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=General Information=
 
=General Information=
 
===Models===
 
===Models===
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* [[Apple Newton MessagePad (OMP)]]
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* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 100]]
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* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 110]]
 
* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 120]]
 
* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 120]]
 
* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 130]]
 
* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 130]]
 
* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 2000]]
 
* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 2000]]
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* [[Apple Newton MessagePad 2100]]
 
* [[Apple eMate 300]]
 
* [[Apple eMate 300]]
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Send and receive e-mail from many types of e-mail systems. Newton devices support e-mail from:
 
Send and receive e-mail from many types of e-mail systems. Newton devices support e-mail from:
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* Internet Service providers (ISPs) - like [[Earthlink]], Netcom, Sprynet, AT&T WorldNet
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* Internet Service providers (ISPs) - like [[EarthLink]], Netcom, [[SpryNet]], AT&T WorldNet
 
* Online services - like America Online
 
* Online services - like America Online
 
* LAN-based e-mail networks using cc:Mail, Microsoft Mail, Notes Mail, or QuickMail
 
* LAN-based e-mail networks using cc:Mail, Microsoft Mail, Notes Mail, or QuickMail
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* Enough storage space to perform your desired tasks while connected
 
* Enough storage space to perform your desired tasks while connected
 
* Internet software, such as an e-mail application or web browser  
 
* Internet software, such as an e-mail application or web browser  
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=Newton and E-Mail=
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As people increasingly depend on e-mail as readily as the telephone and fax, electronic messaging becomes even more valuable when accessible from a portable device. Challenged by busy schedules, travel, and the need to manage vast amounts of information, today's 100 million mobile professionals worldwide require a more productive way of working. Newton computer devices enable you to communicate at the point of activity, whether it's at your desk, a client site, on the road, in a meeting, hospital corridor, or courtroom.
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===Staying in Touch===
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Now you can easily send and receive e-mail messages, use information services, and access data on corporate networks, databases and servers through both wired and wireless services with a Newton mobile computer. Because the Newton operating system is tightly integrated with personal computer and enterprise environments, you can reach both colleagues and customers using internet e-mail and your intranet client/server applications of choice. Its robust architecture has encouraged hundreds of third-party developers to provide you with a multitude of e-mail solutions that offer the functionality and flexibility you need.
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===The Newton Advantage===
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Whereas other mobile devices are limited by their small screen size, limited memory, and poor battery life, robust product solutions for e-mail are available on Newton OS devices. Newton mobile computers feature faster processors, and on the MessagePad 2000, two slots provide double the functionality, speed and storage space to perform your tasks. For example, you may use one slot for a modem and another for a storage card, enabling you to download your e-mail files without running out of memory. You can also plug an external keyboard into the serial port for easy input if you don't already have a keyboard built in. And the MessagePad 2000's 3-6 week battery life makes mobile e-mail usage possible in a package under 2 lbs.
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With so much processing power in a light-weight, compact, user-friendly, instant-on machine, why carry a laptop when Newton devices deliver everything you need and more as a mobile professional? And with built-in communication capabilities, plus a host of available e-mail solutions, you can stay connected no matter where your day takes you.
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===Newton E-Mail Capabilities===
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You can use your Newton device to send and receive e-mail from others connected to the Internet via a variety of e-mail systems, using public commercial providers and private corporate networks. Public commercial providers include internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as [[EarthLink]], Netcom, and [[SpryNet]], or online services such as America Online. In these cases, you as an individual or small business require an account from an outside provider for e-mail services. For your convenience, the software needed to access more than 20 ISPs is built directly into the MessagePad 2000.
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Private corporate networks refer to Internet or intranet services that reside on a company's internal network, most typically using e-mail clients such as Eudora, Netscape Mail, or Microsoft Internet Mail. Private networks also include LAN-based e-mail with remote access where you use third-party client applications such as cc:Mail, Microsoft Mail, or QuickMail for functionality. Thanks to enterprising third-party developers, Newton devices support a vast range of e-mail solutions and tested modems that are available to you.
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For more specific information about implementing e-mail on your particular Newton device, please refer to Setting Up E-Mail Service on the Apple MessagePad 130 or MessagePad 2000.
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===What You Need===
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To begin using e-mail on your Newton device, first you'll need to gather the hardware and software needed for the e-mail solution you choose, including:
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* E-mail software for the Newton OS
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* A compatible modem
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* An Internet service provider to provide you with an e-mail account for internet access
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Already included with the MessagePad 2000 are:
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* EnRoute i-net (a full-service e-mail client)
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* Modem setup files
