Automail is my freeware project to automate email
retrieval on the Nokia Communicator. As the device stands, you have to manually
initiate 'retrieve e-mail' and then go off and make a cup of tea while it all
actually happens. The idea of Automail is to have this happen automatically
every so often, even with the clamshell closed, so that all you have to do is
open your Communicator whenever convenient and see what's waiting.
A few brief notes on useage:
- To abort Automail, go to the 'hibernating' message
and use Ctrl-shift-chr-k. This may be made a friendlier function in future
versions. In addition, you may need to do this manually before doing a PC Suite
backup, as this will close Messaging down, giving Automail nothing to
- 9210 users - you do need
to make sure Messaging is running before starting Automail. And make sure your
Internet access settings are such that each mail session doesn't leave you
Automail is released by me as freeware for the
Communicator community. If you do find it saves you time and money, though, I'd
welcome a small donation by PayPal to say thank you. You can use the button
below, or see here for more info.
Changelog for v1.2 (since 1.1):
Added basic error handling - Automail will clear any existing error (e.g.
no GPRS coverage) before starting a new email link.
Changelog for v1.1 (since 0.8):
Fixed bug where 'third account' would get checked even if you didn't have
one! Added support for three email accounts; added option to check as often as
practical rather than just on the hour.
Changes for v0.8 (since
Tweaked dialog text, to make operation clearer; Added support for two
email accounts, you can select which ones you want checked in the main setup
dialog; Removed requirement for the screen highlight to be in any particular
Download v1.2 here as automail12.zip (6k). See the notes below about
needing the OPL runtime patch.
OPL programs onto the Nokia 9300 and Nokia 9500, you'll get the standard 'This
application may not be compatible' warning. This is, of course, rubbish, and
can safely be ignored.
Please get feedback and reports of any bugs
to me as soon as possible!
Look! OPL 'runtime' needed!
If you haven't already done so, you'll need to have
already installed the free OPL 'runtime' on your communicator or smartphone.
This is a small and safe patch that gives your device the ability to run OPL
freeware and shareware programs and is highly recommended. You can even write
your own, on your device, should you feel ambitious! Get the OPL runtime for
the Nokia 9200 series here and the version
for the Nokia 9500 here.
As an idea of the power of OPL, Automail was created from
its intial idea to a working, SIS-distributed first beta in under two
hours. Why not join the OPL revolution and create applications based on
your own ideas?