Now that the dust is starting to settle over the acquisition of Newton email has started to settle, I want to update my previous post. The first I want to mention is that I contacted one of the new owners,
Maitrik Kataria, who took the time on two occasions to respond to my emails. Given that his email inbox must have filled up quicker than a beach in a heatwave, I was more than impressed. It bodes well that there is this level of interaction with end-users.
After Newton being bought by Essential, there was a slowdown in the responses from team members; this was probably a sign that not all was well from the moment the new owners took charge. Who knows? The original development team have flown, so we will not discover the truth.
Just when I thought that Newton email was finally dead and buried after its parent company Essential crashed and burned, it has risen phoenix-like from the ashes, yet again. At this rate, being flippant, I think the new owners should rename it Boomerang, but I realise that has already been taken.
I should be jumping for joy as I have championed Newton, and its predecessor CloudMagic, in this and my previous blog over its fledgeling years. Hell, I even championed the $50 a year subscription because the service was, well, just bloody brilliant.
If you are working from home during the Corvin-19 pandemic, you may be struggling to pick up business emails from your corporate servers. If your organisation has provided you with Office 365 to work with you may find that Outlook is struggling to cope. A company I do consultancy work for provided me with Office 365 but I found that Outlook was, like most Microsoft software, bloatware. Fortunately, for this blog, I had examined alternatives and offer three alternatives for you to consider.
As mentioned in the previous post, Newton email has bitten the dust for the second time. After the first closure, I discovered BlueMail and used it happily though I did think the GUI was a bit fugly. Then Newton enjoyed a second coming that lasted about a year before the company that resurrected it, Essential, shut down its entire operation. So, the question was, do I just go cap in hand back to BlueMail or see if something else was lurking out there. I chose the latter option.