Sending Messages to Kindle

by Nathan McGinty

One of the features that Amazon introduced in later versions of the Kindle e-book reader was the ability to connect through cellular and Wi-Fi networks. This allows readers to wirelessly download books and other content for the Kindle. Once configured with the user's Amazon account, each Kindle also comes with a "Send to Kindle" email address. Although this feature is meant to give users the ability to have digital books sent to their reader, it can also be used for sending messages to the Kindle.

1

Open up a text using Microsoft Word or Google Documents. Type out your message. Save the file in DOC or DOCX format.

2

Log in to your Amazon account. Click the "Manage Your Kindle" link.

3

Click "Personal Documents Settings" in the menu.

4

Click the "Add a new approved e-mail address" link in the "Personal Document E-mail List." Type in the email address from where you will be sending the message.

5

Click the "Mange Your Devices" link in the menu. Select the registered Kindle where you will be sending the message in your list of devices. Locate your "Send-to-Kindle e-mail address" listed on the page and make a note of it.

6

Compose a new email in your favorite email program. Type your "Send-to-Kindle e-mail address" in the "To:" field. Attach the document with the message you created to the email. Click "Send."

7

Open the message in the "Personal Documents" section of your Kindle.

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About the Author

Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.

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