Got email? Several accounts maybe with different
providers? Want one place to read, reply and foward those emails?
Would it be nice if it worked anywhere, from a desktop or notebook
computer to a Palm OS device that can run PQA's (also called WCA's),
Pocket PC, Palm OS Smartphone such as the Kyocera 6035 and Samsung
I-300, Blackberry and WAP phones? Then you need Gopher King. I've
been using their service on a variety of devices for more than
a half year and it's been stellar. Gopher King was started by Bob
Huang, a talented engineer who was disatisfied with current email
solutions for PDAs.
More than Just Email
When the folks at Gopher King started
charging for their service, they thought you should get
a lot of bang for the buck. Not only do you get email,
but also spam filters, an online address book, email notification
service, calendar, 15 megs of file storage, FTP, weather,
stock and news quotes, a dictionary, links to popular sites
like Mapquest wireless, ESPN, eBay and more. All Gopher
King hosted services run in SSL secure sessions.
So Gopher King is a handy portal with access
to most all of the sites and information us wireless folk
like to access from anywhere. It's a text-based presentation,
so it works on most any PDA and you won't be downloading
megs and megs of data.
Gopher King running as a Palm web clipping
(aka Palm PQA or WCA).
Gopher King allows you to set up an unlimited
number of email accounts. Their service works with every ISP we've
thrown at them, including the biggies like Earthlink, Mindspring,
MSN, Yahoo Mail, Netscape Mail and HotMail. Protocols supported
include POP, IMAP, SPOP, SIMAP, MSN, AOL and HOTMAIL. Gopher King
provides an outgoing mail server, so you don't have to worry about
whether your ISP supports relaying.
You can reply to, foward, report as spam or delete
your mail messages. Attachments are supported and the Gopher King
server automatically scans attachments for viruses. Mail remains
on your mail server(s) with your email provider(s) unless you delete
it in Gopher King. Thus if you want to check and reply to important
emails while on the go, you can leave the remaining emails for pickup
with your desktop computer when you return to your desk.
Gopher King provides a relatively good spam filter,
and you can specify how frequently the spam filter checks your mail
server for new spam. This spam filter is always running (even when
you're not logged into Gopher King), and can reduce the spam clutter
in your desktop inbox significantly.
This is a killer app for anyone who wishes to access
a variety of email accounts, get news and stock information and access
popular online destinations from one portal. The service is text-based
and low bandwidth, making it compatible with just about any PDA and
wallet-friendly for those who pay by the byte for access. It works
with traditional dialup modems, WiFi LAN
networks, cellular services such as CMDA and GSM running on Smartphones
like the Kyocera 7135 and Samsung i500, T-Mobile
PPC Phone Edition, Verizon's new high speed CDMA2000 1xRTT wireless
network and the Palm.net wireless service for the Palm VII and Palm i705.
And your sessions are secured with SSL.
If you're on the go and are concerned with time
and bandwidth, and need access to a variety of email accounts, this
service is the best way to go.