Release Notes


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April 16th, 2019 Version 1516

New

  • We've completely redesigned Tracking Details from head to toe! Find out when someone opens your email or clicks on your links, and reveal powerful insights to how your email performed. Let us know what you think of the new design!

Improvements

  • New users can now log into the plugin directly after signing up from the companion app (possible thanks to the 24h email confirmation grace period).

Fixes

  • Resolved a rare UI glitch when using Send Later.
  • You will now be automatically logged in when clicking Manage Teams from the sharing menu (previously, you would have to sign into the Dashboard.)
  • General bug fixes and enhancenments to your favorite Gmail extension.

April 9th, 2019 Version 1509

New

  • To our German speaking users... Mailbutler ist jetzt auch auf Deutsch verfügbar! 🤩 Here's how to change your language settings. Mailbutler's app will adjust to your device's system language, and you can also access your Dashboard in German.
  • We've made it easier for new users to start using Mailbutler immediately after signup. New accounts will now have a full day to confirm the email address before they are logged out.

Improvements

  • General enhancements and small fixes to your favorite email extension in Apple Mail. Let us know what you think!
  • Some general enhancements and small fixes to your favorite Gmail extension. Let us know what you think!

Fixes

  • Color of the login button for Google accounts was a little off, so we corrected it.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Mailbutler to use up an action incorrectly for Tracking Details when the user opens a draft message.

April 2nd, 2019 Version 1502

New

  • If you need help, you can now reach us via live chat in your Mailbutler Dashboard!
  • Mailbutler will now show the number of emails you have scheduled next to the label of your 'Scheduled' folder, making it way easier to keep track of emails you've planned ahead of time.

Improvements

  • This week we've been busy preparing for Tracking Details revamp... 🤫
  • We also introduced serialized processing of email accounts. This optimizes the way Mailbutler processes your accounts and avoids multiple connections at the same time.
  • Did some polishing and beautifying on Integrations page.
  • You can now simply drag an email draft to the 'Scheduled' folder to trigger Send Later! If you want to unschedule an email, simply drag them out of the folder again. (Note that dragging an email to 'Snoozed' folder will not trigger snoozing.)
  • If Send Later got interrupted or it was taking longer than usual, Mailbutler will now show useful options to help you easily reschedule your email.
  • With that, we also optimized the wording of Send Later options. Let us know if you spot them and find the changes to be helpful!
  • We further stabilized the installation process of the plugin.
  • Several minor enhancements to Mailbutler's functionalities.
  • Made sure the mailbox icon for 'Mailbutler - Scheduled' is as crisp as it can be.
  • Before this update, tooltip messages and previews appear almost right away when you hover across templates and signatures. We added a delay so you won't get bombarded with tips anymore.

Fixes

  • Fixed a rare issue with Link Tracking that caused some tracked links to be shown in the message instead of the original URL.

Mar 26th, 2019 Version 1426

Improvements

  • This update brings general enhancements and improvements to your favorite email plugin!
  • Mailbutler Dashboard now looks nicer when you access it on a tablet. Give it a try!

Fixes

  • Chrome will no longer attempt to change your password each time you update your Mailbutler profile.
  • Solved a bug that with DMA installed, some features (such as Unsubscribe and Undo Send) sometimes show up without colors. Honestly, life gets really dull when it's colorless. Luckily we managed to fix that immediately.
  • Resolved a series of rare installation issues.

Mar 19th, 2019 Version 1419

Improvements

  • General enhancements and improvements to your favorite email productivity plugin. Not our most exciting update, we know. Nonetheless, you're amazing and we appreciate your time reading this. Actually, tweet us and let us know if find our notes useful.

Fixes


Mar 12th, 2019 Version 1412

New

Improvements

  • You can now edit Signature Templates again in your Signature editor.
  • Small functionality improvements and minor fixes. So small that sometimes they get unnoticed. If you spot something that works even better than before, you should tweet us and let us know.
  • Tracking Details now looks sleek in Mail's Dark Mode.

Mar 5th, 2019 Version 1405

Improvements

  • Notarization: we're using extra verification provided by Apple, making it harder for malevolent third parties to interfere with it.
  • Some say the best design changes and functionality improvements are often unnoticable. We gladly approve this statement with the list of minor changes made in this update.
  • Mailbutler now looks gorgerous in Gmail Dark Mode!

