System Seven: An Efficient Push Email Solution

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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.

System Seven: An Efficient Push Email Solution 1

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.

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49 comments

  1. pls i actually just started using it, how do i get it to notify me if there is a new mail coz ii dont think it notifies me

  2. Kay 123, I agee with you. I rather prefer Emoze myself. The latest incarnation of Seven, however integrates IM as well, possibly giving it an edge.

    Applications such as Seven and Emoze have always been my recommendation to the BlackBerry crowd. But then, they hardly ever listen!

  3. @ Eyebekay and Kay123, what features stand out in emoze that are absent in seven? I know emoze consumes more bandwidth and memory. I can say so having used both myself.

  4. @ jabgfh: if you use a nokia device, check your current profile and check the default email alert tone. Select one that’s familiar to you.

  5. To be quite candid, having used Seven, Emoze, Nokia messaging app for personal emails and Mail for Exchange for Outlook mail (all on S60 device), all these email clients are very functional. However, not until I subscribe to BIS that I understood the difference this can make in email mobility. The BB device can be crappy in some aspect, but when it comes to messaging, it comes atop!!!

  6. @ jabgfh: You are welcome!

    @ Afewgoodmen: Uncle Steve doesn’t quite brook opposition and he’s got his own push email client and may deny entry to seven should it show up at the app store 🙂

    @Veritas09: Are you referring to the Black Berry Messenger? If yes that’s for the selected few …

  7. @ timmy,
    point your phone’s browser to http://www.seven.com

    Click on beta program

    Click on I’m using a mobile device and want to download the software link

    Enter your phone’s model

    Click on OK and your download should start.

    Please note that seven sends an international sms per account added so kindly disable your message center number when adding email account. You can enable it once you are done adding accounts.

    I hope this helps

  8. @ Eyebekay and Kay123,
    what features stand out in
    emoze that are absent in
    seven?

    @poster I used Seven for a long while before deciding to go the Emoze way.

    Unfortunately, I can not quite recall what informed my decision then. But I got away with the impression that Seven is not the wayy to go..

    Maybe I will revisit this…

  9. @ Veritas009, Just like you, I have also used Seven, Emoze, Nokia Messaging, Profimail and I also happened to try out BlackBerry for a while.

    For me, nothing really stood out about the BB’s email, now don’t me wrong I’m not saying BB’s Push Email is not up to standard but the other products I mentioned did the job I asked of with different levels of efficiency.

    Seven and BB was like a duplication of functions. So I chose Seven.

  10. @kewenor: As the saying goes, one man’s meat…guess we’ll have to stick with what works for each one of us per time. Cheers mate!

  11. I know emoze
    consumes more bandwidth
    and memory. I can say so
    having used both myself.

    @
    Keweno Isibor- is there a particular application you use to monitor data traffic? I Use monnection for Symbian. Bit I am looking for something better..

  12. The best email client riding on questionable and unreliable data service is bound not to perform up to expection.
    I have used system seven and quite a number of other clients over the years using data services from glo, MTN and Etisalat, let’s not kid ourselves, even as i hate to admit it, nothing compares to even the substandard blackberry services being offered in Nigeria.
    You can check up my write up on push emails;
    http://www.artwales.biz/?p=8

  13. By the way,i’m just about removing system seven from my E63, guess i need the space for better things. The gmail app,to me, is far more functional.

  14. @artwales

    “The best email client riding on questionable and unreliable data service is bound not to perform up to expection.”

    Yeah I agree with this.?
    ” I have used system seven and quite a number of other clients over the years using data services from glo, MTN and Etisalat, let’s not kid ourselves, even as i hate to admit it, nothing compares to even the substandard blackberry services being offered in Nigeria. ”

    I have also used BIS for my push emails for a while, after comparing it with seven and others, it was simply duplication of functions. So I settled for seven. Case of different strokes for different folks.

