Setting up email on the D600

Setup Alistair Warmington 10:54, 13 Mar 2007

Get email alerts straight to your phone or send your own by connecting your D600 with any POP3 email account

The Samsung SGH-D600 comes fully equipped to send and receive email using POP3 technology.

POP3 technology has been adopted by a large number of email providers and a few of the free providers offer it too. Smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry was the first to bring the ideal of mobile email into the mainstream and even though POP3 technology differs slightly, it is an efficient, low-cost alternative.

It works by letting users connect to their email systems remotely, so you will need to check with your email provider to determine whether or not they provide POP3 access. Currently, Gmail is the most prominent free provider of POP3 email – Hotmail users may have to upgrade to a subscription service to get at the service. At the time of writing, Yahoo Mail users can also activate POP3 as part of the free service, although that may be subject to change.

If you’re using a webhosting package with mail forwarding, you’re almost guaranteed to have POP3. If you’re using an office email system and want remote access to your mail, you’ll need to contact your IT department and ask if the system is configured for POP3.

Before we start on the email settings, you will also need to apply some internet access settings so that the phone can communicate with your email provider. These may well be the exact same as you have set up for your internet access settings (LINK?), but unfortunately you will have to enter them in the email settings again.

You will need to know your network provider’s individual APN address, Login ID, password and DNS address. Enter this information as follows:

  • Form standby, press Menu to enter the main menu.
  • Press Select to ent ‘Messages’ (Figure 1)
  • Scrol down to the fifth item, called ‘Settings’, and press Select (Figure 2).
  • Choose ‘Email’ and press Select (Figure 3).
  • Scroll down to ‘Email profile’ and press Select (Figure 4).
  • Highlight ‘Profile settings’ and press Select (Figure 5).
  • By default, all the items in the Profile settings will be blank so press Select to set up your first profile (Figure 6).
  • Enter the APN, Login ID, password and DNS for your network provider. You may not be given a second DNS address to use for ‘DNS2’. If so, just leave this blank (Figure 7).
  • When you have finished, remember to press Save.

When you have established that your email provider offers POP3, you’ll need a few bits of information to complete the setup process. This can often be found in the email settings page, but if in doubt, get in contact with your provider. Here’s what you’ll need:

Email address – your usual email address

User ID – This is usually the part before the ‘@’ in your email address, although it does vary between providers, check the settings page of your email account or ask your provider if you’re unsure.

Password – your usual email password

SMTP (outgoing) server – If it's not in the table below, your email provider will be able to supply this and you'll usually find their details on their website.

SMTP port – If it's not in the table below, your email provider will be able to supply this and you'll usually find their details on their website.

POP3 (incoming) server – If it's not in the table below, your email provider will be able to supply this and you'll usually find their details on their website.

POP3 (incoming) port - If it's not in the table below, your email provider will be able to supply this and you'll usually find their details on their website. When really struggling, try ‘995’.

Enter this information as follows:

  • From standby, press Menu to enter the main menu.
  • Press Select to enter ‘Messages’ (Figure 1)
  • Scroll down to the fifth item, called ‘Settings’ (Figure 2), and press Select.
  • Choose ‘Email’ and press Select (Figure 3).
  • Now highlight ‘Email account’ and press Select. Choose ‘Account settings’ and press Select (Figure 8).
  • By default, all the items in the Account settings will be blank so press Select to set up your first email account (Figure 9).
  • Highlight Account name and enter a name for your account such as ‘Gmail’ (Figure 10). Press Down on the direction pad to continue.
  • Under user name, enter your own name, then press Down on the direction pad.
  • Highlight ‘Email address’ and enter your full email address. Press Down on the direction pad.
  • The ‘Reply address’ is the place where you want people to return your emails to. If you want replies to keep coming to your phone, enter the same address as above or leave blank.
  • Enter your ‘User ID’ and press Down on the direction pad.
  • Enter your email password then press Down on the direction pad.
  • You should now have reached ‘SMTP server’ settings. Enter the SMTP (outgoing) server address, or if you don’t want to send emails from your phone, you can leave this blank. Press Down on the direction pad to continue.
  • Unless you have skipped the last part, enter the SMTP port number and Down on the direction pad.
  • Ensure POP3 is shown in the ‘Protocol type’ box. If not scroll Left or Right until it appears.
  • Scroll down to highlight ‘POP3 server’ and enter your POP3 (incoming) server address. Press Down on the direction pad to continue.
  • Enter the POP3 port number.
  • Scroll down to ‘Secure connection’. If your email provider needs a secure connection (sometimes called SSL) press OK.
  • Now press Save to store your new email profile (Figure 11).

Well done – you will now be able to send and receive emails from your D600 handset. Press Back until you reach the ‘Messages’ menu, highlight My messages and press Select. Choose ‘Email box’ and then press OK to begin connection with your POP3 server.

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