Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bellsouth.net iPhone 3G Email Setup Instructions

When you're setting up your Bellsouth.net account, you may experience extended delays when trying to validate your account settings. Do not exit that screen. You'll only prolong the torture. Be patient and let the device do its thing.

Go to:
>>>Settings
>>>Mail, Contacts, Calendars
>>>Add Account
>>>Select Other (here's where you WON'T find an AT&T/Bellsouth logo)
>>>Enter your Name, (Email) Address, Password & (Account) Description

After you hit Enter/continue, it's at this point you may experience some delays while your account info is being validated.

You'll get a prompt that you cannot connect using SSL. That's fine.
Hit Yes to confirm that you'd like to proceed w/ out using SSL.

It's a crapshoot from this point forward, however, you'll need to ensure that the following information is included:

INCOMING MAIL SERVER:
Host Name: mail.bellsouth.net
User Name: Your Username
Password: Your Password

OUTGOING MAIL SERVER: (This is the fun part)
SMTP: cwmx.com [mail.bellsouth.net does NOT work]

UNDER ADVANCED SETTINGS:
Use SSL: OFF
Authentication: Password
Delete from Server: Adjust as needed
Server Port: 110

That should do it...

2 comments:

Quatrefoil Design said...

Helpful information! I did all of this when I first got my iphone in December. I just updated to iphone2.0.1, and it wiped out my e-mail. Tried to reset to these settings, and I can receive e-mail but cannot send. Trying to figure it out...wonder if it is a trick to get me to upgrade to the new iphone?

Mike said...

How do you access "Advanced Settings"? I cannot seem to find them.