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I am looking for an email client, that when opened, asks for a password before showing email messages. Is there such an app available for iOS?

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Do you also need ut to log out when you leave your computer? and could you set the screen saver to need a password before unlocking? –  Mark Jan 16 '13 at 15:49
    
What screen saver? This is an iOS device. –  Mark Jan 16 '13 at 16:03
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Great question. I've been wondering the same thing. Hopefully Apple makes this option native soon. –  Thomas Jan 16 '13 at 18:46
    
Just an idea that crossed my mind, please ignore if you've tried it. I wonder if encrypting the executable within the mail application would do the trick so that it can not be opened without inputing some passphrase. I thought of changing permissions, but maybe you need to change them back again after permission repairs. –  ismail Jan 16 '13 at 21:47

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I haven't seen an app like that, but if you have a Gmail account you can use 1Password (App Store Link) to access the web interface. The 1Password app is locked by default. This would work with any email account with a webmail interface.

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I don't mind down votes, if they are warranted. How would you improve or rewrite this answer? –  Mark Jan 16 '13 at 16:12
    
No idea. It's a good workaround, in my opinion. +1 –  Dan J Jan 16 '13 at 18:19
    
I like your idea so up voting you. The only thing I can think of why someone may have down voted you is a browser may not be considered a mail client –  markhunte Sep 21 '13 at 22:09
    
Doesn't answer the question. Question asks for an email client, not an html browser. This is more of a work-around IF your provider happens to have a good mobile front end... –  DeepSpace101 Mar 19 at 23:52

If you are using Exchange ActiveSync - check out NitroDesk Touchdown for iOS. I've a feeling that has a passcode screen on launch/switch.

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What kind of server are you accessing? If you use Exchange, check out Mail+ for Outlook. They have an easy to set passcode option which prompts you for a pin each time the app is launched. If you do not successfully provide the passcode within 5 attempts, your credentials and all emails are erased.

If you are using ActiveSync (or have ActiveSync for Gmail), check out their other version. It uses similar technology.

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Boxer does this. There is a free and a paid version.

Unfortunatley it is, in my experience, buggy, and it doesn't support text expander touch. I'm still on the lookout for the perfect mail app.

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"ibisMail" password protected.

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