Background Images in Mailbird

Posted by Christin on April 22, 2020

New Background Images
Christin

Christin
Marketing Manager

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

Published on April 22, 2020

Customization: The Way of the Future

The future of consumer products is customization. From smartphones to apps to email clients, the possibility to customize products to function exactly how you want them is a trend that has taken off and is here to stay.

Why? It’s no secret that customization options increase a sense of ownership and in turn makes users feel loyal to the product. It also increases the value of your product to the individual user who needs to hit specific objectives. It’s easy to see why customization is ranked just as high as design, functionality and ease-of-use.

Mailbird recognizes the need for personalization — and we’ve delivered. You asked for more customization and we’ve enabled users with the possibility to personalize their personal email interface.

New Mailbird Background Images 

First of all, we are excited to announce our new natural background images that will help you feel zen and reduce stress during your workday. 

You can find them in the “Settings > Appearance > Background” section of your Mailbird app.

New Background Images in Mailbird Email Client

Use Any Image as Your Mailbird Email Client’s Background Image

And also, Mailbird lets you upload any image on your computer as a background theme! It makes your app’s appearance even more customizable and, we hope, improves your everyday experience within Mailbird. 

Custom Background Images in Mailbird Email Client

How To Add Your Own Background Image in Mailbird:

1. Open the Mailbird email client

2. Click on the menu, and select Settings

3. Select the Appearance tab from the options menu

4. In the Background section, click the first box with the “+” symbol (see image)

custom background image selection

5. You will then be presented with an explorer window with which to designate the image file you would like to use as your background image.

6. Find the image on your computer, select it, and click Open.

7. That’s it! Feel free to adjust your theme color to suit your new background.

New Background Images in Mailbird Email Client

Here are some hand-picked images that would look great in your Mailbird email client to help get you started!

Custom Theme Suggestions

  1. #Radical
    1. http://moshlab.com/surfing-dewata-beach-travel-destination-bali-travel-wallpaper-images-free-hd-928883/
    2. http://moshlab.com/triumph-rocket-3-bike-wallpaper-hd-desktop-892988/
    3. http://moshlab.com/grand-canyon-sunset-wallpaper-hd-travel-for-desktop-mobile-background-3255288773/
  2. #Traveller
    1. http://moshlab.com/beautiful-tunnel-of-love-world-travel-wallpaper-images-hd-free-download-69002989384/
    2. http://moshlab.com/taj-mahal-india-travel-wallpaper-mobile-desktop-widescreen-33282872772/
    3. http://moshlab.com/colosseum-in-roma-wallpaper-travel-free-desktop-mobile-6772992883/
    4. http://www.wallpaperup.com/237095/nature_cloud_sunset_forest_landscape_fog_field_ultrahd_4k_wallpaper.html
  3. #Geek
    1. http://moshlab.com/star-wars-animated-background-desktop-8289082/
    2. http://moshlab.com/imperial-boy-anime-wallpaper-free-download-32288/
    3. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/n7odr2-jpg.371461/
    4. http://moshlab.com/playstation-game-controller-black-wallpaper-hd-free-desktop-mobile-4627837272/
  4. #Romantic
    1. https://visualhunt.com/photo/14446/close-up-of-blue-rose-with-dew/
    2. https://pixabay.com/en/rose-roses-flowers-red-valentine-374318/
    3. http://moshlab.com/sunset-beach-picture-wallpaper-free-272729/
    4. http://www.wallpaperup.com/wallpapers/download/311849/1440/900
  5. #Fun
    1. https://superhdwallpapers.site/funny-kitten-cat-wallpaper-180032/
    2. http://lh5.ggpht.com/-8WamaD0Zpp0/UR47Q0zmfVI/AAAAAAAACYs/DyhHPfBbFsc/s9000/blue-gracious-evil-black-cat-iphone-wallpaper-by-bgiormova.jpg

Early Days

Right now, any uploaded image will automatically resize to full-height in order to cover the sidebar window. It will also align left, meaning only the left-most portion of your images will be visible.

As more people begin to use the custom background image feature, and we get a better understanding of their needs, we will include more controls over images including things like resizing, panning, and more.

Other Mailbird Customization Features

Mailbird offers several other options to set up and personalize your interface the way you want it. Do you prefer darker themes? No problem, Mailbird has a darker theme option and also lets you choose from a range of theme colours. You can even alter the view of your interface by putting it in a vertical or horizontal layout, depending on your preferences.

Do you like to receive incoming sound notifications so you can respond to emails, calls and chat messages instantaneously? You can customize your profile to have message sounds to be alerted when a new message hits your inbox.

If you live overseas or work in a multi-language context, Mailbird offers Multi-language support to help you localize and connect to clients globally.

