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# 40551 30-Aug-2009 17:41
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Hi,
I'm totally new to push email and having visited a Telecom store am now horribly confused.
Can someone tell me if it's possible to get push email from a Clearnet (@clear.net.nz) address to a HTC S523 handset (using Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard) when signed up to a Telecom network?
And do you need a data plan? If so would the $6 20MB Telecom plan be enough for getting say just the header of 5-10 messages 1 day a week and maybe downloading the full text of a couple of short messages? Thanks! Tania

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  # 251783 30-Aug-2009 19:12
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You can't have push email on POP accounts such as the ones provided by your ISP. You can configure the handset to check email on those accounts every [x] minutes.

You can however get your own domain (.co.nz cost $38 from most registrars) and use something like Domains Live - you get the webmail (similar to hotmail), and it will provide push email to your Windows Mobile through Windows Live for Mobile. You will need to edit the DNS entries for your domain and might need your registrar to do it for you (or delegate to a third party DNS and do it yourself).

I don't think 20MB a month is enough for email. You will end up using a bit more and it will be expensive. I am on a $18/month plan for 240MB a month and I am using about 200MB. I do get a lot of emails though.

In the long run having your own domain looks a lot more professional than having an ISP address, and also allows you to be ISP independent - if you change services your email won't change.







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  # 251795 30-Aug-2009 20:10
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Thanks. Disappointing that Telecom were happy to sell me the phone and plan on the basis that it would work. Lucky I thought I've have a look on the internet first before handing over my cash.

I'm having a look at domains ..it's probably time I got one anyway.

I forgot to say I currently download all my emails to Outlook. Does this still happen? Is it only copies that go to my phone? And if I reply from the phone does this update to Outlook when I sync everything?

 
 
 
 


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  # 251813 30-Aug-2009 21:48
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Telecom probably sold it to you as "You get your email". You only get push email if you have an Exchange Server, a Live Domain (or Hotmail email). If you only get 5-10 messages a day you might probably not need push email after all.

You configure as you see fit - If you download emails to Outlook and delete from your server then the phone won't get those because they are gone. Unless you sync with Outlook in which case the phone won't get emails if you are out and about.





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  # 251815 30-Aug-2009 22:18
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Another thing to consider is that TelstraClear charge an additional fee to pop your email whilst connected to another ISP - a quick check of their site seems to indicate that this is still the case.

You can still forward your email through to another email address without charges.

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  # 251843 31-Aug-2009 01:01
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You don't have to spend any money. If your clear.net.nz account lets you forward mail to another server then sign up for a free exchange 2007 OWA account at http://win.alol.net.br

200MB storage and 25MB attachment on free account or donate any $$$ and the guy will upgrade your account to 1GB storage, 100MB attachment and your FROM replies will be changed to your clear.net.nz address so even if you are sending an e-mail from your phone on the alol.net.br address the reciepient will see your clear.net.nz address to reply to.

I have an gmail account which I forwarded to my alol.net.br e-mail address. Any e-mail that comes to gmails gets forwarded to my alol account and pushed to my windows mobile phone in about 3 seconds.

Only thing that will cost you is Data. I generally get about 3~5 e-mails per day and my daily data usage is less than 100KB.

Setting up exchange 2007 account on outlook on windows mobile is pretty easy too.




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  # 251860 31-Aug-2009 08:01
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I've got my Nokia 3120c on IMAP IDLE (which seems to last between 30 to 90 minutes connected) then checking every 15 minutse 24/7. Seems like the 120MB plan will be fine for this with plenty to spare (checking facebook & twitter, downloading apps) , I'm sure I'd go more than over on the 20MB plan though.



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  # 255172 12-Sep-2009 12:39
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Thanks all. I've decided to flag push email and just get them when I need to.

Now just the phone to choose ...

What I really want is a decent calendar (if it syncs with my laptop MSOutlook good), access to email occassionally, phone, txt, pxt and videos, the ability to roam to the major countries, and good battery life. Thats really it as I don't use music, web, etc. Most of all I want it to be easy to use and last me a good 2-3 years+. I'm not an early adopter.

I've been looking at the HTC Snap. Any other options? Do I even need a PDA?

I've heard that the HTC Snap can be used as a modem for my laptop. Is that true?

p.s. I have pretty much no Vodafone reception at my home (in Takapuna Auckland!) so I'm only looking at Telecom or 2 Degrees networks.

 
 
 
 


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  # 255176 12-Sep-2009 13:09
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taniat: What I really want is a decent calendar (if it syncs with my laptop MSOutlook good), access to email occassionally, phone, txt, pxt and videos, the ability to roam to the major countries, and good battery life. Thats really it as I don't use music, web, etc. Most of all I want it to be easy to use and last me a good 2-3 years+. I'm not an early adopter.

I've been looking at the HTC Snap. Any other options? Do I even need a PDA?

I've heard that the HTC Snap can be used as a modem for my laptop. Is that true?

p.s. I have pretty much no Vodafone reception at my home (in Takapuna Auckland!) so I'm only looking at Telecom or 2 Degrees networks.


HTC Snap is a good one. Nice and fast. If you want to use it as a modem for your laptop then you have to go with Telecom just because you can get a data plan which will cost you less than casual data on 2 degress.

Other than this some Nokia smartphones will also fill your requirements.





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