  15. @poster.
    Seven does not notify me of new mails, I’ve set the default email tone but it makes no difference. (has anyone tried seven in nokia e63 ?)
    Adding Facebook account is not available on seven.
    Viewing mails in HTML format is not available on seven.
    @eyebeekay.
    How do I use IM on seven? The version i have has no provision for IM. Kindly post a link to download ”The latest
    incarnation of Seven”

  16. As at the last time i checked Emoze allowed me to only use 1 email for free.

    With System Seven i was able to use all my 6emails.

    System seven is great

  17. @ eyebeekay, no I don’t have any particular software for that. However I used Seven and Emoze for the same number of account on two different phones simultaneously for a couple of days, the rough ratio of bandwidth consumption was 1:3, that’s by no mean scientific but it told me all I needed to know.

  18. @Keweno
    Emoze does not allow me to click on links in the mail. I wonder if this Seven does. Will try it on my 5800. How about seven on non OS java phones like LG GW300? Does it work?

    @EyeBeeKay
    Try Mobile Guard from NetQin it does some data traffic monitoring on nokia 5800.

  19. bosun99uk:

    As at the last time i checked
    Emoze allowed me to only
    use 1 email for free.

    not so. I Have three email accounts set up and I am using the free version.

    Check again!

  20. @keweno
    Why disable message centre? If the programme sends an international sms, why disallow it? Is it because of cost?

  21. @ deoladoctor,
    Yeah for folks who do not want to spend.

    It probably should work for your phone but you have download it direct from their site and select your phone model.

  22. DeolaDoctor @EyeBeeKay
    Try Mobile Guard from
    NetQin it does some data
    traffic monitoring on nokia
    5800.

    Than you. I Just went through the program. it is AWESOME….

  23. @EyeBeeKay
    You’re welcome.

    @Keweno
    Thanks. I love this Seven on my nokia 5800. Pity, i couldn’t see my LG GW300 on the list.
    Does it work for non touch phones?

  24. @EyeBeeKay
    Thanks for the link. But pity the app did not work on my GW300. It installed and tried to open but could not go beyond the acceptance of terms of use (UELA).

    If anyone knows of any other free java based Push Email app, i’ll be grateful for the info.

  25. In conclution which one is better, Emoze or System Seven? Because I never see any push mail that work like BB push mail, having tested all that have been mentioned here.

  26. @Kay123 & kenewo

    I am posting this from url opened on my phone browser by system seven. Emoze can’t do that. You com’t click on link from emoze.

    I prefer system seven.

  27. The eternal battle of “comparative personal preferences” is so at play here…Seven vs. Emoze vs. BB Mail client vs the rest. Whatever push mail client one needs boils down to what you’ll want out of it. Personally I’d pick the BB client which I currently use (an avowed BB hater using BB-the thing tire me sef) cos of its ‘functionality’. I’ve tried Emoze, Seven, Nokia Messaging app (which is cool), mail for Exchange for Microsoft outlook mail etc., however none at present gives me close to what I get on the BB (4,750 wey Zain dey charge me no easy, but i get enough bandwidth to play with as I’m using my BB as modem).
    Bottomline, its not about which is better, rather is about what works best for an individual.
    My 2 cents (sorry, I mean kobo)!

  28. I started with seven but when i saw emoze i decided to check it out, but i found my self going back to seven.in my opinion i prefer seven.

  29. I am presently using emoze but i think i prefer system seven,i left seven because u cant exit seven which i think ll weaken a battery or is there anyway someone can exit it

  30. @ Tosyn, checking the push settings on system seven. Select dont push email when battery is less than 20 percent.

  31. hello,
    I downloaded Seven and I try to configure my gmail, user and password ok, then show 323!, press help and show 323. 323(323) and I can’t use the program

  32. Any view on nokia messaging ?
    I’ve been using it on my nokia E63 and I’m really enjoying it, the user interface is very fine . I observed my battery last longer .

  33. My only problem with SYSTEM SEVEN is its exclusive use of your phone memory for email. With my 5800 phone memory down to 12mb, i need to conserve as much as possible. Sadly, i might have to delete this lovely app and use MOBILE DOCUMENT APP for my push email instead.

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