Popular Email Client Newton Mail Makes a Comeback Following Essential Acquisition

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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.

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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.

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  • RamblingGeek

    05 February, 2019 - 6:32 am

    <p>Brad will be happy.</p>

  • BigM72

    05 February, 2019 - 6:50 am

    <p>I wonder what Paul thinks of this one given his foray into updating his email management</p>

  • TheJoeFin

    Premium Member
    05 February, 2019 - 8:37 am

    <p>I love how Newton Mail has better OneNote integration than Outlook.com </p>

    • mebby

      05 February, 2019 - 1:16 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#402709"><em>In reply to TheJoeFin:</em></a><em> That is interesting since I use OneNote daily. I will check out Newton to see how it works with OneNote. Thx.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • CrownSeven

    Premium Member
    05 February, 2019 - 8:43 am

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

    • TheJoeFin

      Premium Member
      05 February, 2019 - 9:11 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#402711">In reply to CrownSeven:</a></em></blockquote><p>To me the biggest selling point is the cross device consistency. One app on desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphone.</p>

  • markbyrn

    Premium Member
    05 February, 2019 - 9:10 am

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

  • digiguy

    Premium Member
    05 February, 2019 - 11:21 am

    <p>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)</p>

  • waethorn

    05 February, 2019 - 11:37 am

    <p>"If you still have your Newton account…."</p><p><br></p><p>Famous last words.</p>

  • skane2600

    05 February, 2019 - 1:55 pm

    <p>LIke being rescued at sea by the Titanic.</p>

    • NazmusLabs

      05 February, 2019 - 4:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#402851">In reply to skane2600:</a></em></blockquote><p>That analogy is incradible</p>

  • ph-sth

    05 February, 2019 - 2:35 pm

    <p>$50 a year. Yikes.</p>

  • Marius Muntean

    06 February, 2019 - 2:46 am

    <p>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.</p>

  • PcGuy8088

    06 February, 2019 - 1:35 pm

    <p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>Read their privacy policy for an app that you are paying $49 a year to use </p><p><br></p><p>"<strong>Information We Collect From Other Sources.&nbsp;</strong>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."</p><p><br></p><p>"We may share your information as follows and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy"</p><p><br></p><p>https://newtonhq.com/k/privacypolicy</p&gt;

  • Hoomgar

    06 February, 2019 - 1:37 pm

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

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