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Now register for Boxbe with Openid

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

We’ve simplified the registration process with incorporation of the latest Openid technology.  This means that new users no longer have to fill out a form to register.  Simply click on the logo of your email provider to register.

This has the following benefits:

* Security standards of email providers such as Google, Yahoo! and AOL
* No longer necessary to share your email password with Boxbe.
* A simple click-through sign up process with no forms!

As part of our ongoing effort to help you keep control over your email; we are excited to share this new feature as we strive to provide the best in internet security and practices in future releases.

For any inquiries or assistance with Boxbe related issues, please write to support@boxbe.com

For more information about Boxbe plus an introductory video, click here.

 

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.

Controller

                                   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.

A perfect storm: Noting a minor Boxbe outtage

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Image by Evgeni Dinev

Real quickly, we wanted to let you know about two cases that happened recently.  Which, by themselves, would’ve caused issues but combined, took things up a notch.

First, our support queue, which you all depend on to write in with questions, suggestions, and issues, had a email routing issue which prevented email from being directed into the support queue.  It was piling up, not being lost, but not being placed in the queue for support response.  That issue has been fixed and we received all the support emails and are working through them as quickly as possible.

Second, some of you may have noticed that Boxbe wasn’t scrubbing your email inbox.  The screening of certain Gmail, AOLMail, and Yahoo! Mail email addresses was disabled due to some of our systems not correctly representing what they had a handle on.  We have a temporary fix in place, and our engineers are looking into implementing a permanent remedy so this doesn’t happen again.  We will let you know when it’s done.

We will continue to diligently monitor our service.  Thank you for your continued use and support of Boxbe!

 

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