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PalmSource and Visto Corporation today announced the availability of Mobile Mail 5.0 for Palm OS Cobalt and Palm OS Garnet. The new email program will be the future standard Palm OS email application and will allow wireless email, and support POP3, IMAP and MS exchange servers.
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Just a Demo Version For Now

terpfan @ 3/22/2004 12:37:39 PM #
The press release is here:

Note well the sentence: "PalmSource and Visto will showcase a demo version of Mobile Mail 5.0 this week at CTIA Wireless" so we can expect a full version is some time off.

RE: Just a Demo Version For Now
Wollombi @ 3/23/2004 12:50:11 PM #
Demo and beta aren't necessarily the same. If this is in good enough shape to demo the capabilities of the client, a full version may be closer than we think.

Just food for thought.


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Why not umlimited folders?

henrik @ 3/22/2004 1:02:23 PM #
Let the memory be the limit. Stop putting stupid (and small) hard limits in applications.
RE: Why not umlimited folders?
razorpit @ 3/22/2004 1:29:08 PM #
You have over 16 e-mail servers?

RE: Why not umlimited folders?
theharmonyguy @ 3/22/2004 2:23:59 PM #
It's server folders (IMAP), not just servers.

RE: Why not umlimited folders?
Patrick @ 3/22/2004 4:24:37 PM #
Absolutely agree.

I have to defend the developers a bit, though. There is a tradeoff in developing code as to whether you use dynamic or static memory management. Static management is much easier and usually less error-prone, but demands that you declare the largest size of an item up front. It is so easy to fall into this kind of trap that developers sometimes don't even know they're doing it.

That's why we're here to give them a virtual slap in the face. :-)

Another Palm e-mail client!!!!!

david_p @ 3/22/2004 6:21:20 PM #
Oh no - another Palm e-mail client! Is Palm going to continue development of Versamail or is this going to be another saga for anyone wanting to keep up-to-date?

Palm just keeps on putting new e-mail clients on new handhelds and blatantly ignoring its installed user base. Either it expects existing users to cough up the full price for the new version (when it offers it separately) or doesn't even offer the new version to existing users and the only way you can benefit from the improvements is to purchase a new handheld.

I've gone from Multimail to Versamail 2.0 to Versamail 2.5 and had to cough up full price each time.

Sorry - I don't normally get uptight about these things but I think that when it comes to mail, Palm has lost the plot......

RE: Another Palm e-mail client!!!!!
Toysoft @ 3/22/2004 7:28:35 PM #
didn't palm brought multiMail (versMail) a couple of years ago? it was a good concept but the interface sucks and never really updated. I guess they have money back then ;)

RE: Another Palm e-mail client!!!!!
JonathanChoo @ 3/22/2004 9:23:12 PM #
PalmOne owns VersaMail. This is probably the 'standard' e-mail client PalmSource wants to build into the OS. Choice is a good thing. Right now I think VersaMail is one of the best PDA mail clients out there.

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eMail Software

Quickster @ 3/23/2004 11:00:20 AM #
My only thought is that unless they take a serious look at Snapper mail and at least try and copy some of their features the PalmOne new eMail software will be as lame as all their other tries.



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