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  1. xx DROiD ERiS xx

    xx DROiD ERiS xx Well-Known Member
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    can anybody help me set up my AKO email on my Droid X

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  2. asics4381

    asics4381 Lurker

    I am pretty sure AKO will prevent any kind of automatic mobile email delivery once it detects it. I can never get it to stay on for very long.

    Army = suck
  3. Eris: regardless of what asics says; what I would try is any imap capable email client. I'm not sure if the Droid X has one built in or not (my wife owns the DX, I'm just her tech support). The help link on AKO's sign-in page is fairly useful. Just help search the word: imap. It tells you how to configure Outlook which you can translate to your DX imap client.
  4. ccaudio1

    ccaudio1 Newbie

    here you go:

    to recieve:

    username: first.last
    password: your ako password
    imap server: imap.us.army.mil
    security: SSL (always)
    authenication: plain
    port: 993

    hit next it should take you to the send portion

    the out going setting as follows:

    smpt server: mailrouter.us.army.mil
    security: SSL (always)
    port: 445
    authentication: plan
    username first name. last name @us.army.mil
    password: your AKO password

    hit next and it should complete the registration.

    good luck..

    SPC Molina

    asics4831 it shows how narrow minded you are...i hope your not in the military...you never know maybe an army battle will be the one to get your @$$ out to safety...
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  5. llamakc

    llamakc Member

    The above was helpful. The below was not.

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  6. switch11b

    switch11b Lurker

    I am having issues getting this to work with my droid x. I am able to configure most of the IMAP settings but there are only two boxes to check after server, port, name and pw. These are "Use secure connection" and "Verify Certificate", both of which I have checked. I always receive and "Invalid server certificate" error. Any ideas?
  7. itorralva

    itorralva Lurker

    i just unclicked the "verify certificat" after i did all the above actions ie imap and router setting and it worked instantly
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  8. runestyr

    runestyr Lurker

    I was having the same problem with AKO's instructions -- they have no relation to the actual menus on the phone. When people say "select SSL" that seems to mean the droid's menu item of "Use Secure Connection."

    Per the other post, try turning off the "Verify Certificate." No one trusts the US government as a certificate authority, which is why you get the same "invalid certificate" error when you go to most government web sites unless you install the DoD Root certificates (and I'm not sure how to do that on a phone).

    Note also that the incoming settings (IMAP) require your userid, not your full email address. That was enough for me to start getting incoming mail from AKO on the Droid X.

    For outgoing mail, the instructions above mention using the full email address instead of just the userid. I tried it both ways, and neither works for sending mail. So...half a solution thus far.
  9. runestyr

    runestyr Lurker

    Update: with no new actions on my part, AKO email suddenly started working yesterday using the settings I mentioned above. Weird.

    Obviously it doesn't support SMIME because I don't have the hardware or middleware (not sure it exists), but you can't have everything can you?
  10. SPC Molina had it almost right these minor changes should have you sending and recieving in no time

    Good Luck all:D
  11. prkns7

    prkns7 Lurker

    Worked very well. After having trouble with other posts this one helped. Works great. Thanks
  12. akowebmail

    akowebmail Lurker

    The only other information I was able to find on this was on ako-webmail.net/faqs/ako-webmail-on-the-droid-instructions
  13. mwhicks

    mwhicks Lurker

    I have a Droid X2 running version 2.3.3. The Android Forum has great information and got me "in the ballpark" but I still had some challenges. The main one being that SSL security was not an option - only TLS.

    I believe that most of the posts in this forum have helped based on each persons setup, here is what worked for me:

    Incoming Server:
    Server - imap.us.army.mail
    User Name - first.last (leave off the @us.army.mil)
    Password - enter your AKO password

    Advanced Settings:
    Port - 993
    Check the "Use secure connection" box
    Use secure password (TLS) - Select Never*
    Uncheck "View Certificate"

    OK - you are complete with incoming.

    *MY MAIN PROBLEM...it defaults to "Use secure password (TLS)"... the was not a SSL option. I have a drop down with three options; Never, Auto and Always.

    Outgoing Server:
    SMTP Server - mailrouter.us.army.mail
    User Name - first.last (leave off the @us.army.mil)
    Password - enter your AKO password

    Advanced Settings:
    Port - 465
    Check the "Use secure connection" box
    Use secure password (TLS) - Select Never (SAME AS ABOVE)
    Authentication - drop down, select Auto
    Uncheck "View Certificate"

    OK - you are complete with outgoing.

    I hope this helps and thanks to everyone who contributes.
  14. Noah Malarky

    Noah Malarky Lurker

    Setting up AKO email for my Atrix 4G went smooth with these instructions.

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