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MotionxxUSxx
Mar 9, 2009, 03:29 PM
This is a big change in their policy. The following app duplicates the mail app functionality while adding more features

http://appshopper.com/productivity/ibismail

and the following looks similar to the gmail app that was denied a few months ago

http://appshopper.com/utilities/gmate-mail-for-gmail



Vandam500
Mar 9, 2009, 04:08 PM
Interesting without a doubt but they are all inferior to Apple's mail app. Why? Because none of the other ones can run in the background and I choose that over landscape any day.

MotionxxUSxx
Mar 9, 2009, 04:19 PM
Interesting without a doubt but they are all inferior to Apple's mail app. Why? Because none of the other ones can run in the background and I choose that over landscape any day.

I agree except if you jailbreak and run backgrounder.

DreamPod
Mar 9, 2009, 07:12 PM
I dunno, the built-in mail app is completely useless to me since it can't auto-sort into folders based on rules, nor can it even create folders without creating them on some computer and syncing, and you can't mark a message read without reading it. If ibismail can do those (and it can), then they've found a customer.

Vandam500
Mar 9, 2009, 07:34 PM
I agree except if you jailbreak and run backgrounder.

I know that. I have run backgrounder with apps but it doesnt stay running in the background all day, it eventually closes after a while.