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Mailbird 2.0 Is More than an Email Client

Posted by Christin on March 12, 2015


Marketing Manager

PR & Media Relations Supporting the team by communicating Mailbird and its great features to existing and potential users and media.

Published on March 12, 2015

Are you ready for this?

Mailbird has been flying this last year and the team has put every waking hour into making email stress and mismanagement a thing of the past. How did we come to this? Well, it is many thanks to those who gave Mailbird their vote of confidence. Thanks to those of you who held nothing back in telling us how you really feel so that we could take your suggestions into consideration and transform Mailbird into an even stronger productivity tool. It’s more than an email client, it’s an all-in-one communication hub.

Mailbird 2.0 allows you to connect all your favorite email accounts with great apps you can choose for messaging like Facebook and WhatsApp, task management like Todoist, Evernote, Asana and, calendars like Google Calendar and Sunrise Calendar, and video meetings like Veeting Rooms and a whole lot more. Try the Pro version of Mailbird 2.0 free for 30 days. It’s freaking awesome!

The Mailbird 2.0 Goods

1) Polished

Check out the design difference between the old Mailbird 1.0 and new Mailbird 2.0 below.

Old Mailbird 1.0


New Mailbird 2.0

2) The Help Button

It can take some time to learn new software and be comfortable with it, so we thought it’d be super helpful to add a nice “?” help icon to the top right of the main window allowing you quick access without navigating to the support page on our website for assistance. You can easily search for answers to your questions or hit the “Submit Request” button at the bottom right of the help window. Our support team is standing by to help and will sprint to your rescue. It’s that easy.


3) Smart Notification Center

This improves the initial experience for new users by sharing the best tips as Mailbird loads your emails for the first time. Mailbird teaches you how to best optimize your email management. You become more productive and smarter with managing information through online communication while using your time in the best way possible.


4) Drag and Drop

Before you could only drag and drop files to the body of your compose window or as an attachment. Now, by popular demand, you can drag any email conversation to a folder to help easily keep your inbox and emails efficiently organized.

drag and drop

5) The Trash Button

We added a prominent Trash icon to easily delete emails for those who don’t prefer to use the Delete key on their keyboard or don’t like using the scroll action bar that reveals the Trash icon to move emails to trash, otherwise known as deleting them. It all circles back to making it easier to reach Inbox Zero.


6) Website Makeover

Have you seen our new website? We’ve added a features page to highlight all the productivity punch you get with Mailbird 2.0 in the Lite, Pro and Pro Lifetime versions. A testimonial page has been added to see what others like you are saying about Mailbird. We also make it really easy for you to connect with us via live chat, our support page and social channels that include Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.


8) Snooze Feature

This is the beginning of one of many cool features coming with the long-awaited Wingman – we know you are waiting and we are making sure to take the time to build your ultimate email super tool with the Mailbird Wingman. So to give you a teaser of what’s to come we’d like to introduce to you the Mailbird 2.0 Snooze feature.

Ever get an email but want to archive it to deal with it at another specified time? Some of us also like to use the 2-minute rule, where if you are not ready to take action with an email by deleting, archiving or replying within 2 mins to skip it and come back to it later when you have some dedicated time for it.

Snooze it, the email is archived out of your inbox and scheduled to re-appear at the top of your inbox at the time you want to work on it. Otherwise, before we’d leave that email in our inbox  – defeating the purpose of keeping that inbox clean, a.k.a. Inbox Zero.



9) Contacts Manager

Long alas, the contacts manager is here. With the prior stripped-down, lightweight contacts manager that essentially had you do nothing but email a person one time and they were automatically added to your contacts, we’ve given it a nice full-functionality boost. Very interesting to also learn about how all of you use a contacts manager. You can read more about it on our previous blog post HERE for all the good details.

contacts manager

10) Customization

Choose from different color themes, account icons, text formatting, layout from horizontal to vertical mail stacked view, conversation view can be turned on or off, zoom adjusts the default font size to your liking, your in-line reply color that formats your replies flawlessly, set up your signature with a nice HTML styling, set your own Quick compose shortcut and more. Explore the customization offers from the Mailbird Options menu.


You can even choose the layout from a horizontal or vertical stack of your message list and message viewing pane. All the panes are also resizable.



Even cooler, is that you can activate apps to show on the far right sidebar, which will work side by side perfectly with your email. These apps include Todoist, Facebook,, Veeting Rooms and WhatsApp – you have to try it!


11) New Licensing System

When you go Mailbird Pro, before your license was tied to an email account of your choice. With the new licensing system, your Mailbird Pro license is no longer tied to an email address but instead works with your very own unique license key. This is awesome because Mailbird Pro users will be able to use Mailbird on multiple devices. When your Mailbird Pro subscription renews, you will always use that same unique license key.


Another cool thing is that we’ve introduced a 30 day trial of Mailbird Pro, to give everyone the chance to try it out. Awesome!

For new Mailbird Pro users, you will simply get an email with your unique license key. When you start Mailbird for the first time, enter your unique license key that you receive via email.

