So I have never had spam before on my phone, but today I got two. I haven’t signed up for anything and I don’t have text messaging as a part of my general plan, so I get charged $0.20 per message (either incomming or outgoing). I don’t text anyway, I use email for any kind of messaging. All the people who have my contact info know that anyway. So I searched some forumns and here is what I found.
Go to this site and read what I read and how to:
So if you register at: mymessages.wireless.att.com , then you can customize how your phone text are received from any kind of email and such. I just blocked everything. Once again, I use my email.
This pdf link was also helpful: http://www.wireless.att.com/support_static_files/KB/svc/documents/1220912515172.Anti-spam%20FAQ%20080707%20Consumer.pdf
I recently ran into a little problem with my iphone. Ever seen this?
I have been using google voice on the mobile web through mobile safari. When I do this, I can listen to voicemails through the web. Well, I recently ran into a slight problem that when I go to view a voicemail, my screen comes up with a bunch of code or something (ASCII maybe). Well the problem is that I had the plugins turned off for some odd reason. See the picture:
I have started my Graduate program will Keller Graduate School of management. As I have done this, I needed to set up an email account with them. I decided to set up a completely separate account for all of my school work. Keller has emails provided from live.com. Formerly hotmail.com. As this is a microsoft product, it is not the easiest thing to set up for an apple product, say an iphone. So my solution was to use the above page and use those settings for all of my outgoing mail on whatever device, platform I chose. Iphone for one and my macbook for the second. I send all of my mail through those smtp settings but I pull all of my mail down to my devices with a specific gmail account since it supports Imap. Once the gmail has it, my macbook updates every 5 minutes and my phone updates every 15 minutes. Gmail will even support sending through live.com smtp server. That would make it so I don’t have those stingy mail headers saying this message is sent on behalf of so and so. I chose to use live.com smtp because it seems to be faster.
Taken from Microsoft’s website:
If the program you’re using isn’t listed above, use the following information to set it up to get your e-mail:
These instructions include the POP3, IMAP4, and SMTP server names for e-mail accounts accessed online using the outlook.com Web site. If you use a different address to access your e-mail on the Web, such as your organization’s Web address, you need to obtain the correct POP, IMAP, and SMTP server names from someone who manages your e-mail account.
User name Enter your user name (for example, email@example.com).
Password Enter your password.
Authentication Use the same user name and password to authenticate with the incoming or outgoing (sending) e-mail server. Don’t use “Secure Password Authentication”.
POP server Enter the name of your POP server. If you access your e-mail account online using the outlook.com Web site, enter outlook.com.
IMAP server Enter the name of your IMAP server. If you access your e-mail account online using the outlook.com Web site, enter outlook.com.
SMTP server Enter the name of your SMTP server. If you access your e-mail account online using the outlook.com Web site, you can find the SMTP server name by signing in to the Outlook web application at the following address: https://pod51000.outlook.com/owa. After you sign in successfully, the address you entered will resolve to an address that contains the SMTP server name you need to use. For example, if the address resolves to https://pod51005.outlook.com/owa, enter pod51005.outlook.com for the SMTP server name.
Outgoing server (SMTP) port number Most Internet e-mail programs and e-mail servers are set up to send e-mail through port 25. This usually works just fine. But, in some cases, sending mail through port 25 may result in an error, or sending mail may just not work reliably. In those cases, you can try to change the outgoing port setting (also known as the sending port or SMTP port) in your Internet e-mail program from 25 to 587. If you still can’t send mail after trying both ports, contact the person who manages your e-mail account.
SSL and TLS for encryption Select Secure Sockets Layer for incoming POP and IMAP connections. You may need to edit the port numbers in your e-mail program. The correct port setting for SSL using IMAP is 993. The correct port setting for SSL using POP is 995.
For outgoing SMTP connections, select Transport Layer Security encryption.
SSL and TLS are methods to help secure communications between your computer and the e-mail server. Some e-mail programs refer to SSL or TLS as “encryption”.
In most e-mail programs, you need to open an “Advanced” setting or tab to set SSL for POP and IMAP connections and TLS for SMTP connections. Make sure you don’t confuse SSL with “authenticating connections”. Some e-mail programs include a check box for setting up authentication the first time you set up your account.
This is the page that helped me send picture messages on my AT&T iPhone without a hack. This is just a workaround, but I think I will continue to use this even when AT&T starts supporting mms, because this uses your email which is free.
Is anybody having issues with Exchange Push when you have wifi connected? Here is my issue: When I have my data connected (Edge/3G). When I come to work or I arrive at home I have wifi and so it connects that way, but only when the phone is not in sleep mode (up and running an app or actually using the phone). When no app is running and I just let it fall asleep after 1 minute or 5 or whatever the time period, it seems to turn wifi off (maybe to save battery) but the exchange seems to still think it is connected and still uses push through the wifi connection. On the other hand, when I turn wifi completely off, and let the phone fall asleep again, instant push from exchange every time.
It turns out I was completely wrong.
If you read this article from apple support:
If you read solution number 2 on that page, this seems to be the problem:
2. When roaming between home and office networks with Wi-Fi enabled, “push” may stop working if your company’s Exchange ActiveSync server has a different IP address for intranet and Internet clients. Make sure the DNS for your network returns a single, externally-routable address to the Exchange ActiveSync server for both intranet and Internet clients. This is required so the device can use the same IP address for communicating with the server when both types of connections are active. A workaround to avoid this issue is to disable Wi-Fi on the iPhone.
I guess the only reason I came to the sleeping wifi in the first place was because whenever I turn the phone back on after it had been asleep, the icon for wifi only shows up after a brief 3 seconds like “Oh, I’m on now.”
I really wonder if the wifi turns off to save battery? Does anyone have any insight on this for me?