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IMAP sync on Wifi but not on Mobile Broadband

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thostrup, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. thostrup

    thostrup New Member
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    I have set up email sync for IMAP and receive new emails when on Wifi. However, for some reason the sync does not work on Mobile Broadband. Anyone?
     

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  2. petefoth

    petefoth Well-Known Member
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    Some networks (e.g. 3 in the UK) block access to SMTP servers other than their own when you are connected over their network. Possible workround is to use a different port (587 and 465 have worked for me) rather than the normal port 25.
    My long-term workround was to move to T-Mobile {:)

    Regards

    Pete
     
  3. ticho

    ticho Well-Known Member
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    The OP was asking about IMAP, not SMTP.

    I had this problem when I first got a phone which couldn't download data access settings from the provider automatically - web worked, but nothing else. I had to figure out the correct settings for 2G/3G.

    You could either check with your provider (although it might be difficult to get through their layer of mindless helpdesk drones), or find the settings on the web using google/bing/whatever.
     
  4. _MarkC

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