Godaddy email and iphone 4

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  1. Pilgrim1099, Sep 17, 2013
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    Pilgrim1099 Suspended

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    Hey all,

    I've had the iphone 4 for about a year and a half under Sprint Relay, a program for deaf and hard of hearing users under a flat fee per month with unlimited data but no voice which is the trade off.

    However, when I first used the iphone 4, I've had no problems using my Godaddy email which is a pop3 account for months. It was not until this past summer that sending email was becoming a problem except receiving.

    I've tried to install the Godaddy account many times typing in the SMTP and all that info. It would not work. Not even a 3rd party app like Sparrow could 'send' my email. It was so bizarre.

    Since my domain name for my portfolio website is tied in with the email address and parked at Godaddy, I've been looking around for options. My website/blog is powered by another blog engine outside of Godaddy.

    In a few months, my upgrade eligibility is coming up and I'm considering either iphone 5 or an Android model. If I stick with POP3 mail, I may have to go Android, but if I stay on iOS, I may have to upgrade my godaddy mail to IMAP format.

    So, I'm very curious. Has anyone had any experiences using Godaddy's POP email account on iphone/iOS and Android? I'm trying to compare experiences and see how they differ. I do mostly work at a graphic designer/artist, so Dropbox is an important tool for me to send/receive files for clients on private folders. Skype and FaceTime is also valuable if deaf (or hearing ) people need to communicate face to face with me. But a deep, stable and robust email client is very important to me.

    Godaddy's 3rd party app for iOS has been a bit flaky time to time because I'm using webmail to access it manually as a 'go around' with the iOS/POP mail issue. I was told months ago by Godaddy that they were phasing out POP mail format so I don't know if the guy was BS-ing me or not.

    I'm not in a hurry to upgrade but want to figure things out so when the time comes, I'll know what to do.

    I do wonder if ios 7 will solve this problem with the native email app to be more compatible with POP mail?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Pilgrim1099 thread starter Suspended

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    I did exactly this hundreds of times and was able to receive email. BUT sending mail via SMTP failed, no matter how many ports I used. Once in a rare while, the outgoing SMTP would work on my native Mail app but 98% of the time, it fails. Very, very frustrating.
     
  3. GDKen macrumors newbie

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    @Pilgrim1099,

    I'm with GoDaddy and came across your post.

    When accessing your email are you connecting through Wi-Fi or through your Cellular connection? You may want to contact the ISP or cellular provider to get their outgoing mail server to use in place of ours on your iPhone.

    Some ISPs and cellular providers require the use of their outgoing mail server for spam preventative reasons.

    If you have any additional questions or concerns feel free to reply or send me a private message.
     
  4. Pilgrim1099, Sep 19, 2013
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    Godaddy email and iphone 4

    @GDken,

    I'm using Sprint Relay which is a carrier program under the parent corporation Sprint for deaf customers on unlimited data plans for a flat rate.

    I'm not sure how that would work if I used Sprint's ports if I were to use godaddy's email servers. I've never tried it.

    Oddly, I used godaddy email with no issues when I had a blackberry in the past which made it mind boggling to me.
     
  5. Pilgrim1099 thread starter Suspended

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    Godaddy email and iphone 4

    @Gdken

    Also, I'm using a 3G network when accessing email or any data but can use wifi anywhere if need be. I use wifi at home with the iPhone when needed and never had problems except for sending mail on the native Mail app.

    Sometimes the Godaddy webmail app on the iPhone 4 can be problematic not letting me send or save a draft. I think it's buggy.

    I want to add that I've been told by godaddy customer service months ago that the company was phasing out POP servers in favor of IMAP which was why it was acting up but I found it hard to believe.

    The first 12 months I owned the iPhone 4 godaddy mail worked flawlessly sending and receiving but after that up til now, it wasn't.
     

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