Saturday, January 17, 2009

E71 & Gmail: How To Set Up IMAP With The Built-In Messaging Application

I have configured and been using my hotmail, pop mail, vodafone sync mail and Gmail on my Nokia E71. They all work perfectly either via my Vdoafone 3G GPRS or WiFi at home/work. This had improve my respond time to my business associate's emails based at different world location. With the help of portable web mail, I can conduct my online business with ease!

Here are the steps you take for setting up Gmail on your Nokia E71 using the built in messaging application. I find this solution to be very good, except that it doesn't download the full emails automatically, only the headers. It's not really a huge problem as it only takes 2-3 seconds to retrieve the email.

Reminder (thanks to Rita): With the E71 you don't need to do all these settings to set up Gmail imap, the E71 will find all them for you when you enter your username and password. But if your having problems like I was when outgoing messages or anything else you can go into your settings for that email account and make sure they all look like what you see below. Make sure your security ports are set right. Steps for setting up Gmail, straight from Google:

To configure IMAP for your Symbian S60 device, just follow these steps:

1. Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings.
2. Select 'Messaging' > 'Options' > 'Settings' > 'E-mail' > 'Mailboxes.'

3. If you have never set up email on your phone before, select 'Yes' to define a new mailbox. If you already have other mailboxes, select 'Options' and then 'New mailbox.'

4. Select 'Start' to begin the setup wizard.

5. Select 'IMAP4' and then 'Next.'

6. Enter your full email address (including '') as the email address and select 'Next.' Google Apps users, enter your full address in the format ''

7. Enter '' as the incoming mail server and select 'Next.'

8. Enter '' as the outgoing mail server and select 'Next.'
9. Select the appropriate access point and then 'Next.'
10. Enter a descriptive name for the email account mailbox name.

11. Once your mailbox is set up, select it from the email mailbox settings screen.

12. Select 'Connection settings' > 'Incoming e-mail.'

13. Enter your address (including '' or '') and password.

14. Select 'SSL/TLS' for your security (ports) and define your port as '993.'

15. Select 'Back.'

16. Select 'Outgoing e-mail.'

17. Enter your email address (including '' or '') and password.

18. Select 'StartTLS' for your security (ports) and define your port as '587.'

19. Select 'Back' and change any other settings according to your preferences.

That's just for getting it set up. Once it's all set up you can configure some of your own settings. For instance under Automatic Retrievel I set it for 15 minutes and I can close my email inbox yet it stays connected and pushes new mail through just as it arrives in my real inbox. If for some reason the data connection is broken it will automatically reconnect after 15 minutes.
All emails are synced perfectly with your real inbox almost instantly. If you want to delete something from your phone you can but if you choose "phone and server" it will simply archive it in Gmail, which is actually quite handy I think.

Are any of you using this as your email solution? Please leave your comments.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Every Noka E71 owner will kill for this (David Lim, Auckland, New Zealand, NZ)

Ever since I started this blog I haven't had much access to a Windows computer. My hard drive crashed and I had to use Linux Ubuntu for almost half a year. All the PC applications that Nokia makes only work on Windows or Mac, no love for Linux. So I really haven't been able to try out some of the cool features like Files On Ovi.

What Is Files On Ovi?

Basically it allows you to access files on your computer directly on your Nokia E71 when your away from home (or work, if your company allows it). You have to install a "connector" on your computer, and as of right now it's only compatible with Windows. According to Nokia,

With Files, you use your mobile phone to view, download and send the photos, documents and files stored on your personal computer, anytime, anywhere. You can also use any other Internet-connected computer to access your computer's files.

Great thing is you can also use this to view your computers files from any other computer with a data connection, not just your E71.

By far, this is the best took that helps me to supercharge my GDI online marketing business and had help to improve my long term income!

Right now you can access your files for free if your computer is on and connected to the internet. But if you want to be able to access your files even if your computer is off or disconnected from the internet, you can sign up for a pay-based subscription and have 10gb's of storage. You can try that and get 60 days free.

The other day I tested this service while at work. I was missing a song I recently added to my computer and wanted to hear it on my E71. Remembering that I left my computer on at home, I was able to view my files. Check out the sceenshots below. You'll notice my new Windows computer is called "The Monstor", going along with my 22 inch monitor that I'm loving right now.

Music Files On My Computer

Download Entire Folders At A Time

I downloaded that entire folder and calculated the transfer time at around 22 minutes - not bad at all for 43.9 megabytes. I've decide this should be a "must have" tool on everyone's E71. I've already used it multiple times to pull off excel and word documents from my computer when out and about.

To login you must have a "Nokia Account", which is the same one you use to login to Ovi Calendar & Contacts. This is not the same account as your Share On Ovi account.

Do you live in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, or Australia? If so, you can join the Files On Ovi campaign for S60 Ambassadors. Talk about the service with your friends, family, co-workers, etc and just go back to your S60 account and write up a quick report of each interaction. The more reports you write the more points you get. If your in the Top 50 list for submitted reports you get prizes (bluetooth goodies). Click here to learn more information about the S60 Ambassador campaign for Files On Ovi.

Have you tried Files On Ovi yet?

Click here to get started.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

She drove for 2km with a body in tow

15 January, 2008, Machang, Kelantan, Malaysia--For two kilometres on Tuesday, Aminah @ Rosiah Putih drove without realising she was dragging the body of a woman under her car.
It was raining heavily and visibility was low, so when Aminah saw something on the road, she thought it was a garbage bag.

She could not avoid the "garbage bag" and so ran over it.

When she reached home, she had difficulty getting her car into her driveway, so she alighted from the vehicle and was shocked to see a pair of legs sticking out from underneath her car.

District police chief Deputy Superintendent Shahurinaim Jais said the woman underneath the car was motorcyclist Zalina Musa, who had earlier been involved in an accident with a 12-year-old cyclist.
He said Zalina crashed into the cyclist in Jalan Labok-Joh at 7.25am.

"The area was dark and the victim was riding without lights when she collided with SK Labok Year Six pupil Amin Shukran Atizi of Taman Ilmu, who was cycling against the flow of traffic.

"The boy fell on the grassy roadside and broke his right arm while Zalina lay sprawled on the road before Aminah's Proton Iswara ran over her," Shahurinaim said.

A post-mortem at the Machang Hospital determined that Zalina, a clerk at SK Pangkal Meleret, was killed in the initial accident when she hit her head on the road after falling off her motorcycle.

Turn your Hotmail Account into a cyber thumbdrivfe?

Like many folks out there, once a upon a time; I used to lugged around a heavy notebook computer. Then later, I found that I do away with should/joint injury by discarding the heavy notebook computer.

I have managed ditched my notebook computer for a portable USB thumbdrive.

That was not good enough, now I can even go around without a thumbdrive and still access my data files or backup softare--all stored on my hotmail account. This could be done easily by using a software call Roam Drive. You an download it here.

As a matter of fact, Roam Drive had help me to run my online business much better!

As of this writing, RoamDrive 1.0.1872.35727 Beta 2 is the latest you can find and download free!

If you

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