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  1. TheMerovingian

    TheMerovingian Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was somewhat spoiled by how easy my Blackberries set up my email accounts.

    When I try to set up my .edu account on my G1, it asks me if it is a POP3 or an IMAP account. I am not sure which of these applies, and god only knows who on campus would know that. I have tried each one, and neither goes through.

    So I logged into my email and noticed on the computer that it says mail.mscd.edu. I tried using this instead of what the phone automatically inserted which was mscd.edu. This worked for incoming mail because I got no error message, but when I tried to get past the next step, which was outgoing mail, it would not connect.

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. herr_tichy

    herr_tichy New Member

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    Code (Text):
    1. tichy@einwegbeutel:~$ nmap mail.mscd.edu
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    3. Starting Nmap 4.03 ( http://www.insecure.org/nmap/ ) at 2009-04-08 17:12 CEST
    4. Interesting ports on mail01.mscd.edu (147.153.1.9):
    5. (The 1669 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: filtered)
    6. PORT    STATE SERVICE
    7. 80/tcp  open  http
    8. 110/tcp open  pop3
    9. 143/tcp open  imap
    10. 443/tcp open  https
    11. 993/tcp open  imaps
    12.  
    13. Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 51.650 seconds
    Weird. No SMTP server running there. Maybe it's only reacheable from the inside of the campus network? But that wouldn't make much sense...

    Anyway, there's an old and mysterious force out there, that may help you in such cases....:

    It's here, but SSSSHHHHH, don't tell anybody!

    :p
     
  3. TheMerovingian

    TheMerovingian Member This Topic's Starter

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    It is able to be reached from outside campus. I had no issues with my Blackberry, so I know it can be done.

    As for the second part, LOL, you mean I have to do some work to get it done!?!? Ah man that sucks! :D

    I did google it, and came up with some things, but I really dont want to deal with the tech dept if I dont have to.

    Thanks for the help though.
     
  4. kilian69

    kilian69 New Member

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    So I know this is a little bit of a late reply, and hopefully you have already fixed your phone. However I just got my droid last week and previously came from a blackberry. The blackberry set it up automatically (awesome) droid doesn't but there is a really easy fix to this. You were right in setting up your incoming to use mail.mscd.edu but to send mail mscd doesn't allow that unless you are in their system so I used my gmail acct setting for the smtp. smtp.gmail.com user name + password change plus add ssl security. So I can get my emails from mscd but if I send an email it gets sent from my gmail account. That's actually how the blackberry did it but it links all your emails together so it's difficult to know that. Hope this helps anyone else trying to set up their droid with metros email system!
     
  5. kmoore63

    kmoore63 New Member

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    So, I've been reading through this thread and for the life of me, I CANNOT get my mscd.edu e-mail to set up on my Droid. I've got a Droid Incredible with Verizon. I don't know what else to try. Beginning to end, any ideas?
     

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