Already a Mailbird Pro user? No problem. When you update to the latest Mailbird 2.0 version, you will be also be offered a free trial, but all you have to do is go to:

  • Mailbird Options menu in the top left of the Mailbird window
  • Select About Mailbird
  • Click Activate Mailbird Pro and enter the license key you received by email

Then you are all set with your new Mailbird Pro license with the awesome new Mailbird 2.0.

12) Touchscreen Swipe

Mailbird 2.0 is adapted with touchscreen technology. On touchscreen devices you can now swipe an email to archive it or, in a folder, swipe to move it back to your inbox.

It is ready for all those using Windows 10 machines. We’ve already been named one of the best email clients for Windows 10. In fact, Mailbird works on all versions of Windows, from XP to 11.

And yes, the touchscreen technology is also supported on the newest Windows 11.


13) Oh, those apps!

Beautifully integrated and intuitive for every productivity and communication need. This is the first innovation of its kind of how we work and communicate online. Finally, one place where all the communication tools work really well together.


Cloud Storage

  • Dropbox


  • Google Calendar
  • Sunrise Calendar

Task Management

  • Asana
  • Evernote
  • Todoist

Video Meetings, Social & Messaging

  • Veeting Rooms
  • Facebook
  • WhatsApp
  • LinkedIn Lookup Feature


  • new with Mailbird 2.0
  • FollowupCC
  • Email Attachment Search

What will happen to Mailbird 1.0?

Not to worry, 1.0 will still be available to users who are using Windows XP along with all the great features and apps. You still will have…

  • Speed Reader
  • Attachment Quick Preview
  • Clean In-Line Reply feature
  • Multiple Accounts
  • Multiple Identities
  • Contacts Manager
  • Integrated Apps
  • Multi-language support
  • Quick Compose
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Profile picture search
  • Quick preview of email attachments
  • Folders

What’s Next for Mailbird?

Great features to look for after Mailbird 2.0 launches on Thursday, March 12, 2015, include:

  • Wingman
  • Unified Inbox/Folders
  • Advanced Search
  • Extra security features
  • Migration from older clients to make your switch to Mailbird seamless
  • More apps

These are of the few of the final steps to innovating how we communicate and work online, and delivering the perfect all-in-one online communication platform.

So whether you are…

  1. An old-time Mailbird user
  2. New to Mailbird
  3. Tried it, but didn’t feel it was ready for prime time just yet

We invite you to try the next generation of email productivity. Bringing your inbox under control and connecting all your favorite email, messaging, tasks, calendars and video meeting apps into one. Here’s to the new Mailbird 2.0! It’s more than an email client, it’s an all-in-one communication hub.

Options for Everyone

1) Mailbird Lite – Free, with limited features and accounts

2) Mailbird Pro – $6/year with unlimited accounts and all the latest online communication features in one toolbox. 25% off bulk orders of 5+ Pro licenses.

3) Mailbird Lifetime – $45 one time upfront (for those who don’t like to pay 1x/year) has all the same benefits as Mailbird Pro. 25% off bulk orders of 5+ Lifetime licenses.

Thank you!

Thanks again for supporting our big vision of creating the world’s best email solution that is highly secure, fast and innovative. Our team promises to stop at nothing to create remarkable email software that helps everyday people and professionals take control of their life and get more done in one place.

We will continue to go over and beyond, delivering real email solutions for the world with an astounding service that inspires happiness in our relationship with information communication technology. Looking forward to many more years of serving you and your email needs.

Our Gift to You

To celebrate the launch of Mailbird 2.0, we are giving away five Mailbird 2.0 Pro licenses free for a year!

How to get it?

1) Tell us in the comments below what you’re most excited about in Mailbird 2.0

2) Then share this blog post with your comment on Facebook and Twitter.

3) Email when you are done and we’ll put you in a drawing to win Mailbird 2.0 Pro free for a year – winners will be announced via email, so don’t forget to complete all 3 steps.

Welcome to Mailbird 2.0.

It’s more than an email client, it’s your all-in-one communication hub.


Marketing Manager

PR & Media Relations Supporting the team by communicating Mailbird and its great features to existing and potential users and media.

Published on March 12, 2015


32 thoughts on "Mailbird 2.0 Is More than an Email Client"

  • Mikko Kolehmainen says:

    For some reason if my browser is already running the links in emails won’t open.
    If my browser is not running links start the browser and work.

  • I basically need two main options to ditch Outlook at work:
    1. Exchange support
    2. Proper handling of conversations (like Boxer on Android)

    I think you got 2, but 1 is not there. This is a must, since corporate IT departments won’t change their servers settings based on requests of individual users.

  • Taoufik Farouki says:

    how much acounts on Mailbird Lite ?

  • Basically impossible to uninstall???

  • I have been writing to you to include a basic feature such as MailMerge. Without this, the email client is useless to me. I liked Mailbird but switched to Mozilla Thunderbird for the ease of mail merge it provides, especially when one is required to add attachments to it. The fancy GUI changes are secondary to basic functionality gaps. Add a good mail merge feature and I’ll switch back to Mailbird.

  • Any plans for GMAIL support or aliasing? E.g. I have 6 accounts in one GMAIL I’d like an e-mail app to manage, no current Windows apps do this well. Thanks

  • ChampionSheep says:

    Any plans for EWS support?

