Enable SMTP Authentication for iPhone/iPad
Enabling SMTP Authentication
- Tap on Settings from your main screen
- Tap on Mail then Accounts or Mail, Contacts, Calendar button
- Tap on YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT NAME then on Account
- Scroll down to the Outgoing Mail Server - SMTP
- Tap on SMTP to openthose settings
- Make sure your Primary Server is set to either your hosting server's name (XXX.his.com) or mail.
and it is On
- Tap on the SMTP server name to display its settings
- Hostname:Make sure it says either XXX.his.com or mail.
- Username: Your Full Email Address
- Password: Your current email password
- Use SSL: Yes
- Server port: 587 or 465
- Authentication: Password
- Click DONE or SAVE on your right hand corner.
An increasing number of cable and DSL providers (Comcast, Cox, Roadrunner, Verizon, etc...) are blocking the default SMTP port 25 except for their own mail servers. This is being done to help reduce the amount of spam sent from infected customer PCs.
Symptoms: you get an error sending mail, saying "could not connect to mail.his.com".
Solution:In order to send email through your HIS mail server from your cable/DSL account you will need to use SMTP port 587 for mail.his.com.