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  • Blog Post: Texting a Non-Mobile Number

    Commenter Jakub Anderwald notes how hard it is to send a text message to a home or work phone. I totally agree. These days many people have more than one mobile number and yet we only have space for one mobile number on our phone. As a result people have to store alternate mobile numbers as “work” or...
  • Blog Post: Quick Note: Email Server Search

    The other day I was on the way to a potluck with some new friends and I was running late (somehow I always underestimate how long cooking really takes). On my way over I remembered that the location had changed earlier that week and I didn’t actually know where I was going. Checking my email I found...
  • Blog Post: How to Access the Company Directory

    Did you know that you can search your company directory on your phone?  All you need is a Windows Mobile phone and an Exchange account. How do I get to the company directory? Open Contacts -> Menu -> Company Directory What can I do in the Company Directory? You can enter a name, email address...
  • Blog Post: Finding Contacts FAST for Communication

    Recently I’ve posted a few tips about working with contacts and it has been mostly focused on access from the contacts application or Smartdial.  I thought I should touch briefly on integration of contacts into other areas like messaging and calendar that make it really quick and easy to communicate...
  • Blog Post: Saving Information to a Contact

    Creating a new contact from scratch is straight-forward enough both on the desktop and on your phone through the contacts application. But sometimes you have information you want to store before you have the contact itself. You may not have cut-paste access to this data or even if you did you want an...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Mega contact

    Here's a useful tip. Create a separate version of your contact (call it "Me" or something) that you never beam to anyone. Add everything here. Your frequent flier number. Insurance number. Dentist info. Doctor info. Now you never have to search for anything again, ever. Just make sure you don't beam...
  • Blog Post: Easy way of adding pictures to contacts

    Love seeing pictures in contacts? Here's an easy way to add it: If you sync with outlook (desktop or server sync) then add pictures to your contacts in Outlook. They will sync over to the phone.
  • Blog Post: Where are my sent items?

    By default the Messaging application does not sync the sent items folder. Therefore, you may notice that your sent items folder is empty. Here is how you "fix" it :- Pocket PC :- Menu -> Tools -> Manage Folders Select "Sent Items" Press OK Sync Smartphone :- Menu ->...
  • Blog Post: Scrolling to the top hack...

    It is a pain to scroll to the top in Messaging (both in Read Note and the list view). Here is a work-around that works :- In List view :- Hit the right key to switch accounts Hit the left key to go back. You're on top! In the read form :- Hit back (in Smartphone) or the OK button...
  • Blog Post: The infamous Messaging Reply-All bug.

    Argh, do you wonder why replying-all to a message adds you to the recipient list? It's annoying. The problem is that Messaging does not know who you are. Here is the work-around :- Go to Start -> Programs Launch Active Sync Go to Menu->Options (This menu item will be disabled...
  • Blog Post: Add date / time in Messaging List view (in Smartphone)

    You might not even realize how amazingly helpful date / time is in List view. Turn it on and see. List View > Menu-Options > Display first item in the CPL.
  • Blog Post: Skip multiple letters in contacts

    In Contacts, you can bring up the letter chooser by hoding Up or Down for a period of time. Once it is showing, Up and Down will increment the letter one at a time. You can use Left or Right to increment or decrement 5 letters at a time . << Add screenshot here >>
  • Blog Post: Wildcard in smartdial

    Not many people know this, but smartdial supports wildcards! For instance, if you are looking for "dad", you may type 323. However, in case you forget the spelling, you can also type 313, which matches d*d.
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