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  1. #1
    TP
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    Just bought a Sumsung i500 and would like to know what is the best email
    client to obtain. Sprint recommends Eudora and I have an demo of Snapper.
    Would anyone recommend either of these or another?

    Also, messaging. I am told that the i500 needs a sms client to receive text
    messages. Is this correct? If so, can anyone recommend a client for text
    messaging.

    Thanks,
    T





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  2. #2
    8notime
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    Re: i500 email and messaging


    TP wrote:
    > *Just bought a Sumsung i500 and would like to know what is the best
    > email
    > client to obtain. Sprint recommends Eudora and I have an demo of
    > Snapper.
    > Would anyone recommend either of these or another?*


    I prefer Snapper over Eudora.

    > * Also, messaging. I am told that the i500 needs a sms client to
    > receive text messages. Is this correct? If so, can anyone recommend
    > a client for text messaging. *


    Yes. Point your browser to www.pdaapps.com and download i500 SMS. The
    i500 SMS client that will allow you to send and receive SMS across
    multiple carriers, via a client, without launching the browser. It's
    worth every penny.

    They also have an excellent instant messaging application that allows
    you to view all of your buddies across multiple chat servers (AIM. MSN,
    ICQ, IRC & Yahoo Messenger). It's a fully interactive client, meaning
    the screen dynamically updates (unlike non PDA phones) just as if you
    were running the client on your desktop. You can exit the application
    and pop up messages will appear if you receive a new instant message.

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  3. #3
    letsgoflyers81
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    Re: i500 email and messaging


    TP wrote:
    > *Just bought a Sumsung i500 and would like to know what is the best
    > email
    > client to obtain. Sprint recommends Eudora and I have an demo of
    > Snapper.
    > Would anyone recommend either of these or another?
    >
    > Also, messaging. I am told that the i500 needs a sms client to
    > receive text
    > messages. Is this correct? If so, can anyone recommend a client for
    > text
    > messaging.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > T *


    I use Eudora and it's a decent meat and potatoes e-mail client.
    Snapper is unmatched with its ability to handle attachments, graphics,
    zip files, etc. But I didn't feel like paying for it.

    i500SMS works great for Shortmail. It costs $20 but if you call Sprint
    and get the right CSR, they'll give you a credit for you.

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  4. #4
    O/Siris
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    Re: i500 email and messaging

    letsgoflyers81 wrote:

    >
    > i500SMS works great for Shortmail. It costs $20 but if you call
    > Sprint and get the right CSR, they'll give you a credit for you.


    We'll give you credit for a 3rd party, unsupported application? Wow.

    Don't get me wrong. I think those are great apps. I've referred people to
    them myself. But I'd *never* give credit to let a customer purchase an
    unsupported app.
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    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  5. #5
    TP
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    Re: i500 email and messaging

    Well I ended up answering my own question by trying both Eudora and Snapper
    for a few days. I've decided to pay for the Snapper software. As a free
    product the Eudora worked great but for me, Snapper had more functionality
    that I would pay for. Email attachments with Snapper was the deciding
    factor but I also liked the interface better and font readability. I have
    not tried any SMS software as I am still learning the phone and discovering
    a few undocumented features.

    Word of warning to all i500 users. In powering off the phone to remove the
    battery, I fat fingered the END key and dislodged the battery. This sent
    the phone into a hard reset. I was traveling and had not brought the sync
    cradle. (Note: the i300 serial sync cable works fine with the i500, slow,
    but it works)

    T


    "letsgoflyers81" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > TP wrote:
    > > *Just bought a Sumsung i500 and would like to know what is the best
    > > email
    > > client to obtain. Sprint recommends Eudora and I have an demo of
    > > Snapper.
    > > Would anyone recommend either of these or another?
    > >
    > > Also, messaging. I am told that the i500 needs a sms client to
    > > receive text
    > > messages. Is this correct? If so, can anyone recommend a client for
    > > text
    > > messaging.
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > T *

