Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Setting up your Smartphone E-mail

Siena's e-mail system does support a connection with a smartphone like a Palm, Blackberry, or iPhone. While we can't give detailed instructions, setup is generally easy. 

Most phones have a setup utility to help with setup. They ask you for your e-mail address and password and can figure out the setting from that. 

If that doesn't work, you can do it manually.  Here are a few tips:

  • If there's a "Microsoft Exchange Server" option, use that.
  • If there's no "Microsoft Exchange Server" option, select "POP3" as the protocol.
  • The incoming mail server is ""
  • The outgoing mail server is ""
  • The connection should be using SSL security. There is generally a check box for that.
  • If a log-in name is asked, don't include ""

It may take some fiddling with manual information to get things to work. You may have to contact your phone provider to find out what you need to do.