How to Forward Mail From Outlook Express to a Mobile Phone

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How to Forward Mail From Outlook Express to a Mobile Phone
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One of the predominant e-mail programs in use throughout the world is Outlook Express. Although Outlook Express is now a legacy e-mail program which has been replaced by Windows Mail on newer computers, many computer users continue to work with the older program. A common task that arises is forwarding mail from your Outlook Express account to a mobile phone in order to view, send and receive e-mail when away from the home.

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    Open Outlook Express by clicking on the Outlook Express icon that is located on your computer’s desktop or by clicking on the Outlook Express button in your “Quick Access” toolbar.

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    Click on the “Tools” button in the Outlook Express toolbar and select the “Message Rules” option from the list of options.

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    Click on the “Mail Rules” option and click on the button to create a new mail rule. A "rule creation box" will then open.

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    Check the box that denotes the “For all messages” option as the “condition” for the rule. As the “action” for your rule, select the “Forward to people” option.

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    Type the email address that you created when you were setting up your mobile phone data plan. If you do not have an e-mail address that is associated with your phone but have Web access, you can accomplish the same function by signing up for a free e-mail service and using this address to forward your Outlook Express mail. If you do not have a data plan or Web access on your phone, you will not be able to access Outlook Express e-mail on your phone.

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    Name your rule with a logical name such as "Mobile forwarding rule" and then click the “OK” button.

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    Check the box, within the “Mail Rules” tab, that denotes the rule you have just created, to make sure that it is selected and your mail will be configured to be forwarded to your mobile phone. If you have configured your mail forwarding to go to a free e-mail service, you will need to access your e-mail via your mobile phone Web browser.

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