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? – Mark 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

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.

  • 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

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


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.


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.


try iBis mail

ibisMail - Filtering Mail

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