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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:


Thank you for your continued use and support of Boxbe!

Please write to 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!

Site update – Email addresses

Monday, March 17th, 2008

We’ve got a bunch of new features in the pipeline, but I almost forgot to mention some refinements we’ve made to the site recently.

Email Addresses page

We’ve made it a lot easier to update email addresses that you are using with Boxbe. By going to your Email Addresses page, you can maintain, enable, disable or add new email addresses to be protected by Boxbe.

To protect a new email address, you can either add it at the top of the Email Addresses page


or from your Dashboard page.


Once you type the email address in, you’ll be guided through the process to protect that email address using Boxbe.

We hope this makes it easier to add email addresses to your Boxbe account. If you have any problems or difficulties with this or any other feature, send email to