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#23460 30-Jun-2008 10:44
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Hi All

I am about to switch to an Okta Touch (my first Windows Mobile device) and in the build-up to receiving it I've been trying to research it online. I'm trying to decide how I'll want to access my e-mail. On my desktop and laptop I use the Yahoo! webmail interface to access my Xtra email rather than Outlook, and I also use an iPod Touch which accesses xtra e-mail via IMAP so that all my read emails and folders are completely synchronised across all devices. I really don't want to use outlook to view my emails on the Okta Touch because things will start to get out of sync again.

I came across Yahoo! Go whilst browsing for windows mobile software (go.yahoo.com) which appears to be a windows mobile-friendly Yahoo portal, including Yahoo! Mail. I'm wondering whether any touch owners out there have tried this and whether they can confirm that it does allow access to Xtra usernames and passwords, and what their thoughts are on the interface.

Thanks a lot!

Steve

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#141405 30-Jun-2008 10:49
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You could just create an IMAP inbox on your Okta Touch if you want to. Yahoo! Go is quite cool but I used it with a non-Xtra account so I wouldn't know if it works - you just have to install it though because it's very easy to remove if you don't like it.




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  #141420 30-Jun-2008 11:17
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You can definitel use yahoo go! with your xtra username and password.

If you set up IMAP access through Outlook Mobile ( I have this set up for gmail) that could be more efficient taking into account mobile data rates etc

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  #141432 30-Jun-2008 11:52
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freitasm: You could just create an IMAP inbox on your Okta Touch if you want to. Yahoo! Go is quite cool but I used it with a non-Xtra account so I wouldn't know if it works - you just have to install it though because it's very easy to remove if you don't like it.


I wish I could just create an IMAP inbox on the Okta Touch - but the only reason I can use IMAP with xtra on my iPod touch is that Yahoo! provide IMAP access exclusively for Apple's Mobile OSX platform. On a windows mobile with outlook, POP3 is the only option for using Xtra mail.

I just downloaded Yahoo Go to a colleague's Windows Mobile 5 device and tried it out - it works a treat.

Mauricio can I also just pick your brain with another question -- If I use Bluetooth to connect the Okta Touch to Windows Mobile Device Centre on my Vista desktop, can the Okta Touch use the desktop's internet gateway to surf the net without using EVDO while I'm at home? Via the same method can I use the bluetooth connection to use Skype on the Okta Touch?

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  #141435 30-Jun-2008 11:54
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steve98: If I use Bluetooth to connect the Okta Touch to Windows Mobile Device Centre on my Vista desktop, can the Okta Touch use the desktop's internet gateway to surf the net without using EVDO while I'm at home?


Yes. With the default settings you will get Internet Passthrough over ActiveSync/WMDC.


steve98: Via the same method can I use the bluetooth connection to use Skype on the Okta Touch?


It might even work, although the connection over Bluetooth is limited to 115Kbps. Also I think the sound quality is not as good as using a headset on your PC for Skype...




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freitasm:
steve98: If I use Bluetooth to connect the Okta Touch to Windows Mobile Device Centre on my Vista desktop, can the Okta Touch use the desktop's internet gateway to surf the net without using EVDO while I'm at home?


Yes. With the default settings you will get Internet Passthrough over ActiveSync/WMDC.


steve98: Via the same method can I use the bluetooth connection to use Skype on the Okta Touch?


It might even work, although the connection over Bluetooth is limited to 115Kbps. Also I think the sound quality is not as good as using a headset on your PC for Skype...


You're a gentleman and a scholar, Mr Freitas! Thank you!

Steve

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