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eNotify provides background new mail alerts

Josh Pressnell has released an update to eNotify, an app for providing background notification of new mail on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Unlike other push notification e-mail apps that require users to setup mail forwarding rules, eNotify is unique in that it leverages background multitasking features in iOS 4 to check for mail and provide local notifications when new messages are received, operating entirely on the device. Users can create custom notification profiles based on account, priority, sender, subject line or recipient and can scan multiple IMAP folders for new mail. POP3, Hotmail, Yahoo and IMAP accounts are supported, and IMAP users can get immediate push e-mail via the IMAP IDLE protocol. A Do Not Disturb schedule can also be set to silence all alerts during certain times of the day and settings can be transferred between multiple iOS devices using Bluetooth.

eNotify version 1.7 adds configurable options to repeat new message alerts and override the silent switch for high priority e-mails or other specific alerts. The new version also includes several fixes for memory issues with IMAP servers, improves support for Hotmail POP3 servers and adds support for screen rotation on the iPad. eNotify is a universal app and is available from the App Store for $5; the app requires iOS 4.0 and a multitasking-capable device.

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The new version supports exchange active sync.  It doesn’t seem to do push mail though, but for my purposes, checking mail every one minute is fine!

Posted by Rob Stewart in Toronto on October 30, 2011 at 4:45 PM (CDT)


I purchase eNotify from iTunes store, downloaded to my iPhone 4. tried to linked to my Gmail, account was configured correctly but tones not produced when receiving a notification. I only receive on this Gmail a digital voice mail but missed at times the single alert from Gmail. What I’m doing wrong.

Posted by Guillermo Ortiz in Toronto on June 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM (CDT)


Just FYI, Josh recently released eNotify for Android as well. It pretty much has the same feature set as the iOS version.

Posted by Glen Cook in Toronto on May 31, 2013 at 6:28 AM (CDT)


I am on call and I am notified by email from a remote system when there is a problem my iphone four rings once and if I am asleep I do not here it. Will I be able to set the enotify to ring every three or five min. until I acknowledge this certain email?

Posted by James Montgomery in Toronto on June 3, 2013 at 11:09 AM (CDT)


Yes, you can… there’s a Lite option available that works for time-limited trial, if you want to see what all the features are.  But supporting folks on call is almost exactly what this app was designed for.

Posted by Josh Pressnell in Toronto on June 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM (CDT)

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