Composition Goals


With Composition Goals, as you write an email in the Compose window, Postbox can let you know when you’ve hit the desired character limit, word limit, and/or amount of time you want to spend on the email. You can then wrap things up or choose to keep going. The Composition Goals counters/timers are in the lower left and right corners of the Compose window.


To Set Up And Turn On Composition Goals

  • Go to Postbox (macOS)/Tools (Windows) > Preferences/Options > Composition > Typing
  • Select the Set composition goals using checkbox.
  • Select a combination of Character Count, Word Count and Stopwatch and set the values for the chosen options.

Using Composition Goals

When Composition Goals is enabled, Postbox displays a message’s character/word count and/or composition time in the Goals Status bar at the bottom of the Compose window. The counters update automatically as you write.

Note: You can show or hide the Goals Status bar by checking or unchecking Goal Status in the View menu, or by clicking the Goals button in the Compose window’s toolbar if you’ve customized the toolbar by adding the button.

When you reach a goal, its counter in the Goals Status bar turns red to let you know.

Note: If you switch away from the Compose window, Postbox knows to pause the stopwatch until you return.

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