Is there anyone else who CANT send email or d/l emails?

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mane3215

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I have my email set up through pop3 comcast account. I receive my email just fine, however I cannot send it out. Well I can but its very sporadic. Today I sent one at 4:20pm, I just deleted it at 10:30 pm and it never sent.

I sent another around 5:30 and it shot through in about 30 secs. I have talked to Apple and AT&T, of course no one has an idea and is pointing to the other.


My second issue is a lot of times when I get an email it says the message isn’t downloaded from server. Sometimes it takes 5 seconds, other times it just wont d/l it. I have to keep switching from the email to the inbox and back and forth. Sometimes it works, most times it does not.


Are others experiencing similar problems?
 

gone2vegas

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how are you connecting when you send the email? through AT&T or your home Wi-Fi? I noticed I have to change my outgoing server depending on how I'm connected.

you can choose if you want emails downloaded from the server in settings, but I would think you want to leave them on the server. this way you can still retrieve them when you're on your main computer.
 

cdodkin

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I bet it's a case of you seeing or not seeing your outbound SMTP server depending on whether your iPhone is online via EDGE or wi-fi.

Some ISPs stop you from accessing your normal outgoing email server when you're not on their network, like when you're on EDGE for example.

That happened to me - RoadRunner screwed up my outgoing Email unless I was online via my home wi-fi and on their network.

you on EDGE, some other persons wi-fi or home wi-fi?
 

gone2vegas

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I bet it's a case of you seeing or not seeing your outbound SMTP server depending on whether your iPhone is online via EDGE or wi-fi.

Some ISPs stop you from accessing your normal outgoing email server when you're not on their network, like when you're on EDGE for example.

That happened to me - RoadRunner screwed up my outgoing Email unless I was online via my home wi-fi and on their network.

you on EDGE, some other persons wi-fi or home wi-fi?
so what did you do to solve the ISP/non-ISP issue? do you just change the outgoing server whenever your connection changes from Wi-Fi to Edge and vice versa?

if so, gmail is looking better and better
 

mane3215

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Oh, never looked at that. I just shot three test emails out and all three went out and through without a hitch. I maybe crazy but I thought i was on edge before when a few went through maybe not.

So is there a way to remedy this problem? How do others with PDA's do it without problems?

I sure hope there is an easy sure fire fix :(.
 

cdodkin

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I used a 3rd party hosted SMPT server that I can hit from any network - I never used my RR Email address anyway - I just use their pipe when I'm at home for InterNet.

It's definitely something that Apple or AT&T can improve - they should provide all iPhone users with an SMTP server that we can hit from anywhere with a suitable userID and Password of course.

That would fix it for everyone.
 

mlass

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I used a 3rd party hosted SMPT server that I can hit from any network - I never used my RR Email address anyway - I just use their pipe when I'm at home for InterNet.

It's definitely something that Apple or AT&T can improve - they should provide all iPhone users with an SMTP server that we can hit from anywhere with a suitable userID and Password of course.

That would fix it for everyone.
You would think that would be something easy At&t could have done for SmartPhones, PDA's, and iPhones users. For now, I have WIFI turned off to send replies to emails on cwmx.com. I'm usually not connected to WIFI anyways, unless I'm using YouTube or the Internet and than I just turn it off when done (conserves battery).

I would like to know why some email will not download from server? Some of the emails you can scroll to the bottem an click download now and other don't have that option.
 

ColsTiger

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You can use Gmail to get all your pop emails from your ISP address. It's just a matter of configuring it. They'll still go to your desktop or laptop if you'd rather reply from your computer when you get the chance. You can even set it up to reply from the original address and not from your gmail account so If you get an email to your ISP supplied email address and it forwards to your gmail account, you can reply the original sender will never even know it.
 

mane3215

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You can use Gmail to get all your pop emails from your ISP address. It's just a matter of configuring it. They'll still go to your desktop or laptop if you'd rather reply from your computer when you get the chance. You can even set it up to reply from the original address and not from your gmail account so If you get an email to your ISP supplied email address and it forwards to your gmail account, you can reply the original sender will never even know it.
I tried that with Yahoo, but when you get mail and respond, it repsponds to my Yahoo account since its the account that forwarded it to my phone. There is no way around that, that I know of.
 

ColsTiger

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I tried that with Yahoo, but when you get mail and respond, it repsponds to my Yahoo account since its the account that forwarded it to my phone. There is no way around that, that I know of.
That's why gmail is so much better. I tried yahoo at first but gmail will easily configure to receive all emails that come to your ISP provided email address and you can even configure gmail so that you can reply to those emails FROM you ISP address. It's pretty cool actually.

You might want to try the Apple discussion boards. There's quite a few posts about comcast outgoing email. Evidently it's a large ISP.