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  • PushMail, Fulfill your 'Push' e-mail needs (GIVEAWAY ENDED!)


    PushMail is a new app available on the AppStore, created by a developer named Simon Patarin. Generally, I don't use apps on my iPhone / iPod Touch much but this one with it's nice and simple productivity features surprised me.

    The app does one thing, and does it well - gives you a PUSH notification whenever you receive a new e-mail. For infinite number of e-mail addresses on any server - Hotmail, GMail, UNIX or even your company's private one (like @modmyi.com). There's no lengthy setup either! The Push feature in the app has been implemented in an intelligent way, not new, but feels fresher than other Push mail apps in the store.


    When you first open the app, you enter in a username and a password for a NEW e-mail account. After you're done, all you have to do is set-up all your desired e-mail addresses to forward a copy (NOT the original!) of any e-mail to yourusername@dopushmail.com. In web mails like GMail you can even set a filter on what to forward, like preventing any e-mails from your bank to be forwarded. Now, the problem here for most of you must be security. The developer ensures that the e-mail is kept on their server ONLY until a push notification is created and is then deleted. Even better, you don't have to put any credentials for your other e-mail accounts! Simon does give another pretty good logic regarding the security problems.

    Originally Posted by :
    The mails you forward to the dopushmail server are sent in clear, sure, but that's exactly what they did to reach your own mail provider in the first place, so that does not change the overall security of the system.
    The developer also provides with the set-up instructions on the app's webpage if you have a GMail account or UNIX-based address.


    The only question is how much can you depend on its efficiency? Well, you can't stake your life on it, but can't blame the developer for it... in fact, all failure can be from Apple's side ONLY or if you don't have an active/fast connection. It also does depend if you're on 3G / EDGE or GPRS because notification on Wi-Fi is instantaneous - to be more accurate, notification was received in about 2 seconds of receiving an e-mail on my 2 MBPS connection. Another simple issue with the current version which can be improved in future is if you have multiple addresses forwarding your e-mail to the app, you won't know from which address it comes.

    If you really believe that you need to be informed about e-mails 24x7 without sitting on your computer, checking it all the time then this app is meant for you and won't really hurt at $4.99 though it does get a bit up there! Buy it from AppStore here (iTunes Link).

    For those still skeptical, Simon's been nice enough to provide with TEN promo codes for a giveaway! If you want to win ONE of the TEN, just leave a comment below in the format "PM- Your comment". You're good to go if you have a US iTunes account - blame Apple, not us. If you don't put the 'PM-' in there, you won't be entered... This giveaway ends on 18th August at <s>5 pm</s> 4:30 pm GMT. The winners will be announced within 24 hours after the giveaway ends.

    P.S. Apple's implementation of PUSH Notification is poor, so you will be notified only of the latest e-mail out of all your e-mail accounts.

    The contest has officially ended and the winners are supershick, GHOSTYAIRO, fsdpmc, nwcorey, Nickfranco5, billchase2, skb875, agent005, operate and DarkDragonAn

    UPDATE: The code received by each in the first PM is an expired one. I've sent the replacement to all in second PM.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PushMail, Fulfill your 'Push' e-mail needs (GIVEAWAY INSIDE!) started by sayam View original post
    Comments 302 Comments
    1. SkyDiverX's Avatar
      SkyDiverX -
      PM- Simply Awesome!
    1. ceocea's Avatar
      ceocea -
      PM - I would like to try this one.
    1. brocktonma's Avatar
      brocktonma -
      This app is great! I purchased it last night but I haven't been able to get it to work. It keeps saying "Registration Failed" - "Push notifications are not enabled: please try again when they are." Anyone having the same problem.
    1. mobilexile's Avatar
      mobilexile -
      I bit on this app the second I read the post. Glad I did, it works perfectly.

      Quote Originally Posted by brocktonma View Post
      This app is great! I purchased it last night but I haven't been able to get it to work. It keeps saying "Registration Failed" - "Push notifications are not enabled: please try again when they are." Anyone having the same problem.
      Perhaps you should uninstall and start over.
    1. jinxen's Avatar
      jinxen -
      Better than GPush4iPhone?
    1. Sprout's Avatar
      Sprout -
      PM- Something very useful for sure
    1. silent1643's Avatar
      silent1643 -
      "ensures that the e-mail is kept on their server ONLY until a push notification is created and is then deleted"

      im not a trusting kind of person - i might believe him when he says they are removed once the push notification happens but how secure are the servers that hold this information - are logs kept, to many questions
    1. chicubs's Avatar
      chicubs -
      PM- Finally some gmail push
    1. sscerberus's Avatar
      sscerberus -
      PM - I would love to finally be able to have PUSH - I'm tired of having to wait for gmail and yahoo mail to check itself and get me messages late.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      PM- Looks like a great little application, would love to win one.
    1. mariojas's Avatar
      mariojas -
      PM -cool
    1. ctt1wbw's Avatar
      ctt1wbw -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post


      Did you got to "more options" under "options" and then to "Forward mail to another e-mail account" under "Manage your account" and then select "Forward your mail to the following e-mail accounts" and entered the e-mail and clicked the checkbox in front of "Keep a copy of forwarded messages in your Windows Live Hotmail inbox."

      If you did all this, it should work...
      I've tried this several times, but where in the world is option to keep a copy on Windows Live Hotmail inbox??? I'm using IE8 and that option isn't there.
    1. michaeltwentyfour's Avatar
      michaeltwentyfour -
      PM- Gpush isn't working for me even after the re-release - sounds like pushmail would be a great improvement.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
      I've tried this several times, but where in the world is option to keep a copy on Windows Live Hotmail inbox??? I'm using IE8 and that option isn't there.
      I am not sure.. I use safari 4.0.x and works for me on mac

    1. digzz's Avatar
      digzz -
      Does this App work on Jailbroken Iphone's ? Also How would this work if you have no WIFI and your just on your network data? Also I'm on vodafone and I don't have a push data plan with them.....so How would this work...if vodafone does not send the push? Can Anybody Help Me ?
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      PM- I wanna take this for a spin. I have GriP and i love it...
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by digzz View Post
      Does this App work on Jailbroken Iphone's ? Also How would this work if you have no WIFI and your just on your network data? Also I'm on vodafone and I don't have a push data plan with them.....so How would this work...if vodafone does not send the push? Can Anybody Help Me ?
      There's no 'Push Data Plan'... It works if you have either GPRS / EDGE / 3G activated even if not on Wi-fi.

      No idea if push notification works on jailbroken phones... I don't think they do but there's a workaround that devteam released sometime back... I don't remember
    1. begin607's Avatar
      begin607 -
      PM- Enter me...thanks
    1. ugshotgun's Avatar
      ugshotgun -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      I am not sure.. I use safari 4.0.x and works for me on mac


      I've used Firefox, Google Chrome and IE; and I do not have the option either to leave a copy. In the forward box that we're supposed to enter the email address in; do I put the [email protected] in there; if so, it aint working.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      There are push issues with hacktivated phones