Outlook Mobile Team Blog

From the team that brings you Contacts, Email, Text Messaging, Calendar, and Tasks in Windows Mobile. All postings are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.

Texting a Non-Mobile Number

Commenter Jakub Anderwald notes how hard it is to send a text message to a home or work phone. I...

Author: ChaniJ Date: 06/10/2009

The other day I was on the way to a potluck with some new friends and I was running late (somehow I...

Author: ChaniJ Date: 06/09/2009

How to Remove Company Directory Search History List

You may have wondered “How do I remove my company directory search history entries?” Well , here’s a...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 04/10/2009

How to Access the Company Directory

Did you know that you can search your company directory on your phone?  All you need is a...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 02/26/2009

Finding Contacts FAST for Communication

Recently I’ve posted a few tips about working with contacts and it has been mostly focused on access...

Author: ChaniJ Date: 02/17/2009

ActiveSync Tweaks to improve Battery Life

If you’re a Windows Mobile user who synchronizes with a corporate or hosted Exchange server using...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 01/26/2009

Saving Information to a Contact

Creating a new contact from scratch is straight-forward enough both on the desktop and on your phone...

Author: ChaniJ Date: 01/19/2009

Patch Tuesday: WM 6.1 SMTP fix released!

12/1/2008 Update: We've narrowed the patch incompatibility to a certificate mismatch. This means...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 11/11/2008

Using Hotmail with Windows Mobile

Today we’re going to talk about using your Hotmail or Windows Live account with Outlook Mobile. What...

Author: angrue Date: 06/05/2008

Outlook Mobile FAQ

Comming to the page soon will be our most frequently asked questions and either answers or links to...

Author: angrue Date: 06/01/2008

Using Gmail with Outlook Mobile

In this post I discuss some of the most common issues that arise when trying to use Gmail on your...

Author: jeffmin Date: 04/15/2008

Warning: the following contains explicit SSL

(or, Messaging: Port Probing Demystified) The "Require SSL" checkbox in the account...

Author: jeffmin Date: 01/25/2008

Smartdial: Combining Calls and Contacts

In a recent post I talked about the introduction of Smartdial to WM Professional and described a bit...

Author: ChaniJ Date: 01/15/2008

Windows Mobile Professional: Smartdial

Here's another new thing in WM6 that I am particularly fond of - smart dial for WM Professional...

Author: ChaniJ Date: 12/28/2007

Call History Per Contact

In WM6 we did a bit of work to make it easier to track your call history with a particular person....

Author: ChaniJ Date: 12/21/2007

WM6 - Messaging

I have a few seconds, so figured I'll show off some (not all) Messaging featuers. Some of these...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/13/2007

WM 6.0 is on wikipedia + some new Messaging friendly devices...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Mobile. I've always been a huge fan of Wikipedia. But really...

Author: zhamid Date: 02/13/2007

We are back...!

Well, at least I am back. I'll start going through questions I received through the blog, but it'll...

Author: zhamid Date: 01/09/2007

Dash...

Check out this baby! The new Smartphone from T-Mobile :- It's a wide-screen Smartphone with a Qwerty...

Author: zhamid Date: 10/20/2006

QnA: Can I save mails on a storage card?

Question: I have a T-mobile SDA. There is a limitation of base memory size on the phone. I would...

Author: zhamid Date: 09/26/2006

QnA: "Move"ing messages across accounts

Question: Hi Guys: I'm using an Exchange account for my primary email but store items on an entirely...

Author: GregE Date: 09/22/2006

QnA: Can I sync with multiple Exchange Accounts?

Question: Hi there. I am trying to find out if I can configure profiles for outlook mobile to use...

Author: zhamid Date: 09/14/2006

QnA: Voice tags - where are they stored?

Question: Struggling to find the answer to this question. Recently lost my voice tags during a reset...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 09/12/2006

QnA: Can I configure a default root folder for my IMAP account?

Question: I have recently moved to the windows mobile platform and am having trouble with Outlook...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 09/08/2006

QnA: How come some Outlook fields are not sync-ed to device?

Question: Why does pocket outlook not contain all the phone number fields that outlook has?...

Author: Outlook Mobile Bloggers Date: 08/31/2006

QnA: Can I sync my device with Outlook 2003?

Question: I am told that I can NOT sync my Treo 650 (unlocked) to my Outlook 2003. I work from home...

Author: zhamid Date: 08/15/2006

QnA: How many accounts can I have?

Question: I'm using an Imate Jasjar device bearing outlook mobile,, and my question is very simple:...

Author: zhamid Date: 08/14/2006

QnA: Dude, what's wrong with IMAP???

Since a vast majority of questions we get are IMAP related, let me just come out and say it. We have...

Author: zhamid Date: 08/14/2006

QnA: Selecting an account from outlook mobile to send with

Question: I'm fairly new to the outlook mobile scene, and I have a question about an outlook feature...

Author: zhamid Date: 07/12/2006

QnA: Can I sort e-mails in the sent-items folder by recipient?

Question: I want to know if i can sort the sent items folder by "Sent to" instead of "Sent By" which...

Author: zhamid Date: 07/05/2006

Best devices for Messaging

So I got asked about my favorite device for Messaging. It's a tough one, really. I've used (and...

Author: zhamid Date: 06/21/2006

We've been busy!

We sincerely apologize for ignoring this blog. We’ve been busy implementing features and improving...

Author: zhamid Date: 06/16/2006

Scheduled syncing issues with multiple accounts

This afternoon I picked up my Treo 700 and realized that my Outlook e-mail account did not sync for...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/30/2006

Setting up an IMAP account

Why do we make it so hard to set IMAP / POP accounts????? Here's how you do it :- PocketPC Launch...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/23/2006

Mega contact

Here's a useful tip. Create a separate version of your contact (call it "Me" or something) that you...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/23/2006

Easy way of adding pictures to contacts

Love seeing pictures in contacts? Here's an easy way to add it: If you sync with outlook (desktop or...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/23/2006

Where are my sent items?

By default the Messaging application does not sync the sent items folder. Therefore, you may notice...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/23/2006

Scrolling to the top hack...

It is a pain to scroll to the top in Messaging (both in Read Note and the list view). Here is a...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/23/2006

The infamous Messaging Reply-All bug.

Argh, do you wonder why replying-all to a message adds you to the recipient list? It's annoying. The...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/22/2006

Add date / time in Messaging List view (in Smartphone)

You might not even realize how amazingly helpful date / time is in List view. Turn it on and see....

Author: zhamid Date: 03/17/2006

Skip multiple letters in contacts

In Contacts, you can bring up the letter chooser by hoding Up or Down for a period of time. Once it...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/17/2006

Wildcard in smartdial

Not many people know this, but smartdial supports wildcards! For instance, if you are looking for...

Author: zhamid Date: 03/17/2006