Still not working
Outgoing is mail.server.com with no user name and no password. Worked fine last Wednesday and Thursday. Then Friday, it quit sending e-mail to anyone ourside of our server name. Tried changing SSL outgoing to on instead of off, that didn't work. Tried the cwmx.com:587 and that didn't work for any outgoing e-mails. They are still sitting in the outbox saying "rejected by server." Any other ideas?I'm not sure this will fix all the email problems mentioned, but the most common problem is the 'rejected by the server' problem.
For your home wi-fi network, your mail settings work because you are "inside" your network providers "house". So if you're a Comcast subscriber, at home, you're connected to Comcast's network from the inside, and so can talk to their outgoing mail server which also is inside.
When you take the iPhone somewhere else, you're "outside". So your provider sees that someone from AT&T's network (when you're using the EDGE network) or some other network (if you found an open wi-fi access spot) is trying to shove their outgoing email in your providers server, and they don't allow that.
So you need to make sure you tell your service provider who you are, so they know that if you're in AT&T's EDGE network house, they'll still allow you to send mail through your provider's mail server.
The way you do this is by setting your outgoing mail server to use SSL authentication. You'll need to check with your provider to find out the mail server address, port, and the username and password to use secure SMTP outgoing email. That's 'simple mail transfer protocol', or if you're my buddy who likes meaningful sayings (he though HTTP meant 'head to this page'), call it 'sending mail to people' server.
Once you have all that, I recommend you set up your home computer that way, SSL SMTP isn't bad even when you don't need it, so it's good for the home computer that works with or without it. Then sync the iPhone mail account(s) after you changed them to use SSL SMTP, and the settings should all transfer.
That way, when you're running around town using EDGE, it'll tell your outgoing mail server who you are, and that you have the right to shove your outgoing mail to their server.
If your provider doesn't have SSL SMTP, then you need to find a STMP server that does... gmail does, .Mac does, and I'm sure yahoo also does. Gmail isn't as good if you're not using a gmail return address though, since it will automatically change your return address to your gmail account no matter what you set it as. I'm not sure about the others.