Mailbox through the eyes of letters

    Last year, Dropbox developers rolled out the MailBox App to the Appstore. It’s quite a convenient and pleasant email client for mobile devices from Apple. Here you can see his review at the time of release.

    Now the client has undergone major changes, got a very minimalistic design (even cleaner than the standard Mail App), see the screenshot to the right. In addition, the client allows you to attach files from your dropbox account to the attachment. But this topic is not about that.

    Not so long ago there was a task to make up a letter, which will also be adequately displayed both in MailBox and in other mail clients. Dropbox is currently conducting beta testing of the desktop version of the mailer, so I quickly got an invite and got down to business.

    Of course, I fooled 100,500 tests and that’s what I came to.

    Mobile App (iPhone / iPod, iPad, Android)


    - Does not understand media_queries
    - Does not support background images
    - Does not understand inline styles like padding-left: 20px; but understands padding: 20px; and appropriately perceives the cellpadding attribute for tables.
    - The letter has a 20-pixel indent from the edges of the device screen ( screen ), unlike the Android Mail App (zero indent), for example. For the iOS Gmail App, this margin is 10px.

    Summarizing, we can say that we got the iOS Gmail App, which does not support background pictures to the heap.

    Desktop Application (OSX only)




    - At the moment, it is distributed on invites
    - An extremely minimalistic design with a lot of roundness
    - On my 13-inch macbook, the viewing area of ​​the letter occupies an entire half of the screen, and as a result, a lot of mailings come with horizontal scrolling. I can’t size areas yet.
    - Does not understand media_queries
    - Does not support background images
    - Does not understand inline styles like padding-left: 20px; but understands padding: 20px; and appropriately perceives the cellpadding attribute for tables.
    - UPD: the cellspacing attribute for tables does not work (I will update the topic when new information arrives)

    From the point of view of layout, the client is worse than the old Outlook, but at least there are hacks under Outlook. Under MailBox, as far as I can tell there are none.

    Not a damn thing, and news


    ... you will say and you will be right. But it entails interesting points. If the application is released under Windows, then you can make a small revolution and set the tone for the future of email marketing. Of course, I idealize, even very idealize, but nevertheless let's judge like this:
    - On Windows, desktop email clients are frankly disgusting. Thunderbird is convenient, no doubt. But using it is unpleasant. The design is dull. Other clients are worse than thunderbird
    - If in a magical parallel universe it happens that mailers under one comb begin to give the same restrictions as Mailbox, this will lead to letters becoming less like whores from Pattaya boulevards. And I would even agree with this state of affairs.
    - Now most online stores are trying to beat each other in the one whose whore is brighter dressed, completely clogging up the flow of content, and this is precisely the main task of letters. And the recipient will buy your product not because of whistles and falsifications in the letter, but for a high-quality photo of the product and the text that it will read. All! Do not need anything else.

    About invites


    If you suddenly get a wave of questions regarding invites, let's not litter the comments with your inboxes. If someone is ready to give an invite, write a comment “There are three invites.” Do you want an invite? Write about this in a personal comment author. You have run out of invites, write a response to your comment "There are no more invites."

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