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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 support@boxbe.com 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

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.

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                                   source: computerhistory.org

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

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

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 support@boxbe.com if you require any assistance for any Boxbe support issues.

Boxbe User Survey

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

 

Some of Boxbe’s members, as many as 140,000 of them, recently received an email inviting them to participate in a brief survey about the Boxbe service.  We learned some really useful things about us, including:

 

  • You like us, you really, really like us.  Over forty percent of you rated us 9 or 10 on a ten point scale for the question “would your recommend Boxbe to friends or relatives?”  In fact, a clear majority–62% rated us 7 or higher.
  • Over half (53.1%) of you use Gmail or Google apps with Yahoo! (and others like ymail, verizon, pacbell, sbcglobal, yahoo.ca, yahoo.co.uk, etc.) coming in second at 32.3% and AOL in third at 6.6%.  Eight percent of you use one or more of the above.
  • The bulk of those who responded to the survey–a little over 45%–receive 25-99 emails every day.  A tenth of you receive 100 or more.  We’re glad you’ve got Boxbe to help you sort things out!
  • Nearly nine in ten of you (88%) thought our survey was relevant. We’re glad you took the time to fill it out.


What will Boxbe do with these insights?  We’ll use them to improve the service in a few ways:

  • Some open-ended comments suggested that we could do better in explaining to new members how the service works.  So we’ll improve the site in both structure and content and add some welcome emails to help get new members up to speed.
  • Many of you told us that your biggest problem with email was SPAM, or unsolicited email.  To that end, we’ll re-double our efforts using our universal lists to reduce the clutter in your inbox.
  • Lastly, we plan on using the insights to help spread the word about Boxbe so that more people can enjoy a cleaner, more useful inbox.


Thanks again for all who helped!

For more information on Boxbe, Click here to see how Boxbe works!

Please write to support@boxbe.com if you require assistance for any Boxbe service issue.