Fixes

  • Solved issues that caused BCC to CRM to not work for certain users.
  • Also resolved a rare installation problem that could prevent Mailbutler loading.
  • Mailbutler was competing and clashing with other plugins in modifying Mail's dock icon. It's frankly a small space that they're fighting for, but Mailbutler will now get along in peace.
  • Fixed a problem where under certain conditions, Mailbutler's pop over appears detached in the lower left screen corner. Yes, quite odd.
  • We got carried away with the excitement of showing you what's new and improved in Mailbutler. So much that we forgot to set the 'What's new' notification to only appear once after each update, espeically after you've already read it. Won't happen again.
  • Our awesome Gmail dev team extinguished a few persistent bugs and made Mailbutler run a lot smoother.

Feb 12th, 2019 Version 2.2.7

New

  • We want to make sure you're informed of what's new and changed. After each version update, you'll now receive a notification that lets you find our release notes.

Improvements

  • In earlier versions, users who disabled Undo Send pop-up could still use this feature in Outbox by right clicking on the sending message. We've made this a lot easier by adding a banner on top of each outgoing email.
  • When a message is tracked, in earlier versions you had to hover over the checkmark to see first open date. Which, could have been easier if it's just there. It's now automatically shown next to the blue ticks, as soon as it's opened.
  • You can now quickly undo your message with keyword shortcut (^⌘U by default)!
  • We just made Mailbutler load a lot snappier than the last version.
  • We made our get started tutorial messages look a lot better.
  • Styling of Message Templates and Signatures previews look a lot nicer now.

Fixes

  • You can define your working hours to personalize when Mailbutler sends you notifications. Maybe it's hard for apps and bots to understand the human concept of sleep, but we found and fixed a bug which caused Mailbutler to ignore those set hours when snoozing emails and sending follow-up notifications.
  • Sorted out a problem which caused undoing a message to also undo whichever email tracking mode you have manually selected, and revert it back to the default setting.
  • Fixed an odd issue when you pick multiple tracked messages of your own (from your sent folder) and forward them, they would unintentionally be marked as opened.
  • Resolved several incompatability issues of Mailbutler with CargoLifter.
  • Fixed UI glitches that caused avatars in Undo Send pop-up to sometimes show up incorrectly.
  • Squished a few frustrating bugs where for some users, a tracked email is shown as being opened before the message was sent.
  • Fixed several styling and UI issues with compose button and checkboxes.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Send Later to always send warning about past dates.
  • Solved an issue where users who open their email from message view instead of their inbox could not load Contacts sidebar correctly.

January 29th, 2019 Version 2.2.6

New

  • Important: For users with an IMAP account, please make sure to update to the latest version to ensure Send Later and Snooze functionalities to work.
  • We have removed support for 10.11 El Capitan or lower. Users running macOS 10.11 can continue using Mailbutler version 2.2.5.
  • We have removed Attachment Upload. Instead, you can continue using this feature as a free standalone plugin, CargoLifter. (Learn more). CargoLifter offers more upload options, flexibility - and it's free forever!
  • We have removed Attachment Upload on Mailbulter's extension for Gmail.

Improvements

  • We added an option to hide Undo Send's popover. You can still show it by manually activating Mailbutler's companion app during the Undo Send window.
  • Undo Send popover no longer grabs keyboard focus from Mail.
  • Updated to a new and more stable UI to control tracking when composing a new message.
  • For scheduled messages the recipient is shown in the message list overview (i.e. they're handled like drafts).
  • We made [Notes] (https://support.mailbutler.io/knowledge-base/create-a-note/)and Tasks scroll with the message body if compose window is scrollable.
  • Small style adjustments to initial onboarding modules.
  • Snappier loading of Mailbutler UI in your compose window.
  • Minor improvements to UI.

Fixes

  • Thank you for your feedback - the Undo Sendpopover works properly with full screen now!
  • Fixed social login with Google.
  • Fixed some display issues in the companion app if you're running 10.12.
  • Resolved an issue where some users had more than one sponsoring link added under certain circumstances with sponsored actions.
  • Fixed an issue where sender avatar incorrectly shows placeholder instead of actual image.
  • Resolved an issue with Gmail OAuth. It's now working again.
  • Fixed a bug where timepicker shows the incorrect format. So, no more 15pm.
  • Fixed an issue which caused closing a popup in the compose window to delete selection inside the email draft.
  • Setting a Follow-up Reminder date when the task is already attached to the draft will now correctly reset the reminder to the newly chosen date.

January 15th, 2019 Version 2.2.5

New

  • Social login - You can now use your social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google) to login or register for a Mailbutler account.
  • A freshly revamped login and registration screen for new users.
  • Social login - You can now use your social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google) to login or register for a Mailbutler account from your menu bar app.

