……or most other phones for that matter.
With the screen mysteriously dying on my w800i, I
decided was forced to upgrade early. It turns out not to be a bad thing and can honestly say I am really impressed with the K800i. The camera is first class, the ui quick and well designed and the hit on size and weight I have taken compared to the w800 is bearable. This truly is the first 3G phone that I would consider having after all the bricks I have seen my friends with.
I digress though…. naturally Vodafone UK doesn’t really push email on the K800i, presumably due to larger margins on their MMS messaging or whatever Vodafone Live options they are trying encourage you to use. The K800i does have a very usable email client though, which is more than can be said about the standard web browser, and is just waiting to be utilised. After a lot of trial and error, reading and re-reading of conflicting forum posts, I have now got my K800i working with Gmail.
I am not certain but I would expect these settings to work with most of the current generations of Sony Erriccson handsets and could be quite easilty adapted to most new mobiles with email.
- First up, log into Gmail / Googlemail and enable POP for your account. Click on ‘settings’ in the top right hand corner and click on the ‘Forwarding and POP’ tab. I would recommend selecting ‘Enable POP only for mail that arrives from now on’.
- To send Mail using Gmail you need to download and install two certificates. Equifax_Secure_Certificate_Authority.cer and ThawtePremiumServerCA.cer, these can be downloaded from here. To install either send them to the phone using Bluetooth or the supplied cable and S E File Manager software. For the latter, connect the phone to the PC, keep it in phone mode, open File Manager and drop the file individually on the icon and follow the on screen (phone) instructions.
- Navigate to Messaging\Email\Settings on your K800i and create a new account called ‘Gmail’ -though this can be called anything.
- Edit the account and alter or confirm the following options:
- Connect Using : Contract Internet
- Email Address : (Your full Gmail or Google Mail email address)
- Connection Type : POP3
- Incoming Mail Server : pop.gmail.com
- Username : (Your full Gmail or Google Mail email address)
- Password : (Your full Gmail or Google Mail password)
- Outgoing Mail Server : smtp.gmail.com
- Select Advanced settings and alter or confirm the following options:
- Download S+R : Subjects only
- Encryption – Incoming Server :SSLOutgoing Server :TLS
- Outgoing Username :(Your full Gmail or Google Mail email address)
- Outgoing Password : (Your full Gmail or Google Mail password)
- Icoming Port : 995
- Outgoing Port : 587
- That’s it you are done! Try sending and receiving to download your messages and then sending a couple of test emails.