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Kindle Email

Hey, Kindle users, I have a question for you. The Kindle has this cool feature where you can email things to it (either paid over 3G or free over WiFi). Do you use that feature much, if at all?

This is part of my continuing curiosity about all things ebook, and it seems that Amazon is the only one with an email address the user can shoot things to. With all the reviews for the new touch Nook this week, it just made me wonder if this is a feature that few people would even miss, or if it’s something really important.

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.


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Jun. 2nd, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
I've used it twice. Maybe three times.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
I use it daily, to auto-send blogs to my Kindle. But, I know that there are many things I do with technology that are . . . uncommon.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
That's not too odd, in my understanding. It's not common, but it's not unheard of.
Jun. 2nd, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
We email various formats to Matt's kindle with instructions to "convert". Even formats that the kindle can technically handle are easier to manipulate (change text size, etc) if they're converted to .mobi or .azw (I don't remember which one they convert to).

That's really the only use we have for it. We don't use it for random document storage.
Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Do you ever connect the Kindle via USB? I plug it in only to charge it, and otherwise use wireless to manage it.
Jun. 4th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Yes, Matt uses the USB. We've also played with the emailing feature.

Are you connecting your Kindle to your computer directly via wireless?

...Or by "wireless," do you mean routing everything through Amazon? That is, buying Amazon stuff and having it sent from Amazon's servers to your Kindle or buying non-Amazon stuff and emailing through Amazon to your Kindle?

We've done the second; I don't know if you CAN do the first.
Jun. 4th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Once I got Calibre all set up, I've been emailing things to the Kindle from my library of old converted LIT files and public domain/CC-licensed stuff. I actually have purchased some books from Amazon as well.
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