Improvements

  • We've redesigned the Integrations page in your Dashboard. Instead of a drop-down menu, it now displays all available integrations at one glance, making it much easier to connect Mailbutler to your your tools and email accounts.
  • Performance improvements for Apple Mail due to overhauled avatar loading.
  • We've improved the control and display of Undo Send. When you send an email with Undo Send enabled, it will show up from your menu bar app as a banner (instead of alerts), also displaying more info such as recipient name, subject line. This also means they'll show up in your Notification Center again.
  • Mailbutler handles sending messages while on a slow connection more gracefully now.
  • Enabled keyword input for Send Later special.
  • Overhaul of feedback visuals for frontend/backend errors during login.

Fixes

  • We fixed a bug on the date selection of Send Later.
  • After successfully using Mailbutler to unsubscribe from a newsletter, the Unsubscribe button will no longer be shown. Just like the elevator, pressing Unsubscribe button furiously more than once does not speed things up.
  • Messages sometimes stuck around in the outbox for an extra up to 30 seconds when Undo Send was enabled. That's a really long time. Unless you're really into correcting mistakes like we are. Mistakes like this one right here. We fixed it.
  • Sometimes a scheduled message showed the scheduled time instead of actual delivery time. This may or may not have revealed some midnight workers who pretend to email at 9am. On the bright side, we got it fixed in 2.2.5. It's eliminated. Done.
  • We also fixed an issue where some users couldn't install our plug-in.

January 2nd, 2019 Version 2.2.4

Improvements

  • Contact Details now display info for all members of a conversation.
  • Stability improvements.
  • Stability improvements.

Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Mailbutler now checks if you're logged in before attempting to send a message, to make sure you're not accidentally missing out on its features. You can still send the message without logging in though, it's cool.
  • The about panel is now dark mode compatible.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to random crashes under macOS 10.14 Mojave for some users.
  • Mailbutler now handles cases where mails could get stuck in the outbox without an error message.
  • Fixed UI glitches in Contacts Details.
  • Fixed a bug that display contact details of user instead of recipient.
  • Improved our login error alerts (wrong password etc.)

November 13th, 2018 Version 2.2.3

New

  • We constantly strive to improve communication between you as a user and our team. Mailbutler now shows you real time information when there's abnormal server status.
  • You can now earn (and give) free actions through our Referral Program. Simply share your personal referral link and receive 5 free actions whenever a new user signs up through your link. (Learn more)
  • We constantly strive to improve communication between you as a user and our team. Mailbutler now shows you real time information when there's abnormal server status.
  • Sponsored actions are now easier to configure and provides more flexbility for Essential users. (Learn more)
  • You can now schedule a reply when you are writing in conversation view.
  • Hovering over the red dot next to the Send Later button in compose view will show you details such as schedule date and time.

Improvements

  • Small functionality improvements and fixes.
  • We've drastically improved the stability and speed of our backend server. Thank you for providing us feedback!
  • When an error occurs, Mailbutler will now send an automatic report (error log) for you to inform our team, which makes support way easier and faster.
  • It was not clear for some users that clicking the Contact Details button again will minimize the window. So we added a close button, which does the same job.
  • We improved the browser drop-down menu, which now links you to our homepage and shows your account info more clearly, especially for multi-account uesrs.

Fixes

  • Dropdown menu for Message Templates now show correctly next to the compose button.
  • You should be able to share a Message Template without receiving an incorrect 'out of actions' message.
  • Resolved compatability issues with some 3rd party Chrome extensions.
  • Fixed an issue causing some users to not being able to mark a shared task as complete. You can now check those to-do boxes as much as your heart desires.
  • Some users reported that Notes and Tasks attached to a message get hidden inside conversation view. Now they don't. They're always there.
  • We fixed an issue where the email header in Mail could disappear under 10.12 Sierra (which is, by far, the weirdest bug we encountered).
  • Mailbutler was quite confident that you should opt out from newsletters that it thought was junk. So confident that it hid the 'Not Junk' button from Mail app. We fixed that bug (and attitude).

October 31st, 2018 Version 2.2.2

New

  • Compatibility mode support for POP accounts: You can now use Send Later and Snooze with POP accounts (compatibility mode only, 10.12 or later).

Improvements

  • General functionality improvements.
  • We've simplified mechanism for sponsored actions (Essential users only).

Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Minor bug fixes and enhancements.
  • Removed small UI glitches under macos Mojave.
  • Resolved an error that could occur when Send Later is used for the first time.

October 17th, 2018 Version 2.2.1

New

  • The Mailbutler menu bar app now supports dark mode!