    >
    > I use Eudora and it's a decent meat and potatoes e-mail client.
    > Snapper is unmatched with its ability to handle attachments, graphics,
    > zip files, etc. But I didn't feel like paying for it.
    >
    > i500SMS works great for Shortmail. It costs $20 but if you call Sprint
    > and get the right CSR, they'll give you a credit for you.
    >
    > --
    > Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    > Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap
    >






  6. #6
    O/Siris
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    Re: i500 email and messaging

    TP wrote:
    > Well I ended up answering my own question by trying both Eudora and
    > Snapper for a few days. I've decided to pay for the Snapper
    > software. As a free product the Eudora worked great but for me,
    > Snapper had more functionality that I would pay for. Email
    > attachments with Snapper was the deciding factor but I also liked the
    > interface better and font readability. I have not tried any SMS
    > software as I am still learning the phone and discovering a few
    > undocumented features.
    >
    > Word of warning to all i500 users. In powering off the phone to
    > remove the battery, I fat fingered the END key and dislodged the
    > battery. This sent the phone into a hard reset. I was traveling and
    > had not brought the sync cradle. (Note: the i300 serial sync cable
    > works fine with the i500, slow, but it works)
    >
    > T


    Another word to the wise. I *think* the I500 support IR sync. Might be
    worth investigating.
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    R
    O/Siris
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  7. #7
    SprintPCS Tech
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    Re: i500 email and messaging



    "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in article
    <W%[email protected]>:
    >
    > Another word to the wise. I *think* the I500 support IR sync. Might be
    > worth investigating.
    > --


    I'm pretty sure it has an IR port (The I300 & I330 have it, so I don't
    see why not).

    IR is great for syncing on the other palm phones..

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  8. #8
    letsgoflyers81
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    Re: i500 email and messaging


    O/Siris wrote:
    > *letsgoflyers81 wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > i500SMS works great for Shortmail. It costs $20 but if you call
    > > Sprint and get the right CSR, they'll give you a credit for you.

    >
    > We'll give you credit for a 3rd party, unsupported application?
    > Wow.
    >
    > Don't get me wrong. I think those are great apps. I've referred
    > people to
    > them myself. But I'd *never* give credit to let a customer purchase
    > an
    > unsupported app.
    > --
    > -+-
    > R
    > O/Siris
    > I work for Sprint
    > I *don't* speak for them *


    Plenty of people have gotten credit, I did for the Treo 300 version. I
    don't know about the i500, but the Treo 300's manual states that it
    will receive SMS with the built in app. It doesn't because Sprint
    doesn't have real SMS. Not only can we not send Shortmail, but can't
    receive it either. On top of that, the description on Sprint's website
    says it supports messaging. I know "messaging" is a vague term, but
    still. I simply explained to the CSR that I shouldn't have to pay for
    an application to make a feature of my service work that's suppose to
    work already. Some people get the credit, some don't, it depends on
    the CSR.

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  9. #9
    Robert Oliver
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    Re: i500 email and messaging

    [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in article
    > <W%[email protected]>:
    > >
    > > Another word to the wise. I *think* the I500 support IR sync. Might be
    > > worth investigating.
    > > --

    >
    > I'm pretty sure it has an IR port (The I300 & I330 have it, so I don't
    > see why not).
    >
    > IR is great for syncing on the other palm phones..
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]

    Yes, the i500 has an IR port. At the moment, it is tempermental and
    will talk to some notebooks and not others. Word has it that Samsung
    engineers are looking into this.

    That said, IR is *SLOW*. The i500, on the Vision network, presents
    another option: Network HotSync! I've used it, and it's great! Not as
    fast as a USB sync, but still better than IR. And the cool thing is
    that the computer you are synching with can be anywhere on the globe
    on the Internet.

    There are tricks and caveats, having to do with DHCP. If your ISP
    assigns you a dynamic address at home rather than a static address,
    that's one hurdle. If your computer at home is behind a firewall /
    router (like a Linksys, DLink, SMC, etc.) and it assigns DHCP
    addresses inside the firewall, that's another hurdle.

