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  1. #1
    Proboscis
    Guest
    I am considering to get a Nokia 6800, with the purpose of being able
    to read any e-mail messages that come in while I am on the road (and
    reply to them).

    Therefore I would like to know the following:

    * Is it possible to check for new messages on the POP3-server
    of my regular provider?
    * Can the messages be left on the server, so that I can still collect
    them on my pc when I get home?
    * If the message has an attachment, will I be able to just read the
    text of the message and not download the attachment?
    * Will I be able to read the entire message, or just the first xx
    characters?

    Also, what happens if someone sends you a HTML formatted message?
    Can you still read it?

    Thanks!





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  2. #2
    raylopez99
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail

    "Proboscis" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > I am considering to get a Nokia 6800, with the purpose of being able
    > to read any e-mail messages that come in while I am on the road (and
    > reply to them).
    >
    > Therefore I would like to know the following:
    >
    > * Is it possible to check for new messages on the POP3-server
    > of my regular provider?
    > * Can the messages be left on the server, so that I can still collect
    > them on my pc when I get home?
    > * If the message has an attachment, will I be able to just read the
    > text of the message and not download the attachment?
    > * Will I be able to read the entire message, or just the first xx
    > characters?
    >
    > Also, what happens if someone sends you a HTML formatted message?
    > Can you still read it?
    >
    > Thanks!



    This is a good question. Almost too simple for this group to answer.
    If you get an answer, I want to know as well. I suspect the answer is
    "yes", but apparently the Nokia 6800 is slow in reading email (Java
    software enabled rather than hardware enabled), and it cannot handle
    either fonts well or RIM Blackberry messaging (though help is on the
    way).

    Personally, I am planning to wait another year until the bugs get
    ironed out and the early adopters send money to AT&T and Nokia so they
    can fix any bugs.

    RL



  3. #3
    RAK
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail

    I have had a 6800 for 2 months but only activated email a week ago so my
    answers (see below by your questions) are not those of an expert.

    In general I find the email function fine for reading and writing short
    messages while on the move. And the fold out keyboard is great for
    SMS/texting.

    I do find some limitations are a nuisance
    - there seems to be a limit of about 500 contacts, and I had to reduce the
    number of contacts in my Outlook address book to get it sychronised with the
    phone
    - there also seems to be quite a small limited on the number of Outlook
    Calendar and Notes entries but I have not found yet what the actual limit
    is - I had to delete things until it worked
    - the above limits are not due to the 3MB memory on the phone - most of my
    3MB is still free as I have not added application, but the contact data are
    is nearly full
    - there are some irritating weakness in syncronising with Outlook - e.g.
    a) Company name is not recognised, so I had to update all entries with a
    company name and move it to the general name field.,
    b) Notes in an Outlook contact are cut to maybe 50 or so characters
    c) in a multiword contact name, e.g. Big Ship Manuf Corp, the middle words
    are sometimes dropped when downloaded to the phone... but not always. Weird.

    Hope this helps
    Roger
    PS I have a 6800 bought in Asia. I dont know if they vary by region.

    "Proboscis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am considering to get a Nokia 6800, with the purpose of being able
    > to read any e-mail messages that come in while I am on the road (and
    > reply to them).
    >
    > Therefore I would like to know the following:
    >
    > * Is it possible to check for new messages on the POP3-server
    > of my regular provider?


    Yes, just enter the pop server name and your id and passowrd in the email
    settings.
    The SMTP setting is that of the mobile GPRS provider - I had to get this
    from helpdesks.

    > * Can the messages be left on the server, so that I can still collect
    > them on my pc when I get home?


    Yes. This seems to be a default setting.
    But messages sent from your 6800 will not appear on your PC sent box.

    > * If the message has an attachment, will I be able to just read the
    > text of the message and not download the attachment?


    It does not download any attachments as far as I can tell.

    > * Will I be able to read the entire message, or just the first xx
    > characters?


    There is a message download size limit - very large messages are not
    downloaded.
    Also some large messages are downloaded in sections, so on a long messages
    you sometimes have to do something like Options/NextPage to read more of the
    message.
    I don't know the size limits at which messages are either not downloaded or
    are broken into section. Also don't know if this can be adjusted - I haven't
    seen an option to change them but I haven't really looked as the existing
    limits suit me so far.

    > Also, what happens if someone sends you a HTML formatted message?
    > Can you still read it?



    Sorry, not 100% sure on this.
    HTML messages seem to arrive with the text only:
    - no formatting or colour
    - graphics converted to a GIF attachment but don't know how to read it yet!
    RTF messages also arrive unformatted but with an attachment whgich I cannot
    open yet.

    But one message received today arrived with lots of formatting data as well
    as its text, so it was hard to read. I already deleted it so don't know if
    it was HTML, RTF or something else.








  4. #4
    Proboscis
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail


    > PS I have a 6800 bought in Asia. I dont know if they vary by region.


    Thank you for your helpful comments. I would by mine in Asia too, as I'm
    based in Malaysia...

    (I suppose that also explains why I post my queries here. The shop
    assistants don't seem to
    be very 'competent' and they hardly ever have the real phone in the shop.)





