Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kindle Skills - Kindle email

August 29, 2010 Cindy O'Neal

DOCX is the newest Microsoft Word extension for documents (replaces the old .doc extension). If you send one of these files to your Kindle email address for conversion and sending to your Kindle wirelessly (for a fee) or to the e-mail address associated with your Amazon account for free, it may or may not convert properly.

To avoid this issue, and if you use MS Word, save the document in a more traditional (older format), and send that file to your Kindle email address for conversion.

Each Kindle has its own unique e-mail address. You can email personal documents to your Kindle to have them automatically converted to a Kindle friendly file, then sent via whispernet to your Kindle. It is very inexpensive, but I don't think they do refunds if you aren't happy with the resulting conversion. Or they might once, but won't encourage you to make a habit of it.

To change your special Kindle email address:
  • Go to the Manage your Kindle area on Amazon. 
  • In the Kindle section, select Edit Info
  • In the Kindle email address field, you can change the first part of the email address to what you would like it to me (the can't be changed). 
  • Select update information to save your changes.

Your Kindle will only receive files to convert from email address you have authorized. This is to prevent spam. The default setting is that only items sent from your account email address will be converted and forwarded to your Kindle. You can add email addresses (like the addresses of your friends, co workers or anyone else you would like to enable to send you files) in the Manage Your Kindle area.

Tomorrow... Sending Files To Your Kindle