Get Gmail, Hotmail, Facebook Messages, Corporate Email, etc. On Your Nokia N97 With Emoze

by Mike Macias on November 11, 2009

This is the first installment of the Email Solutions for N97 Fanatics series hosted here. We’ll be covering various email apps & solutions for the Nokia N97.

Nokia smartphone users will never stop looking for the perfect email solution. There is always something that should be tweaked or fixed to make things more perfect, but no company completely follows through. I’m a huge fan of Nokia Messaging but they still haven’t fixed a huge flaw – over one week my C: drive is eaten up by emails – around 12mb worth. That’s after a big cleanup and it can’t happen on the already small phone memory of the N97. This glaring problem got me looking for another solution which brings me to today’s article about Emoze.

Emoze has been around for awhile and over time they have added more features and updated their application to make it running faster, smoother, and more efficient.

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A ton. Adding Facebook messages to their arsenal really sets them apart from other solutions. Die-hard Facebook fans can now get notified and respond to Facebook messages instantly from their N97. For business users OWA (Outlook Web Access) is a must-have and currently the only way to get it on Symbian devices like the N97 is through Emoze. I’ve used this in the past and it works very well.

There is a free version which allows one email account. You can also go Pro for 10 Euros a year or 5 Euros for six months. If you need your Facebook messages or OWA accounts then 10 Euros is a small price to pay for this service.

Check out the pricing structure and features you get:

Basic
The basic version can be downloaded free of charge and allows users to:

  • Configure one email account on their handset
  • Manage emails on the GO
    • Send and Receive emails
    • Reply and Forward emails
    • Save Drafts
    • Send and Receive attachments up to 100KB

PRO

  • Configure multiple accounts on a single handset
    • Outlook
    • Gmail
    • Hotmail
    • Facebook messaging
    • Your own home or ISP email account
    • OWA Corporate email
  • Manage all your email accounts on the GO
    • Send and receive email
    • Reply, forward and save to drafts
    • Receive, View, Send and Download attachments up to 2MB
  • Each email account is identified by its own icon.
  • Each email account has its own inbox
  • Create folders and save mail from any account to a folder

How Does It Work?

I’ve been testing Emoze for the past 24 hours on my Nokia N97 and so far the results are good. Email arrives in my inbox immediately and syncs with Gmail immediately. Contacts say they got my email within 20 seconds when sending a response. There are tons of settings to choose from including how far back to get emails.

A few big positives for me:

  • Works well with the N97 homescreen widget (if no other email client is installed).
  • Allows you to store application & emails on the mass memory drive unlike Nokia Messaging.
  • Option for new message notification when it arrives. The notification will come to the top of any application.
  • Uses small amount of RAM. It’s showing 132 bytes for me right now with Gmail connected.
  • Creates new email folder in the Messaging application.

Screenshots:
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A plethora of settings…

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A few negatives:
There are a few things that I’d like to see changed in the next version of Emoze.

  • Kinetic scrolling is there in the email list (top right). But when reading an email (bottom left) you must use the scroll bar to move up and down. Not a major pain but it gets old.
  • No reply/trash shortcuts when reading an email. Notice the buttons on the right side in the email lists screenshot? Those are awesome! Now look at the screenshot on the bottom left where I’m reading an email. No buttons! For any options like REPLY I must go to the options first. Very unintuitive.
  • If you turn off the popup notifications for new emails then you won’t even get a beep or sound notification. If I don’t like popup I should still be able to get a sound notification.

Final Thoughts

It’s nice to have all that space back on my C: Drive thanks to Emoze. I also love that it integrates with my default messaging application and is easy on the system resources. I will be testing it consistently for a few more days to see what effect it has on my battery life. If you have any questions leave them below or on twitter @n97fanatics.

Download Emoze by visiting www.emoze.com from your PC or mobile device. Stay updated with everything Emoze at their official blog.

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  • peternordin

    Is it possible to configure multiple OutLook/Exchange servers?

  • http://www.hamcityheadquarters.com MajorDouble7

    I love 'Final Thoughts' a la Jerry Springer…I've contemplated a few times putting it at the end of my articles…I'm glad someone finally did!

    MD 7

  • http://webwork-albrecht.de/ Oliver

    Hi Mike,

    I also tested Emoze a few weeks ago (and paid for it) but changed back to Nokia Messaging because of to much depressing Feature/bugs:

    1. The html handling of Mails is really bad. You can not scroll inside of a html Mail. I saw a scrollbar but it was behind(!) the html content
    2. When switching from text-view to html-view it always(!) asks if html should be the default view
    3. There is no real good sync of imap accounts (I only tried it with gmail). That means I only have access to the Mails I received on the phone
    4. There is no handling of subfolders (as far as I see)
    5. You can not change the sender if you replie on a mail

    So, there is currently no real good Mail application for symbian 5th (some would say profiMail is, in my opinion it is not, because its not optimized for Touchscreen with all these small buttons)

  • http://www.hamcityheadquarters.com MajorDouble7

    Who's not hearing us s60 5th faithful? We definitely need an Exceptional
    eMail client that can do all the things we want.

    MD 7

    ——- Original message ——-

  • http://webwork-albrecht.de/ Oliver

    yes

  • Agus

    Why it does not work on mine? Always font error. It is only show small boxes instead of font. Any body can help?
    Agus
    Jakarta

  • http://www.hamcityheadquarters.com MajorDouble7

    I love 'Final Thoughts' a la Jerry Springer…I've contemplated a few times putting it at the end of my articles…I'm glad someone finally did!

    MD 7

  • http://webwork-albrecht.de/ Oliver

    Hi Mike,

    I also tested Emoze a few weeks ago (and paid for it) but changed back to Nokia Messaging because of to much depressing Feature/bugs:

    1. The html handling of Mails is really bad. You can not scroll inside of a html Mail. I saw a scrollbar but it was behind(!) the html content
    2. When switching from text-view to html-view it always(!) asks if html should be the default view
    3. There is no real good sync of imap accounts (I only tried it with gmail). That means I only have access to the Mails I received on the phone
    4. There is no handling of subfolders (as far as I see)
    5. You can not change the sender if you replie on a mail

    So, there is currently no real good Mail application for symbian 5th (some would say profiMail is, in my opinion it is not, because its not optimized for Touchscreen with all these small buttons)

  • http://www.hamcityheadquarters.com MajorDouble7

    Who's not hearing us s60 5th faithful? We definitely need an Exceptional
    eMail client that can do all the things we want.

    MD 7

    ——- Original message ——-

  • http://webwork-albrecht.de/ Oliver

    yes

  • Agus

    Why it does not work on mine? Always font error. It is only show small boxes instead of font. Any body can help?
    Agus
    Jakarta

  • Samadhi12

    i installed but it was still saving the messages on my C drive! can you really change it? if yes, how?

    cheers,
    Samadhi

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