Thinmail power comes from a few
simple ideas: Turning files into private web pages, managing
those files using remote control, and redirecting them wherever
you want, using whatever identity you want. It turns any simple
device into a complete multimedia communications center. Here
are some ideas of using Thinmail power
- Thinning E-Faxes
- Opening WORD
- Upload Once.
Send Again and Again!
- The Evaporating
- But I want
files in my Inbox
- File Cabinet
in the Sky
- Send greeting
cards by telephone
- Surf and
Search by email.
- Let your
webpage call you
There are various electronic
fax receiving services which will give you a number near your
town. Whenever someone faxes something to that number, you will
receive an email attachment.
By using your Thinmail.net address
(or firstname.lastname@example.org.ML.TO) to
receive the electronic fax, you solve three problems:
1) You don't get random large
files clogging your inbox.
2) You can "Thinfax" the Thinmail link to any fax machine.
3) You can delay, ignore, or delete unknown faxes.
There are many such "Fax
to Email" services, Jfax, Easylink, Faxcube, at various
price points. www.efax.com even offers a free fax to email
service. You have to read their site map to find the free service,
and pay attention to the sign up process not to get derailed.
By registering your computer as "Linux" you can receive
TIFF instead of a proprietary format, and can use thinmail to
forward the tif file to any fax machine. TOP
Sometimes you get a mail from
a stranger with a Word document that you actually might want
to read! But you know every Word document contains a risk of
viruses. Sometimes a word document slips into a mailing list
that you expected in Text only. Simply mail the file or a Thinmail
link to Text@thinmail.com to get the text extracted and
mailed back. TOP
Once. Send Again and Again!
Every file you send or receive
via Thinmail, from work, home, or wireless, is stored in your
own personal "Thindrive". You can recover the link
to your files by sending email to "email@example.com"
with a filename or wildcard expression as the subject:
* lists all files
*.doc lists all files ending in doc
new* lists all files beginning with "new"
*mac* lists all files which have "mac" in their name.
The system sends back links to
maching files. By including the link you want in an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, you enable them to read the file.
So, if you Thinmailed a big file
from home (or work) you can grab the
link from work (or home) and send the file again and again without
downloading or uploading. TOP
Evaporating Business Card
Have you ever regretted giving
out your business card to someone, only to get spammed with bad
jokes or old news? Well, if you'd used your USERID@THINMAIL.NET
you can stop them with a simple email message!
Simply send a message to BLOCK@thinmail.com
with the offender's email address as the SUBJECT, or forward
a Thinmail link they sent you. You can also manage your Block
List (per identity) from this
It is like giving out a business
card you can take back! TOP
want files in my inbox!
It turns out that we don't want
most unsolicited attachments in our inbox, but from sometimes
you receive a message with a Thinmail link but you would
rather have the file itself in your Inbox.
Simply forward the message to
GET@THINMAIL.COM - the system looks
for our links in the message and sends you the files as regular
If there are people you really
trust to sent attachments you want in your mailbox, using a "rules
wizard" you can automatically forward messages from them
containing Thinmail links to GET automatically. TOP
in the Sky
Did you know you can store a
file in your Thinmail workspace simply by mailing it as an attachment
to Your@real.address.ML.TO (or your thinmail.net account)?
So, if you CC: or BCC: Thinmail
with "hot" files, like a Resume, Business Plan, or
even Sales Literature, you can get at the files wherever you
have web or email access, even wirelessly from a pager. TOP
greeting cards by telephone
At holiday time you really should
touch base with ALL your relatives and old friends and colleagues.
You just don't have time to spend talking with each one, or to
write, address, and stamp dozens of cards. And online cards are
very last year.
Now, instead of feeling guilty, you can use THINPHONE to send
audio greeting cards, even to relatives without computers!
To send a message in your own
voice just follow these 3 simple steps:
1) Create an audio file in 8Kbs
2) Thinmail it to yourself (to upload it and get a link)
3) Phone up your greeting to everyone you want by emailing the
link to their telephones. TOP
Here is a quick way to make a
voice recording if your computer or device is lacking a microphone.
Email a short message to your OWN telephone number @Thinphone.com.
When it rings, answer it! After
the message, press "2" to record a response,
and press "#" when you are done, then hang up.
Presto! You will get a WAV file
in your email. TOP
webpage call you!
Thinmail has a new benefit for
our customers. It is especially useful for small and mobile businesses
and departments with limited internet access.
Now you can put a HTML form on
your web page (for ordering, customer inquiries, etc) and when
the form is submitted, the information is delivered to YOU by
phone or fax, in addition to email. So you can respond immediately
to issues rather than waiting to get the email. For full details,
check out Http://www.callbackform.com TOP
and Search by email.
If you like Thinmail's services
by email, you may also like the services of
www.Grabpage.org. Send an email to "email@example.com"
and include any desired webpage in the subject, like this:
and it will "grab"
the web "page" and return it as text email. If your
email client lets you click on links, use a subject like this:
Finally, page@Grabpage.org also
lets you search the web by email! It passes your search keywords
to GOOGLE and sends results by email when you use a subject like
SEARCH: inbox diet
The results you get back from
Grabpage can be printed using Thinfax. TOP