In my quest of blogging through my cell phone only, I am setting up the built in email & chat applications to be use without installing any application on my phone. Every phone has built in applications for email and chat, then why don't use them. They tend to perform better as compared to other applications with equivalent features.
Update : The following tutorial is for setting up Gmail POP3 access. You can read this for IMAP access : How to setup Gmail IMAP access in your smartphone?
Here are the settings you will required to configure gmail not only on your phone but also on any 3rd party application. So this how to guide also serves the purpose of setting gmail for any desktop based mail client.
Incoming Mail (POP3) pop.gmail.com Server Requires SSL Use SSL - Yes Port - 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) smtp.gmail.com Server requires TLS Use Authentication - Yes STARTTLS : YES Ports 465 or 587
But here I am going to explain the process for setting it on a Symbian phone. Mine is Nokia 3230. Here it is :
- Go to Messages.
- Select Options and then Settings.
- Select E-mail & create new mailbox.
- Give a name to it in "Mailbox Name".
- Set your access point for internet.
- Set your email address - e.g. email@example.com
- Set smtp.gmail.com as your Outgoing Mail Server.
- Set username & password.
- Set pop.gmail.com as your Incoming Mail Server.
- Set Mailbox type as POP3.
- Use Security as SSL. (If you use TLS here, you will only be able to send emails but cant retrieve them)
- All Other settings are upto the choice of user. (Explore them a bit and you will come to know of them)
You also need to enable POP3 access in your gmail account settings. To enable it follow these steps:
- After login, click on Settings.
- Select Forwarding and Pop/IMAP tab.
- Enable POP there and click Save changes.
Now you can retrieve and send emails directly from your phone. Now you will be asked to continue every time due to Untrusted Certificate. If you are using Series60 Phone then you can install this certificate : Thawte Roots Certificate and Series60v2 Phone users can install this certificate : Ocasta. If you need any further assistance, leave a response here and I will look into it.