I love using my Pocket PC with its wireless LAN card to read my work e-mail at meetings. But, for various reasons, I don't use Pocket Inbox. Instead, I use Outlook Mobile Access and Outlook Web Access. And, instead of making a Favorites link, I created my own Pocket Internet Explorer start page. This way, I can access all my favorite links (not just Outlook Mobile Access and Outlook Web Access) when I open Internet Explorer. Here's how I did it.

  1. In Notepad, create a web page with the links in it to all your favorite sites.
    NOTE: Remember to change the Outlook Mobile Access and Outlook Web Access links to what you use.


    <HEAD><TITLE>My Personal Home Page</TITLE></HEAD>


    <H3>My Personal Home Page</H3>


    <B>E-mail</B> <BR><BR>

    <a href="https://mail.example.com/oma">Outlook Mobile Access</a> <BR>

    <a href="https://mail.example.com/exchange/username/inbox?cmd=contents">Outlook Web Access</a> <BR>

    <a href="http://mobile.msn.com/pocketpc">MSN Mobile</a> <BR>

    <a href="http://wap.oa.yahoo.com/">Yahoo Mobile</a> <BR>

    <HR> <BR>

    <B>Other Links</B> <BR>

    <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/text/">Seattle Times</a> <BR>

    <a href="http://news.google.com/news/gnmainlite.html">Google News</a> <BR>



  2. Save the page (I named mine MyPage.htm).
  3. With your Pocket PC already sync'd to your desktop computer, open ActiveSync and click Explore.
  4. Copy the .htm file you created to your Pocket PC.
  5. On your Pocket PC, start File Explorer and open the My Documents folder.
  6. Tap the .htm file you copied to your Pocket PC.
  7. Start Pocket Internet Explorer, and tap Tools.
  8. Tap Options, and then tap Use Current to make your personalized Web page your home page.

Cathy Anderson

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Take Outs for 3 March 2004