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old3eyes

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#62456 7-Jun-2010 19:22
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Hi,

Adding to my dramas of getting a tethered fone to work correctly and having spent the passed few hours looking at similar threads of problems.

With Eudora 7 I can send and recieve emails fine for my ISP account at Orcon  using the settings of mail.orcon.net.nz   when connected  to the fone with the XT SIM and the same for a Vodafone SIM.  I would prefer to use XT as Voda is like watching paint dry..

However on either carrier I can't get Outlook to work. With XT I have tried the usual suspects of  send.xtra.co.nz  or smtp.xtra.co.nz.  By fudging my outgoing email address to something like user@xtra.co.nz I can sent to Xtra addresses but non outside of Xtra.

I asked Orcon but they said.

"I am going to assume that this phone gains access to the Internet via a 3G connection supplied by either Vodafone or Telecom. If this is the case you will need o contact your service provider and ask them what the out going mail server for there 3g networks are.

  Adjusting the outgoing mail server to the correct address for the network should resolve this issue."

I am coming to the conclusion that I will have to get a xtra email account setup to get this to work.


Surely a tethered fone is just a data connection and should just work to your ISP or am I being too simplistic??

Will I have this same problem if I get a data stick??

Thanx in advance..










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johnr
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  #339115 7-Jun-2010 19:28
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old3eyes: when connected ?to the fone with the XT SIM and the same for a Vodafone SIM. ?I would prefer to use XT as Voda is like watching paint dry.


As avdvised more than once you are using a device that does not support extended 3G U900 so attaching to the slower GPRS network this is a device limitation not the network

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  #339118 7-Jun-2010 19:39
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Assuming you are having SMTP authentication issues (i.e. if you are using an off-net SMTP server that does not allow relaying), you can sign up for a Gmail account and then use their SMTP server regardless of which network you are connecting through.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=13287
http://lifehacker.com/111166/how-to-use-gmail-as-your-smtp-server

You can also change the account settings in your Gmail acount so that any emails sent through the SMTP gateway will appear from your regular account, and any replies can be forwarded to your account as well.

 
 
 
 


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  #339126 7-Jun-2010 19:49
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Thanx for your replies.

John. Later I found a post from Steve that said to use smtp.vodafone.net.nz and this works OK but as I'm using GPRS it's very slow..

Kevin. I do have a gmail account and will try this was well.

As I have got Voda working I the worst come after we move house and have no BB for a week or two I'll buy a Voda 3G stick and use that as it looks like it will work..




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  #339361 8-Jun-2010 13:42
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Thanx Kevin,
I got the Gmail to work OK on both carriers. A little messy to setup but it works though I think the Vodafone 3G stick is a better solution..




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  #340220 10-Jun-2010 14:39
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John.

Maybe I should move this to the Vodafone area.

I got hold of a Voda 3G stick k3765 and can connect to the Internet and retrieve email OK but I still can't send email. With Eudora which worked fine when tethered but on the 3G stick with the outgoing set to smtp.vodafone.co.nz (tried smtp.vodafone.net.nz but it won't even look at that one) I get rejected with a "530 Authentication Required" When I test with outlook 2003 and run the Test Connection I get Please Verify Email address Field"

Any pointers pleaze..

Thanx in advance..





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  #340226 10-Jun-2010 14:48
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Hi have you tried using smtp2.vodafone.net.nz. As this is the standard SMTP server for Vodafone Mobile Broadband

old3eyes

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  #340261 10-Jun-2010 16:02
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Yep thanx. That was the answer. Goes good now.




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