Microsoft Enables POP3 Access to Hotmail
Microsoft recently announced that is has given its web-based Hotmail email service POP3 access. This means that users of mobile phones will be able to access their Hotmail via the email client on their cell phone, rather than signing in through a browser. POP3 access to Hotmail works in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. Microsoft said that it will roll out POP3 access to Hotmail in other countries throughout 2009.
Gmail for Android Gains Microsoft Exchange Support
Google today said the global Android Gmail app is set to add support for Microsoft Exchange. "Whether you're on Google Apps or Exchange, you can use the Gmail app on any Android device to send and receive mail," said Google in a blog post.
Samsung Releases Focus, a Combined Email and Calendar App
Samsung recently made a new productivity app called Samsung Focus available to its Android devices. Focus handles basic productivity functions, including email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and memos all in a single application.
Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store
Google has added another core Android application to the growing list of those that can be updated outside of full-on system upgrades. Google made the generic email application that ships on many Android phones (separate from the official Gmail app) available as a stand-alone app in the Play Store.
Google to Give Yahoo and Hotmail Users Gmail Benefits
Google today said people who use Yahoo or Hotmail/Outlook email services can "Gmailify" their accounts, which will add spam protection, inbox organization, and Google Now cards. Yahoo and Hotmail users need only sign into their Yahoo/Hotmail account through the Gmail app to gain the benefits offered to Gmail subscribers.
Now I can read my spam anywhere!
Always wanted to access my account from my phone by not going through the browser.