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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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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 – Automatic Cleanup

Monday, June 25th, 2012

 

Introducing a new feature in Boxbe! We have now added a feature that will enhance the control you have over your email in an exciting new way. It’s called Automatic Cleanup, and it will help Boxbe users achieve supercharged management over the volume of email they want to receive, delete, or keep by creating screening rules.

You will now be able to create ‘rules’ that will allow emails from certain senders and list senders to be kept (keep your last 3 emails from your Yahoo! Group subscription, for example), deleted (after receiving 4), and marked important if you don’t wish the rule to be applied to a specific message… Your personalized rules can be edited, removed, and created again, just by clicking on a link in the annotation of the email message. Making things more precise and convenient.

We think this new feature will help you to keep those heavy-lifting email accounts the way you want them, and we look forward to sharing future features yet to be released!

To our existing members, if you would like to use the new Automatic Cleanup feature, click the “Edit” link next to the email address you wish to enable it on, here:

https://www.boxbe.com/email-address

 

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.

Boxbe in Yahoo! Developer Gallery

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Yahoo!Gallery.jpgA big thank you to our friends over at Yahoo! Developer Network for making Boxbe for Yahoo! Mail an Editor’s Pick in the Yahoo! Gallery today.

Yahoo! Gallery, in case you didn’t know, is the site that Yahoo! uses to show off sites and services that use Yahoo! technologies. As you all know, Boxbe integrates tightly with Yahoo! Mail, making it so you don’t have to leave Yahoo! Mail to use the Boxbe service.

You may not know that we use the awesome Yahoo! Mail API to power Boxbe for Yahoo! Mail. Without the API, Boxbe for Yahoo! Mail wouldn’t be so nicely integrated with Yahoo! Mail.

What’s an API?

Sometimes living in the world of developers, we forget that most normal folks don’t know what an API is. Wikipedia’s definition is

“An application programming interface (API) is a source code interface that an operating system or library provides to support requests for services to be made of it by computer programs.”

Ok, that probably didn’t help much…

Essentially, an API is the way we access your Yahoo! Mail account with Yahoo!’s (and your) blessing. We use tools Yahoo! has built for people outside the company to enhance their existing services.

The folks at Yahoo! know that they can’t be all things to all people so they let companies like ours further individualize their services.

Yahoo! Gallery Pick

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We’re happy that our Yahoo! Mail product has been made a pick on the Yahoo! Gallery.

Thanks again, Yahoo!