Receive and send mail via SMS with Hotmail
Hotmail is offering free mail alerts via SMS.The best thing about this is that it works on any phone which supports SMS.You need not have a GPRS connection or a JAVA enabled phone.This is one important feature lacking in gmail.
- Go to Windows Live Mobile Signup page, login using your Windows Live ID.
- Now you can add a phone to your Windows Live account. Enter your mobile number and click “Next”.
- You will now receive a verification code as a sms to your mobile phone.
- Enter the verification code, and select Hotmail under SMS services and click “Save”
You will now start receiving SMS whenever you get a new mail. You can also configure them to receive alerts from a set of recipients and also the time during which you can receive them.
You can also read, compose, delete and forward e-mail right from your mobile phone using the following shortcuts with Hotmail.
SMS text Shortcuts for Hotmail:
Inbox- I or IA
Read – (msg num)
More – M
Reply – R or RA
Delete – D
Forward – F
Next – N
Previous – P
Mail header – MH
You can also setup mail forwarding in Gmail to your Hotmail account to receive your Gmail alerts via SMS