Mailbox No Longer Has A Reservation System

Posted Apr 16, 2013

Mailbox is a popular e-mail app that was acquired by Dropbox for around $100 million.  The Mailbox app had a reservation system where hundreds of thousands of people were constantly waiting for access.  Now Mailbox has dropped the reservation system and users can sign up immediately.  A new version of the app can now handle 100 million messages per day.

“Good news! Mailbox is now available without having to wait in line. After 10 weeks of around-the-clock hard work, our engineering team has scaled the Mailbox service to deliver over 100 million messages per day (and growing). We believe we can now confidently handle new users as they sign up, so we?ve pulled down the reservation system,” said Mailbox on the company blog.  The new version of the app also speeds up e-mail swiping and snoozing.  Mailbox recently hit 1.5 million users.

The snooze function on the app lets users postpone e-mail replies until a later time.  You can also adjust your wake-up on those e-mails by day or week.  Mailbox users can also swipe away as many items at one time as they wish.  Double tapping on name bubbles will show you the e-mail address information of your contacts.