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The story

In 2010 a small group of geeks was wondering what to work on next. We read some blog posts and were immediately transformed with purpose.  Back in 2010 email overload wasn't nearly as bad as it is today, and our purpose has only become clearer and our mission grander since. 

We had a few rules for whatever the solution would be: 

  • The customer doesn't have to do or learn anything
  • It has to work everywhere people check their email today
  • It has to be as secure as humanly possible
  • It has to get better over time
  • It has to be valuable enough for people to be happy to pay for

And this is how SaneBox came to life. It's a simple service that analyzes your past behavior (which emails you open, which you respond to, how quickly, how often, etc) and determines importance of incoming emails without ever looking at the content (only the headers). It moves unimportant emails out of the Inbox into a separate folder called SaneLater and summarizes them in a digest.  It works anywhere you check your email (since it's just an email folder). 

After listening to our customers, we built lots of other features:

  • Snooze non-urgent emails
  • Unsubscribe with 1 click
  • Reminders when people don't reply to you
  • Moving attachments to Dropbox and Box
  • Custom filtering rules, etc
  • We're always working on more stuff to help you fall in love with email again

Our epic team

Stuart, Jason, Peter, Garvin, Mario, Forrest, Dmitri, Stephanie, Thomas, Tony, Ame, and John, work on this full time (and we literally mean 24/7/365, it's scary). A few more wonderful folks help once in a while. Most of us have worked together before at Gamesville, Lycos, Gamelogic, Verifiable, Overture, Yahoo!, Wanto. We're really one big happy family.

From the press

  • “SaneBox is amazing and worth every penny it costs”

  • “This is by far the easiest way to fix email overload”

Reach us by mail

6 Liberty Square PMB #468
Boston, MA 02109