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This article describes how to configure Microsoft Smartphone to receive e-mail from four sources:
Configure your phone to receive SMS and text messagingContact your cellular service provider for information about availability and about configuration of the SMS and text-messaging service.
Configure Inbox Sync settings with Outlook (PC Inbox Sync)PC Inbox Sync requires that you install Outlook and ActiveSync on the desktop computer. To enable PC Inbox Sync, follow these steps:
If you have previously configured the phone for an IMAP/POP account, ActiveSync automatically disables synchronization with the IMAP account or with the POP account. You will see this message on the phone after the next synchronization: Note The word "e-mail" is spelled incorrectly in this message.
In this case, if you want to clear the existing messages from your phone, press Yes. If you want to keep the messages on your phone, press No. Neither choice deletes the messages from your IMAP server or your POP server. It only removes the messages from the phone.
Configure your phone to receive e-mail from a POP3 server or from an IMAP4 server
Configure the Inbox to synchronize with Mobile Information ServerIf your organization has an MMIS installation, follow these steps to configure the Inbox to synchronize with MMIS. Server Sync does not require you to install ActiveSync on your desktop computer, nor does it use Outlook. The Microsoft Pocket PC must have network connectivity to communicate with MMIS.
If you configure your phone to synchronize with MMIS, but you have not disabled ActiveSync PC Syncing with the Inbox, with the Calendar, and with the Contacts, you will receive the following message on the desktop computer when you try to synchronize with the desktop computer: The device may not display a status. To resolve this, in ActiveSync on the desktop computer, click Options, and then click to clear the Inbox, the Calendar, and the Contacts check boxes.
Use remote desktop computer synchronizationYou can synchronize remotely with your desktop computer if your Smartphone is connected to the local network. For example, you can do this if your Smartphone uses an Ethernet adapter. You must first configure PC Inbox Sync as is described in the "Configure the Inbox to synchronize with Mobile Information Server" section. Then, you must successfully synchronize one time by using a USB connection. To enable remote desktop computer synchronization on the phone in ActiveSync Options, press 5 (PC Settings), and then click to select the Include PC sync remotely when synchronizing check box. To start remote synchronization while your phone is connected to the network, open ActiveSync on the phone, and then press Start.
Remote PC Sync is not supported over the Internet. You must connect the Smartphone to the same local area network LAN as the partner desktop computer. You may use Ethernet (wired or wireless), remote access, or virtual private network (VPN) connections to connect the mobile device to the LAN.
For more information, see the user guide that is supplied with your Smartphone.
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Article ID: 325644 - Last Review: May 3, 2010 - Revision: 4.0