April 08, 2007

Hosted Exchange Accounts

As I said in one of my Online Calendaring posts, I've been using Mobile2Web.com to get email to my cellular phone. I decided to expand the to contacts and calendar and also to use their OWA interface more. Since it's a free service, there's advertising that goes along with it, and I'm fine with that. But, it degraded the user interface to the point that I couldn't really use it as my primary interface and, with the free service, you get OWA and mobile access, you DON'T get access from Outlook. In looking around, I found that 1 and 1 has a Hosted Exchange account for $6.99/month. I signed up and have been using it for a couple of weeks, now. I have to say, I'm quite pleased with it. It's a joy to update a contact on my mobile phone, have it reflected on my OWA interface and also reflected back to my Contacts folder in Outlook ... and KNOW that updating ANYTHING from ANYWHERE will be handled just as seamlessly. If you're interested in signing up for any 1-and-1 services, if you'd go through this link and I'll get some credit for it.

I know, Outlook isn't perfect -- far from it! But it's the best I've got right now. As always, I'm open to alternatives and if you have one, please forward it on!

Posted by tony at 12:05 PM | Comments (0)

Google by phone

1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) will hook you up to Google local search. Give a city and state and then say the business name or category and it'll read you matches.

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