Windows/macOS Sierra: With the launch of macOS Sierra, Postbox, one of our favourite desktop email clients, just got a huge update as well. Postbox 5 features custom placeholders for your canned responses, anti-tracking alerts and the ability to instantly forward important messages to Evernote, Slack and Zapier.
Automated replies, or canned email responses, were a big addition when Postbox 4 launched, and now they're even better. Not only can you send a canned response with just a keystroke, you can insert dynamic placeholders, like "Dear first.name," or "let's meet at day.time." All you have to do is choose your automated reply, tab-key to each placeholder, enter values and send. If you you like to save and send important messages to other services, like Evernote or Slack, Postbox 5 makes forwarding super simple. It remembers all of your routing addresses and keeps your tags organised. When you compose an email, you can select a Quick Post action and it will send the message to the desired service in the background. And there are plenty of filters and rules you can set to automate the whole process even further.
Postbox 5 also has anti-tracking alerts that will tell you when someone is trying to track your email behaviour, 70 professionally written business email templates, global filters that work with all of your connected email accounts, better image scaling and custom email signature templates. You can buy Postbox 5 today for $US32 ($42) (normally $US40 [$53]). However, if you purchased Postbox 4 on or after 1 March 2016, you'll receive a key to upgrade for free. If you purchased Postbox before 1 March 2016, you should receive an email that tells you how you can upgrade to Postbox 5 at a discount. You can buy Postbox, and learn more about today's update, at the link below.