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* The [[Newton Internet Enabler]] (NIE)
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* ISP templates for more than 20 ISPs
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=Newton Connectivity Solutions=
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For each unique work situation, there is a variety of connectivity solutions on Newton computers. Newton Connection Utilities (NCU) and a number of third-party applications let you choose exactly how you want to connect with your desktop computer. Perhaps you use a Windows-based system at the office, a Newton device on the road, and a Macintosh at home. You need creative, reliable ways to enable your computers to "talk" to each other. Whether you want to update Personal Information Managers (PIMs) such as calendaring or contact software, or create a file and move it from one computer to the other, the Newton architecture supports connectivity solutions that help you do it all.
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Whereas many mobile devices connect with only one platform, more and more developers are integrating Newton cross-platform connectivity capabilities directly into their applications. And if your ideal corporate solution doesn't already exist, it's easy and cost-effective for systems integrators and VARs to build customized applications that communicate exactly what information you need with developer tools such as Newton Tool Kit for both Windows and Macintosh.
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Connectivity solutions on Newton mobile computers include:
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* Newton Connection Utilities (NCU)
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Newton Connection Utilities is an Apple software product that provides communication capabilities between your desktop or notebook computer and your Newton mobile device. NCU facilitates translation for certain PIMs that don't already have their own unique Newton client. Please visit Newton Connection Utilities to learn more about its capabilities.
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* Third-Party Connectivity Applications
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Many third parties incorporate connectivity features that support Newton into their desktop applications, for direct and easy data synchronization. For specific third-party connectivity solutions, please refer to the Newton Connectivity FAQ and Newton Solutions.
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==Connectivity FAQ==
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===How do I transfer files between my Newton device and my personal computer?===
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There are several easy methods to choose from. Both Newton Connection Utilities (NCU) and third-party software solutions for Newton allow the most popular file formats to be moved over serial cable directly-connected between a desktop computer and a Newton device. And depending upon the specific desktop application you want to move files from, there may be even more solutions. Many files can be transferred using Newton Connection Utilities software. Other files may be moved from the desktop version of an application to the Newton version of the same application. And lastly, many files and data can be synchronized between a desktop application and a different Newton application.
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===How does connectivity software work?===
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There are three different ways that applications can connect Newton and desktop computers for file transfer: via direct synchronization; data exchange; and document sharing or publishing via Newton Press or other third-party software.
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Direct synchronization is a process that lets you easily keep information updated using parallel applications that run concurrently - one on the desktop, and one your Newton device. This process presents information in the format you'd expect, allowing you to work with most of the data fields. There is a direct exchange of information so that your files are literally "in synch" with each other. NCU and many third-party applications employ direct synchronization.
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Data exchange enables you to get information from one computer to another, extracting data in a usable format. In some cases the original formatting of the information will be modified in the move from the desktop application to a different application on the Newton device. In general, great effort has been made to permit accurate data transfer between the most popular Windows and Macintosh applications, and applications on Newton computers.
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Lastly, document-sharing or publishing applications let you take your Macintosh or Windows documents and convert them into a Newton document, via an application like Newton Press or other third party software, that can be viewed and annotated on the Newton device.
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===How do I get e-mail from my primary computer on my Newton device?===
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The MessagePad 2000 and eMate 300 support e-mail clients. The MessagePad 2000 comes with a POP3 internet e-mail client. Full e-mail support for many e-mail services can be added to both the MessagePad 2000 and eMate 300. The MessagePad 2000 and eMate 300 provide you the capability to send and receive e-mail without needing a connection to your primary computer. This allows you to remotely connect to your service provider to send or receive e-mail when out of the office without the need to have your primary computer turned on all the time and connected to a modem and telephone line.
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If you want to have internet e-mail delivered to both your desktop and Newton device, set the Newton device to "Leave Mail on Server" and set your desktop to "Ignore already read messages".
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NCU does not synchronize e-mail on your desktop with that on your Newton device.
    
=Newton Operating System=
 
=Newton Operating System=
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=Press Releases=
 
=Press Releases=
 
* [[Apple Announces New Newton Operating System - 10/1995]]
 
* [[Apple Announces New Newton Operating System - 10/1995]]
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=See Also=
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* [[Apple Computer]]
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* [[Newton Internet Enabler]]
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* [[Newton Connection Utilities]]
    
[[Category:Apple]]
 
[[Category:Apple]]
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[[Category:Apple Newton]]
 
[[Category:PDA]]
 
[[Category:PDA]]

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