Mailbox: 150,000 Reservations Filled, 50M Emails Delivered in First Week


Mailbox yesterday suffered its first outage and dealt with intermittent issues forcing them to pause their reservations line. The company notes yesterday’s outage was related to “infrastructure limits” and they have since lowered the rate at which reservations are filled to help keep service online.

The service has since been back up to speed as of late yesterday and Mailbox has provided some numbers on their first week of going live. The first day they filled 1000 reservations and as of last night they filled #150,000. They have also delivered 50 million emails and inbox zero has been reached 400,000 times.

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After using Mailbox for the past week I’ve found myself still jumping back to Gmail for iOS periodically due to its support for replying from multiple accounts within one inbox. Mailbox does have a speed advantage when it comes to loading emails and also push notifications, plus it still is great for managing emails that come into the inbox. Do you have Mailbox yet? What do you think of it so far?


  • The biggest thing that causes me to switch between Mailbox and Mail is the lack of support for labels. For most e-mails, Mailbox’s approach of ‘deal with it and it’s done’ works, but I have to use labels to archive information and search it out later. Full label support is the biggest thing I’m waiting for to make Mailbox the only iOS mail program I use.

  • Yeah. That also is a reason I keep jumping back to Gmail for iOS as well. Let’s hope the updates keep coming from Orchestra.