The IHOP trial has now ended. Thank you so much for all your hard work. With your help, we have successfully released the Remote WebTV Mail features. I have filed a few feature requests as the result of your feedback.
Feature Requests Filed:
In order to wrap up this trial, I would like you all to complete the following short survey. Some of the questions appear to be duplicates, but they pertain specifically to the mail program you are using, so those of you using more than one mail program can provide focused feedback:
Hellooooo IHOP will start 5/24/00
If you have a computer or a second WebTV unit, this post is for you. If not, don't worry, I'll post something else for you soon! Promise!
The IHOP service trial starts (5/23/00), so here are some instructions on getting started and things I would like you to test.
This trial will be a short one, which makes it all the more important for us to complete as much testing as possible in the coming week.
Please post all questions, comments and problems to your newsgroup. If you identify a bug, please be sure to note it in your newsgroup and then file a problem report. Lastly, I will be monitoring the newsgroups, so feel free to direct questions, comments, and suggestions to me in the newsgroup.
How to set up Remote WebTV Mail in WebTV:
Completing the set up using your PC:
The instructions for completing the setup on your PC can be found by selecting "Help" at the end of the "Remote WebTV mail" set up screen.
In Mail, go to Help>Detailed instructions> Remote mail>Remote mail Help>Detailed instructions>WebTV mail.
Completing the set up using your other WebTV unit: (Note: At this time, it is unclear if we will officially support POP3 mail from WebTV to WebTV)
Important Tips for your POP 3 Password:
Have fun everyone! I look forward to your feedback! Andrea (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am pleased to announce that we are starting a new service trial. The new feature is actually a modification of an existing feature, "Remote Mail".
Currently with "Remote Mail", users can use their WebTV unit to retrieve email from other email accounts, i.e. Hotmail or MS Outlook. The new feature works in reverse, allowing users to retrieve their WebTV email from a PC or another WebTV unit. Pretty neat, huh?
Here are some scenarios on how this feature will work:
WebTV to PC
Joe has a computer at work and a WebTV unit in his living room. He has used an MSN account for several years and was thrilled to learn that he can now access his WebTV email from both Outlook Express and WebTV.
WebTV to WebTV
Bill and Eileen are retired and use their WebTV to communicate with friends and family. They travel a lot, and one thing they love about WebTV when they are not at home is e-mail. With the new "WebTV Remote Email" feature, they are able to access their WebTV e-mail from their friend's and family's computers as they visit. Therefore, they can access their WebTV mail from Hotmail, or from another WebTV box.
For this service trial, we will only be testing "Remote WebTV Mail" with:
Please complete this survey (select URL below), so we can determine who is best suited for this particular aspect of the trial.
Remote WebTV Mail Survey
7181 was the final release!
Client 2.5 has started rolling to the general WebTV population last
night. The upgrade is being offered in stages to groups of users. It
will be several weeks before it is available to everyone.
And none of this could have been done without all of you!! I want
to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication! You all are
I do like Green eggs and ham! I do like them Sam I
7181 was the final release!
Client 2.5 has started rolling to the general WebTV population last night. The upgrade is being offered in stages to groups of users. It will be several weeks before it is available to everyone.
And none of this could have been done without all of you!! I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication! You all are the best!
I do like Green eggs and ham! I do like them Sam I Am!!