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Commercial; $39.95

Current Version: 1.1.2 (March 9, 2010)

Postbox is an interesting commercial email client and Usenet newsreader based on the email technology that underlies Thunderbird. However, it adds a refined user interface and provides advanced message analysis and cataloging functions that make it easier to search and retrieve information on demand. It also includes some social networking features, such as direct integration with Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, and Flickr.

Version 1.1.2 introduces the following enhancements over the previous release (1.1.1):

  • Support for Things (version 1.2.11)
  • Support for OmniFocus (version 1.7.5)
  • Support for the IMAP COMPRESS extension which makes accessing Gmail faster
  • Topics are now exposed via AppleScript
  • Migration from will now import all of the folders located under "On My Mac"
  • Fixed an issue where certain calendar invites from Exchange were not showing up as attachments
  • Fixed an issue where the signature was not being placed in the correct place when forwarding
  • Fixed an issue where sending to a mailing list could fail
  • Fixed an issue where indented text wasn't displayed properly
  • Improved automatic detection of account settings for various ISPs
  • Incorporated Mozilla Firefox security updates through version 3.5.8.

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Related Links

Andrew Starr has another marvelous page about Usenet newsreaders that you simply must check out.

Key Mac Newsgroups

There are several Usenet newsgroups dedicated to Macintosh-specific topics. Here are the most essential ones:

comp.sys.mac.announce is a moderated newsgroup that contains important general announcements to the Macintosh community.

comp.sys.mac.apps is the place to go when you have questions about specific Macintosh programs.

comp.sys.mac.comm is the place to discuss all things involving Macintosh telecommunications and Macs on the Internet.

comp.sys.mac.printing is for all printer- and printing-related discussion.

comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc is for discussion of all other Macintosh hardware-related questions.

comp.sys.mac.system is the place to go for MacOS-related discussions.

comp.sys.mac.misc is the place to post when other Macintosh-related newsgroups don't fit the bill.

Note: If you'd like to search the Usenet for Macintosh-related information, you really only have one option (but it's a good one): Google purchased the old DejaNews ( Usenet archive, and now offers sophisticated searching of all mainstream Usenet newsgroups, both past and present.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!