How Web-based Email Solutions Offer Backup For Cell Phone Contacts

Because most mobile devices have at least a WAP browser, one alternative to the e-mail service provided by your cell carrier is to use a Web-based e-mail client.

You can access your e-mail, and many Web-based e-mail services will send alerts to your mobile phone to let you know when you have new e-mail.

Both Yahoo! mail and MSN Hotmail support mobile devices.

A Web-based e-mail service also solves another problem for many mobile users: storing contact information for a large number of people.

While some devices, a PDA for instance, can store a large number of contacts in great detail, the average cell phone is limited in the amount of contact information it can store.

Some cell phones don’t store e-mail contacts at all.

A Web-based e-mail client usually enables you to store and manage your contacts on the Web site and to access your address book from your mobile device when you are composing e-mail.

Some of the e-mail accounts provided by cell carriers also have a Web-based interface where you can manage your e-mail and address book.

Storing and managing your contacts via a Web site is also safer.

If your mobile device is lost or stolen, your contact information isn’t on it.

Your information will be safe and sound on a server, and you won’t lose a thing.

This also is more convenient when you are switching to a new phone; you don’t have to re-enter all of your contacts on a new device.

Just use the new device to access your online address book.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


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