Email and Messaging

How can I forward a SMS text message?

UPDATE: Click here for instructions on how to forward a text / SMS / iMessage on iPhone.

For iPhones using firmware 3.0 or higher, forwarding of SMS messages is a built in feature. To forward a text message, simply

1) view the SMS text message conversation containing the message you'd like to forward
2) tap EDIT at the top of the screen
3) check off the message(s) you'd like to forward
4) tap FORWARD at the bottom right of the screen

How can I read my Gmail on my iPhone?

Update: Hotmail now offers POP access to all users. Connect here.

Though not offered by all free email providers (i.e. Hotmail), Google offers external email reading via the POP3 protocol as part of the Gmail service.

Setting up your iPhone to read your Gmail is fairly simple.

First, insure that POP is enabled in your Gmail account. Go into your Gmail settings and click on the "Forwarding and POP" tab. Once inside, enable POP access (for either new mail or all mail, it's up to you).

Will instant messaging be available on the iPhone?

Contrary to popular belief, the answer is most likely YES!... sort of. Web applications are going to have a huge impact on the iPhone. As users will not be able to install their own software, they will resort to web applications. Instant messaging can be achieved through sites like XS4All's web chat site.

Officially, the iPhone will not provide native instant messaging functionality.

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