As an upcoming e-entrepreneur and a mobile technology ethusiast, emails are very important to me meaning I have to access my mailbox often but having to go online every one and then to check multiple email accounts was not not exactly funny. I tried using the default email client on my Nokia E61 but that did not deliver true push email. I considered getting a BlackBerry but that did not fit into my budget at that time, so that led me to search for a push email client that could deliver true push email to me. After searching and trying several others, I found Seven.
Seven is a free push email client that delivers push email to your mobile device. It cuts across platforms, including but not limited to Symbian, Java, Android, and Windows Mobile. In addition, it integrates very well with the default email client of mobile devices on which it is supported.
With Seven, you can access multiple email accounts from the same providers and accounts based on Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes. It also enables you to sync your folders, calendars and contacts.
The key thing for me about Seven is it’s simplicity and efficiency and even though it’s free, it’s not lacking in feautures. All you need is your user name and password and you are up and running in a couple of minutes. However, a note of caution: when adding email accounts, be sure to alter your message center number as the application sends a message to an international number.
If you are concerned about security, Seven uses high end-to-end encyption so only you can read your message. And so that emails don’t interupt your private life, it’s also possible for you to determine the periods during which Seven pushes emails to you. It is also possible to pause it altogether.
Seven requires an always-on internet connection but the good thing is that it’s not bandwidth hungry.
I have being using Seven for seven months now and I have had no complaints. I would gladly recommend it to any smartphone user who desires true push email functionality as an alternative to BlackBerry.
With Seven who needs a BlackBerry? With proper marketing and publicity, Seven can stand eyeball to eyeball with BlackBerry’s push mail. Your comments and questions are welcome.