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.