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 @mailtones.net - 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 mailtones.net, 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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