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  1. #1
    Notan
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    Will this affect Sprint's messaging ([email protected]) function?

    Thanks!

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    Notan



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  2. #2
    dafydd
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    Re: "Sprint PCS Mail discontinued" question

    On Dec 27, 9:51*am, Notan <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Will this affect Sprint's messaging ([email protected]) function?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Notan


    There will be no effect on the text messaging at all. This merely
    applies to the actual PCS mail account which up to now has been the
    vision [email protected]. The inbox, and other emailing
    functions using that address are basically what are going away. It
    still will be used to verify data services usage/purchases made by the
    users device. Below is the FAQ's regarding the change. I hope this
    clears up your concerns.

    1. Will my Outbound PCS Mail SMTP server still be available?
    a. Yes - even though the PCS Mail product is being decommissioned the
    outbound SMTP server will remain.

    2. Are all of the email accounts going away?
    a. No, only PCS Mail email is being decommissioned as of 12/31/2008.
    Depending on your device, you will have other email options such as
    Versa mail, Picture Mail, Sprint Mobile Email and other 3rd party
    providers.

    3. Will my Smartphone (such as a Treo 755p) email client be effected
    by the decommissioning of PCS Mail?
    a. No. Your Smartphone email client that you downloaded to your device
    will not be affected.

    4. Will my 2 way SMS Text Messaging service be impacted?
    a. Absolutely not!

    5. Will my POP email access remain?
    a. Yes. You are able to POP email from any of the other 3rd party
    email providers (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Microsoft, Thunderbird, etc).
    Most of these email services are free, but check the POP email
    provider's agreement information before signing up for a new email
    account.

    6. Does the Simply Everything Plan still include email?
    a. Yes. We offer multiple email services including Sprint Mobile
    Email, Sprint Picture Mail, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and others.

    7. How will I be affected if I use a Sprint Mobile Broadband Card and
    I need to access a 3rd party email provider such as Yahoo, AOL, or
    Google?
    a. You may continue to do so and won't be affected.

    8. How will I be affected if I use a Sprint Mobile Broadband Card and
    use a 3rd party email client such as Microsoft Outlook?
    a. If you use PCS Mail as your mailbox (pop.sprintpcs.com and
    imap.sprintpcs.com), you will need to migrate your mailbox to a new
    POP/IMAP mailbox provider and reconfigure the client to use the new
    mailbox. Many Internet access providers offer POP or IMAP mailboxes
    for free or at a nominal charge.

    If you use PCS Mail to send email (authenticated SMTP mail server
    smtp.sprintpcs.com), you may continue to do so without any problem;
    or, you may reconfigure your client to use a different provider.

    9. How will I be affected if I use a Sprint Mobile Broadband Card and
    I need to access a 3rd party email provider through Time Warner, Cox,
    or Comcast cable services?
    a. You may continue to do so without changing your settings. While
    most cable companies and businesses allow POP/IMAP access when their
    subscribers are not on their network, few offer a secure way to send
    email off-network and just block access altogether. If your provider
    falls into this category, you will not be affected. The PCS Mail
    authenticated SMTP mail relay (smtp.sprintpcs.com) will still be
    available for your use.


    The link to the above information can be found @ http://www.sprint.com/landings/pcsmail/
    toward the top of the page. It is a java pop-up box so will need to
    disable the pop-up blocking of your browser to view.



  3. #3
    Notan
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    Re: "Sprint PCS Mail discontinued" question

    dafydd wrote:
    > On Dec 27, 9:51 am, Notan <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Will this affect Sprint's messaging ([email protected]) function?
    >>
    >> Thanks!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Notan

    >
    > There will be no effect on the text messaging at all. This merely
    > applies to the actual PCS mail account which up to now has been the
    > vision [email protected]. The inbox, and other emailing
    > functions using that address are basically what are going away. It
    > still will be used to verify data services usage/purchases made by the
    > users device. Below is the FAQ's regarding the change. I hope this
    > clears up your concerns.
    >
    > 1. Will my Outbound PCS Mail SMTP server still be available?
    > a. Yes - even though the PCS Mail product is being decommissioned the
    > outbound SMTP server will remain.
    >
    > 2. Are all of the email accounts going away?
    > a. No, only PCS Mail email is being decommissioned as of 12/31/2008.
    > Depending on your device, you will have other email options such as
    > Versa mail, Picture Mail, Sprint Mobile Email and other 3rd party
    > providers.
    >
    > 3. Will my Smartphone (such as a Treo 755p) email client be effected
    > by the decommissioning of PCS Mail?
    > a. No. Your Smartphone email client that you downloaded to your device
    > will not be affected.
    >
    > 4. Will my 2 way SMS Text Messaging service be impacted?
    > a. Absolutely not!
    >
    > 5. Will my POP email access remain?
    > a. Yes. You are able to POP email from any of the other 3rd party
    > email providers (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Microsoft, Thunderbird, etc).
    > Most of these email services are free, but check the POP email
    > provider's agreement information before signing up for a new email
    > account.
    >
    > 6. Does the Simply Everything Plan still include email?
    > a. Yes. We offer multiple email services including Sprint Mobile
    > Email, Sprint Picture Mail, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and others.
    >
    > 7. How will I be affected if I use a Sprint Mobile Broadband Card and
    > I need to access a 3rd party email provider such as Yahoo, AOL, or
    > Google?
    > a. You may continue to do so and won't be affected.
    >
    > 8. How will I be affected if I use a Sprint Mobile Broadband Card and
    > use a 3rd party email client such as Microsoft Outlook?
    > a. If you use PCS Mail as your mailbox (pop.sprintpcs.com and
    > imap.sprintpcs.com), you will need to migrate your mailbox to a new
    > POP/IMAP mailbox provider and reconfigure the client to use the new
    > mailbox. Many Internet access providers offer POP or IMAP mailboxes
    > for free or at a nominal charge.
    >
    > If you use PCS Mail to send email (authenticated SMTP mail server
    > smtp.sprintpcs.com), you may continue to do so without any problem;
    > or, you may reconfigure your client to use a different provider.
    >
    > 9. How will I be affected if I use a Sprint Mobile Broadband Card and
    > I need to access a 3rd party email provider through Time Warner, Cox,
    > or Comcast cable services?
    > a. You may continue to do so without changing your settings. While
    > most cable companies and businesses allow POP/IMAP access when their
    > subscribers are not on their network, few offer a secure way to send
    > email off-network and just block access altogether. If your provider
    > falls into this category, you will not be affected. The PCS Mail
    > authenticated SMTP mail relay (smtp.sprintpcs.com) will still be
    > available for your use.
    >
    >
    > The link to the above information can be found @ http://www.sprint.com/landings/pcsmail/
    > toward the top of the page. It is a java pop-up box so will need to
    > disable the pop-up blocking of your browser to view.


    Concerns cleared up... Greatly appreciated!

    --
    Notan



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