Problem sending email when on wi-fi

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rctoyguy, May 22, 2009.

  1. rctoyguy macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2008
    What settings need to be changed to send email when on wi-fi? I have cwmx as the outgoing server,but if I'm on wi-fi,i can't send mail - I'm guessing because cwmx will only pass email from it's ip address range.
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Is this a personal e-mail using a custom URL?

    Because of ISP restictions on e-mail I had to set my personal e-mail on my iPhone up differently for home-wifi than for AT&T 3G.

    In other words, I had to chose which one I wanted to work and which one to not work! I set it to work with 3G and just turned wifi off when I wanted to check e-mail. Major pain.

    I eventually gave up and switched to gmail. My ISP knows what gmail is and allows it to work without the special settings other e-mail services are required to have, so now I can get and send e-mail no matter what network I'm on.

    So, bottom line: I never got my own e-mail to work. After 3 months of trying I gave up and used gmail instead.

    Sorry :(
  3. rctoyguy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2008
    I actually have 2 outgoing servers configured. for 3g times, and (my home isp) for when I'm on home wi-fi.

    When on wi-fi, it *might* send, but it can take a very long time. I'm guessing it has to fail out of trying the before it rolls over to try the other one.

    I hoped there was a better way of setting this up so that it always works - I don't know how it would react if I'm on a wi-fi network other than at home.

    I have thought about the gmail solution, but haven't tried it yet.
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Charter won't let you to send from other than your own IP, so I have my first choice as charter, and then the AT&T server. But I had the same long send times as you on my home wifi. It was fixed when I reset my router and modem. Now it sends within two or three seconds. Cwmx still takes a good minute, though.

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