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Mailbox app passes one million user milestone - in just six weeks

Mailbox, the iPhone email app recently acquired by Dropbox, announced a major milestone recently — it has hit one million users.

"We're thrilled to announce that we filled our one millionth reservation today, only six weeks to the day after launching Mailbox," the Mailbox team wrote in a blog post.

Released in early February, Mailbox functions as a sort of to-do list for your electronic messages, letting you swipe across a message to archive or delete, read an entire conversation in one swoop with a chat-like layout, or snooze emails until later.

Perhaps to celebrate its one millionth user, Mailbox released an update for the app complete with "hundreds of fixes and improvements big and small." The latest version of the app, for instance, lets you shake your device to undo the last action you took, a feature many users have requested, Mailbox said.

Meanwhile, the 14-person Mailbox team has already finished moving into its new office after being acquired by Dropbox last week. They're currently working to fulfill reservations and get the app into the hands of all those who have requested it.

"For those of you still waiting for your Mailbox, please stay tuned — the line continues to get faster every day," the team wrote.

Mailbox began a selective roll on 7 February to great fanfare. In just over a month, the app was already delivering more than 60 million emails a day. And that's when Dropbox came calling to the tune of some $100 million (£66m).

"Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love," Dropbox co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi wrote in a blog post last week. "It was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered."