PostBox Express/Premium Mail Client for Mac PowerPC

PostBox Express/Premium Mail Client for Mac Powerpc

Ok here is the thing, a long time ago I was searching for a good mail client for my Mac PowerPC, but all my research could turn up was Thunderbird and Mail being my best option!  Everybody knows that Thunderbird dropped the support for Mac PowerPC and right now they are operating at version 12.0.1 leaving us behind at 3.1.20.  But well, what to do, this is life and we’ve known the feeling for a long time now, so it’s time to move on with the available options!

Recently the project TenFourFox decided to release TenFourBird 10.0.4 which is the equivalent to the newest version of Thunderbird and runs on Mac G3/G4/G5.  This news made the majority of the PowerPC users really happy because we finally would be able to have a good mail client.  Anyways, a few weeks ago it happened that I found this app called PostBox Express 1.0.1 that runs on PowerPC 10.4/10.5.  It’s an amazing app: simple and powerful, and works with most e-mail accounts including even “Hotmail” accounts.  It’s too bad that the pay version 3.0.3 is for intel only, otherwise it would be perfect because it has more features than the express version.  I need to point out that the free version is based on the same platform as the premium version, but clearly with less features, making it a good option for home users.  We can not run 3.0.3 but Leopard users running 10.5 I have good news, you will be able to install the Premium/First Class 2.1.5 (trial version – 30 days).  I don’t know how much it will cost to get this version but if you try and would like to share information with the rest of us in the comments section, we’d much appreciate it!

*PostBox Express 1.0.1 (Free) – http://www.postbox-inc.com/express_features

*PostBox Premium/First Class 2.1.5 (Demo) – http://support.postbox-inc.com/entries/276546-where-to-download-older-versions-of-postbox 

More about: http://www.postbox-inc.com/

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6 comments on “PostBox Express/Premium Mail Client for Mac PowerPC

  1. Nice app, thanks for the information: i never heard about this app.
    Apple Mail for Leopard isn’t bad too, I think.
    You can even make it make it less or more look like Mail for Lion, using a free plugin “Widemail”. At the moment there is still a PPC-version available on the website of the editor http://widemailplugin.com/?paged=2 or on Macupdate http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26175/widemail
    There is another alternative called Letterbox: http://harnly.net/category/software/letterbox/ – the 10.5-version is Universal, so also works on PPC.

  2. Actually, I cannot start Postbox 2.1.5. It just says that this application doesn’t support my architecture. The same is with older versions of Sparrow.
    They all are said to work on PPC 10.5, but they don’t.

      • Well, I can’t even start up 2.1.4. Now I’m using Postbox Express 1.0.1, it’s a really good client, although I would like to see a newer version in action 😉
        I’ll check once again, but I don’t think anything change.

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