How to rename email accounts in the Mail app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

When you go to the Mailboxes screen of the Apple Mail app, you'll see all the email accounts you added from various services like iCloud, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc. You can rename these account names to make each of them easier to identify and tell apart from the others. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to do that on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

What is the Favorites Bar in Mail and how do you use it?

Mac Mail Favorites Bar

If you simply haven’t spent much time with the Mail app on your Mac, then you may be missing out on the use of a handy tool.

The Favorites Bar in the Mail app is a nice spot to see your most-used Mailboxes, help with searches, and open and close your Mailbox list. Here, we’ll explain what the Favorites Bar is in Mac Mail and ways you can use it.

How to import and export mailboxes in Mail on Mac

Import or export mailbox in the Mail app on Mac

If you just started using the Mail app on your Mac, you may want to import a mailbox file from another app. This can give you a great jumpstart on tracking and answering emails during the transition.

At the same time, you might want to export a mailbox from the Mail app for use elsewhere. Maybe you’re trying out a new email app and want to use your existing messages intact. Either way, the Mail app on your Mac makes it easy to both import and export mailboxes, and this tutorial shows you how.

How to use Smart Mailboxes in Mail on Mac

Smart Mailboxes in the Mail app on Mac

When it comes to organizing your inbox in the Apple Mail app on Mac, you definitely have options. One is to set up rules which let you do about anything with your emails, from move to flag to forward to delete. But there’s another option, Smart Mailboxes.

Smart Mailboxes are similar to rules in that you set up conditions for incoming messages to fall into a specific mailbox. What makes this feature nice is that you don’t have to head to specific folders for the emails you need. Plus, messages remain in their original inbox but are collected in another mailbox for quick access.

If you’re new to Smart Mailboxes in Mail on Mac, this tutorial walks you through how to use them.

How to automatically delete junk emails in Mail on Mac

Junk emails inside the Mail app on MacBook

Junk emails, spam, and trash pile up over time in your Mail app and can take up unnecessary space. But who has the time or even remembers to go in and clean out those mailboxes? Instead of doing it manually, you can set the Mail app to routinely remove those unwanted messages for you.

Here’s how to automatically delete junk emails in Mail on Mac.

Dropbox to nix Mailbox and Carousel apps early next year

Cloud storage startup Dropbox made a surprising announcement Monday, saying it will be shutting down Mailbox, the once popular app it acquired in March 2013, as well as Carousel, a photo-management app released in April 2014. Mailbox will be winding down on February 28, 2016 and Carousel is next on the chopping block on March 31, 2016.

This development doesn't surprise me: Mailbox for iOS has been receiving only compatibility updates post-acquisition while Mailbox for Mac hasn't dropped its beta flag since August 2014 debut of the first public beta (its current version number: 0.76).

Stay away from new Mailbox for Mac update: it’s full of bugs and breaks support for Mavericks

It's been more than two years since cloud-storage startup Dropbox acquired the popular iOS email client Mailbox, and a full twelve months have passed since a public beta of Dropbox for Mac launched, and the software still hasn't dropped the beta flag.

As a matter of fact, those among you who use Mailbox as your daily driver should hold on upgrading to the most recent release as it breaks compatibility with Macs running OS X Mavericks while introducing a host of new problems, as first reported by The Next Web.

Mailbox for iOS updated with new interactive notification options

The popular email client Mailbox has been updated this morning, bringing the app to version 2.3.3. As the build number suggests, it's a minor release, but it does include a slew of bug fixes and performance improvements and a pair of new interactive notification options.

Among the many new features added in iOS 8 is interactive push notifications. These allow developers to add simple actions to their app's notifications, which is what the Mailbox team has done in 2.3.3. You can now choose to archive or snooze emails with just a single tap.

Mailbox optimized for iPhone 6 screens, Mac beta client now available to everyone

Fans of the popular Mailbox email client, rejoice! A compatibility update became available Monday, bringing native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that lets you see more of your emails rather than be limited by a blown-up interface.

Mailbox 2.3.1, a free download, also brings the ability to customize your swipes further and includes a pair of fixes, one resolving issues with rendering of some emails and the other squashing a bug affecting delivery of Push Notification for new messages in iOS 8.

Mailbox for iPhone and iPad gains Drafts

Less than 24 hours after releasing the first public beta of Mailbox for Mac bringing new snooze options and support for the Drafts folder, the Dropbox-owned startup has updated its Mailbox mobile client with the same capability.

Sitting at version 2.2, Mailbox now predictably allows you to access your work-in-progress messages stored in Drafts across desktop and mobile apps for Mac, iOS and Android...

Hands-on with Mailbox for Mac: a fast, powerful, gestural mail client

We first heard rumors of a Mac version of the popular Mailbox app last year, and it was since confirmed as being in development, with a public beta sign up for those interested in early access. Although it's been a while, users who signed up for the beta are finally getting their invites.

I've had the privilege of getting a pre-public beta copy of Mailbox for Mac, and I've been putting it through its paces ever since. Here are some thoughts on the OS X edition of this incredible mail client.

Mailbox updated with new spam options, Passbook support and more

Mailbox has updated its popular iOS email client this afternoon, bringing the app to version 2.1. The update is fairly significant, as it adds new spam options, Passbook support, and support for several new languages.

With 2.1, it's now possible to print your emails, mark them as spam or unread, and favorite them by clicking on the three little dots at the top of a thread view. You can also now add items directly to the Passbook app...