Please be sure to leave your feedback letting us know how we can improve custom background images for you. Also, we’d love to see your custom background images in Mailbird so please post or share your screenshots on the social network of your choice! Don’t forget to ping us at @mailbird.

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Christin

Christin
Marketing Manager

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

Published on April 22, 2020

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22 thoughts on "Background Images in Mailbird"

  • In addition to backgrounds, being able to then adjust the text color would be nice too. Oh and Google Contacts integration, still waiting for that.

    I like the recent improvements. Just a few things left now,…

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    Christopher S. Bates says:

    I wish that you would get the contact sync working instead of focusing on things like this. I paid for Mailbird Pro because I believed it would become something good, but this missing feature is making me regret purchasing the product.

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      Dave Bristel says:

      Mailbird has the alpha for Gmail contact sync either started, or just about to start. There were a few posts on the subject over the past six months, and as of two months ago, I started seeing Mailbird reps suggesting people can e-mail to be added to the alpha test phase for the new contact manager with gmail contact sync.

      So, it SHOULD be available “soon”, the real key is that an ALPHA test implies things may break in horrible ways, meaning your gmail contacts could potentially get wiped out as a worst case. Beta is a lot safer, you might get crash issues, but you shouldn’t see true catastrophic problems the way an alpha test might.

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    Rich Harris says:

    I can’t find anywhere that it states this, but is it possible to get the sidebar to have the same color and icon scheme as the mail window or is the look and feel of the content there determined 100% by the content origin?

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      Christin Baumgarten says:

      Hey Rich, thanks for reaching out. The layout of the sidebar (right side) can’t be customised at this point. How would you suggest could one customise it?

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        Rich Harris says:

        Thanks for getting back to me.
        For me, I don’t see it really working well to have images, like Captain Kirk above, somehow magically spanning across to the sidebar. But if someone, like myself, selects a simple color to be the theme, like orange, it would be awesome to have the sidebar (calendar) match. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/842bf0f2f6a2205cc75b6e79349664f389fc3445cd2e7b0a703beb5b9b257b3d.png

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          Christin Baumgarten says:

          I see what you mean, thanks for sharing Rich:-) The thing is since we are using an API for the google calendar i.e. we cant really change the theme color. I will forward it to our UI designer though. Let’s see what he says and what he might be able to do about it. Have a great day and thanks so much for your feedback:-)

  • Please allow the background image to remain in its original brightness, as it used to be.

    This is one of my favourite features of Mailbird, even placing an image of my family to look at during the day. Thank you!

    • Hey Darren, thanks for reaching out:-) We will remove the “dark filter” from the custom background image option and will also make it less dark for the ones that we are suggesting in-app.
      This will come with the next update:-)

  • Since the update, the customised column has a dark filter that I cannot adjust, What should I do to remove that filter, it rather defeats the purpose of putting some personalised colour to the screen

    • Hey Steve, we will remove the “dark filter” from the custom background image option and will also make it less dark for the ones that we are suggesting in-app.
      This will come with the next update:-)

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    Alan Sturgess says:

    Since installing this update, I am unable to open mailbird on my desktop computer which is on Win10. I am able to access my emails on my Samsung phone. Can you please help?

    • We are very sorry to hear that Alan. Can you please get in touch with our support (support(at)getmailbird(dot)com)? They will try to get to the source of the issue as fast as they can:-)

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    Cindy Wyckoff says:

    I got the notification about new background images. I thought it meant we could upload more than one of our own images. I uploaded another image, but now the image I uploaded previously is gone. I don’t remember where I found it on my computer. I thought it would stay with the other images.

    However, what I don’t like is that now my image has a dark overlay on it so I can’t really see the image. I used to have a beautiful bright beach scene, but now it’s just murky. Please let us adjust the overlay or change the color of it or the opacity. It’s not even worth having an image there if it’s hardly visible.

    • Hi Cindy, thank you so much for your feedback.
      We do agree and will make some adjustments to the images that we are providing in our library. We will remove the overlay completely for custom images that you and other users are adding to their Mailbird:-)

      • Thank you for looking at this feature, Cindy is 100% correct. Also, only able to set one image at a time, would be nice to be able to have a directory with Mailbird, so we can choose instead of going back to the pc dir and change photo. Thanks for all you do…

        • Hi Normman, thank you for your feedback and for supporting us. Good news, the overlay will be completely removed for custom images on the next Mailbird update.

          Regarding the image directory, I will share this with our engineering team, so they can take it as a consideration of future improvement.

  • I love the new background but agree that the dark filter kind of defeats the purpose of the customizing. Also, I took a look at some of the suggested sites for wallpaper. The Moshlab site is up for sale. However, the Wallpaperup site has some amazing photos to suit everyone’s taste.

    • Hi Roberta, thank you for your feedback and for supporting us. Good news, the overlay will be completely removed for custom images on the next Mailbird update. 🙂

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