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Cannot send email over IMAP

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Billy_VW, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Billy_VW

    Billy_VW New Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2010
    I have 3 email accounts on my Captivate, 2 gmail and My purdue email account.
    I can send and receive through both the gmail accounts but the Purdue one will not send no matter what settings i try.
    According to the school the outgoing settings need to be
    TSL enabled
    port 587
    require log in

    i have tried
    tsl, ssl (both regular and accept all certs) login and no login and a few other settings. Done 2 battery pulls and re composing the message countless times. It just stays in my outbox.
    wifi on and off

    When i go into the outbox, i press on the "Send outgoing messages button" and it blinks like i pressed it, but it doesnt immediately try to send the email, have to wait another 2-4 minutes before it decides it wants to try and connect to the server. When it does finally try to send the email it tries for about 30 seconds then comes back with "connection error" and gives up.

    Any ideas?
    Also none of my email accounts will automatically check for email like i have them set to do. I have them set to check every 5 minutes and it seems like some check every 4 hours and others will only manually check. Its inconsistent at best.
    The email issues for this phone are really making me regret the purchase.


  2. s.m.knipe

    s.m.knipe Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Grad student
    Martinsburg, WV & Portales, NM
    I could never get my school's IMAP settings to work on any kind of client (Evolution, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc...), so I used my gmail SMTP settings

    server: smtp.gmail.com
    port: 587
    Security: TLS (Accept All Certificates)

    check "require sign-in" and enter one of your gmail credentials

    works like a charm
  3. SkiboF16

    SkiboF16 Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Have you tried turning OFF your WiFi to connect to these? I have observed that some of my email accounts do not work over WiFi. Have you?

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