Setup POP email for various ISPs
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Setting up and using email on a Pocket PC is relatively easy to do.
You need the following information from your ISP (Internet Service Provider):
- Your email address
- User ID
- Incoming mail server
- Outgoing mail server
- A domain (usually not necessary)
Source(s): POP email solutions
Once you have all the necessary info open the Inbox on your device and Select Tools/New Account. This will display the following screens:
E-mail Setup - E-mail Address:
Enter your complete email address, then tap next.
E-mail Setup - Auto Configure (may not appear):
If Pocket PC recognizes your ISP name, it will try to Auto Configure itself. If you have a Yahoo POP e-mail account, for example, Pocket PC will automatically fill in everything except your password. When auto-configuration is complete (whether it worked or not), you'll be prompted to tap Next.
E-mail Setup - User Information:
"Your Name" should be your name. This will let people who get your e-mails see your real name, instead of Bob832@yahoo.com. "Use Name" is usually your e-mail address, or your e-mail address with the domain name (such as "@yahoo.com") on the end. "Password" is your e-mail password. Be sure to check the "Remember Password" box, unless you want to enter your password every time you check your e-mails. Tap "Next"
E-mail Setup - Account Information:
"Account Type" is either POP or IMAP. Most mail servers still use POP. "Name" can be anything you like; this will be the label Pocket Outlook uses to identify this account. Useful if you have several e-mail accounts. Tap "Next"
E-mail Setup - Server Information:
Enter the incoming and outgoing mail servers exactly as they were given to you. If auto-config worked, these will already be entered. IMPORTANT: Some ISP's use special port numbers for their mail servers. To use these ports, add a colon after the server name, followed by the port number. Example: For GoDaddy.com e-mail accounts, use: mail.your-domain.com:110 and smtpout.secureserver.net:3535 ("your-domain" should be your domain name - if your domain is hotdog.com, use mail.hotdog.com:110) The domain can usually be left empty, but check with your ISP or administrator to be sure. Tap "Options"
You can choose to have your phone automatically connect and check for messages. Choose this only if have an unlimited data plan. Choosing a very low number, such as 2 minutes, *may* use up too much battery power, so 10 or 15 minutes is probably better. Connection drop-down: This will probably be selected correctly, but you will most likely want to choose the "Internet" as your e-mail connection. Tap "Next"
These defaults are usually correct. Set "Only display messages from the last __ days" to your own personal preference. Check "Require SSL Connection" only if you know your server supports it. You may need to change the port number used by your e-mail server. Many ISP's require that you check the "Outgoing mail needs authentication" box. The "Use Separate Settings" option pages allows you to use different setting, user ID and password for your outgoing email server. If you are using an email address different from your carrier you may need to authenticate it in this way to send mail. Tap "Next"
This lets you choose how much of each message to download. Usually, the default of "Get message headers only/Include 2 KB of message body" is good; if you get long e-mails, bump it to 4 KB. This setting will prevent mails with large attachments from getting automatically (and slowly) downloaded to your device. You can always download large messages and attachments individually. Tap "Finish"
Tap "Send/Receive" from the Menu to test. If anything fails, select Tools/Options to review and modify your account settings.
Email address: email@example.com
Your name: anything you want
password: your password
Check "save password"
Account type: POP3
Name: Anything you want
Incoming mail: pop.broadband.rogers.com
Outgoing mail: smtp.broadband.rogers.com
Domain: leave this blank
Choose your "Connection" setting
All unchecked, EXCEPT for "Outgoing mail requires authentication" which MUST be checked.
Source(s): POP email solutions