Mobile E-mail

Ah, BlackBerry. What would life be like without the genius of Research In Motion, the greatest company ever to hail from Canada, eh?

I confess, I have a soft-spot for the Berry in my heart - implementing it into three mobile operators in Central/Eastern Europe was my first real international project. Ah, the good old days. I shudder to think how bad I did (hey, I can be a general after my own battles!), but hey, we managed to get it running!

As you'll no doubt notice, I have a bit of a gadget problem - and the fact that I work in Telecoms doesn't help my other problem, which is constant availability. At work, we use Goodlink, well, they're Motorola-something-or-other by now, but hey, we're a corporation! Say you're a freelance consultant, or just plain cheap?

Enter emoze. Boy, do I like these guys. You get a free "push" E-mail service ("push", because it's not really push, but more like "poll the server every couple of minutes for new E-mail and then send it to the device") that just plain works - and works with most E-mail providers, and your corporate Outlook/Lotus too - provided that you have Outlook Web Access, or that your work PC that runs Lotus Notes is always on. And yes, it works with the Jesus Phone. Erm, sorry... iPhone.


But.. There's a caveat...

"In order to provide the emoze Software, emoze gathers and processes the following information:
  • Register Information
  • User Profile
  • Personal Data of Friends
  • Feedback Information
  • Passive Information
  • E-mail Addresses
  • Mobile Numbers"
Before you run off and start using it on your corporate E-mail, read the privacy policy and make SURE your IT is OK with it. You don't want to get fired, do you?


EDIT: Now, this is interesting... the emoze team got in touch with me, saying:

xxx.xxx@emoze.com has left a new comment on your post "Mobile E-mail":

Hi there!
Please note that emoze does not gather the information you specified. emoze merely routes the emails from your mailaccount directly to your phone. There is no"store and forward" and no way we can get the info you speak about. Please correct this or contact me at info@emoze.com


Now, I'm not sure what sort of info I'm speaking about here - the above is a copy/paste from the emoze web site, and the link I gave leads back to their privacy policy - but it's reassuring to see that there's no data stored - and they officially get additional points in my book for being efficient, communicative - and reading my blog :)

1 comments:

caron.tal@emoze.com said...

Hi there!
Please note that emoze does not gather the information you specified. emoze merely routes the emails from your mailaccount directly to your phone. There is no"store and forward" and no way we can get the info you speak about. Please correct this or contact me at info@emoze.com