GoogleMail on Sony Ericsson K750i
I use Google A Tools to manage email for some of the domains I’m hosting. After spending a couple of years messing about with exim, courier-imap and squirrelmail (and then roundcube, which is rather nice, if bad) I decided that when I moved the server, I couldn’t be bothered setting it all up again and google was the easy way out.
One stoned evening, after not being near a net connection for a couple of days, I started suffering withdrawal, and ended up installing Opera Mini (which is surprisingly good), set up the account to allow IMAP and then tried to configure the phone. All I got was an error stating:
I spent a lot of time googling and got nowhere fast, in the end it turns out to be really simple; all you need to do is have the Thwate Premium Server CA Certificate installed. Easy
Gmail / GoogleMail on SonyEricsson K750i
- Check for Web Access on your Mobile.
- Configure Google Mail to allow IMAP.
- Set up the email account on the handset.
- Install the SSL Certificate.
- Test your email.
Check for Web Access on your Mobile.
The first thing you need to do is make sure you can access the internet on your phone -and I mean the proper internet, not just for your mobile provider.
#2 in the menu is “Internet Services”. Select this and then [More] -> [Enter Address]. See if you can hit google.com or a website of your liking -if you have some bandwidth to burn you could download opera mini and have a play with that -its quite impressive.
At this point, if its working, you have the option of going to m.google.com and using their web based googlemail, or even their Java applet. NOTE: This only works with @gmail.com email addresses, not with [email protected]
-If at this point you find you can’t get on the internet, then you will have to get in contact with your network provider and get help. I am currently using GPRS on Vodafone Pre-Pay.
Configure Google Mail to allow IMAP.
Before you can access your google mail via IMAP you will need to enable it in your account settings.
- Log into your mail account.
- Click on Settings (top right) once you’ve logged in. Select “Forwarding and POP3”
- Enable IMAP Access. Click Save Changes.
Set up the email account on the handset.
In the Menu select Messaging –> Email –> Settings –> Account Settings –> New Account.
Connect Using: Select the correct GPRS/GSM Account that you used to get on the internet in step 1.
Incoming server: imap.googlemail.com
Incoming port: 993
Mailbox: [email protected]
Outgoing Server: smtp.googlemail.com
Outgoing Port: 465
Email Address: [email protected]
Download: Headers Only (much quicker)
From Name: This is the name that will be displayed in the from address when you email someone else.
Signature: Customise to your liking
Copy Outgoing: can forward mail to another address. Set to off.
Check Interval: 2 Hours -be warned, this can be expensive.
After setting up your email, if you enter into Messaging -> Email -> Inbox and select More -> Send and receve you should be rewarded with an error message stating:
. Not a problem We deal with this next.
Install the SSL Certificate.
Head to http://www.thawte.com/roots/index.html, you can leave the form blank and it will let you download “thawte-roots.zip”.
Inside of the zip file in the folder “Thawte Server Roots” you want to extract two files:
Bluetooth/Infared these two files to your phone. It will ask if you wish to install them, say yes.
Test Your Mail
Messaging -> Email -> Inbox
Select Send and Recieve: it should JustWork??? Also Check you can send Email.