    See this thread:
    http://www.pdaphonehome.com/forums/s...highlight=dhcp



  10. #10
    O/Siris
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    Re: i500 email and messaging

    Robert Oliver wrote:
    > [email protected] (SprintPCS Tech) wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    >> "O/Siris" <[email protected]ntpcs.com> wrote in article
    >> <W%[email protected]>:
    >>>
    >>> Another word to the wise. I *think* the I500 support IR sync.
    >>> Might be
    >>> worth investigating.
    >>> --

    >>
    >> I'm pretty sure it has an IR port (The I300 & I330 have it, so I
    >> don't
    >> see why not).
    >>
    >> IR is great for syncing on the other palm phones..
    >>
    >> [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular
    >> groups]

    > Yes, the i500 has an IR port. At the moment, it is tempermental and
    > will talk to some notebooks and not others. Word has it that Samsung
    > engineers are looking into this.
    >
    > That said, IR is *SLOW*. The i500, on the Vision network, presents
    > another option: Network HotSync! I've used it, and it's great! Not as
    > fast as a USB sync, but still better than IR. And the cool thing is
    > that the computer you are synching with can be anywhere on the globe
    > on the Internet.
    >
    > There are tricks and caveats, having to do with DHCP. If your ISP
    > assigns you a dynamic address at home rather than a static address,
    > that's one hurdle. If your computer at home is behind a firewall /
    > router (like a Linksys, DLink, SMC, etc.) and it assigns DHCP
    > addresses inside the firewall, that's another hurdle.
    >
    > See this thread:
    >

    http://www.pdaphonehome.com/forums/s...highlight=dhcp

    That is really awesome information, Robert. Thanks. I may have to send
    this around to the techs. However, I wasn't advocating IR as a replacement
    to wired syncs. Only as another resort when the wire isn't available, as
    was the case with the I500 owner in this thread.
    --
    -+-
    R
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint
    I *don't* speak for them





  11. #11

    Re: i500 email and messaging



    On 8/28/2003 8:35 PM, Robert Oliver wrote:
    >
    > That said, IR is *SLOW*. The i500, on the Vision network, presents
    > another option: Network HotSync! I've used it, and it's great! Not as
    > fast as a USB sync, but still better than IR. And the cool thing is
    > that the computer you are synching with can be anywhere on the globe
    > on the Internet.


    Uh, what do you do for security? Last I recall, the data are synched
    unencrypted. Don't you ever keep any sensitive information on your PDA?
    I would be pretty uncomfortable about synching my SmartPhone in the
    clear. I did it once or twice, just to see if it could be done, and
    making sure that there was nothing both new and sensitive.

    Palm really ought to implement SSL or TLS for network synch. Better
    yet, all databases ought to be stored and synched in encrypted form. I
    wouldn't mind synching over the net if my databases remained in PDA
    Defense encrypted form.




  12. #12
    Robert Oliver
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    Re: i500 email and messaging

    "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > On 8/28/2003 8:35 PM, Robert Oliver wrote:
    > >
    > > That said, IR is *SLOW*. The i500, on the Vision network, presents
    > > another option: Network HotSync! I've used it, and it's great! Not as
    > > fast as a USB sync, but still better than IR. And the cool thing is
    > > that the computer you are synching with can be anywhere on the globe
    > > on the Internet.

    >
    > Uh, what do you do for security? Last I recall, the data are synched
    > unencrypted. Don't you ever keep any sensitive information on your PDA?
    > I would be pretty uncomfortable about synching my SmartPhone in the
    > clear. I did it once or twice, just to see if it could be done, and
    > making sure that there was nothing both new and sensitive.
    >
    > Palm really ought to implement SSL or TLS for network synch. Better
    > yet, all databases ought to be stored and synched in encrypted form. I
    > wouldn't mind synching over the net if my databases remained in PDA
    > Defense encrypted form.


    Agreed. Security is an issue. Because of this, I generally USB sync. I
    would only use the Network Sync in a pinch if I had too -- due to the
    security issue. I should have mentioned that.

    Palm should do a lot of things, and this one is high on the list. OS
    5.x finally gets built-in SSL, so maybe there's hope. Unfortunately,
    the SPH-i500 is forever on OS 4.1.

    Note: various email programs (Eudora, Snappermail, etc.) supply their
    own SSL libraries (usully Certicom) that work on the i500, so in
    theory a third party developer could possibly do something.



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