Reflections of a Developer

Why I built ZeroInbox?

Mar 28, 2023

As someone who spends a significant amount of time managing my email inbox, I’ve faced two recurring problems that may sound familiar to many of you: a cluttered inbox that is constantly overflowing and concerns about privacy when providing my email address to online services.

I love signing up for newsletters and other online services, but as a result, I end up receiving too many emails. My personal email address has been shared with third parties without my consent, exacerbating the cluttered inbox issue. These two problems have been recurring for years and inspired me to create a solution. That’s why I built ZeroInbox, a tool that not only helps keep my inbox clean but also provides additional privacy when sharing my email address.

ZeroInbox allows you to create proxy email addresses which you can use to register for online services, newsletters, or any other service that requires you to provide an email address. This way, you don’t have to worry about your real email address getting sold to third-party marketers or being exposed in a data breach.

ZeroInbox also provides a unique feature where it buffers incoming emails for a week and sends a single summary email that lists emails received during that time. This helps to slow down the constant stream of messages and reduce the overwhelming feeling of an inbox filled with emails.

Since I built ZeroInbox, It’s been a game-changer for me. It helped me to overcome issues I have faced and helped me to keep my inbox clean as possible.

ZeroInbox is in closed beta at the moment. Since the day I announce product, the interest in the product has been exciting, especially considering we haven’t even launched on Product Hunt or other indie hacker groups yet.

Looking to the future, I’m excited to continue adding even more features to ZeroInbox, including allowing creation of personalized proxy email addresses, allowing users to increase or decrease the frequency of summary emails, and the ability to directly proxy emails without buffering. I’m also planning to create a browser extension that will automatically fill in ZeroInbox details for users, making the registration process even more seamless. Additionally, I’m committed to giving back to the community that has helped me build ZeroInbox, which is why I plan to share a starter bootstrap project to help others get started with their own SaaS projects.

Thanks & Beta Program

I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has participated in the ZeroInbox beta program so far. Your feedback and suggestions have been invaluable in helping to refine the product and make it even more useful.

If you haven’t joined the beta yet, now is a great time to sign up! As a beta participant, you’ll be among the first to try out new features and give feedback on the product. Plus, you’ll get early access to a tool that can help you keep your inbox clean and protect your privacy online.

Joining the ZeroInbox beta is simple: just visit ZeroInbox website and fill beta interest form with your email address -only for gmail accounts-. We’ll add you to the list of beta participants and keep you informed about new features and updates. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take control of your inbox and your online privacy.