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 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.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo Mail for iOS Adds Themes, Support for 3D Touch
Yahoo today rolled out an update to its iOS email application and added several new features. To start, users can now select from a number of different colored themes and can go so far as to set a different theme for each managed account (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail email addresses) to make them easier to separate.
Now I can read my spam anywhere!
Always wanted to access my account from my phone by not going through the browser.