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?

  • 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? – mmmmmm Jan 16 '13 at 15:49
  • What screen saver? This is an iOS device. – Ɱark Ƭ 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
  • So ridiculous that such an app is so hard to find. – Jan Kyu Peblik Jul 9 at 14:53

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? – Ɱark Ƭ 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 '14 at 23:52
  • Gmail tries incredibly hard to link to devices, making access to the phone a large step toward being able to gain access to an account that isn't yours. Seems a sound workaround otherwise. – Jan Kyu Peblik Jul 9 at 14:43

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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  • This appears to be called Symantec TouchDown now. Still not really sure what it even is... – Jan Kyu Peblik Jul 9 at 14:47

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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try iBis mail

ibisMail - Filtering Mail

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  • Welcome to Ask Different – we're looking for answers that are in-depth and insightful. Could you expand upon your answer? – Munesawagi Jan 31 '17 at 12:11
  • Doesn't seem to be any such app at this time. – Jan Kyu Peblik Jul 9 at 14:50

"ibisMail" password protected.

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  • We need more information that explains why your answer meets the OP's requirements. Links or pictures would be appreciated. – sameetandpotatoes Sep 21 '13 at 20:56
  • Doesn't seem to be any such app at this time. – Jan Kyu Peblik Jul 9 at 14:51

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