  5. #5
    Harald Pachler
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail

    On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:47:37 +0100, "RAK" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I have had a 6800 for 2 months but only activated email a week ago so my
    >answers (see below by your questions) are not those of an expert.
    >
    >In general I find the email function fine for reading and writing short
    >messages while on the move. And the fold out keyboard is great for
    >SMS/texting.
    >
    >I do find some limitations are a nuisance
    >- there seems to be a limit of about 500 contacts, and I had to reduce the
    >number of contacts in my Outlook address book to get it sychronised with the
    >phone
    >- there also seems to be quite a small limited on the number of Outlook
    >Calendar and Notes entries but I have not found yet what the actual limit
    >is - I had to delete things until it worked
    >- the above limits are not due to the 3MB memory on the phone - most of my
    >3MB is still free as I have not added application, but the contact data are
    >is nearly full
    >- there are some irritating weakness in syncronising with Outlook - e.g.
    >a) Company name is not recognised, so I had to update all entries with a
    >company name and move it to the general name field.,
    >b) Notes in an Outlook contact are cut to maybe 50 or so characters
    >c) in a multiword contact name, e.g. Big Ship Manuf Corp, the middle words
    >are sometimes dropped when downloaded to the phone... but not always. Weird.
    >
    >Hope this helps
    >Roger
    >PS I have a 6800 bought in Asia. I dont know if they vary by region.


    max downloading Emails to 6800 are limited to 50 (!) Emails. If are
    more than 50 Mails on the Server - thats bad luck?
    i'm not amused about 6800

    Harald



  6. #6
    RAK
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail


    "Harald Pachler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:47:37 +0100, "RAK" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:

    (cut)
    >
    > max downloading Emails to 6800 are limited to 50 (!) Emails. If are
    > more than 50 Mails on the Server - thats bad luck?
    > i'm not amused about 6800
    >
    > Harald


    Have you try the setting "Retrieve Mails" in Mailbox Settings, Edit Active
    Mailbox?
    Mine is set to 30 and that suits me normally.
    I have not tried setting it to above 50, but maybe this will help?

    Roger





  7. #7
    'Grian'
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail

    I've tried to set it higher and it wouldn't take. 50 IS the max for emails,
    and that has been bad for me. Tho, lately I keep my mailbox down to 50 or
    less, there are frequent times when it goes higher than that, as I use IMAP
    and synch the mailbox. Maybe I'll try POP3 on the phone and just get the
    new messges.


    "RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Harald Pachler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:47:37 +0100, "RAK" <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:

    > (cut)
    > >
    > > max downloading Emails to 6800 are limited to 50 (!) Emails. If are
    > > more than 50 Mails on the Server - thats bad luck?
    > > i'm not amused about 6800
    > >
    > > Harald

    >
    > Have you try the setting "Retrieve Mails" in Mailbox Settings, Edit Active
    > Mailbox?
    > Mine is set to 30 and that suits me normally.
    > I have not tried setting it to above 50, but maybe this will help?
    >
    > Roger
    >
    >






  8. #8
    David Woo
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6800 for eMail

    I got mine 6800 for couple of month now and it's been working great so far.
    I am with AT&T Wireless on their GSM Plan. I got the phone for free after
    the in-store discount and AT&T rebate. I have set up the POP3 mailbox to
    connect to my email server at work (Exchange) and I can get mail downloaded
    if I needed to. Yes, it does have it's limit such as the 50 emails and it
    will download the entire email message not just the header. So if you get
    large email message with attachments lots of time than it might not work for
    you because the phone will say message size too big and will just skip it!
    But to be honest, it is a feature not found in too many phone and it does
    give you some convenient. And of course, the fold-out keyboard is a big
    plus when typing messages!

    If wireless email access to your office or even your own ISP email is a
    must, then I will suggest the Office Online feature from AT&T. I got it a
    month ago and it's $2.99 per month. The way it works is pretty much turn
    your wireless phone into like a Blackberry handheld. You will have to
    download the software from AT&T and then install it on your computer. I
    know for sure it works with Outlook and Exchange. I installed it on my work
    computer and then it will ask you some question how you want to connect to
    the email system. It just like the Blackberry Desktop Software and works
    like a "Re-director" the whenever there is new email message in your Outlook
    inbox, it will then also send a message to your 6800 phone. The best thing
    is that you now don't have a 50 email limit and character limit because the
    email doesn't get download to your 6800 but rather you use the 6800 to
    connect to the email server and read it thru 6800's web browser.


    "'Grian'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_s52...
    > I've tried to set it higher and it wouldn't take. 50 IS the max for

    emails,
    > and that has been bad for me. Tho, lately I keep my mailbox down to 50 or
    > less, there are frequent times when it goes higher than that, as I use

    IMAP
    > and synch the mailbox. Maybe I'll try POP3 on the phone and just get the
    > new messges.
    >
    >
    > "RAK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Harald Pachler" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:47:37 +0100, "RAK" <[email protected]>
    > > > wrote:

    > > (cut)
    > > >
    > > > max downloading Emails to 6800 are limited to 50 (!) Emails. If are
    > > > more than 50 Mails on the Server - thats bad luck?
    > > > i'm not amused about 6800
    > > >
    > > > Harald

    > >
    > > Have you try the setting "Retrieve Mails" in Mailbox Settings, Edit

    Active
    > > Mailbox?
    > > Mine is set to 30 and that suits me normally.
    > > I have not tried setting it to above 50, but maybe this will help?
    > >
    > > Roger
    > >
    > >

    >
    >






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