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K-9 Mail will not connect to outgoing server

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by dougtop, Aug 17, 2010.

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    Have tried everything I can think of (though I am not a highly technical user)...cannot get K-9 to send. Receive works just fine. Am using POP mail (not an Exchange server, just personal POP) with my ISP (Optonline / Cablevision).

    Can anyone advise settings?

    Thanks
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    This almost always turns out to be a port issue. I think that K-9 automatically tries to use port 25 and a lot of ISP's block that port now. Search on Google and you'll probably find what port and security settings others are using for cell phones on your ISP.

    Also, you might try, just for grins, doing a manual setup and use port 465 or 587. I only saying those because I've seen them referenced in several threads concerning this issue with other ISP's.

    Good luck.
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    Great answer. Thanks. It took me about 20 seconds to try both ports you suggested and 587 did the trick!

    Thanks again!
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    Glad it worked out for you.
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    587 worked for me as well on my Droid using K-9 for hotmail...thanks!!
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    Worked for me also. Thanks
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