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You May Have Noticed…

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Our Friends of Friends/Contacts of Friends feature has been disabled for the time being.  Boxbe has been named a defendant in a patent suit, and while we do not believe the patent to be valid or that Boxbe’s service infringes, we have in good faith disabled this feature.  Sometimes great ideas are taken, to be protected under law, keeping those others who think of them from being able to use them.

We understand this may be a little unsettling to those of you who found the feature to be particularly useful, but “grieve not you; you who are welcome notwithstanding”; Boxbe’s superb system is still robustly distinctive!  And our user community continues to grow vigorously.

Shakespeare, William.  The Merchant of Venice.  V. I. 216-262.


Video – What is Boxbe?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Here’s a little video we did to better describe how Boxbe can help you say goodbye to email overload. Please share it with your friends!

This video can also be seen on our How It Works page.

Wired coverage of Boxbe launch

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Wanted to thank Scott Gilbertson over at Wired for a thorough overview of Boxbe’s service and how to get it set up. Scott interviewed Boxbe CEO Thede Loder last week and I helped give him a demo of the service.


Here’s a quote from the story:

Borrowing some ideas from IM and social networking, Boxbe adds a privilege system to your inbox which allows you to create an e-mail “friends list,” much like those on social sites. It’s designed to help narrow down your e-mail workflow so you can focus more closely on the people who matter to you.

While Scott gives the most thorough overview of any media outlet to date, we’ll preview more of the site later this week.