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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.

    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. Nukie's Avatar
      Nukie -
      PM- Push Notification: You are a winner!
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      GPush is officially out for the app store. Get push gmail notification for only 99 cents iTunes Store
    1. LarryInAz's Avatar
      LarryInAz -
      Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
      GPush is officially out for the app store. Get push gmail notification for only 99 cents iTunes Store
      It is out however it appears to be buggy. The issues are not related to the server problems the authors had that made them pull it from the App store.
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      PM- If I don't win I will buy it for sure.
    1. iainmann's Avatar
      iainmann -
      I want to forward a Yahoo email account to PushMail...but Yahoo doesn't keep a copy of emails in your inbox if you set up forwarding.
      Anyone know a way round this?
    1. chango34's Avatar
      chango34 -
      PM- this sounds like a really cool app. I need it.
    1. jajaman's Avatar
      jajaman -
      cool, count me in.
    1. orzel85's Avatar
      orzel85 -
      PM - This is what I have been waiting for... forever
    1. def's Avatar
      def -
      PM- Could definitely use this..
    1. still_kickin's Avatar
      still_kickin -
      PM- i have 3 gmail accounts...this would be GREAT
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Do you enter YOUR username instead of JUST 'username'?

      For those talking about GPush, that one is GMail ONLY and you need to expose your username and password as well
    1. ugshotgun's Avatar
      ugshotgun -
      Yes of course.... I put MY username and not, "username". LOL!
    1. croush's Avatar
      croush -
      PM- Would love to use this app in lieu of IMAP-to-exchange for my crummy work email--Thanks!
    1. sirluis94's Avatar
      sirluis94 -
      PM- Looks awesome. This app is much needed.
    1. dmacadar's Avatar
      dmacadar -
      PM- I am interested in the difference with the regular mail app...
    1. fkna's Avatar
      fkna -
      PM- theres 10 now... my chances r still slim to none. haha
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      PM- I'm down!
    1. Crichton's Avatar
      Crichton -
      PM-This sounds very cool!
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by GTOpilot View Post
      This line caught my attention. May I ask why? Something you know that I/We dont?
      Nah... I just don't like to use them much Bought like 4 pages of apps and I BARELY use 99% :P

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

      Quote Originally Posted by ugshotgun View Post
      Yes of course.... I put MY username and not, "username". LOL!
      no idea then works for me ...

      UPDATE: The code received by each in the first PM is an expired one. I've sent the replacement to all in second PM.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I lost