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    D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Just got an Audiovox 8600 phone from Verizon with a data cable to d/l e-mail to my laptop. I wonder if, and how, I can d/l my e-mail to my Sony Clie. The data cable has a USB connection for d/l to my laptop and I have a USB hot sync/recharging cable for the Clie as well as a USB adapter for connecting 2 USB cables. Carrying a PDA is a lot easier than the laptop for just a 2 day non-business trip.

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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    I am not entirely clear on what you are trying to accomplish here. Your email originates where? On the Audiovox phone, or on the laptop? Is your ultimate goal to synch your email between all three devices - laptop, PDA, and phone?
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Mark,
    Thank you for replying. I'll try to clarify my request.
    I can d/l from the internet via my cell phone to my laptop my e-mail using a data cable that I bought when I bought my phone. So, I was wondering, if I can d/l my e-mail throgh my cell phone to my laptop, can I d/l my e-mail to my Clie from my cell phone. (I think that I have the necessary cabling.) I know that the Clie will d/l e-mail through Outlook during a HotSync so it is e-mail capable. I don't want to d/l my e-mail to anything other than my Clie. The cell phone is just the conduit for accessing my e-mail.

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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Thank you for clearing that up for me. I suspected that was what you were doing but was not sure. Let me restate your question to make sure that I understand it correctly. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> You are using the cell phone as a modem to get Internet access on your laptop. What you want to do is to utilize your cell phone's Internet connection to download email directly to your Clie, bypassing the laptop so you will not need to carry it around, correct?

    If that is the case, I think it may be a difficult proposition. The reason I say that is because the HotSync software on your computer is what enables the exchange of information. There is also software on the laptop that enables it to see your cell phone as a modem. To get your email directly into the PDA and bypass the laptop, you would need some sort of software layer to facilitate that type of communication between those two devices. What I mean is, the Clie would need some means of recognizing the phone as a modem/Internet connection. To determine if it is possible, here is what we need to establish:
    1. <LI>Whether your data cable for the phone will connect directly to the Clie, or if such a cable exists. Looking at my own specific situation, I know that my cell phone's cable has a USB plug on one end and the adapter that fits into my phone on the other. My Handspring does not have a USB port on the device itself; it communicates with the PC via its cradle much as my phone does.
      <LI>Whether your PDA is Internet ready
      <LI>What version of the PalmOS is on the Clie
      <LI>Whether or not a program exists that allows the Clie to establish a direct Internet connection
    I think it might be easier for you to download your mail to the laptop and synch it with the Clie. This still does not solve the issue you are trying to avoid, which I think is to get your email on the road using just the phone and Clie. Have you checked the Palm software websites for something like this?
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    BINGO!
    You've stated everything succinctly. Now, why couldn't I have done it as well?
    The answer to your question at the end of your first paragraph is YES.
    I have a USB cable for the Clie that can re-charge as well as HotSync. My data cable is USB and I have a USB adapter so it appears as though I need to find a Palm OS program for v. 4.1 that will recognize the cell phone as a modem. I'll search around for that. I'll also check with Sony to see if the Clie is Internet ready.
    I'm very appreciative of the time that you spend and the knowledge that you're willing to share. Thank you.
    Eli

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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Hopefully you'll be able to make it work. What's going to be critical is finding a cable that will connet the phone to the Clie. I'm betting the Clie does not have a USB jack onboard that will accept an incoming USB plug. Remember, you need to be able to attach them directly to each other, so USB is probably not what you need to be looking at. You can try looking at some of the online wireless vendors for special cables if what you have will not directly work.

    And Eli, you're very welcome, I'm glad to help out.
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    An alternative you could explore is d/ling your e-mail to your laptop, and then syncing e-mail from your lap top to your Cli
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Hi,
    I do have the ability to sync e-mail from my laptop to my Clie but being lazy, I'm trying to avoid taking the laptop and carrying just the Clie.
    Eli

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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Next PDA will be BlueTooth capable, eh? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Yes, but then my phone would have to be BlueTooth capable and then everything else would have to be BlueTooth capable and then my loan officer would have to be BlueTooth capable too.

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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    <hr>my loan officer would have to be BlueTooth capable too<hr>
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    Just so long as your Probation Officer isn't BlueTooth capable, eh? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: D/L E-mail to Palm OS?

    He probably has Blue Teeth

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