  • Charles Williams says:

    I’m a new Mailbird user but I love v2 so far. You mentioned unified inbox in the post.. is that coming soon? Also, is there any way to sync Google contacts automatically with an app or update?

  • I notice that contacts sync had disappeared from the list of planned features. This is very disappointing. Without the ability to sync contacts with Gmail this can’t be considered complete, at least for my use case, and I can’t switch to it as my main client. I bought a pro subscription a while ago to support development, but I certainly won’t be renewing for now; instead I shall be looking for a client that does what I need.

  • Rúben Santos says:

    I can’t install it! damn… don’t know why but the .net framwork wont install!

  • Love the new release. Extremely fast in comparison to the previous one, even on my “old” eeepc.
    Great layout.
    Need to upgrade the icon, now 😀

  • tropicaltech says:

    Hi guys this is Andrea from Mailbird! Appreciate all the feedback, appreciate hearing your thoughts on all the new changes. I know there were a lot.

    Bare with us as we’ve been getting an overwhelming response since 2.0 launched and want to be sure to take into account all the feedback and to prioritize it too 🙂

    It’s tough to make everyone happy, but really great to hear the positive feedback through all the emails from supporters. We are working on on this, and will continue to do so with your help! Thanks again guys.

  • Still cannot input Chinese! Your promise is shit?

    • Hey, thanks for your message. Chinese input was always scheduled to come with an update after Mailbird 2.0. Sorry for the misunderstanding and I hope you are enjoying Mailbird 2.0 anyways. Have a great week and trust me, we have it on our roadmap.;-)

  • shane brown says:

    I preferred the old UI. Wish there was a classic mode to revert to that. I tried to roll back to 1.0 but it caused more issues then it was worth (a whole day of screwing around with system restore). As there is still no import/export feature in mailbird it meant I couldn’t just uninstall (I switched from POP to IMAP but wanted to keep my old emails and there is no way to drag them over into the IMAP accounts). Looks like I’m stuck on 2.0.
    I don’t see any improvements myself. I don’t really care how many apps Mailbird can sync with as they are not features that interest me really. I send and receive email nothing more.

    Also does anyone know how you change the spam folder? I have a spam folder on my IMAP email accounts and Mailbird also has a spam folder which I don’t need. Have searched the options but don’t see anything.

    Contacts sync would be a massive improvement as well.

    • I hate this stupid trend towards making the UI flat. It looks stupid.

      The only reason it’s happening is because Microsoft wanted to leverage the desktop to gain mobile market share by essentially crippling the desktop to turn it into a mobile OS.
      And for some reason, some developers followed suit. WHY? Windows 8 is unpopular for a reason.

      I want to have normal looking buttons, and an aero title bar that’s consistent with every other program.

      I once tried out Inky in search of a good email program, and ditched it because of the ugly flat UI.
      I haven’t downgraded to mailbird 2.0, and I think I’m just going to disable automatic updates.

  • Filip Globke says:

    Will it be other way to recommend Mailbird than just typing their e-mail in app (for ex. affiliate links)? It’s definitely worth it 🙂

    • Hey Filip,
      you can invite your friends to Mailbird for example and get a great discount, if they start using Mailbird too:-) Simply go to the Mailbird Menu and choose “Invite friends”. I hope this answers your question:-) Have a great weekend and all the best:-)

  • I am really happy with the new features that were introduced. The only thing i am lacking is similar support for Asana like has gotten. I have been trying and its amazing to have the ability to add mails to it. Would love to see similar functionality for Asana.

    • Hey Schipperz,

      thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are still woking on improving our features and the different App integrations.:-)
      Have a great weekend and let us know if you come across any issues you might need help with:-)

  • I was looking forward to this release, but you seem to have concentrated on the wrong features. How can contacts sync via CardDAV/Gsync/whatever NOT be your first priority for a new version of an e-mail application? I was prepared to pay for Mailbird with this new version, but until you’ve fixed a proper contacts function I will keep my money.

    • I agree. I’m very disappointed that this “awesome” new version doesn’t have contacts sync yet. This is a glaring omission, in my opinion.

      • Hey guys,
        thanks for your feedback. Contacts sync takes quite a lot of time and is a lot more complicated than people might expect. Our great team of developers is still working on improving the features including Contacts Manager. I hope you are enjoying Mailbird 2.0 anyways. Have a great weekend.:-)

        • It would indeed be great to add carddav and caldav support so that I can sync my contacts and calendars from Infomaniak.

        • Steve Brain says:

          You know what? This suggestion has been in the works for years. There is an forum thread about it with nearly a thousand likes, which originated in early 2013. It does not take 3 years to introduce a single feature that works off a basic API system!

          • Christin Baumgarten says:

            Thanks for your feedback Steve. It os really not long anymore until Contacts Sync is being released. We will keep you updated on the release date on our social channels.

          • And 9 months furter, still no contact sync…

          • Kirsten Bullock says:

            Any update on a release date for this yet? Thanks!

    • Same here. I was ready to pay for the lifetime upgrade version until I found out, that CardDAV is not supported 🙁

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