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The use of a mobile device to retrieve e-mail is not a recommended
application for people who do not have significant expertise in
managing their e-mail already.  While this application is powerful and
convenient, it also can run up connection charges, misdirect your
e-mail, and generally make a pain of itself.

These instructions are reported to have worked on a Windows Mobile 6
Professional Internet-ready smartphone/pocketPC (HTC-8900 [Kaiser])
using the bundled mail application.

In the Messaging application on your Windows Mobile device:

1.  Click on 'New E-mail Account' 

2.  Enter your e-mail address in the space provided, leaving the 'Try
    to get e-mail settings automatically from the Internet' box *unchecked*.
    Click 'Next'.

3.  Set your e-mail provider to 'Internet E-mail' and click Next.

4.  Settings:
    Name:			[your name]
    Account Display Name:	[your e-mail address, ie: jsmith@gcfn.org]

    Click Next.

5.  Settings:
    Incoming Mail Server:	wdyllc.com
    Account type:		POP3

    Click Next.

6.  Settings:
    Username:			[username, ie: jsmith]

    You may assign your password if you desire.

7.  Settings:
    Outgoing SMTP mail server:	wdyllc.com
    
    ** The outgoing server requires authentication and uses the same
       username/password used for retriving or sending mail.

    Click on 'advanced settings'

8.  Settings:
    Check 'require SSL for incoming e-mail'
    Check 'require SSL for outgoing e-mail'
    Click on 'done'

    Click Next.

9.  All subsequent settings don't affect your ability to connect, but
    should be set based on your specific needs.  

CAVEATS:

The frequency with which you automatically check mail from your phone
is complicated by factors such as the strength of the battery in your
phone and the kind of Internet service contract you have with your
cellular company.  In some cases, automatically checking mail has led
to the phone automatically connecting to the Internet *and not
disconnecting afterward* on WM6, burning through a battery that was
supposed to have 200 hours of standby service in less than a business
day.  In general, the best thing to do is to set the the automatic
retrieval to be as *infrequent* as possible, and to use the
'send/receive' function to force the system to check your mail when
you want to.  (This is also less intrusive, allowing your mobile
device to be a productivity enhancer, rather than a leash).

Note that by default, deleting a message on your phone will delete the
message on the server, so this class of usage can affect your desktop
machine.

You are strongly encouraged to review these settings and other
preferences to meet your specific needs.