No need to change email address
By forwarding email from an existing
email account through thinmail to a second, and setting the second
account to reply-through, and masquerade as the
first, you never have to reveal the address of the device. In
order to do this, both identities need to be validated at thinmail.
For example, if you use an account
at an ISP, firstname.lastname@example.org, which allows forwarding, forward from
that account through Thinmail to the device, by setting its forwarding
address to its email address plus ".ml.to"
On Thinmail, set the masquerade
for the email@example.com identity to be firstname.lastname@example.org [sending
preferences] and check reply-through [receiving preferences]
How it works
When Friend@somewhere.com sends
mail to email@example.com, it will be forwarded through Thinmail to
the device, and any attachments will be converted to Thinfiles.
However, because of the reply-through
option, the device will receive the mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you reply to the message
on the device, that mail will also go through Thinmail,
and because of the masquerade preference, Friend@somewhere.com
will get mail from email@example.com.
How to forward email?
Most email providers, except
web-based advertising systems, provide a way to forward mail,
even to forward a copy of mail. Ask your provider to be sure.
Here are some examples.
In unix, for example, a somewhat
arcane set of commands makes it easy to forward a copy of mail.
1) you can create a file called
".forward" and place in it the line:
and activate it by making it
an executable ("chmod og+rx .forward")
click on options
Click Forwarding Address
Click Change Forwarding Address
Enter your thinmail address
ATT Worldnet (can forward a
Browse to http://www.att.net
click on member services
click on "review or change email forward settings"
Logon with your user and password
click on "turn email forwarding on"
enter your thinmail address
Check the box for "keep a copy on server"
click the "submit" button
You must accept "pushed
ads" to use yahoo for forwarding
Click on options
Click on "Pop access and forwarding"
Accept the offer of advertising
Select as much or as little advertising as you like
Click "finished" (you are just finished accepting ads!)
Now you are in the pop and forwarding page
Select "forwarding" (radio button)
Enter your thinmail.net address
Choose html or text
From hotmail, you can use MSN
Mobile service to forward messages to your device via Thinmail.Under
Options, choose "Alerts", follow to MSN Mobile, and
edit your MSN Mobile account "user and device information"
to point to your Thinmail.net address.
The largest ISP in the world
apparently does not permit the forwarding of email. We have heard
of one low cost solution forwardamerica.com
which fetches your mail every few hours from AOL and forwards
it. We have not verified this solution.