Danzig, look at my post of 23rd January. You have to manually enter all the settings in Android and on Iphone. If you let your smartphone set the email ports up itself then they will keep changing! Silly I know, but there you are. I've now done this on three androids and three iphones and they all work fine to send and receive emails. Hope this helps. Let me know if your still struggling. :)
Thanks for reply.
It was your post on the 23rd of January that initially set me off down the right track.
I was able to set up the incoming mail using your instructions. However, when setting up the outgoing mail server (both in the default Android mail client and the 3rd party mail client K9 Mail), when entering port 25 into the settings, it would go and try to communicate with the SMTP server, fail and immediately set the default port back to 587! So even entering it manually, I couldn't seem to force the mail client to accept the port 25 instruction.
My method of working around this was to use the Google Gmail SMTP server to route my outgoing mail through (as this uses a secure SSL port 465). Although not ideal, it is fairly fairly effective. My main problem with this method is that all the mail I send over Android (and thus via Gmail servers), will be stored in my sent messages in my
Gmail account and not my webmail account. Secondly, some Outlook accounts will have my emails displayed as "From: My correct email Sent by: My Gmail account) which is a bit of a pain too.
My guess is that Vodafone, my service provider, block outgoing mail on port 25 as this is link to bulk emailing/spam. I haven't tried to do it whilst connected to WiFi, but that wouldn't be a viable solution either, as I want to be able to send email whilst on the go and on mobile internet.
Sorry to have ranted on a bit. I hope this clears up my situation a bit. However, if you have any suggestions on how I can overcome this, I'd love to hear them!