How to open a Mobi file on a Kindle – Part Two

Transferring files to your Kindle using Email

Instructions adapted from Amazon Help pages.

  1. Download the Mobi file to your computer. This will have a .mobi extension after the file name and would have been sent to you as an attachment, or if the file was too large for email, you would have been sent a Dropbox link to download the file from. Make sure you know where the Mobi file downloads to on your computer (your Desktop or Documents folder may be a good place).
  2. How to open Mobi file on KindleGo to Amazon’s website and log in to your account.
  3. Click on Your Account and then scroll down to the Digital Content section and select Manage Your Kindle or Manage your Content and Devices (see right).
  4. Select Personal Document Settings. You should see a heading Send to Kindle email settings. There should be an email address there, XXXXX@Kindle.com.
  5. Go to Approved Personal Document E-mail List section which is further down the page Manage your Content and Devices. Add your email address to this list, so that the Kindle device will accept the file.
  6. In your mail program, start a new email to the @Kindle.com email address you just found.
  7. Attach the Mobi file and then send your email.
  8. Wait approximately five minutes and then open your Kindle and sync. Your book should appear in your Books or Documents sections.

Continue to Part Three: Transferring files to your Kindle using a USB cable »

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