Mailbox app updated with support for iCloud, Yahoo Mail and more

By , Dec 17, 2013

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The Dropbox-owned Mailbox app received a major update today, bringing the email client to version 1.7. The update adds a highly-anticipated feature: support for other email services like Yahoo, iCloud, and others.

Up until now, the popular Mailbox app only supported Gmail accounts. But with today’s release, users can now use the app to access and manage their Inboxes from Yahoo Mail, and various Apple email extensions…

Here’s the full 1.7 change log:

- Support for iCloud and Yahoo email accounts
– Background syncing
– Option to disable “help me get to zero” banner
– Option to disable swipe to open drawer
– Bug fixes and UX improvements

And the announcement from Dropbox:

“Today we’re thrilled to announce we’ve added Mailbox support for Yahoo, iCloud, me.com, and mac.com email accounts. This is a big step for us — we get more requests for Yahoo and iCloud support than for any other feature. 

Mailbox remains 100% free, and adding a Yahoo or iCloud email account is just as easy as adding a Gmail account.”

If you don’t have it yet, the latest version of Dropbox is available in the App Store, for both the iPhone and the iPad, for free.

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  • Chris Holden

    oh its one of those apps that make you wait like 3 years before you can actually use it? i think ill pass, but thanks i guess

    • Jeff Ramirez

      Don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve been using it since day one with gmail. And for my other non-gmail clients, I just setup a forwarding address to that gmail. Sorry it doesn’t support your aol email. I’m sure they’ll add it later lol

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I’m on iOS 6.1.3 and still only see “Add Gmail Account”

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        ..

      • Sleaka J

        On iTunes it says it requires iOS 7. Did you see an update to the app?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        It also says I can download an older version so why isn’t a massive company like Dropbox maintaining backwards compatibility…

      • Sleaka J

        With nearly 75% of iOS users having updated to iOS7 in one month (and likely many more now), there is little reason or incentive to keep backwards compatibility.

      • Raphael Rodrigues

        I’m still waiting for exchange support, I use a hotmail account.

    • David

      When Mailbox launched they had a queue to balance their server load, that was done away with when Dropbox acquired Mailbox back in March. So no wait now.

    • Damian W

      love the app, but agree with you. After using it for few months I switched to BOXER wishing Mailbox will become better with time.

  • Winterz

    About time too. Just need to redownload it ..

  • John

    How about exchange…won’t switch until then

    • jacobkwright

      Same here…

    • Damian W

      microsoft would be a perfect and final addition. No need for more.

  • Kevin Guzman

    I think I’ll pass on this. I think its stupid that they still can’t support Microsoft Exchange. I’d be willing to pay for the app too as long as I can get access to my work emails.

  • Pablo

    …Still waiting for Hotmail/Outlook support…

    • ConduciveMammal

      You and I both

  • Blake

    Little typo :P you put Dropbox instead of Mailbox at the end of the post cody :)