In addition to texts and MMS picture messages, the Sony Ericsson W995 enables you to send and receive emails from your normal email account, straight from your phone.
Like most current mobile phones, the Sony Ericsson W995 can be configured to work with your regular POP3 email account or multiple accounts. It’s set-up is similar to a desktop email, with inbox, outbox, compose, send and receive functionality. It can also handle and display attachments for viewing.
Sony Ericsson has equipped the W995 with software to help you set up your email automatically, simply by entering basic details such as your email address, username and password. It interrorgates its database for the setiings and automatically sets up your email accounts quickly and easily.
You can set up several accounts for different email addresses, following the same procedure outlined below for each. You can then switch between accounts as you need to.
Email set up made easy
In addition, Sony Ericsson has downloadable over the air settings for some internet email providers and mobile operators at its website at www.sonyericsson.com/support. Here, though, we show you how to set up email straight from the phone.
When you’re configuring your W995 with your email settings, you can choose when and how often you log on to receive your emails instead of having an always-on connection. That means you can keep data costs to minimum. If you’re email provider supports it, it is possible to set up BlackBerry-style Push email on the W995 too.
POP3 technology lets users retrieve emails remotely from systems not directly connected to their device or network. You’ll need to refer to your email provider to see whether it offers POP3 functionality, but currently a lot of web-based email providers offer the service, although in some cases it is only part of the premium service and not available to standard users.
If you’re using a web-hosting package with mail forwarding, you’re almost certain to have POP3 email. If you’re using an office email system and want remote access to your mail, you’ll need to contact your firm’s IT department and ask if the system is configured for POP3.
Details you need to automatically set up your emall on the Sony Ericsson W995:
Email address – Your full email address.
Username – 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
Once you have these to hand, follow these instructions to set up email on your W995:
- First press the centre button or menu softkey option to enter the main menu. Highlight the Messaging icon and press Select (Figure 1)
- Scroll down and select Email (Figure 2). Press Select.
- Scroll all the way down to Accounts and press Select again (Figure 3)
- Highlight New account and press Add (Figure 4)
- In the ‘Your name‘ panel, type in your name (in this case we’ve used ‘Know Your Mobile’ (Figure 5).
- Use the central navigation key to click down a line to the ‘Email address‘ panel. Type in the full email address you want to access. Press Cont. (Figure 6).
- In the ‘Username’ panel, type in your username – usually the bit of your email address before the ‘@’. Check and edit it appropriately if your full email address is shown in this box (Figure 7).
- Click down to the ‘Password‘ panel. Enter your password carefully – it will be shown as a row of asterisks once you’ve selected a character (Figure 8). Press Cont.
- A pop-up message will appear onscreen to ask if you’d like to connect to the internet to check for email settings. Press Yes (Figure 9). This will take several seconds while the phone connects and interrogates the remote settings database.
- A message will appear when settings have been found ‘Email setup completed. Update inbox?‘. Press Yes (Figure 10).
- The phone will now connect to the remote email server to download any emails waiting in that account. It will show how many messages have been received. Press OK to see your inbox (Figure 11).
If there are any downloaded messages in your email inbox, you can see them listed (Figure 12). To view them in full, scroll down the list of message headers in your inbox, and press View to get the full email onscreen (Figure 13).
If there is an attachment or message bigger than the automatic size limit, you can download it to view. Press Options, highlight Download, and press Select (Figure 14).
Accessing your email account to send and receive emails
You should now be set up and ready to send and receive emails on your phone.
To test it out you can access the W995’s email application as you did originally (above): access the main menu, press the Messaging option (Figure 1), scroll down to Email and press Select (Figure 2).
Here you can see a familiar set of email options. You can click on Write new to compose and send a message, or Inbox to look at received emails.
To get new emails, if your Inbox is empty, simply click on Check mail. Alternatively, in the Inbox press Options, highlight Check new email and press Select (Figure 15).The phone will connect with your remote email server and download new emails.
Getting automatic email updates and push email
You can set the W995 to receive email at regular intervals – from every 5 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 2 hours, 4 hours, 12 hours or every 24 hours.
- To set this, go into the Email application.
- Scroll down to highlight Settings. Press Select (Figure 16)
- Scroll down to Check interval. Press Select (Figure 17).
- Scroll down to highlight the interval you want for checking email. Press Select (Figure 18). This will now be set.
If your network supports it, you may also be able to set up push email, so you can receive messages automatically as they’re received. The push email option is in the same menu list as the the Check interval settings (Figure 17).
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