University E-mail on the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ViPhone, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Just recently purchased the iP4. Having difficulties getting my e-mail on the phone itself. I will be attending Villanova University in the fall. They are partnered with Gmail and I clearly have a gmail email account. However my address is blank@villanova.edu. The iPhone won't accept my attempts to access the email account. Any ideas?
     
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    saxon48

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    I have had this exact same problem with my college's email since last year, which is also partnered with Gmail, yet uses the [username]@canisius.edu scheme.
     
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    nunes013

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    my college has this as well, except its microsoft exchange, when you try to set it up go to other and manually enter everything
     
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    Ciclismo

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    Ditto - but my university email is just auto-forwarded to my standard e-mail address, and that account is set up on my iPad. This way I only have one account to check.
     
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    my university email account is an xxxxx@kent.edu and worked fine when I put it on
     
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    i have a gmail account through my school as well, blankityblank@hawkmail.hacc.edu. I got mine setup pretty easily as i remember. Now let me just remember how i did it then ill post back...

    EDIT: Ok, yeah - i just added a Gmail account and entered my name, school email address, and password and it set it right up.
     
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    iSaxon

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    I have xxxxx@mix.wvu.edu (WVU student e-mail) on mine. You have to manually do all the settings though.
     
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    iSaxon

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    Try following these steps I just wrote out. It should work.

    Go into your iPhone's settings
    Push "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
    Push "Add Account..."
    Push "Other"
    Push "Add Mail Account"
    For "Name" put your name
    For "Address" put your full xxxxx@villanova.edu address
    For "Password" use your email address' password
    Push "Next"

    For "Incoming Mail Server" use imap.villanova.edu as the host name
    For "User Name" put your full xxxxx@villanova.edu address
    For "Password" use your email address' password

    For "Outgoing Mail Server" use smtp.villanova.edu as the host name
    [Stop and try to hit next]

    If it doesn't work there, try also adding these under "Outgoing Mail Server":
    For "User Name" put your full xxxxx@villanova.edu address
    For "Password" use your email address' password
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I've tried manually entering in all the settings through other, but it asks for a User Name under Incoming Mail Server. Not entirely sure what I should be putting there. I tried my email address and other University login info, nothing.

    Edit - - I've tried putting xxxxx@villanova.edu, iSaxon, sadly it doesn't seem to be working.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Same here. Super easy.
     
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    Fernandez21

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    mine is xxxxx@mail.usf.edu, its with g-mail, and it works fine, though push doesn't seem to work.
    what I did was:
    -Settings
    -Mail
    -Add Account
    -Gmail
    Name: xxxxxxxx
    Address: xxxxx@mail.usf.edu
    Password: xxxxxxx
    -Next
    Done.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just called. I was missing a critical step that they pointed out to me. Thank you very much for your help however.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    mine is through exchange and I love it. Push works well and I love how I can just type in a persons name that goes to my school and it shows their email.
     
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    saxon48

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    Thanks a million, it worked perfectly. Btw, nice taste in username. :D
     
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    F Villanova. I go to St. Joe's. I have my SJU email forward to my Gmail, which goes to my phone.
     
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    iSaxon

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    No problem.. Haha same to you. That's crazy... :D
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Good job getting into Villanova! That is a really good school. Expensive, but good.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, thank you very much. I'm under scholarship, not even 50%, but my parents were thrilled and I fell in love with the school. Its was Villanova, BC, or Brown. And you know what, Villanova was the best fit.

    I must say this is one exceptionally intelligent and refreshingly polite group of people.
     
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    ViPhone, what was the critical step you were missing? I'm also trying to get my nova email onto my iPhone
     
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    ulbador

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    If it is a GMail enabled account, don't set it up as GMail. Just set it up as a normal IMAP account:

    incoming server: imap.gmail.com
    outgoing server: smtp.gmail.com


    My university is run by GMail and I set up my business domains as Google Apps domains. Both use the above settings
     
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    Rithem

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    Mine works. I'm not sure how I got it to work but it's great.
     
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    Mochi Hana

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    My school uses Exchange; I've tried setting it up on my phone but it simply refuses to work. :(
     
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    I decided to just forward my university email to gmail, works the best for me.
     
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    stridemat

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    Hope this helps....

    • Description: Whatever you want (suggest University)
    • Email Address: Well duh?!
    • Full Name: See above
    • Internal Server: webmail.thenameofuni.ac.uk
    • User Name: Your login details
    • Password: The password you use to login

    The above is the set up for Mail on my Mac. These settings should be mirrored on the iPhone.
     
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    ulbador

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    Isn't that server going to be DRAMATICALLY different depending on your university? That's a UK address even....
     

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