Archive for 2011

Bug Fixed! – Re: A Notice to our Yahoo! Mail users

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Boxbe, in collaboration with Yahoo!, has expunged the Waiting List message layout issue!  Click here for original issue announcement.

Yahoo! account waiting lists are now back in top working order.  We thank you for your patience and immutable user-ship!

A Notice to our Yahoo! Mail users.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Due to a display problem introduced in a recent Yahoo upgrade, you may have discovered that messages in your Waiting List are showing up a little strange looking…see sample picture for reference.  The body of the message is showing up twice and the convenience links that Boxbe provides are not in the place they should be.

Along with Yahoo!, we are pursuing a fix for this bug at this very moment. We thank you for your patience as we enjoy tackling the intruding gremlin.


Spam Scoring Removal

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Some of you may have noticed that the relevance ranking which Boxbe assigns to messages from unapproved senders (sometimes called a “spam score”, or the 1-10 ranking) is not as accurate or consistent as before.  This is because this feature is now partially disabled.

Within the next month or so Boxbe will remove this feature completely. The reason we are removing message rankings is that the mainstream ISPs (AOL, Gmail, Yahoo!) have become much better at correctly placing email in the Inbox or the Spam folder.  In addition, computing the relevance score is an expensive operation for Boxbe to perform, so it makes sense to rely upon the ISPs good work.

Not to worry, we will still be analyzing each of your messages and considering your preference settings when deciding what to do with them.


* FYI we’re excited! – In future months, we’ll be focusing our development efforts in some new areas and we look forward to sharing them with you as they happen!