Accessing your Email on the Kindle 2

Posted on April 29, 2009

emailOne of the most asked questions on the various kindle discussion forums is how to access your email using the Kindle 2's web browser. Using the built-in wireless Whispernet cellular network, accessing email via the Kindle 2 is very convenient when you don't have access to a computer or your smart phone.

The thing to keep in mind is that the Kindle 2 web interface uses a simple mobile browser best suited for text which is great for typical text emails. It is not so great for emails that are heavily formatted with html, graphics or attachments. Still, it works with most of the big "Free" email account providers and paid Internet service providers through their mobile-friendly pages.

Here are the following email providers (that I could test) and the correct URL email access page that will work on your Kindle 2.

yahoo

Yahoo Mail

http://m.yahoo.com/mail
aol

AOL Mail

http://m.mail.aol.com
google

Google GMail

http://gmail.com
hotmail

Microsoft Live Hotmail

http://mail.live.com/md updated!!
fastmail

Fastmail

http://www.fastmail.fm
comcast-logo

Comcast Cable

http://m.comcast.net
optimum

Optimum Online

http://m.optimum.net

Please contact me or post a comment if you know of any other email services that work on the Kindle 2. Thanks!

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27 Responses to “Accessing your Email on the Kindle 2”

  1. Stephen
    May 21, 2009
    Reply

    Can you be more specific as to how to imput the URL access page. I am on a exchange server. I would love to try to fiqure out how to get the e-mail on the K2. I have a URL address, I just do not know where to imput on the device.

    Thanks.


  2. ruth
    Jun 19, 2009
    Reply

    I was able to access my aol mail last week, but I have been trying for two days and I can get to the aol page, but it won’t recognize my screen name or password. What am I doing wrong


  3. ruth
    Jun 20, 2009
    Reply

    I will try that it also is taking me to another AOL website. I will try and let you know what happens. Thanks


  4. ruth
    Jun 20, 2009
    Reply

    I tried again and still can’t get my mail. I have been getting it in 1 out of 10 tries. Some questions – In settings it says that Java is always disabled in basic mode. When I enable Java it still shows that it is in basic mode. I also can’t seem to get to my settings until I am on the web. If I try accessing the settings from the home page, I just get the descriptions of the settings. I am a novice Kindle and computer person, so I am very confused. Do I need to register the Kindle with aol? I am very frustrated.


  5. ruth
    Jun 20, 2009
    Reply

    I am now getting a message that says HTP error 403 forbidden + for + client this is very frustrating


  6. ruth
    Jun 20, 2009
    Reply

    I tried again and it just doesn’t seem to recognize my screen name or password this is on m.mail.aol.com The site that if keep bringing me to is wap.aol.com/auth/menu……….


  7. Matteo
    Jan 28, 2010
    Reply

    Actually http://m.yahoo.com/mail doesn’t work for my kindle 2, luckily I found that http://us.m1.yahoo.com (in basic mode) works perfectly.


    • gem
      Feb 20, 2011
      Reply

      This does not seem to work any more. When I click on mail, I get “There was an error encountered in processing your request.” I can get my email through the non-mobile yahoo email browser, but it is very difficult to read on the Kindle. Any updates on this?


  8. Fred
    Jul 04, 2010
    Reply

    I can get to AOL Mail on my recently acquired Kindle 2 thanks to the above-mentioned URL. Now wondering if there is a way to get AOL Radio to work, or is that like asking for the moon??


  9. Thomas Kevensky
    Sep 05, 2010
    Reply

    Great Article, nicely laid out. These are the types of posts more websites should have – simple but they give you the info you need.

    Cheers.


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  11. robin
    Nov 24, 2010
    Reply

    I was able to access my comcast mail using the website you posted, but there is no logout. How do I logout of my comcast mail from the Kindle?


  12. David
    Jan 07, 2011
    Reply

    I found that Hotmail works better with its mobile version, rather than full version from above link.
    Mobile version available by just adding/md to end of link above as follows:

    mail.live.com/md


    • admin
      Jan 07, 2011
      Reply

      Hi David,

      Thanks for the info…I will update the post with your URL.

      Dave


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  18. admin
    May 22, 2009
    Reply

    Hi Stephen,

    You can enter a specific URL once you are in the browser by pressing the Menu button and choosing the “Enter URL” option. Then you can type the desired URL and press down on the 5 way controller to goto the web page.

    Dave


  19. admin
    Jun 20, 2009
    Reply

    Ruth, I checked into this and ran into the same problem but was able to fix it. First you will need to go into the browser on your kindle. Next, press the menu button and choose “Settings”. I would suggest clearing your cache and cookies. But the important option is to ‘Enable Javascript’. After that you should be able to check your email. AOL must have changes some things recently. Good Luck. Dave


  20. admin
    Jun 20, 2009
    Reply

    I think you need to switch your settings of the Kindle Browser to the Advanced Mode. Then you can Enable Javascript. There is nothing you have to do with your AOL account. Hope it works for you.


  21. Sue Joyce
    Sep 01, 2009
    Reply

    I am having the same problem accessing aol mail. I enabled Javascript and am in advanced mode. It looks like it is signing in, but then it just returns me to signin.


  22. sue Joyce
    Sep 01, 2009
    Reply

    I am having same problem even in advance mode with Java enabled. Any more suggestions


  23. admin
    Sep 02, 2009
    Reply

    Joyce, I was able to login to AOL mail using the address in my post but only in advanced mode. I tried this the other day and it wasn’t working. Unfortunately, AOL’s mobile mail site is not so easy to navigate and the text is really small on the Kindle.


  24. sue Joyce
    Sep 02, 2009
    Reply

    So,it’s really a “maybe” situation? Actually I got on once last night, but not today. You can increase the size of text on the email site making it MUCH easier to read. we are going to be on an extended vacation and didn’t want to carry a computer, hoping Kindle would be enough. Maybe I’ll investigate netbooks. Thanks for your help. If you discover another solution, please let me know.


  25. sue Joyce
    Sep 02, 2009
    Reply

    I don’t know if you got my reply. But please let me know if you discover another solution. You can enlarge the text on email making it much easier to read.



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