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20 April 2021

Introducing Mailboxfiler

Email is considered one of the most common communication tools used by people. Though email attachments are invented around the 1980s, it's still harder and complicated to manage them. People, working all day with files from emails, have issues if not filed or sorted clearly.

Almost all our day-to-day activities depend on email. We receive bills, other pdf files, invoices, shopping and subscription bills, etc., to our email. Filing all or necessary attachments such as invoice, pdf bills, important documents and categorizing them is not trivial. It's a mind-bending & time-consuming process to drop email attachments in a folder whenever it needs to be saved. It involves steps like check mails- select file-download file- choose storage medium-create a folder-upload file-save- repeat the same procedure for every single file you want to save. It could be difficult to check and file all required attachments as every step is done manually. We still do it without a choice.

How about installing software & learning it?

Most of the email attachments categorizing software require you to install some form of file to your computer for managing email attachments. Installing a file for this specific task could be easier, but things go wrong when the file is not from the right source or lacks enough permissions for installing the software. You don't have to alter or change your computer for that.

The hardest problem with saving email attachments is learning and configuring the tool to make it work. Tools that promise to filter and save attachments are complicated. Once you start using the software, you probably are stuck with it -- vendor lock-in. This is a serious issue. Moreover, tools tend to use your computer power to sort and categorize things which eventually will slow your computer.

Say Hi to Mailboxfiler

Mailboxfiler is built for saving/sorting/organizing all your email attachments without a hassle-free setup. One of our prime goals is to make the whole process smooth and easier. The beauty of using Mailboxfiler is to know a bit more about the email software you use. In fact, you might have already known about using filters and rules on your email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail, Thunderbird.

Join the club

To enjoy the pleasant journey of conquering ( categorizing) email attachments, create an account on Mailboxfiler. Start organizing by creating a "Mailbox". Mailbox is a unique email address for you to forward or send emails. All you need to do is choose where to save files in the email on the created mailbox. A mailbox on Mailboxfiler helps you store your files on Dropbox, Google Drive, Nextcloud (WebDAV), Owncloud (WebDAV), Object Storages like Amazon S3, DigitalOcean Spaces, Linode Object storage, Backblaze B2. You can also store files using FTP, FTPS and WebDAV. We are working hard to integrate more storage options.

Once configured, send or forward emails with attachments to the provided mailbox email address. Files in the email will be stored in the selected folders. The best part of Mailboxfiler is about storing files from the hyperlinks in emails. Based on the selected plan, Mailboxfiler will save all the files in the links to the selected destination folder. All this can happen without your intervention, too, by adding a few rules/filters on email clients.

Trust and Privacy

Emails that Mailboxfiler handles are temporarily stored on the servers securely. Once the files and links in the email are stored to your configured destination, it's deleted from our servers. We don't retain anything related to your emails on our server. We do log the email transactions (not email content) for billing, which eventually be removed after 30 days.

This is why it's hard for us to retry any failure, which is by design. We value your privacy. And, Mailboxfiler is built with this core value.

Our promises:

  1. We will never sell your data
  2. We do not track you
  3. We do not use your data for improving our product
  4. We do not store any IP addresses
  5. This service will be available until the end of the internet

We really are excited to know how this journey goes. A small team in New Zealand makes Mailboxfiler.