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Droid tablet help-please

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    I'm not desktop computer challenged, but I bought my first, 7" droid tablet and cannot get email to work.

    I have a wifi connection to the internet at home and that is working fine on the tablet.

    I go through the setup procedure: username, password, pop3 server (prodigy.net), port 995 SSL (for prodigy) and every account I try, I get this error message:

    “Setup could not finish, unable to open connection to server.”

    I’m stumped because I have internet using the tablet browser.

    Options I tried were “SSL-accept all certs”, just plain “SSL” and “none”

    Same thing on my wi.rr.com account but on that I use 110 for incoming and 25 for outgoing & ssl, the same as on my Outlook settings for all of these.

    Same error message with my gmail account.

    I'm throwing out the port numbers because I tried going through the auto email setup for all 3 accounts and none of that worked, so I tried to manually enter the other data.

    Any idea what I am doing wrong, or is it a tablet problem? It is a refurbished unit that I only paid $40 for, but everything else seems to be working.

    EDIT: OS 2.3.
     
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    Try these for settings:

    Incoming (POP3) Mail Server: pop.prodigy.net
    Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server: smtp.prodigy.net
     
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    Joe: I have an Android tablet with Prodigy email account setup on it. Here is what my settings are:

    User name: <your Prodigy email addy>
    Password: <you pw>
    IMAP server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
    Security type: SSL (plain SSL, not all certificates)
    Port: 993
    IMAP path prefix: <blank>

    Note: I'm using the resident email client that came with the tablet, not the Yahoo Mail downloaded client. I don't think that makes a difference, but not sure.

    Hope that helps, at least with the Prodigy part.
     
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    I checked my Droid tablet and your incoming port # is the same.SSL/TLS is what is listed.
    My outgoing is 465... this is for smtp.comcast.net

    I once drove myself nuts with this email setup on a pc...I was typing SMPT.comcast.net. Could not figure out what was wrong!
    It's always something small in pc problems.
    Worse come to worse call RoadRunner tech support?
     
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    Your Welcome....Oh nevermind :poke:
     
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    Thanks all! I got it working for both Prodigy and Roadrunner.

    For prodigy my Outlook email account pop.prodigy.net is somehow grandfathered in on the desktop, but for the tablet I had to change to something totally different for both the incoming and outgoing.
    Can't tell you what it is right now. My wife left with the tablet.

    Roadrunner also was completely different from the desktop settings. Outgoing was something like "mobile-roadrunner smtp" something. My desktop is smtp-server.wi.rr.com.

    I know not a great explanation, but only a few of the desktop settings carried over. The good news is both email accounts are working on the tablet:thumbsup:
     
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