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Setting up email on android smart phone?

Luzern
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Setting up email on android smart phone?

Just graduated to a cheap smartphone. At home I use Thunderbird to receive and send messages on my PN accounts and also my gmail and hotmail accounts.
I'm showing my age and ignorance, I know, but can someone advise me the settings I need for the phone to enable receipt and senfing of emails? Please!
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

There is a generic set up guide for Android devices here. Specific settings can be found on your Member Centre Connection Settings page. You will probably find using the IMAP incoming server works best for you.
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

Links bookmarked for use at convenient time. Thank you! Smiley
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Luzern
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

From instructions is
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Your email username and password
Setting up for the first time?
Email username: Your Account username
Email password: Your Account password
Your Account username and password are the ones you log in to this website with.
Setting up an additional Plusnet email address?
Email username: Your mailbox username (in the format username+mailboxname)
Email password: Your mailbox password

I think that's saying that username@ username.plus.com has to be set up willy-nilly and only after that can separate IDs and mailboxes be created.
Is that correct?
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

No you can just set up the additional ones but then it won't pick up those from the default email
I have never ever used the default one which wasn't even there when I first used the email
Luzern
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

but for some reason (me or other Roll eyes Smiley ) I tried to use only the mailbox personal to me and the whole lot was rejected.
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

I assume that you did use the format username+mailbox name
I set it up on my better half's tablet with no problem
Luzern
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Re: Setting up email on android smart phone?

Whatever it was I've got it going now. Grin
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.