You may need to be using your WIFI connection through RR to set-up this account. I have set up two different road runner accounts and they work good while on the road runner servers. The incoming port is 110 the outgoing is 587. The problem with the RR email account is that you must be on their network to send \ respond to emails. You will be able to receive at all times. This is not a verizon \ droid issue, it is a road runner thing.
Here were my settings to get the account working (note: I was on wifi through RR when i set up.)
User name: your user name
Password: your password
POP3 Server: pop-server.woh.rr.com Yours may differ where the woh is
Security type: None
Delete email from server: never
Smtp server: smtp-server.woh.rr.com Yours may differ where woh is
Security type: none
Requires sign in: NOT checked
Let me know if you have tried this and if it works.
If you are using an Android phone, then you have a Gmail account. You can use Gmail's SMTP server to send mail, just set it up as your outgoing.
Requires Authentication: Yes (Use your Gmail username and password to auth.)
Secure Connection: Yes
somegirl's instructions are correct. if you name the account whatever your email address is (that you want it to be from) then it will look like it's coming from your roadrunner email account....but it's actually coming from gmail. i didn't use gmail.....but i used a hotmail account. if you have problems with gmail, just go set up a dummy hotmail account. then us e hotmail's outgoing server info:
your hotmail username and password
smtp server: smtp.live.com
security type: TLS
i simply used my provider info for the incoming settings and hotmail info for the outgoing. i named the account (on the phone) what my email address is so when people get an email, it looks like it's from my cox.net account (not the hotmail account that is actually sending it). Cox (my provider) DOES NOT allow emails to be sent through their server from anywhere except where your service from them is (for example...i can only use their server to send email from pc's at my home...other wise, i have to log onto their site, sign in, and send stuff). many providers do this for security ans spamming purposes. not familiar with roadrunner.....but my hunch is that they have the same policy.
the problem is that most customer service reps (from vzn AND your internet provider) don't know this. it took me 3 calls to verizon and 2 calls to cox before i got a guy from vzn to explain this to me and walk me through setting up the dummy hotmail account and using their outgoing settings.
i hope this helps. i was initially annoyed with cox that i could not use the email account that i pay for, but this work around is very easy, and if providers do this for security then i am fine with it (qwest...the other major provider out here, does the same thing.).
how do you set outgoing as "IMAP?" i don't have that option? the only areas i have to put info are:
i don't see where you can change it to IMAP. i'd love to try because if it worked, i'd kill my hotmail account (i HATE having a work email, gmail, cox AND NOW hotmail email accounts).
Decided to set up an email account I had not set up on the phone yet and the IMAP for outgoing no longer shows up as an option, but the settings still work.
When you set up an email account, do it manually.
The first settings is for incoming,
Click mail, more, New account
Enter your email address and password you use currently. Choose manual setup.
Scroll down and enter your incoming server ( ie mail,charter.net for me) leave security set to none and leave the port number alone and choose NEXT
Next screen Checkmark LOGIN REQUIRED. Enter the correct outgoing Server setting. For me it is mobile.charter.net. (I would first try your current outgoing mail server you currently use for Cox on your computer)
Security type choose SSL
Worked like a charm.
couldn't get it to work. thx though. it was worth a shot. the only difference i noticed is that when i set up a new account i don't have an option of "POP/IMAP." i can only choose one or the other. i tried choosing IMAP and using all of the same settings as my pc, but no luck. i'll have to live with my hotmail account i guess.
THANKYOU to AZSALUKI!!! I originally had email from cox, and then changed households. I was trying everything to get my cox email back on my phone because I did not realize they'd changed my password. Once I figured that out, the gmail OUTGOING settings worked....I had to change the port for incoming to SSL--yes, and port 995, too. I was so lost without my email on my phone!!!! You have saved my life!!
Hi guys I had the same problem as mention and after searching many forums here what I found and I will break it down.
Here it goes: 1) Go to Account settings, then enter you email i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org hit next.
2) Protocol, select POP
3) email address: i.e. email@example.com
4) Username: test123 ONLY
5 ) Your password whaever that is.
6) POP server: pop.west.cox.net
7) Security type: NONE
8) Server port: 110
Hit Next, Will verifying info.
Outgoing server settings:
Login required checked, username and password, will import automatic.
1) smtp server: smtp.west.cox.net
2) Security Type: SSL
3) Server port: 465 or 587, but try 465 first
Hit Next, Will verify info.
1) Account Name : Whatever you choose
2) Your name:
Hit Finish setup. Will upload your cox email and will be able to send as well.
Hope this helps you all. I tried the one that about (Outgoing server: smtpout.verizon.net) but this did not wrk for me. I did try what one person said to delete and reboot and enter the info. I did that and did not work either. Finally I went back and re-entered everything and I might have had a mispell somewhere because it worked after. So check your smtp, not to be smpt, after you enter this info so many times it just blurs all together. I don't know if that help, but good luck.
Here where I got most of my information: