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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nyartist, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. nyartist

    nyartist Newbie
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    I tried the manual set up of my IMAP account on my new S6 and after triple checking all my settings it cannot be authenticated. not only that but then it defaults back to a POP account which of course means no syncing with all the IMAP folders I have on my computers.
     



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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    if IMAP is using ssl, make sure you have all the appropriate ports open on your router.
     
  3. nyartist

    nyartist Newbie
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    No, not using SSL... my last phone, a Motorola Moto X had the same issue happening. With the S6 I even deleted the email account to start again but this time manually entering the info: imap.earthlink.net etc
     
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Reading through Earthlink's IMAP implementation page apparently SSL is the default (as it should be). I wouldn't recommend anyone to use any mail service that doesn't. If you've been trying to set up your email app using non-SSL ports that could be part of the problem.
    From Earthlink's IMAP page, have you been using these settings?:
    • Incoming Mail Server: imap.earthlink.net
    • Incoming Port Number: 143
    • Outgoing Mail Server:smtpauth.earthlink.net
    • Outgoing Port Number: 587
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/995178/understanding-secure-email
     
  5. nyartist

    nyartist Newbie
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    yes, those are the settings I've used to set up my account on my computer and tablet.. Just doesn't work on the mobile for some reason.
     
  6. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    OK then actually you are using SSL. Are you using the default mail app on your S6? Maybe try using a third-party mail app instead. I prefer K-9 Mail, a lot of people on the Forums here recommend AquaMail.
     
  7. nyartist

    nyartist Newbie
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    OK.. didn't know there were other email programs to use. I'll give them a try now
     
  8. nyartist

    nyartist Newbie
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    thanks Svim - AquaMail is doing the job - and doing it well
     

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date was April 2015. Features and Specs include a 5.1" inch screen, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM, Exynos 7420 Octa processor, and 2550mAh battery.

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