified Inbox User Interface Integrations with Apps Productivity Features Keyboard Shortcuts Customization Options Setup Let’s get started – 1. Unified Inbox with Color Codes There are two main benefits of using desktop mail for Windows – You can sync all your accounts into one place You won’t have to log on to a web browser to access your emails As a result, you won’t have to switch through multiple accounts on a web browser to see your mail – it’s all syncing up for you in one space on your desktop app! Luckily, both Windows Mail and Mailbird support a POP and IMAP incoming mail server and outgoing server so you won’t have any difficulty when you sync your accounts. Windows 10 Mail Limitation While the Windows 10 Mail app didn’t initially come with this feature, it now allows you to sync all your accounts into one common inbox. While this is one their best new features, it…

Why is Mailbird the best Alternative to Thunderbird in 2019?

Posted by Christin on January 20, 2019

Change is good, even for your Email. Now that Mozilla has abandoned Thunderbird, it’s time to move on to the best alternative for you to stay on top of your emails. Let’s look at why Mailbird is the best Alternative to Thunderbird for Thousands of users already. Mailbird vs Thunderbird Having a clean interface in front of you coupled with an interaction that makes managing your online communication easier is a sweet deal. Mailbird is super easy to use and promises you will be able to master it within 5 minutes. A great email experience is what you should strive for and Mailbird gives you exactly that. “I’ve purchased Mailbird for my old mother as well, as it’s easy to use. She’s not in anyway computer savvy, but last weekend I actually got an email from her – the first ever, imagine my (very pleasant) surprise! 🙂 For me Mailbird is a keeper – easy to use and most importantly easy to configure!! My 80 year old mom is a testament to that.” Lars – May 12, 2015 We will be looking at the following areas to see if Mailbird is the best alternative to Thunderbird for you too: Layout and UI Most Popular Features Cost 1. Layout  and User Experience Thunderbird is not being updated anymore and it is known for its cluttered and bloated layout and UI, making it rather complicated for new and even existing user to handle the software. Sure, if you use a software on a daily basis…

7 Best Free Alternatives To Outlook in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 17, 2019

Looking for a great alternative to Microsoft Outlook? Microsoft Outlook has made its reputation as a comprehensive email client loaded with several features that make it a powerful application. However, unless you’re a tech geek who can invest a significant amount of time and patience into mastering the email app and all of its features, it’s not the best email client for you. Outlook has several limitations. That’s why we will share several alternatives to outlook in this article. In this article, we will cover: The Limitations of Outlook The Top Alternatives To Outlook Mailbird Gmail eM Client Thunderbird Windows Mail Zimbra Desktop Inky Limitations of Outlook Before we get into comparing Mailbird vs Outlook and the other alternatives, let’s look at why you need to shift from Outlook in the first place – 1) Cost Outlook is part of the Microsoft Office Suite package which is priced at $100+ per year. While you do get a lot of additional software and functionality for that price point, a lot of it isn’t really useful to regular users. It doesn’t really make sense for you to go in for features that you wouldn’t end up using right? Plus, if you want Microsoft Exchange – the pro version of Outlook, you’ll need to pay extra to access the Microsoft Exchange server. 2) Limited Integrations Integrations are a super-important criteria for choosing software. However, Outlook can’t integrate with most other non-Microsoft software which can pose several limitations. For example, you don’t have the…

Best Email Client 2019 – Windows, Mac, Linux (12 Tools)

Posted by Christin on January 17, 2019

Looking for the best email client for Windows, Mac or Linux? Managing multiple email accounts and a chaotic inbox from a web-based interface can be overwhelming and annoying. Thought of ditching several email accounts and forwarding everything to a single one? But after years of multiple email accounts, forwarding everything over to one looks impossible. Hence, email clients. What is an Email Client? A desktop email client is a software that allows you to receive, compose and send emails from all your email accounts in one place. You can view e-mails from several email addresses in one unified inbox. The best email clients provide multiple tools and features to make your email experience better, including integrations, customizations, automation tools and more. Email Clients Covered in This Article No matter if you use Windows, Mac or Linux, there are fantastic options for you. In this article I’ll cover the best tools for each operating system: Email Clients For Windows: Mailbird eM Client TouchMail Opera Email Clients For Mac: Apple Mail Polymail Thunderbird Spark Email Clients For Linux: Evolution Mailspring Claws Mail Geary I’ll go into detail about each mail client and cover: Key Features of each tool Advantages Limitations Integrations with other tools Pricing Customer Reviews from Capterra and G2 Crowd Ready to explore the best email clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux? Let’s roll! Best Email Clients For Windows The top email clients for Windows are Mailbird, Mailbird, eM Client, TouchMail and Opera. Let’s check them out… 1. Mailbird Mailbird…

5 Best Alternatives to Postbox in 2019

Posted by Christin on January 15, 2019

Postbox is a powerful, feature-rich email client that, despite its ‘short’ time on the market, has gained much popularity. The simple, clean user interface streamlines the management of your email accounts and inbox.  The email client also connects to third-party apps, including Evernote, Slack, Todoist, Salesforce, Mailchimp, and more. ‘Why are people searching for alternatives to Postbox then’ you may think. Unfortunately, these features come at a price of $40 per license per version (Postbox 5, Postbox 6 i.e.), though there are discounts for multiple use. It can be hard to justify the cost of Postbox especially with many free alternative email clients available for any OS on the market. Perhaps you decided to try the free trial but found that the features and experience didn’t justify the cost. Or it’s possible you’re a current Postbox user but have realized you don’t utilize all the features.  Maybe you need more licenses and don’t want to shell out the additional cash. Whatever reason you may have for switching to another email client, we’ve compiled a few recommendations for alternatives to Postbox that you can try below! Top Alternatives to Postbox Mailbird Postbox and Mailbird share many similarities. Mailbird also has a clean interface designed to streamline the user experience and make managing your inbox easier. You can connect a large library of third party apps to Mailbird, from messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp to task management platforms like Todoist, Evernote, Asana to Google Calendar and more. Also, its Unified Inbox…