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Increased Yahoo! email security with OAuth 2.0

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

OAuth 2.0 for Yahoo! upgrades your email security and increases peace of mind.  Yahoo is now migrating their email systems to the industry standard IMAP and OAuth 2.0.  As with Gmail and our previous update to Yahoo integration security with OAuth; OAuth 2.0 is a huge step forward in the protection and security of your email.

OAuth 2.0 Lock and Key

 Think of this upgrade like your email door with a much improved lock.  The old lock and key have been replaced with a stronger lock and key.  The key being your access information to your email account, which is never shared due to OAuth 2.0 security.

For current Boxbe users, the new “key” will need to be used to lock the connection between your email account and your Boxbe user account.  This will require a quick reauthorization of Boxbe’s access to your Yahoo! mailbox:

To begin, simply click to visit our secure reauthorization page. Make sure that you are logged in to your account at Yahoo Mail, then click the “Authorize with Yahoo” button.

We wholeheartedly support Yahoo’s continued efforts to secure your inbox and continue to work with Yahoo to make sure that our service will never – in any way – risk your privacy or security, yet continue to protect you from unwanted and dangerous emails.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or suggestions.


Boxbe’s Services and Features

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Time to take a peak into Boxbe’s services and features

What services are included in Boxbe that help you get more control over your email? Well, just in case you were wondering (or just want some further info on the Boxbe services and features), we’ve compiled a list of what you get with a Boxbe account (…for free).


Prioritizing – First, let’s start with what the Boxbe service does for your email, again, for free. Using various tools and modern security practices, Boxbe prioritizes your incoming email messages according to your own customizations. Messages are prioritized by being kept in your Inbox, moved to the Waiting List, or “blocked” by moving into the spam folder.

Guest List

Guest List – Next, let’s cover the most fundamental feature of the Boxbe service. This feature allows you to specify and select exactly which email is to stay in your inbox. You can enroll with Boxbe if you are using Gmail, AOL, Yahoo! (and their various email domains, like SBCGlobal or Rocketmail), and Google Apps domains. You can include email addresses or entire domains on your Approved List so messages stay in your Inbox from those senders you know. On the flip-side, you can block any email address or domain using your Blocked list, which will send messages to the Spam folder upon being delivered.

Waiting List

Waiting List – The Waiting List is your safe ‘grey zone’ which is where messages from unknown or first-time senders are placed and can be reviewed at your convenience. As one would imagine, this really keeps your Inbox clean and tidy. If there are messages you want to continue to receive in your inbox, Boxbe provides simple links within annotations displayed at the top of a message, allowing you the choice of approving the sender to your guest list for future retaining in your Inbox. Some messages may be eligible for an Automatic Cleanup rule (see below for more about this feature of Boxbe). As for any messages you may not want to receive: Just add them to your handy Blocked list and messages from those senders will then be moved to the Spam folder in the future.

Upon delivery, messages from senders or domains which are on your Approved Guest List will remain in your Inbox. The Boxbe service will only move a message to the Waiting List when the sending address is not on your approved list. And messages will only move to the Spam folder if the sending address or domain is on your Blocked List.



Automatic Cleanup – We are proud of this latest feature of the Boxbe service. It offers even further automatic control over your Inbox messages. The option to create an automatic cleanup rule is provided to Boxbe users as an annotation at the top of a message, when the message is from an approved sender and complies with certain message elements.. In other words, while using this feature we do the work while you get to have the fun! For example, with automatic cleanup rules, you can decide to keep your last 3 emails from a retail department store, so after receiving more than 3, the oldest messages would be deleted. Pretty cool, right? These personalized rules can be edited, removed, and re-created again as much as you want.


Security – At the heart of Boxbe is the latest technologies and practices in Internet security. The implemented method of security is OAUTH, an Open standard for Authorization. The use of such security protocols makes a great-and-powerful security system that you can trust with Boxbe!


Customizations – You have even more control over your Boxbe account through our various customization features. For instance, users can customize Courtesy Notices. The Courtesy Notice email is sent back in response to any message received from an unknown sender. Boxbe members must have the Courtesy Notice feature enabled to send out Courtesy Notice emails (as another personal option).

Boxbe Members can decide that if senders (who are sending for the first time) take a CAPTCHA test successfully, then their email address (not domain) will be automatically-approvef. This saves time in approving legitimate senders, like friends and family.

Universal Guest List

Universal Guest List – When saving time seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, we have enabled a Universal Guest List feature for Boxbe users. Internally, based on highly scrutinizing verification of email addresses and their domains and organizations/companies, Boxbe maintains a curated Universal Guest List which allows very well-known senders to be approved for everyone. This helps members who receive order confirmations and receipts, like from Amazon for instance. You can disable this feature entirely or specifically place an email address or domain on your Blocked List if you don’t want to receive those messages.

We look forward to releasing future Boxbe features and upgrades, and we thank you for your interest in, or use of our service.

As always, you can write to if you require any assistance for any Boxbe support issues.

Boxbe – Saying ‘good-bye’ to the Public Email Address

Friday, July 6th, 2012

As new features are implemented, certain offerings need to be sunsetted. The PFA/Public Email Address is one of those offerings we are now letting go.

If you use an address (like, please be aware that this service will be discontinued, within the coming few months, and will no longer be offered.

Our members are able to continue to use their email screening preferences and personalized guest lists to make sure they are receiving the mail they want, while sorting out unknown and unwanted messages.

Boxbe now fully integrates with Yahoo! Mail (and others like sbcglobal, etc.), Gmail, AOL Mail and Google Apps. We highly recommend using one of these services in order to continue leveraging the power of Boxbe service’s policy screening with your email.  Simply click here to register your Yahoo, AOL, or Gmail account with us.

Just like with the latest addition to our service Automatic Cleanup, we plan on continuously improving our integrated services and furthering our goal of helping to manage inboxes the way you want them to be.

We are notifying our members early enough to give you time to re-route your email to another address, if you are currently using the “” address ID to send to your contacts.

Thank you for your continued use and support of Boxbe!

Please write to if you require any assistance for any Boxbe service issues.