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Topic # 23429 29-Jun-2008 12:06
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Does anyone send emails using vodafone smtp?

I tried but it keeps asking me for a username and password


I'm connecting to my paradise email which works but can't send

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  Reply # 141188 29-Jun-2008 12:21
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That is the correct smtp address the issue is you need to disable smtp authiaction on your handset so it does not ask for user name and password when sending.

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  Reply # 141189 29-Jun-2008 12:23
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If this is for Vodafone fixed line internet services, then this may help, otherwise, should be correct.

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  Reply # 141217 29-Jun-2008 13:48
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If you're using Windows Mail or similar on a PC, this should get you up and running:

Open your Vodafone account settings in the mail client.

Under the Servers tab make sure the setting is (as pointed out above) and the My server requires authentication checkbox is checked - the settings related to this should be Use same settings as my incoming mail server.  This will stop the requests for username/password.

In the Advanced tab, make sure the port for your outgoing mail server is set to 25 and the This server requires a secure connection (SSL) checkbox is unchecked.  Trying to connect securely will prevent your emails from sending.

It's a shame Vodafone don't post basic settings like this on their website.  They give you half the picture and you have to figure the rest out for yourself.  Having said that, they're not the only company like this, but that's hardly any sort of excuse...

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  Reply # 141339 29-Jun-2008 23:03
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Thanks for that it works now.


Just notice that my n82 keeps putting  my username and password in the outgoing mail server.I've deleted that part and it works now


Vodafone don't really give these basic settings which I agree .Hopefully things will improve

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