geeky thing #15 – if you can’t send mail on your iPhone

February 17, 2008 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

Configure iPhone Mail for EDGE

Sometimes your ISP configurations won’t let you send, only receive mail.  I have this problem with my cable company email settings that I use on my desktop.

To see if your iPhone settings work with EDGE, temporarily turn off Wi-Fi by choosing Settings > Wi-Fi before setting up your mail directly on iPhone. Once you’ve turned Wi-Fi off, follow the steps below to setup your mail account on iPhone.

  1. On iPhone, choose Settings > Mail.
  2. In the Accounts section, choose Add Account > Other
  3. Enter all of the account information including both required and optional information and click SaveNote: Be sure to carefully type your password correctly as you will not be able to see the letters you are typing in the password field.
  4. iPhone will verify your account settings.

If the verification worked, then your account should work on and off of your ISP network and you can re-enable Wi-Fi.

O2 subscribers

See this document for a note on using O2’s Outgoing Mail Server.

AT&T subscribers

If you are an AT&T subscriber and your ISP does not allow you to connect to their outgoing mail server to send email from outside their network, you can use the following AT&T outgoing mail server instead.

  • cwmx.comNo user name or password required

AT&T’s outgoing mail server will only allow you to send mail while using an EDGE connection and will not work on a Wi-Fi connection. If you are connected to Wi-Fi and would like to send mail using AT&T’s server, turn off Wi-Fi by choosing Settings > Wi-Fi. Information about using AT&T’s mail server to send mail using EDGE can be located in AT&T’s support document 72769.


Entry filed under: iphone, sending mail.

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