Connecting directly to an e-mail server
In addition to synchronizing e-mail messages with your desktop computer,
you can send and receive e-mail messages by connecting to an e-mail
server using a modem or network card connected to your device. You
need to set up a remote connection to a network or an ISP, and a
connection to your e-mail server. For more information, see Chapter 8.
When you connect to the e-mail server, new messages are downloaded to
the device Inbox folder, messages in the device Outbox folders are sent,
and messages that have been deleted on the e-mail server are removed
from the device Inbox folder.
Messages that you receive directly from an e-mail server are linked to your
e-mail server rather than your desktop computer. When you delete a
message on your device, it is also deleted from the e-mail server the next
time you connect based on the settings you selected in ActiveSync.
You can work online or offline. When working online, you read and
respond to messages while connected to the e-mail server. Messages are
sent as soon as you tap Send, which saves space in your device.
When working offline, once you have downloaded new message headers
or partial messages, you can disconnect from the e-mail server and decide
which messages to download completely. The next time you connect,
Inbox downloads the complete messages you have marked for retrieval
and sends the messages you have composed.