lockr has added support for the Global Privacy Control (GPC) protocol to the lockrMail chrome extension. By incorporating GPC into the lockrMail product, users can now control their privacy preferences at the domain-level as they browse the web.
Historically, if an individual or company sent a calendar invite to a lockrMail email, the invite would not sync with the user’s calendar. We are excited to announce we now fully support calendar invites. When you receive a calendar invite to your lockrMail email address, it will now sync with your calendar, allow you to respond, and a response will not divulge your destination email to the Sender.
lockrScan is a free tool that allows you to easily archive emails and unsubscribe from spam. lockrScan is an excellent complement to lockrMail and is intended to help users clean up their current inbox, while they use lockrMail to take control going forward. At the start, lockrScan is only available for Gmail accounts.
With the goal to reduce inbox clutter and give consumers full control over their email flow, Digests is a way to further curate and minimize emails. Digests allow lockrMail users to combine like-minded Senders into completely custom groupings, add filters to improve the relevancy of included emails, and set a delivery time and day for the digest email. Digests is an early access feature – refer a friend to lockrMail to get access today!
Utilizing the new Delivery Hours setting, users can now control when emails are delivered. By toggling on this feature, lockrMail users can set specific delivery windows per day of the week. When emails are sent from brands outside of these specified windows, lockr will hold the communications until the next approved delivery time. This setting is especially handy for focused work time and vacations!
A seemingly simple update, this product improvement ensures that all account confirmation, email verification, and password reset emails are always delivered, regardless of Sender settings. So if you have a Sender blocked or Filtered you don’t have to worry about missing one of these important admin emails to manage your account. This setting can also be disabled or managed at the domain level.
With the new AutoBlock feature, users can reverse the default setting and block all emails from new Senders by default. Emails from these new Senders will then only come through once the user enables a Filter, switches the Sender to Allow, or manually delivers a particular communication.
The Weekly Roundup has improved! Instead of a small selection of blocked emails sent each Sunday, we have launched lockrBox – a complete round-up of all blocked emails (including Sender, subject, date and time) over a given period. By default, lockrBox is sent to all users weekly on Sundays (replacing the Weekly Roundup), but users can control the cadence (daily/weekly/monthly) of lockrBox as well as the delivery day and time in their Account. lockrBox makes it much easier to quickly scan all blocked emails to make sure you didn’t miss anything important.
Due to limitations with certain email clients, messages with large attachments (over 7.5 MB) were undeliverable through lockrMail. Now, when a Sender emails a lockrMail email address with a large attachment, the user will be notified of the file and prompted to download it separately from the lockrMail dashboard.
The lockrMail dashboard now delineates the Sender list by date. As users visit the dashboard to review any blocked emails, they can easily focus time on those communications from Senders received today, yesterday, over the past week or month. Opening the email modal for a given Sender will still display email subjects from all dates; however the time delineation on the dashboard allows users to easily scan and discern which Senders emailed them most recently.
lockrMail users can now enhance security on their account by adding two-factor authentication. Enabling two-factor authentication requires a unique security code (sent via SMS) in addition to a password, in order to sign-in to a lockrMail account. This feature is optional and can be enabled or disabled in the Profile section of the Account settings.
Since initial launch, lockrMail has always allowed users to block emails from any given Sender, but with the new domain blocking feature, users are able to proactively block emails from all senders at a given root domain. This ensures that no emails will be received from specified brands, regardless of the Sender.
With the new Groups feature, lockrMail users can create custom groupings of Senders in their Account. These Groups are then enabled as part of the sort function in the dashboard, which allows users to arrange Senders by custom groupings and apply bulk actions accordingly.
lockrMail now processes ALL emails sent to a lockrMail email address, whether the lockrMail email is included in the To field, cc field or bcc field. Prior to this update, only emails where a lockrMail email was in the To field were processed. While cc & bcc is a fringe use-case, this update ensures that 100% of emails can be processed by lockrMail.
Understanding the need for consistency when it comes to engaging with brands, lockrMail now supports sending from a lockrMail email address. When users reply to an email that was sent to a lockrMail email address, the reply routes through the lockrMail servers and displays to the brand as coming from that same lockrMail email address, keeping personal email addresses fully private.
lockrMail users now earn swag items for new referrals to lockrMail! Not only are users able to provide their friends with instant access to the time-saving features of lockrMail, but they can now also win some fun and free goodies for themselves.
After months perfecting the product and tweaking any bugs (thanks to the very valuable input from our Beta users) lockrMail publicly launches on Product Hunt at 12:01 am PST on Tuesday May 25th. After a busy 24-hour period, lockrMail receives over 400 upvotes and the #2 spot for the entire day!
Have questions about a new feature? Want to watch a tutorial on setting up Filters? The lockrMail Help Center has answers to all of your frequently asked questions, video tutorials, and more.
Instead of creating filters manually, users can now choose any combination of pre-set filters from the Filter Library. The Filter Library includes a variety of automated settings to streamline the filtering process and provide users with one-click access to robust keyword logic.
The lockrMail blog launches, highlighting product feature updates, helpful tips to make the most of a lockrMail account, interviews with lockr’s founder, and general content around lockr’s core tenets: privacy and productivity.
In response to feedback from many users, lockrMail adds several controls into the Account settings. Users now have the option to opt out of weekly account notifications, referral updates, and product feature announcements that are occasionally sent from lockrMail. Users can also choose to disable the email wrapper or pop-up notifications from the Chrome extension.
The lockrMail Chrome extension provides users with an easily accessible mini dashboard. As users navigate the web, email registration fields are identified with a lock that can be clicked to auto-populate a lockrMail email address. And as users visit websites that utilize their lockrMail email address, the extension displays dynamic pop-up notifications about blocked emails.
While similar solutions provide binary allow/block functionality, lockrMail is the first email forwarding service to provide customizable Filters. For any given Sender, users can now decide if they would like to receive only a sub-set of emails based on tailored keyword logic (up to 10 keywords).
lockrMail releases its gamified referral system. Users can refer friends or family members, providing them with instant access to their own lockrMail account and allowing them to skip the waitlist and onboarding process.
lockrMail launches its free Beta in January of 2021 with limited functionalities: the allow/block feature, multiple Destination Emails, unlimited Senders, unlimited email storage, custom lockrMail email addresses, and support for all email clients.
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