iPod touch Setting up email when adress is "other" (comcast email)

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macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 5, 2007
Ok so for name and adress you put all that which is obvious, but for incoming mails server what do i do ( i go to comcast.net to acess my email if that helps) thanks


macrumors regular
Sep 16, 2007
What you need to do is either google for the name of the servers in your area, or else just call comcast.

I was trying to get this to work myself yesterday.

Once you have the proper info, just enter that into the setup menu, then enter your username and password under incoming, and leave outgoing blank if you don't have some kind of added security.

The trick is you will have to wait forever (probably) while Touch contacts and confirms your server. If you don't have security, click "connect without SSL" (say yes...) when Touch asks.

I have had shaw cable for a long time, and when I first got my MacBook I got frustrated with Mail because it was taking so long "trying to connect" that I assumed it was either crashed or refusing to work. Be patient with it.

Trust me - the iPhone mail app is worth it!

One more thing: if you're using Thunderbird or any other mail program to get your email, you may want to change the settings about deleting stuff off the server. Otherwise, if you go on your computer and download new mail, you won't be able to get that stuff on your touch anymore (since it will be deleted from the server).

Hope that helps.

As for summerboard, the one under installer app apparently doesn't work - I can't get it to cooperate. It just messes up my dock. I'm prepared to live with my appearance the way it is


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macrumors 65816
Aug 5, 2006
In the Depths of the SLC!
Yeah, you can log into your MSN either on the browser for Windows or the web-based program and they are all where they are supposed to be.

This is a free service and it is great. Emails with HTTP based info won't display so you will still have to go through your Web-Based part. But for people who can't access their email on the Touch (I can't get past the Login Screen).

And I now have this set up with my Mac, after more than a year... jeez. And it's easy.

Edit - And using this, it will bring up your other folders, like Junk Mail, and Sent and whatever folders you have made on your HotMail account, and you can move them around too!
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