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andytab
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free online email to gmail client

hi , i managed to get my free online email to go to outlook email client on

android phone but only after using port 465. 

Im trying to set it up now on gmail client now as outlook seems slow to receive.

Gmail setup says email address or password incorrect.

But if change email addess to username only it goes forward. 

But then says outgoing server settings  couldnt open connection to server.

Have tried the options they offer to chang including ssltls starttls with or without certificate but no joy, And different port nos.

Any plusnet web page specifically for free online setup in email clients?

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Townman
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Re: free online email to gmail client

Not totally sure what you are trying to do and what is going wrong.

 

Port 465 relates to SENDING emails not receiving them.  Port 465 is deprecated and ought not to be used.  Port 587 is the correct port.  If you want to use encryption, it should be set to STARTTLS.

 

Gmail is NOT an IMAP client, but a POP3 client and as such Google will harvest all of your emails and stores them on its servers ... and do who knows what with their contents.

As for set up instructions, have you read the sticky topics at the top of this board?

Superusers are not staff, but they do have a direct line of communication into the business in order to raise issues, concerns and feedback from the community.

andytab
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Re: free online email to gmail client

thanks . yes have read lots.

Out of interest  you say "Gmail is NOT an IMAP client" 

The gmail client settings offers imap or pop. I chose imap.

Would it still acts as a pop3 email client after choosing that option?

 

 

Gandalf
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Re: free online email to gmail client

Thanks for your post @andytab 

It shouldn't do, if you've set it up as IMAP it should do just as it says on the tin.

I've never set up an email account on the Gmail app before other than natively using Gmail but there's a first time for everything. I've just gone through the setup process now with one of my Plusnet email addresses. 

I went through the below steps and I'm now successfully able to send and receive mail.

1. Open up the Gmail app

2. Click the Sign In button then Add another account

3. Select the Other (IMAP) option 

4. Type in your email address

5. On the next page you'll need to enter the following details for Incoming server settings

Username (change this from your email address) and mailbox password

IMAP server: imap.free-online.net

Port: 993

Security type: SSL/TLS

6. On the page after you'll need to enter the below details for Outgoing server settings

Username (change this from your email address) and mailbox password

SMTP server: relay.free-online.net

Port: 587

Security type: STARTTLS

 

Let me know how you get on. Smiley

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 Anoush Mortazavi
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andytab
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Re: free online email to gmail client

 

Gandalph youre a star.

I got myself in a cul de sac , was concentrating on server settings only 

and this was what i didnt do.

"On the next page you'll need to enter the following details for Incoming server settings

Username (change this from your email address)"

After that i didnt have to put in port nos. It chooses 993 for oncoming andd 465 for outgoing

and  SSL/TLS

It works  , so for now ill leave port nos as they are and try that port no 587 another day.

 

 

 

Gandalf
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Re: free online email to gmail client

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Thanks for getting back to me @andytab 

Awesome. No problem at all, I'm happy to see your emails working now on the Gmail app.

Let me know if there are further issues or anything else you'd need help with.

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tenborough
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Re: free online email to gmail client

I've been having massive problems trying to get plusnet mail working on outlook on an android phone.  Was working until a year ago, then I had to use GMail, because there was no way I could get outlook working.

I tried again today, and had some success.  First, I added my basic plusnet account (anyone@mydomain.plus.com), using ports 993 and 465 (the default ones that we are not supposed to use).  It added OK, and after that, I was also able to add my mydomain+ accounts.

I know there's another thread out there discussing this, but it is locked, and I have never seen a satisfactory solution.  Hope this helps

andytab
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Re: free online email to gmail client

hi, i got headache trying setups for the outlook and gmail and cant remember

much about what i did to get them to work. probly luck.

Will have another look at weekend.

Whatever ,  my messages can come through 10 hours later.  I  might have mine set up wrong. Best not to rely on for important emails.

 

andytab
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Re: free online email to gmail client

@tenborough   hopefully you got it sorted.

My android outlook I think i used same port nos etc as you.

Cant quite work out what i did in Outlook.

But whatever .  my gmail seems to get plusnet emails best  while outlook is missing loads.

I rely on webmail for important,