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Master Geek

Topic # 29712 16-Jan-2009 11:00
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Have been asking questions on vodafone forum re this but still hitting a brick wall.

A colleague has an iphone and an email at, can read emails on 3G connection but can't reply as smtp server is invalid when not connected to correct ISP i.e. he has broadband with xtra so when at home on wifi the xtra smtp server works fine.

the vodafone smtp server is apparently port 25, but he can't get it to add to the list of smtp servers on the phone.

I had slightly more success using in that it sort of saved although said it wasn't really working, but emails still don't send.

has anyone managed to send/reply to emails on a 3G connection using the vodafone smtp server and if so, how did they get it onto the phone and working.

I know you can use gmail's smtp, but as i understand it attaches "sent by gmail on behalf of xxxx" which isn't ideal, so the vodafone option seems like a better idea.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 190203 17-Jan-2009 17:48
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Will go back to square one
has anyone managed to send an email on a 3G connection on the iphone?. Exchange and Gmail don't count as exchange has own system and gmail has it's own smtp servers.

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  Reply # 190742 20-Jan-2009 10:48
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Hi,Yes, I have those same smtp settings on my iPhone here in Wellington & am able to send email with a cell signal only. Is working well. Cheers, Mike



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Master Geek

  Reply # 190743 20-Jan-2009 10:52
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Fully reinstalled email account, waited patiently and it sorted itself out.....
no idea why I couldn't add the vodafone server to the existing account....oh well, works now

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  Reply # 190889 20-Jan-2009 19:58
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Hi, Glad to hear you got it sorted. I had the same problem and could not send over the 2g/3g network, wifi was ok. I could not get the voda smtp server saved and nothing worked when sending. After deleting all mail accounts directly on the phone and resetting up my orcon one, I was then able to send over the cell network. I am still not able to add the vodafone server though but not a problem as orcon ok for sending.

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