Thursday, November 8, 2012

New feature: push notifications from email filters

We've just added a new feature for Pobox Plus and Mailstore accounts, "push notification on filter match".  The push notification sends a short message to your smart phone, that shows the sender and subject of the matching message.  Here's an example of what you'd see:

All push notifications require an app to receive that notification.  For now, we're offering integration with Prowl.  If you use an alternate app to receive push notifications from third party services, let us know, and we can see about adding integration!

Most email filters stop processing as soon as they match a filter.  For push notifications, we made them work like subject tagging.  So, if a push filter matches, it will notify you, but continue checking your other filters in case you want to redirect or CC it to another person.

In order to keep an overly-aggressive filter from going off all the time, push notifications are limited to one every 5 minutes.  You will need the Prowl app (again, if you're using another service like Pushover or Notify My Android, please let us know) to receive push notifications. Check out our help page on setting up push, and start receiving notifications today!


  1. I continue to be amazed that service providers continue to ignore the vast majority of smartphone users with iPhone only apps. I not use push apps so jail use which ever Android app you choose. Just choose one.


    1. Tom:

      We are more than happy to add support for Android users. We simply opted to have people let us know what app they use (or would like to use), rather than deciding for them. Prowl support was added based on a customer request, and I hope this post makes clear that we're happy to add support for other apps that people are using!