ProfiMail goes freeware

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Admittedly a little late in the day, but welcome nevertheless, the antidote to Symbian/Nokia Mail hassles, ProfiMail, is now freeware, should anyone still need a very functional (though quirky) email client for a Symbian or S60 phone of any vintage. There's a new binary from a couple of days ago and I've been tipped that it's fully working without payment.

Here's the blurb from the ProfiMail page:

  • Automatic synchronization of messages with the mail server
  • IMAP folders
  • Attachments - view, save, send
  • HTML messages with images and hyperlinks
  • Built-in File Explorer
  • Push email - instant notification about new messages (using IMAP IDLE)
  • Address book
  • Signatures
  • Support for POP3 / IMAP / SMTP mail servers
  • Writing mails using T9 dictionary (if available on phone)
  • Multiple email accounts
  • Rules and filters allowing selective message download
  • Opens and browses ZIP archives
  • Support for various character encoding - Western, Cyrillic, Central European, and more
  • Build-in image viewer for JPG, PNG and other popular formats
  • Text viewer for standard text, HTML and Word documents
  • Optimized for GPRS - get headers first, then download message bodies which you really want to see
  • Access Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo mail, and other webmail accounts’ via POP3 or IMAP support
  • Scheduled message download
  • Sound notifications

Interestingly, ProfiMail isn't yet in AppList for Symbian, though I'd hope the developer considers allowing this, since it would be a very high profile addition!

Note that the app still displays a 'demo' notice when installed - I think this is just cosmetic though. Data points welcome!

Source / Credit: Lonely Cat Games