Thursday, December 06, 2007

SMTP Server for Orange Mobiles Running Windows Mobile 6

For a while now I have been unable to send my personal email from my mobile phone (running WM6 on the Orange network in the UK). I could download email via IMAP from my server (not hosted by Orange), but never send.

So after doing a bit of research I discoved that the SMTP server is, but that did not work. Further playing around with the settings on my found found me clicking the Advanced link under the SMTP server field in the account options settings. Here I choose Orange World as the network, and emails were instantly sent.

Instructions: From your IMAP account in WM6 click Menu > Tools > Options. Click your IMAP account in the list (or add a new account), click Next (filling in fields correctly if adding a new account) until you get to the Outgoing (SMTP) mail server page. Here enter and click Advanced Server Settings.

Under Advanced Server Settings select Orange World for the value of the Network Connection. Click Done and then Next a few times until Finish.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Blogger Blogs in Outlook - Incorrect Dates

This has been obvious to me for a while - whenever I viewed this blog in Outlook 2007 via the common RSS feed store, the dates were all incorrect and so new posts appeared at random within the list.

I finally found a fix yesterday - the post was based upon ATOM technology and not RSS technology. I have therefore changed the subscribe link on the site to add ?alt=rss to the end of the link.

If you subscribe to this blog please delete it from your feed store in IE 7 and resubscribe at