Mailbird introduces Unified Inbox Plus

Posted by Christin on July 6, 2015

Mailbird brings control back to your inbox

How nice would it be to be able to say, “I am on top of my emails and in total control of my inbox”?

We at Mailbird believe you should be able to say that every single day.

That is why we have implemented – Unified Inbox Plus. Another great time saving feature helping you get through your emails like a productivity machine.

Unified Inbox Plus in Mailbird is more than just combining messages from all your different accounts into one beautifully simple, well-managed inbox.

So let’s say you have a Gmail account for your work email and a Hotmail account for your personal email. Unified Inbox Plus in Mailbird, makes it so that you are able to view emails delivered to both accounts in the same inbox.

Inbox Zero has never been so close

Beautiful Inbox Zero
Beautiful Inbox Zero


If you currently use Mailbird, when you update you will notice a new account has appeared above your individual accounts in the left menu. Say hello to the hexagon icon, this is Mailbird’s Unified Inbox Plus. This shows up if you have more than 1 email account added to Mailbird.



The emails in that inbox are shown by the order in which they are delivered, regardless of which account they are from. They are not separated or labeled.

Emails in Unified Inbox Plus
Emails in Unified Inbox Plus


The unified inbox contains all of your known system folders (archived, sent, trash etc.), but the folders themselves contain all messages from all your accounts. To keep it clean and uncluttered, your “unified archived” folder will now have your archived emails and your “All” emails combined in that folder. This only concerns your inbox, if you have a Gmail account.

All known system folders
All known system folders


You prefer accessing the emails in their own inbox or would only like 3 out of your 4 inboxes unified?

No problem at all. You can easily disable the unified inbox or just remove single accounts from the unified inbox.


Enable Unified Inbox Plus

Simply go to your Mailbird Options -> Accounts and un-check the box “Enable unified account”

Enable Unified Inbox Plus
Enable Unified Inbox Plus



Remove single accounts from Unified Inbox Plus

Go to your Mailbird menu in the top left corner. Then choose Options -> Accounts and click the account you would like to add or exclude in Unified Inbox Plus.

Remove single accounts from Unified Inbox Plus
Remove single accounts from Unified Inbox Plus


Unified Inbox Plus works when you have at least 2 email accounts. If you only use one email account in Mailbird, then Unified Inbox Plus removes itself and goes back to the original layout with one single account.

Is there any feature, that you would like us to add to your favourite email client? Please up-vote or add it in our Feature Request Forum here.





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20 thoughts on "Mailbird introduces Unified Inbox Plus"

  • Daniel Winter says:

    This looks like a patch and glue job, sorry guys. “Unified Inbox” should be a sub-feature of a proper smart filtering mechanism (virtual folders). Not a feature that is hacked together like you guys appear to have done. You guys claim Mailbird is a client for power users but the way you guys add features tells me you cater to casual home users with 2-3 gmail accounts who get 5 emails a day. You should really stop the “Best email client” marketing or the “Outlook replacement” marketing because it makes you look bad.

    • OregonJeff says:

      I disagree. I’m a power user with multiple accounts and hundreds of emails a day. Mailbird *is* an Outlook replacement for me. I’ve yet to find a better email client on Windows than Mailbird.

      You probably shouldn’t tell them how to market their product.

      • how do you read emails from all the accounts in mailbird……doesn’t matter which account i click on i still see the emails from the default email nothing else

    • Pallav Kaushish says:

      Hi Daniel, we appreciate your feedback. As we are yet to develop the smart filtering feature, Unified inbox plus is only limited to system folders for now. But we will consider your advice once we are on it.

    • TOTALLY AGREED! Unified accounts for system folders only is half a solution – users need to be able to move emails to a shared folder system. Having to maintain a separate set of folders by account is ridiculous. Did it ever occur to Mailbird that users have legacy email accounts or alternative email accounts? 2 years ago MB said it was too complex to do this – but MS does it just fine. It does seem like Mailbird has a hacked solution that doesn’t have a clearly defined roadmap for even basic features.

  • I wish it was true that this could be an Outlook replacement. Microsoft Exchange has been a planned feature for over two years now:

    Though have seen zero traction in this area.

    • Pallav Kaushish says:

      Hi Louis, we know it has been long but be assured it is among the top priorities for our upcoming feature development. Unfortunately can’t specify the time frame at this point but we are hoping to get it out this year. Thanks for your patience.

  • Jeff Horowitz says:

    I would have like to have virtual folders (as mentioned by Daniel Winter). The ability to organize content that came from multiple addresses in a common folder when applicable would be a huge productivity benefit.

    I appreciate having the platform to advocate for features, and to discuss issues with the software.

    • Pallav Kaushish says:

      We hear you Jeff and will definitely keep your suggestion in mind once we are on the smart filtering feature.

      Mailbird is a result of the continuous feedback from our valued users like you so keep the feedback coming and if you have any questions you can always shoot an email to [email protected]

  • Fancy Ruff-Wagner says:

    I’m just happy to hear you say “smart filtering.” More than once, even.

  • Gerard Bolger says:

    I really want to like Mailbird. I am running it in parallel with thunderbird ATM. Nice interface etc but no inbox filtering?

    Can I really keep this? Please replicate/improve on thunderbirds learned filtering and allow me to keep using this app!

  • richard nolan says:

    the ability to show more than the six mails currently given.important mails can disappear when new mails come

  • Christopher Hurley says:

    I’m looking for a Sort function. Does MailBird sort by sender?

  • Víctor Manuel Sánchez Morales says:

    I’m looking how to send via gmail with an alias, can it be done?

  • Rob Sedgwick says:

    Is it possible to have a unified inbox, but filter the messages so they are just from your contacts?

  • Florian Stangl says:

    sill only one unified. comepletley useless if you have more accounts …

  • Francisco Aladino Abrigo Gutié says:

    I don’t want unified sent email folder

  • I beleive the function here is just to see mail from 2 accounts in the same inbox. I have 2 accounts for work in unified but not able to move mail received from account A into a folder in account B. This sux….

    I am a paying customer by the way.

  • I am trying to find a suitable replacement for Windows Mail and Outlook. In both of these email programs I can have all accounts attached to one master file or *.pst if you will. I then can make a “rule” that if email in sent area shows a particular email address it goes to this folder and if it is from this email it goes to that folder etc. Is there a way to do this in Mailbird? Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

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