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    With all the dialog on email via Treo I never see a word about the built-in Xpress Mail. Had my Treo for a week and never installed it 'cause not free, but would if it were worthy. Anybody try it? Value / features compared to Snappermail et al?

    Mike
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    It's free to use with any data plan, just register. There are several active threads about Xpress mail. Do a forum search and you'll find some.

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    Sorry for the short, snappy post. I was posting from my treo with one hand (the other holding a burito.) That'll teach me to eat and web surf.
    Last edited by taylorh; 05/10/2005 at 04:26 PM.
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    Xpress mail is proprietary (but not written by) Cingular. It is an email redirector application. Seven is the software publisher. They license to Cingular and Sprint. On Sprint it is known as Business Connection (I think).

    There is a cost - $39.95 per month for Cingular - less for Sprint. You install a redirector component on a PC and log onto your corporate email with that same PC. Xpress mail than pushes your email to your phone. You also install the application on your Treo and configure Xpress mail on Cingular's website. The drawback is the always running PC that is logged onto your corporate email and lowered security. Most IT departments would ban it if they know you are using it.

    I have been using it for about 6 weeks. It seems to work very well. I am able to pick up and send email even in foreign countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHart
    There is a cost - $39.95 per month for Cingular - less for Sprint.

    I have been using it for about 6 weeks. It seems to work very well. I am able to pick up and send email even in foreign countries.
    This is no cost to use Xpress Mail on Cingular over and above what you pay for data. The cost associated with XPress mail is for your data plan, the $39.95 is/was the price of the unlimited PDA data plan. Sprint business connect, however, I believe you actually do have to pay for it in addition to your data cost which is $5/month according to one post. You should not be getting charged separately for XPress Mail. And yes, http://www.seven.com/ which recently merged with http://www.smartner.com/ makes the software.

    I use it with the $19.95 Media Works (The old unlimited plan.) It'll work with any data plan including the

    Simply download it and register at:
    https://xpressmail.cingular.com/
    It's quick and easy to register. I suggest you take it for a test drive.

    I think it's really only worthwhile if you need to use email with a corporate MS exchange server as XPress mail facilitates calendar and email with exchange through the corporate firewall, and does it with push mail to boot. If you're just using POP or IMAP, I find SnapperMail to be better all around. But for what XPress does on Exchange, there's no other solution that works for me.

    Try these threads for more discussion:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...739#post658739
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=83872
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=57530
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=82723
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=75423
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=72491
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=76719

    Any specific questions, and I'll attempt to answer them. I've used XPress Mail for about 3 months.
    Treo 750 (AT&T)
    Treo600->Treo650->Cing8525->Blackberry 8700c->Treo750->AT&T Tilt->Treo750->iPhone 3G
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    My corporate mail is unfortunately strictly web based. It would be nice if it would redirect it, but my IT dept won't allow it.
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    Thanks guys; got the picture. Not for me (self employed), looks like Snappermail forever.....

    Mike

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