Is mBoxMail worth the money?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by hellomoto4, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2008
    I'm considering buying mBoxMail as I only use Hotmail for my email services.
    Has anyone bought it?
    Is it worth it?
    What are the positives/negatives to it?

    Thanks guys

  2. parasky macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2006
    I actually just downloaded it a few days ago. It was hard to spend that much for an app, but so far I think it was totally worth it. It loads emails relatively quickly and makes hotmail looks just like the regular iphone email function. It even puts a little red dot with the number of unopened emails on the front of the app.

    The only drawback is that it isn't push email and as far as I know it doesn't independently check for new emails. You have to open the app and ask it to look for new emails. However, I think that might change with the next firmware update.
  3. ZGXtreme macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2008
    I too use Hotmail exclusively so the day it was available I ponied up and bought the App. Since that day I have yet to have a problem with the App, not even a crash. It also works in both normal and landscape views (which helps with photos). Using the App is very simple and to the point and the layout is very clean. While I hate to pay so much for an App I have to say I am actually getting my monies worth on this one. If you use Hotmail exclusively and don't want to deal with one of the services supported by the phone I would go for it.
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    I put up a review about it awhile back. If you type longer emails from your iPhone, I think it's worth it. If you just do short SMS's, etc, it's probably not.
  5. vemulasri macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    I guess now, Hotmail is giving free POP access. We in USA should expect anytime soon.


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