Have you ever missed out on an important email- possibly an opportunity for work- because you weren’t at your computer? It’s probably happened to all of us at least once- and it sucks. Particularly in the world of freelancing, it’s often expected that one’s capable of responding to job offers and concerns in an efficient, timely fashion. In order to respond, however, one first has to be aware that there’s a message to reply to.
That’s where mobile comes in.
Mobile Notifications in Gmail
- Click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner of the page, and click on “Settings” in the dropdown menu.
- Once you’re in the options menu, click on “Forwarding and Pop/IMAP.”
- Enter your phone’s ‘email address’ into the forwarding address, as number@carrieraddress. To find your phone’s address, look below.
- That’s it! You’re done. If you want to only be notified of important messages (in other words, you don’t want your phone spammed with random offers or junk mail) you’ll need to set up a filter. Details on how to do that can be found here.
Mobile Notifications in Hotmail
- Click on “Options” in the top right hand corner, and select “More options.”
- You’ll be presented with a fairly comprehensive list of links. Click on “Email Forwarding” under “Managing your Account”
- Click on the option button next to “forward your email to another account.” Enter your mobile address, and press “Save.” Again, the guide on determining this can be found below.
- That’s it! You’re done!
Yahoo! and AOL involve processes that are very similar to Hotmail’s- as such, we won’t be covering them in this guide.
Finding your Phone’s Email Address
In order to find out what your phone’s email address is, send an email from your cell phone to your email account via SMS. The email address will be in the “sender” line. Simple, right? You could also try to figure out your carrier’s web domain address- since your phone’s email consists of your ten digit phone number @ your carrier’s domain.
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