Improvements

  • General functionality and stability improvements
  • Visual improvement to Quick Access (that's the mini access window located upper right of your browser)
  • Improved look and feel of Tracking Details viewing window
  • The scroll bar is now easier to use and looks better.
  • Minor updates to design and UI.
  • Better filter lists for Message Templates, Signatures, and teams in Notes & Tasks sharing.
  • When you open a dashboard page from the Mailbutler App or Apple Mail Plugin you'll be logged in automatically.
  • Improvements to uninstallation process.

Fixes

  • Renabled Dropbox and Google Drive as Attachment Upload services
  • Fixed a bug that could cause repeating unnecessary prompts to authorize an email service (Gmail, Outlook, iCloud…).
  • Fixed some rough edges on the plug-in's dark mode support.
  • Fixes a crash that could happen after clicking on tracking details.
  • Fixes an issue where Mailbutler would launch Mail unnecessarily.
  • Fixes an issue where Mail would present a cryptic error message when the Plugin wasn't installed or enabled yet.
  • Fixes some UI glitches in the popover for inserting templates while composing a message.

October 2nd, 2018 Version 2.2

New

  • Compatibility Mode: The new Mailbutler comes with new Snooze and Send Later functionalities which run when you are offline. However this means certain email servers are not supported. We therefore introduced compatibility mode, which will allow Snooze and Send Later to work normally again. *Please note that Snooze and Send Later for email accounts on compabitility mode will only run when your computer stays awake.
  • Mailbutler now supports Outlook.com, Yahoo! and AOL email accounts!
  • We're very excited to introduce the brand new Analytics tab, which gives you stat insights to your feature usage, saved time, and email performance enhanced by Mailbutler.
  • Your Dashboard now comes with brand new beautiful widgets that bring you personalized insights to your Mailbutler usage. You can also catch up easily with product and blog updates through 'What's new' section on your Dashboard home.
  • Find out and compare how you're using Mailbutler with the new Mailbutler Personality view on your Dashboard home.
  • Mailbutler is now fully compatible with Gmail's new Material Design.

Improvements

  • We've removed Mailbutler's Snooze functionality since it is now a Gmail feature.
  • Instead of asking for permission upon installation, Mailbutler will now request for account access only when you first use a feature that actually requires it (such as scheduling.)
  • Better visual feedback on time selection
  • Easier and smoother usage for Follow-up reminders!
  • Mailbutler's UI is way more responsive now and reacts faster to changes. This includes sync between plugin and menu bar app.
  • Signature Templates editor now runs smoother and better.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where all the visible contacts from the inbox showed in thread views contact sidebar after navigating from inbox to thread view.
  • Improved stability of Tracking
  • We've resolved some issues where some users' did not have their email meta information displayed in Dashboard.
  • In certain cases installation under Mojave could fail. This shouldn't happen any more.
  • In certain cases Mojave users coming from older versions of Mailbutler could end up with multiple plugins in Mail's 'Manage Plug-Ins…' preferences. Now there can only be one. This should also fix a case where an older version of Mailbutler would stick around and cause repeating alerts that an incompatible 'Mailbutler.mailbundle' was detected.

September 21st, 2018 Version 2.1.4

New

  • Sync your tasks with Slack Reminders
  • New notification type: Link clicked (for first time)
  • Referral program (+5 free actions per month for each referred user)
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave support!

Fixes

  • Some bug fixes to improve stability and performance.
  • Many small fixes to improve overall stability of your favorite plugin for Apple Mail
  • Many smaller bug fixes to improve stability and performance.

September 4th, 2018 Version 2.1.3

New

  • Get real-time notifications in Slack for opened messages and task reminders!
  • Use Toodledo for syncing your notes and tasks

Fixes

  • Some bug fixes to improve stability and performance.
  • Many small fixes to improve overall stability of your favorite plugin for Apple Mail
  • Many smaller bug fixes to improve stability and performance.

August 22nd, 2018 Version 2.1.2

Fixes

  • Some bug fixes to improve stability and performance.
  • Many small fixes to improve overall stability of your favorite plugin for Apple Mail.
  • Many small bug fixes to improve stability and performance.

May 24th, 2018 Version 2.1.1

New

  • Mailbutler Tasks is now integrated with Google Tasks!
  • Redesigned and improved Team page
  • Fixed display of shared Notes and Tasks
  • Added service icons for many email providers
  • Mailbutler now automatically creates a linked Signature for all your team members when you create a new signature with Custom Templates.
  • We've removed Dropmark support due to instability and incompatability of API.

