App Giveaway: SpookyTones for iPhone

With SpookyTones, you can give your email alerts a creepy sound - just in time for Halloween! In order to change your email tone, you will need to have your email forwarded to a special email address and the SpookyTones will push your wailing alerts. You can choose to make all your email spooky, or just certain contacts.

When you run SpookyTones, we'll give you a special email address - forward A COPY of your email to that address and any mail you receive will make your iPhone howl with your chosen tone. You can choose to copy all your email to, or use filters to just forward some. When mail arrives at our server, we send a Push message to your iPhone - causing it to scream, wail, growl or bark! Please make sure you can forward a copy of your email to a second address - gmail and MobileMe users can do this, but we understand Yahoo Mail does not provide this facility. MailTones uses the Amazon EC2 platform, to allow for extreme reliability and stability.

  • Pick a spooky new email tone
  • Set custom tones for contacts
  • Get quick alerts of incoming messages
  • No need to share your email account details with us!
  • Simple set-up from GMail, MobileMe and any server which supports "forward a copy" forwarding of email (sorry - NOT Yahoo! Mail)


The good folks at Electric Pocket have given us 5 promo codes for SpookyTones to giveaway to our Halloween-loving readers! For a chance to win, just leave a comment below! We'll choose the winners on Sunday night, so that they can have their spooky email on Halloween Day. Must provide a valid email address to win.

SpookyTones is available on the iPhone for $0.99.

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There are 29 comments. Add yours.

Rev. Tucher says:

Love that you can set specific tones on iOS 5. This would be a nice addition to my iPhone 4.

Elderfoxy says:

This sounds like an awesome way to get into the Halloween mood!

mjdenes says:

Spooky Tones would be awesome to add to my favorite gadget, iphone 4!

TRY says:

All right! Thanks.

EpicInUtah says:

Spooky tunes for me please!

Yova0226 says:

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IceyShanks says:

Never bad to have custom ringtones, and spooky ones to boot!

Tojasonhoo says:

Thers an app I got called "Halloween!" for free to try it. I upgraded for 99¢ and can email myself " spooky" tones. Just download mail and sync tone to iTunes.

Justintefft says:

I would love some spooky tones.

Kristy Lo says:

Good luck everyone on the contest and have a Happy Halloween

Mike says:

Haha. Awesome! Good way to add to Halloween!! Always my favorite time of the year!

Nursenate_101 says:

This would be great for halloween!

Bswigert says:

Just got my first iPhone, spooky tones to start it off would be great!

Joshua lowe says:

Having my phone freak me and people out for the win!

Joshua lowe says:

Having my phone freak me and people out for the win!

Danica Collier says:

Wow, great article post.Really looking forward to read more. Wonderful.