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  1. #1
    Fred Finisterre
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    Can this be done?

    Thanks,

    Fred.





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  2. #2
    Mehdi
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    Re: Hotmail on a Vodafone Blackberry 8100?

    On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 14:43:38 +0100, Fred Finisterre wrote:

    > Can this be done?


    The free version of Hotmail uses a proprietary protocol instead of the
    standard POP3 protocol that everybody else uses. Only Outlook (on a Windows
    PC or smartphone) knows how to talk with the free hotmail. So you won't be
    able to check your hotmail emails using the built-in email clients.

    Your solutions are:

    - Try to find one of these Java email applications that can talk to
    hotmail. I had seen one or two a while ago. I don't know if they're still
    around and supported on your blackberry. Even if they are, it's likely that
    they'll have a pretty poor UI anyway.

    - Subscribe to the premium version of hotmail. I think that you'll get POP3
    access then but that means you'll have to pay every month for your email
    account.

    - Create an email account with an email provider that provides POP3 access
    for free and redirect all your hotmail email to this other email account.
    Actually, I not even sure if the free hotmail allows you to redirect emails
    automatically so that might not even work

    - Last but not least: scrap hotmail and open an account with a decent email
    provider that gives you free POP3 access (yahoo works very well but i'm not
    sure if they're free anymore. GMail works too but causes troubles on some
    handsets)

    Experienced Blackberry users might have other solutions.



  3. #3
    David R
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    Re: Hotmail on a Vodafone Blackberry 8100?

    "Mehdi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > - Try to find one of these Java email applications that can talk to
    > hotmail. I had seen one or two a while ago. I don't know if they're still
    > around and supported on your blackberry. Even if they are, it's likely
    > that
    > they'll have a pretty poor UI anyway.
    >
    > - Subscribe to the premium version of hotmail. I think that you'll get
    > POP3
    > access then but that means you'll have to pay every month for your email
    > account.
    >
    > - Create an email account with an email provider that provides POP3 access
    > for free and redirect all your hotmail email to this other email account.
    > Actually, I not even sure if the free hotmail allows you to redirect
    > emails
    > automatically so that might not even work
    >
    > - Last but not least: scrap hotmail and open an account with a decent
    > email
    > provider that gives you free POP3 access (yahoo works very well but i'm
    > not
    > sure if they're free anymore. GMail works too but causes troubles on some
    > handsets)
    >
    > Experienced Blackberry users might have other solutions.


    I just use mobile.msn.com as a portal for my email. There's also a PDA
    version, which providers slightly different interface, but I can't remember
    the URL. You could probably just use 'opera-mini' - and access
    www.hotmail.com there, but of course the size of each webpage could end up
    costing you quite a bit more than mobile.msn.com





  4. #4
    MinervaUK
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    Re: Hotmail on a Vodafone Blackberry 8100?

    I've currently got Hotmail Plus (it's the 14.99 yearly subscription +
    2 GB inbox) running through both Outlook Express and my Blackberry (on
    Vodafone Blackberry Internet Solution). The hotmail account provisioned
    itself successfully (almost automatically) after entering the email
    address and password without too much fuss over POP3 settings and the
    like. Works great.

    I've also used Opera Mini browser (not a Vodafone product) to view
    Hotmail on my W900i. It involves bookmarking the Hotmail URL, turning
    off the images function (otherwise you get hit with heavy jpeg
    downloads - 'Tools' > 'Settings' > then un-tick 'Load Images'). The
    average page refresh for me is rarely over 10KB so the cost isn't too
    great, just don't go viewing hige emails with pictures and attachments.
    If you've got a Blackberry though and really want Hotmail I'd recommend
    taking out the Hotmail Plus subscription (14.99 a year is no great
    expense)

    There are third party applications such as IzyMail, which translate the
    basic Hotmail email protocal to allow it to function on various email
    clients including mobiles. Again though it's a third party software and
    you'd need to review any problems / questions with their own customer
    services if you want to use it, rather than Blackberry, Vodafone etc.
    http://v3.izymail.com/

    Fred Finisterre wrote:
    > Can this be done?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Fred.





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