Sorry about the issue you have experienced with your device. I know how important it is to have a working email on your phone. Let's get to the bottom of this issue. Please make sure the outgoing server settings are correct. Here are the settings for the outgoing email.
Please follow us on Twitter @VZWSUPPORT
You need to set up your roadrunner username and password on the SMTP outgoing mail server
You may need to change based on your local roadrunner settings. This is available if you Google roadrunner smtp server iPhone.
Outgoing Mail Server Host: mobile-smtp.roadrunner.com
Password: Your password
If needed, enter port 587 and set Secure Server to off (or without SSL)
NOTE: Apple may display the message "Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL?" User should select Yes. Apple may take a minute to verify settings and may ask again, "Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL?" Select Yes again and the setup will be complete.
My Roadrunner works fine but it took me to contact the CS to get the correct outgoing data, after I got this I have been able to send and receive without issues. The issue seems that different areas use different servers to grant outgoing port.
Call Time Warner CS, they should help.