Popular Email Client Newton Mail Makes a Comeback Following Essential Acquisition

Posted on February 5, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Cloud, Social with 15 Comments

Hands-On with Newton for Windows 10

Newton Mail, formerly known as CloudMagic, was a popular email client that shut down back in August 2018. The shutdown of the email client was a surprise to many users, most of which were paying customers.

It is, however, making a surprise comeback today.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Newton Mail is now back on the App Store for iOS devices. The app is also back on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 devices, and on the Google Play Store for Android.  Newton Mail, or the founder of the app, CloudMagic, are yet to officially announce the return of the app. They did mention the comeback, though, stating “We are thrilled to be back. If you still have your Newton account, just log in using your Newton username and password.”

So why did Newton Mail return after the shutdown months ago? As you may remember, Essential — yes, the smartphone maker — acquired CloudMagic back in December. At the time, the company said it’s looking to create “new and innovative projects” under Essential, and it seems like the return of Newton Mail is part of the plan.

Thanks for the tip, Mohammad

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Comments (15)

15 responses to “Popular Email Client Newton Mail Makes a Comeback Following Essential Acquisition”

  1. RamblingGeek

    Brad will be happy.

  2. BigM72

    I wonder what Paul thinks of this one given his foray into updating his email management

  3. TheJoeFin

    I love how Newton Mail has better OneNote integration than Outlook.com

  4. CrownSeven

    Not a fan. Tried it for a month. Don't get the hype around this client.

  5. markbyrn

    I loved using NewtonMail but will wait and see to see if the new owners are committed for a long haul.

  6. digiguy

    It has never stopped working or being available on the stores. I have been continuing using it with no issues (and downloaded to new devices)

  7. waethorn

    "If you still have your Newton account...."

    Famous last words.

  8. skane2600

    LIke being rescued at sea by the Titanic.

  9. ph-sth

    $50 a year. Yikes.

  10. Marius Muntean

    LOL...I will never pay them that ridiculous amount of cash for a mail client. If it is still paid I wish them another quick demise.

  11. PcGuy8088

    Lets hope they do not try to shaft their customers again. they first started as a free app. Then they went to a paid app at which time I ditched them They tried charging people $49 a year simply to use an email client is a lot of $. I guess they did not make enough so they then hiked the price up to $100 a year for new subscriber. When people rebelled the former owners closed shop.

    Read their privacy policy for an app that you are paying $49 a year to use

    "Information We Collect From Other Sources. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, we collect information about you from those who correspond with you via email, or from third-party service providers who share certain profile information about you, or we may collect information about you when you post content to our pages or feeds on third-party social media sites."

    "We may share your information as follows and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy"


  12. Hoomgar

    Who would trust them after they just got done screwing over paying customers just a handful of months ago?