iPod Touch for e-mail?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by old-wiz, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    My wife likes to keep up on her e-mail when we travel, but I hate dragging a laptop around just for a bit of e-mail every day. We've been using an old iBook G4, and it's fine, but more than I want to carry. With talk of a new iPod touch next week at a lower price, wondering if this would be suitable for checking e-mail at a hotel where wi-fi is available? Not interested in heavy duty use, just e-mail.
     
  2. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    definately and with the generation out right now would do that too
     
  3. California King macrumors 65816

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    That is basically the main use of my iPod Touch, for e-mail. I say get it. You can carry it anywhere and check e-mail within seconds where wifi is available.
     
  4. Mickinator macrumors newbie

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    It's perfect for that, and more!

    Some hotels don't have wireless though. I think that you could get an Airport Express for that situation, but I'm not positive.
     
  5. Funplex macrumors regular

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    I don't even use the Touch for music-- only bought it to use the internet, email, and stuff like that.

    The only pain in the butt is having a hard time connecting to free WiFi even though all the bars are full. I asked someone at an Apple store about this and they said it will happen sometimes.
     
  6. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    It will work great. Much easier then a laptop.
     
  7. Dudeman486 macrumors member

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    the touch is a great little device for checking email. if price is a concern to you, once the new touches come out on the 10th (assuming that there ARE new touches), the prev. generation refurbs should be cheaper. although the new ones might have goodies like GPS. it's unlikely, but keep your eyes open!
     
  8. henchosbandito macrumors member

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    so long as you are using an email address that can sync with mail. For example, i wasnt able to get hotmail working with mail (im not particularly whizzy at these things) so i now have MobileMe and it works perfectly on my touch. I would definitely recommend it. Also, just in case you have a hotmail address, i couldnt access the hotmail website through my touch either, wouldnt let me log in. I dont know if anyone else has this problem??
     
  9. Luminator macrumors member

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    Free hotmail does not support pop3, however If you pay $20 a year you can get pop3 with a live account. As far as accessing your account through Safari should not be a problem, I'm logged in right now.
     
  10. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    I have had my iPod Touch since they came out and love it for email. I use it a lot instead of firing up my MBP. I use the Touch to check my email. I use it with gmail and Yahoo Mail. Works great!

    And it is a great iPod too! Especially for watching video. The apps make it fun too. I use the Touch to check my facebook, news, weather. It is a mini computer.
     
  11. old-wiz thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks for all the comments. I went into the Apple store today and tried using the touch, and it seems there's a learning curve for the 'keyboard'. I suppose it's something you adjust to. I asked if I could use something like the old Palm stylus to touch the keys, but the Apple person said it depends on your fingers (electrical). I'll wait until the9th to see what comes up.
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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