For today’s mobile users who are starving for another option in E-mail clients besides the bundled version called “Inbox” (aka Outlook for PPC), I would highly suggest the WebIS offering, appropriately entitled “Mail 2”. These are the same people who brought you the award winning Pocket Informant PIM (Personal Information Manager) suite for the PocketPC.
In Mail 2, you will find that you have been given a definite step up from the Microsoft E-Mail client that comes bundled with your PocketPC’s OS, and offers quite a few additional features as well. Their PIM Pocket Informant was so well liked that HP is bundling it with their new h47xx line, and I would not be surprised if Mail 2 fell into the same category at a later date.
Mail-2, like other PocketPC software packages, is a downloadable program that you can try for a free 15-day trial period. During this trial period, the program is not limited or crippled in any way. I therefore suggest that everyone who is interested in trying this program download it and try it for yourself to see just how great this program truly is.
The program’s installer package is a quick and compact download (at 962K in size) and installs in very short order. However, at 1.8MB for the extracted application files, it is a “Full” e-mail client, and as such, it should be considered as a Major Application.
Once installed on the PPC and executed, the initial load time is about twenty to thirty seconds, and installs an icon on your lower taskbar (next to Pocket Informant, should you have that installed as well). On all subsequent uses (between resets), the load time is less than a second.
“WebIS Mail 2.0 is the next amazing hit from Web Information Solutions, Inc. WebIS Mail allows you to manage your e-mail from mobile device. It can be synchronized with desktop or with your mailboxes placed on POP3 or IMAP servers using industrial strength SSL security or going through your SOCKS proxy.
The intuitive interface makes working with mail on the Pocket PC 2002 and 2003 OS a joy. We have even had some customers who switched to using Mail 2.0 on their Pocket PC full time from Outlook on the desktop.
Even with this intuitive interface, Mail provides a lot of raw power and standards support.”