January 2, 2010
We all know that iPhones are for people who just think they need one to be cool, am I right?* Does an iPhone scream “DROID!” at you everytime you get a text though? No, it doesn’t. Therefore a lot of people are making the correct change to the open source and lovable phone, the Motorolla Droid. How hard is it to set up your email though? It’s as easy as saying “DROID!” in a high pitched robotic voice (well maybe a little more difficult).
Step One: Open up the “Mail” application from your menu. (note you can drag this icon to your desktop by tapping the icon and holding it for about 2-3 seconds)
Step two: Once the email application is open you will be prompted to enter in your email address and password for the account you are setting up. If you host email through us your username and password were provided to you at some point during the process. Remember that it will always be your FULL email used for any login regarding email. Click next after you have entered in the required info.
Step Three: now you need to pick the type of account you are going to set up. For this tutorial I’m going to set up an IMAP which basically mimics your real inbox on your phone (i.e. if you delete a message on your phone it is deleted from your computer as well).
Step 4: After you select IMAP from the choices you will be given a few more fields to fill out. The username / password / and IMAP server fields should be automatically populated, however if you are using Red Olive for your email you will need to change them. Remember your username will ALWAYS be your full email address and the IMAP server will change to mail2.redolive.net (mail1.redolive.net if you are an older client 4 yrs+). The port will be host specific so change it to 993 and the security type to SSL (Accept all certificates) — if you host through Red Olive. Click next and it will check to make sure it can connect successfully! If it does yay! If not make sure you double check your password and all settings.
Step 5: Now we need to set up your outgoing mail settings. The server is the server you used in the previous screen (either mail1.redolive.net or mail2.redolive.net). Make sure you change the port to 465 and the security type to SSL and that “Require sign-in.” is checked. Click next and the Droid will verify these settings as well.
That’s all there is to it. After the Droid verifies this info you will be prompted to enter in a few personal settings like the frequency to update, notification, and a nickname for the account. Once those settings are set you’ll be directed to your inbox where you can start enjoying your millions (maybe) of emails!
*note – No I really don’t have anything against the iPhone users out there. We all have fads at some point in our life :0).
P.S. – The droid really is a better phone.