Patch Tuesday: WM 6.1 SMTP fix released!

12/1/2008 Update: We’ve narrowed the patch incompatibility to a certificate mismatch.  This means that while the patch is functionally sound, the device won’t allow the code contained in the patch to run.  We’ll be working with the device manufacturer to get a version of the patch that will work for you.   If you’re successfully…

Using Hotmail with Windows Mobile

Today we’re going to talk about using your Hotmail or Windows Live account with Outlook Mobile. What does sync’ing with Windows Live support? Email (Your choice of push email or scheduled sync) Contact sync Uploading photos to your Live Spaces Live Messenger (in some cases) How do I set it up? If you have Windows…


Outlook Mobile FAQ

Comming to the page soon will be our most frequently asked questions and either answers or links to documentation, forums, and tools that can help you out!


Using Gmail with Outlook Mobile

In this post I discuss some of the most common issues that arise when trying to use Gmail on your Windows Mobile phone. IMAP vs. POP There are two ‘languages’ (or protocols) that the phone can use to communicate with the Gmail servers.  These protocols are called POP3 and IMAP4 and can be selected in…


Warning: the following contains explicit SSL

(or, Messaging: Port Probing Demystified) The "Require SSL" checkbox in the account configuration wizard for POP3/IMAP accounts is an often misunderstood feature.  It’s somewhat ironic, then, that the intent of the checkbox is actually to simplify account configuration. Compare the following two screenshots taken from WM6 Standard and Mozilla Thunderbird. Notice how much more complexity…


Smartdial: Combining Calls and Contacts

In a recent post I talked about the introduction of Smartdial to WM Professional and described a bit of what it does.  In a nutshell, it provides you with a filterable list of calls and contacts.   But I thought I should say a little bit more about the “calls and contacts” part of that…