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Is plusnet compatible with Email on 3

nedster
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Is plusnet compatible with Email on 3

I have just recently switched over to plusnet. 3 (the mobile phone company) offer a service called email on 3 whereby you can retreive your email via your mobile phone.
Is plusnet compatible with this service, and if so does anyone have the correct settings?
Thanks
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Re: Is plusnet compatible with Email on 3

All you should need to pick up email are your username, password and our POP3 or IMAP mail server address (mail.plus.net or imap.plus.net). In order to send email you're going to need to use 3's SMTP server address. An alternative would be to use relay.plus.net as the outbound server but specify that you want to use a username and password to send email. Only problem with the latter option is that it might not work if 3 intercept your SMTP traffic. Somebody else can probably confirm whether or not this is the case, I'm not sure myself...

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Re: Is plusnet compatible with Email on 3

Yep, been there done that!, 3 intercept SMTP traffic , you need to use their SMTP server 'smtp-mbb.three.co.uk'.
Dont use the 'smtp.three.co.uk' as it will automatically insert your mobile number as the 'sender'.
nedster
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Re: Is plusnet compatible with Email on 3

Still not working for me I keep getting "acount activation unsuccessful. please try again (100)"
nedster
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Re: Is plusnet compatible with Email on 3


Misterw,
Do you have the exact settings you used, I still cannot get it to connect? Any help is greatly appreciated.