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- Todd Grey
December 22, 2004, 3:30 am
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I want to be able to connect to a wifi network (this model comes with
a wifi card), set the Palm to use an anonymous proxy (I enter the
address/port), and go to hotmail.com or yahoo.com and use an e-mail
account. There are a couple sites that keep updated lists of public
proxy servers. This procedure works fine from a PC (MS Windows).
I found some stuff on the Tungsten C, and it says you can use special
proxy servers that reformat the web pages, and says how to enter the
address/port. I assume this will work with any proxy server, not just
the Palm supported ones (less the web reformatting, of course).
I want to buy a used model. Any problems with the early ones?
Any other products that will do this? I'd prefer something smaller
than a laptop, and because I don't want to use it for anything else, I
don't need any fancy bells and whistles, and what to keep the cost
down. (Or maybe I'll end up finding web surfing at wifi spots more
handy than expected.)
Re: Palm with anonymous proxy
In theory there shouldn't be a problem. You can use any proxy... just
enter the details in the browser set-up.
One problem you may have with some networks is that they force you to use
their proxy (my work requires this, for example). So I can't use any other
proxy at the same time. When I'm using my own connection from home, I can
use pretty much anything (or nothing) that I want. So it may depend on how
you connect. This will affect any wifi device not just the Palm.
Web-mail is ok via the T|C, but much better is popmail. Versamail is fine
-- I've got 3 accounts set up on my T|C. They all use authenticated
addresses, so basically I can use them from anywhere (unless I'm blocked
by the local wifi network... does happen). I use Snapper for IMAP
(slightly more stringent security on that). Using POP you can compose/read
off-line etc, and then just hunt for a connection to send when you're
The keyboard on the T|C is great for email.
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