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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by quinnygoth, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. quinnygoth

    quinnygoth Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello everybody.

    I got the Galaxy S3 for christmas. It's my first ever smart phone; I've been rocking a Nokia 3310 up until now :D

    I'm having trouble setting up the Mail app. I put my email and password in and the phone says I'm using an incorrect user name or password, even though they are both definitely correct.

    Does anybody know what's wrong?


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  2. RoadSuper

    RoadSuper Well-Known Member

    Maybe you are putting in the login information for an account but the phone thinks you are entering your information for another email service, like maybe you're putting in your yahoo information but the phone thinks you are wanting to use gmail, or something.
  3. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    Christ that's a bit of a jump?!

    What email service are you using - i.e. what is the end part of your email, e.g. @gmail.com?
  4. quinnygoth

    quinnygoth Newbie
    Thread Starter

    The end of my email is "@mail.com" (not @gmail.com)

    My Samsung account was set up with this email. I have a gmail account too but I don't want to use it anymore.

    Thanks for your help so far.
  5. andy9l

    andy9l Well-Known Member

    Looks like you need to be signed up to your email provider's premium service to get IMAP/POP3 access to your account - which is silly. I'd recommend leaving them for someone more reputable, like GMail. Have your emails forwarded to your new GMail account...if they'll let you do that.

    I setup a test account, and got this:

  6. quinnygoth

    quinnygoth Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Oh wow.

    Thanks for that.

    Looks like I'm stuck with Gmail after all!

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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