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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. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I lost
      hehe... You can buy It's not a bad deal as per me
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      hehe... You can buy It's not a bad deal as per me
      or I can use a promo code that was sent to me
    1. alohawaii's Avatar
      alohawaii -
      I lost. UGH!
    1. GHOSTYAIRO's Avatar
      GHOSTYAIRO -
      Thank you MMi you made my day, once more the best place to stay, enjoy, learn and wiiiiin!!!!! yay.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ congrats!
    1. peligon1's Avatar
      peligon1 -
      I got my hotmail to work by way of gmail in gmail settings click on account and imports and add your hotmail account then to the bottom you will see check mail using pop3 add your hotmail account again and save then go into forward and pop/imap and check forward to dupush.com account and keep copy in the box and save these changes and thats it... this is what is working for me i'm getting my gpush and pushmail at the same time
    1. GHOSTYAIRO's Avatar
      GHOSTYAIRO -
      Works really good, the notification is really fast. Very recommendable.
    1. skb875's Avatar
      skb875 -
      Yay! Thanks again.

      Push notifications = FTW.
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      ahhh saw this too late wouldve been cool to have
      not really a necessity though :-D
    1. operate's Avatar
      operate -
      hey i won alright congrats to me, and the others who won...to everyone else, thanks for trying, and better luck next time
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Awesome! Thanks for the code, guys. Just installed the app and am beginning to set it up. Pretty excited about this one...

      Does anyone understand how to do the Gmail inbox filter? The web site says to use "in:inbox" but I'm not sure where we put that.
    1. boredkenny's Avatar
      boredkenny -
      Quote Originally Posted by billchase2 View Post
      Awesome! Thanks for the code, guys. Just installed the app and am beginning to set it up. Pretty excited about this one...

      Does anyone understand how to do the Gmail inbox filter? The web site says to use "in:inbox" but I'm not sure where we put that.
      I second that GMAIL filter question.

      Also, do you get charged a TEXT (SMS) fee for the push notification? Cause say you receive alot of mail that would be ALOT of SMS charges if you don't have a unlimited text plan.
    1. glgaglros's Avatar
      glgaglros -
      Anyone else thats bought this app been noticing delays lately. Seems like the first few days after getting pushmail the push notification was almost instantaneous. However, the past couple of days i've had push notificaitons showing up 20-30 minutes after the actual arrival of the email, and a few have never gotten pushed at all.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Has anyone tried this with exchange e-mail? I can not get my exchange server to push e-mails and I don't know what I'm missing.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      It was working great for me until this afternoon. Now I'm not getting any notifications...
    1. GHOSTYAIRO's Avatar
      GHOSTYAIRO -
      ^^^ i though it was me, i was feelling the same thing. The speed has decresed.

      ^same here it worked till about 1 pm EST time. I was about to reboot my phone to see if that works, I'll do it and then I'll come back.

      EDIT

      Ater reboot my iPhone the push was back to normal, push notification is working perfect with no delay, well let's say 3 secs delay
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by boredkenny View Post
      I second that GMAIL filter question.

      Also, do you get charged a TEXT (SMS) fee for the push notification? Cause say you receive alot of mail that would be ALOT of SMS charges if you don't have a unlimited text plan.
      Don't need to pay anything
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      really the pushmail apps IMO are not that efficient or necessary.
    1. nwcorey's Avatar
      nwcorey -
      Thanks to pushmail and modmyi this is a great app that i won. sayam thanks a bunch never one anything till now. you won't be disapointed at all..........Thanks
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Does this have a trial?