POP3 email account works, then stops

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  1. lynxfish

    lynxfish New Member

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    I've seen similar threads on this, but no answers yet, so I thought I'd start a new one. I set up my POP3 account, correctly, on the Droid, and everything worked fine for a while, then it just stopped receiving email. When I go to Account Settings and check the incoming server settings, it just gets stuck. If I just pop the battery out and restart the Droid, it immediately starts getting email again, so it's clear that the security and port settings are fine. This looks a lot like a bug. Unless someone has another idea...?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. mcinvaille

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    I use the quick launch bar for managing apps on one page. From there I disable synch for Gmail. I doubt thats your issue but mail will not come in with it disabled.
     
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    Imemine New Member

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    I have the same problem with my pop3 account. It will work if I delete it and set it up again but then it only works for a while. Seems it is worse since the update. Any ideas since you last posted?

    M
     
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    I had the same issue... Some times it would work, some times it would just hang. I finally switched from the default e-mail app to the K-9 e-mail app. Works great! No more hangs!
     
  5. oh no droid

    oh no droid New Member

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    So far, I have been able to remedy the e-mail application hanging up on checking mail by turning the phone off and back on again. It is a pain because there is no warning that it is not working until you look to see it "stuck perpetually checking. Going to Settings and trying to close the running e-mail application will not cure the problem as it does not actually close the application.

    Good luck!
     
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    I have the same email freeze problem from my pop3 account set up and removing the battery works. I can not reply to any of my email in the pop3 ATT account. I have to go over to gmail and type in the address and email folks back that way. It is frustrating. What is the "K-9 email app?"
     
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    An app that you can use in place of the native email app.
     
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    Where can I get it? Market? Or is it on the phone now and I just don't realize it?
     
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    It's in the market. search K-9 and it will show up. i am using the new beta release. What I like most about it is the native email app wasn't working with my company's exchange security settings. K-9 works and I can now sync my work email as well.
     
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    thanks. I will check it out. I have ATT/yahoo and I can't reply to anything. It is frustrating. I had a blackberry storm before rolling a kayak with it on my waist and it was great for messages, email and otherwise. the browser an navigation are so nice on this one I would like to keep it. I could hook up my blackberry to my mac and immediately sync contacts, etc with one click. Nothing close to that here. Can you sync your contacts?
     
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    I agree K-9 Mail is very close to Blackberry push mail service..... but not quite yet. I also have issues with my Hotmail address on my Droid running through the default mail service on the Droid.
     
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    This is my first smart phone and I'm having a lot of fun with it. But I do want the email to work. I have Comcast and it won't send.
     
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    POP freezes, IMAP runs fine

    I've been having the same issue with my POP account. I use two accounts, one IMAP, which works just fine, and one POP, which works for a few minutes or hours, then hangs in an "always checking" state. Usually a power reset solves it. I can't afford to be turning the phone on and off constantly to see if I have mail.

    Unfortunately this is pretty common in my experience for Google-authored software. Buggy, no support, and laid back attitude about fixing things. That was fine for 'free' (ad-supported) products, but my Droid wasn't exactly free...
     
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    k9 versus droid email program

    I started using K9 and I don't have any problems with email anymore. But when I was using the program that came with the droid, I fund that if it stopped recieving email, I would to into one of the security settings under the email set up, change it, then change it back and it would start recieving email again. Then I tried K9. I love it. I can also put a signature line on all emails.

    Sent from my Droid, better than the iPhone.
     
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