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Posted By Tommy

Edu account email on Android

I’ve got a Nexus One, and I want to receive my Microsoft Live@Edu account on my phone.

It should be easy to do and it is except that there’s some information that is required to do this.
The main thing is the server address. It is listed at:
http://www.microsoft.com/online/help/en-us/helphowto/c0a1a4b9-111f-4bd4-8fab-8147344cd278.htm

Mobile Device URLs
Your mobile device URL is determined by the storage location of your Microsoft Online Services data. To connect to Microsoft Exchange Online, your cellular service plan must support Windows Mobile.

Asia Pacific (APAC) https://red003.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) https://red002.mail.emea.microsoftonline.com
North America https://red001.mail.microsoftonline.com

Select the correct server. For Australia, that’s then red003.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com

You also need your domain\username, where domain is nothing (“”), and username is your email. So you should get something like: \email.name@flinders.edu.au
Notice that backslash. You need it. On my phone on-screen keyboard, I needed to press the numbers button to bring up the numbers on-screen keyboard, and then press the symbols button to bring up the symbols on-screen keyboard.

So open up the Email Application, open the menu with the menu button, then fill in your email address and password. The easiest thing to do is select “Manual setup” where you can then select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Now it’s time to enter the details we worked out above.

Domain\Username: \email.name@flinders.edu.au
Password: ***********
Server: red003.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com

That’s it! Press Next, and iff you’re lucky, you’re now the proud owner of a Microsoft Exchange Sync account that pushes to your mobile phone. In my experience the push delivers the mail almost instantly after it’s sent, but it doesn’t drain the battery like the Twitter push.

Posted By Tommy

Parents ‘Keeping in Touch Online’

Nearly a quarter use [social networking] sites as their main method of communication, while 35 percent use email primarily.

via Parents ‘Keeping in Touch Online’.

What did parents do before telephones? The world must have been a lonely place 100 years ago. If your kids moved out of town, you wouldn’t have been able to keep in touch with them except through letter writing. Nowadays, many parents are staying in touch with their kids through social networking sites. My mom can chat with me on IM. And email’s a good way to keep in touch, too..

What Gmail does better than its competitors | Webware – CNET.

I’ve got both Gmail and Yahoo! Mail, and I’ve noticed that Gmail is better at many things. It’s smoother, it keeps all the conversations in one place.

The article doesn’t explain why it is better at spam: Basically gmail doesn’t seem to get as much spam in the first place, so it’s not that i tsfilters are necessarily better. It’s may just be that Gmail doesn’t have as many accounts so a dictionary attack on gmail isn’t as feasible as Yahoo! Mail.