Improvements

  • We updated some wording and translation in the Contacts panel.
  • If you found a speeling mistake earlier, it’s likely we’ve corrected it.
  • Snooze and Send Later are more stable than ever.
  • So is Undo Send!
  • You can now easily get our support directly from Apple Mail's 'Help' section.
  • Template rendering are now more reliable.
  • You can now share Notes & Tasks directly from the menu bar app.
  • Gmail authentication dialog is now pre-filled with the correct email address, making things way less confusing — especially for users with more than one Gmail account.
  • We've fixed support for email accounts on Exchange 2013 (Service Pack 1) for Snooze and Send Later!
  • It's now easier and faster to create Signatures on the Dashboard: once you've updated your User Profile, Mailbutler will automatically fill in your Signature details when you select one of the built-in Templates.

Fixes

  • When Mailbutler first asks for permission to access your data, pressing the 'authorize' button did nothing for mac users. That was totally unintentional. Please click it with confidence now :)
  • Corrected an issue that causes your Activity Feed on Chrome to show you more (and unnecessary) information.
  • Fixed lots of minor issues and rare crashes.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes in the menu bar app.
  • Fixed an issue where Tracking would stop working if you replied to another Mailbutler User's mail (or your own).
  • We removed duplicated Smart mailboxes from legacy versions of Mailbutler.
  • Custom Snooze times are sorted correctly now.
  • Fixed an issue where you would be notified incorrectly of missing attachments after uploading via Mailbutler's Cloud Upload
  • Using "Send Again" no longer causes error with Tracking.
  • Resolved an issue where grey Tracking checkmarks (indicating unopened) would sometimes be displayed on sent emails that were never tracked in the first place.
  • No more crashes when you disable Mailbutler tools in the compose window.
  • Your default signature now shows up correctly when you compose a new message using Templates.
  • Our contact data provider changed the format they deliver Contact info in. We made some changes and now it works again.
  • The Mailbutler badge will now sit nicely on top of your custom Mail.app icon.
  • Fixed an issue where uploading files with non-ASCII filenames to Dropbox was broken.
  • Fixed an issue where Mail crashes when you entered Time Machine.
  • Please make sure to only make changes to your Notes & Tasks after the last change has been updated - otherwise this can cause duplicated versions (or occasional crashes on slower networks!)

April 23rd, 2018 Version 2.1

New

  • It's our top priority as your service provider that you're informed of how we handle and store your data. With the new privacy settings on Dashboard you can now control how much information Mailbutler stores about your emails. The new privacy setting affects how Mailbutler informs you of messages that are tracked, snoozed, scheduled, or attached with a Note / Task on your Activity Feed.
  • We've redesigned and optimized Notes and Tasks: it looks more compact and sleek, and it's now easier to share them with your Mailbutler team.
  • We will share more details on the new privacy settings and new Notes and Tasks in our upcoming blogposts.
  • You can now get an overview of all your emails enhanced by Mailbutler. This includes emails that are tracked, snoozed, scheduled, or with notes / tasks attached. The new Emails view will replace existing Tracked, Snoozed, and Scheduled tabs on your Dashboard.
  • Cofigurations of privacy settings: you can now control how much information Mailbutler stores about your emails. The new privacy setting affects how Mailbutler informs you of messages that are tracked, snoozed, scheduled, or attached with a Note / Task on your Activity Feed.

Improvements

  • It's now possible to activate Email Tracking and Link Tracking independently.
  • Optimized date selection for Send Later
  • It was confusing to press the same Snooze button to unsnooze an email. So we created a new icon for unsnooze purposes.
  • Improved look and feel of Notes, Tasks, Templates and Snippets tabs.
  • It's now easier to create and manage personal Signatures, and to manage your Custom Signature templates (shareable across Mailbutler teams).
  • You can now see how often you used a certain Message Template and even what the expected open rate is
  • General performance improvements of the dashboard

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Send Later's delivery date preview doesn't show correctly.
  • More fixes regarding integration of Notes and Tasks with external services
  • Fixed an issue causing Send Later to never finish.
  • Fixed an issue causing Tracked details to display incorrectly. No more jumping around or incorrect resizing.
  • We fixed the issue where Options window is not scrollable. All options are now accessible again.
  • Fixed notifications (email opened and task due date reminders) for some users
  • Fixed an issue where users could not send messages under 10.11 El Capitan if one of the email addresses in the conversation was in their Contacts
  • Icon of Tracking details are no longer missing for some users on macOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • Fixed the issue where 'no details available' is sometimes shown on Menu bar's Activity Feed about your emails, when in fact, there are details available.
  • Fixed some issues with certain IMAP and Exchange email accounts.
  • More fixes regarding integration of Notes and Tasks with external services
  • Some users with Mailhub also installed on Apple Mail had all of their preference tabs disappeared. We fixed that, now Mailbutler and Mailhub will coexist peacefully on your Mail app.
  • Fixed notifications (email opened and task due date reminders) for some users