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Luke
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Registered: ‎21-04-2010

o2.ie email on iphone?

Im just wondering how to set up my iphone mail so i can get my o2.ie email on it, i have gmail and yahoo its all fine but i dont know how to set up the o2.ie email.... any ideas anyone??
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O2_Daryll
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Re: o2.ie email on iphone?

I am sure I posted up a procedure here a couple of times. I will need to see if I can find it.
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Re: o2.ie email on iphone?

There’s a slight bug in the iPhone mail setup that won’t let you configure without SSL but there’s a workaround. Here are the steps:

On the iPhone go to Settings> Mail. Choose to Add a New account, enter the user details, choose POP.

Then for the following enter:

Incoming Mail Server:
Host Name: pop.o2.ie
Username: Your O2.ie email address
Password: Your O2.ie password

Outgoing Mail Server:
Hostname: smtp.o2.ie
Username: Can leave blank
Password: Can leave blank

It will then try and configure your account using SSL, it will fail and after 30 seconds ask if you would like to configure without SSL. Choose Yes. It will then give an authentication error. You can accept this but still save the settings that you have entered. It will then give an error telling you that the email probably won’t work, accept this. Go back into Settings> Mail. Choose the O2.ie email account, go to Advanced, turn Use SSL to OFF. Go back and ensure the smtp server name (smtp.o2.ie) is in the smtp field. If you then go back out to Mail on the home screen> under accounts (if you have more then one) your email should then load.
A bit long winded but it works.
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poshpantspaddy
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Re: o2.ie email on iphone?

is there a set up method for eircom.net addresses. My father-in-law asked me to do that on his ipod touch but I could never get it to work???
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HappyFeet
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Registered: ‎09-06-2009

Re: o2.ie email on iphone?

Hi Daryll,

The above procedure works almost (with maybe a slight difference for iOS4)
One typo though:
Host Name: pop3.o2.ie

However, I still can't send email. I never could with O2 email on iPhone. but it worked fine on Nokia.
Any ideas?
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Re: o2.ie email on iphone?

The only other option I can offer is to use a forwarding rule to Gmail and use that service instead.
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