Tag Archives: Email

Blackberry Shortcuts To Get To The Top & Bottom Of Your Email List

Blackberry Shortcut KeysScrolling through your emails can be a tedious task, especially if your inbox is overflowing.  It’s not like you’re training your thumb to go for the gold in this Summer’s trackball olympics or anything right?  Here is a much faster way to get the job done…

Press “t” for top and “b” for bottom when you are in your inbox.  That’s it.  Simple enough, right?

This shortcut works for your email and text messages on most blackberry devices.  This is also a great little trick if your trackball is being unresponsive.  For a complete list of shortcuts, please visit Blackberry Shortcut Keys.

How To Stop Unwanted Text Messages From 6250 That Say VZWNMN:1

So, you are getting multiple text messages from “6250” that say VZWNMN:1 over and over and over and over and over and…(I’m actually trying to be as redundantly annoying and tedious as these the text messages themselves).  Well, are you annoyed?  Of course you are!  Here is an explanation of what they are exactly, but more importantly how you can make them..

pink stop sign

Here is a cliff notes version of what is causing these unwanted texts:

Verizon introduced a new free feature some time ago called “sync and connect,and this allows smartphone users to view an all-in-one inbox online of all of their email account messages.  This includes access to their email accounts through My Verizon, and basically users are getting alerts via text message when a new email hits their inbox.  You caaaaaaaaan add this number to your block list to keep your phone from getting these alerts, but this is really only the equivalent of putting a bandaid on on the issue to mask the problem.  You want to completely stop them right?  Continue reading…

1.  First, log into your My Verizon Account.

2.  On the left and side of the screen, under Account Management, click on Change Features.     You may have to click the drop down to expand the menu.

How To Stop Unwanted Text Messages From 6250 That Say VZWNMN:1

3.  Select of the device that you would like to remove this service from.

4.  Scroll down until you find “Contact Management” and click Remove.

How To Stop Unwanted Text Messages From 6250 That Say VZWNMN:1

Ta’ Da’ !  There you have it boys and girls.  If you are unable to remove this feature yourself, you can reach customer service by dialing *611 from your mobile phone or by dialing 1800-922-0204.

Comcast Email Server Settings

Comcast Email Server Settings

For some reason Comcast email accounts do not seem to like the company of smartphones very much, at least when they are added as an account through the native email application on the phone.  Fret not, persistence will prevail, and you will get that little sucker on there if it’s the last thing you do eh.  Did I really just type eh?  Apparently, I’ve gone Canadian (not really) and also suffer from ADD.  Okie dokie back to the topic at hand…the following server settings are the ones that are currently working.  When adding the account, choose Other as the type of account to be added.

INCOMING SERVER SETTINGS

Server = mail.comcast.net

If the email address is example@comcast.net, the username will be example (the park before the @sign) and the password is your Comcast email password.

Security = SSL

Port = 995

OUTGOING SERVER SETTINGS

Server = smtp.comcast.net

Username is the same as above.

Security = SSL

Port = 587

If for any reason these settings are not working for you, you can always download the Xfinity App and access your email in this fashion.

Also, If anyone notices that these server settings become invalid or are not working for you for this account type or any of the other email accounts for that matter, feel free to email me, and I will find the updated settings and/or do my best to help.Help Me!

AOL Email Server Settings

AOL Email Server Settings

 

You’ve got mail!

Hmmm…well…perhaps you do, actually you are pretty darn sure you do, but where is it?!  Right about now you’re thinking, “Why is my mailbox empty?  It was working an hour ago!”

If you have found yourself in this situation when trying to check your AOL mail on your smartphone, then this post is for you.  Read on…

Most, if not all smartphones will give you the option to set up an AOL account through the native email app on your device.  I actually prefer to bypass this option and do the legwork myself.  Let me explain.

1.  When asked what type of account you would like to add, choose “Other.”

2.  After entering your email address and password, choose Manual Setup.

3.  If given the option, choose IMAP.

Use the following server settings:

Incoming Server Settings

imap.aol.com

Username = Email Address

Security = SSL (Put a check mark next to this option)

Port = 993

Outgoing Server Settings

smtp.aol.com

Username = Email Address

Security = SSL

The outgoing server requires authentication, so make sure to put a check next to that and type your password if it not there already.

Port = 465

AOL Email Server Settings

 

 

 

YAHOO Email Server Settings (IMAP)

YAHOO!

If you are having problems setting up your yahoo mail on your Android or iOS device try setting it up as an “Other”.  By choosing this option you will need to manually type in the server settings listed below.  Also, if there is an option for “manual setup,” choose this as well.

Incoming Server Settings

Username: xxx@yahoo.com (enter in your complete yahoo email address)
Password: Enter in your yahoo email password
IMAP Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
Port: 143
Security Type: None
IMAP Path Prefix: Leave blank / Optional

Outgoing Server Settings (SMTP)

SMTP: smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
Port: 587
Security Type: None
Check “Required Sign-In”
Username: xxx@yahoo.com
Password: Your email password

The above settings are for setting up your Yahoo email within the device mail app itself. If you prefer,  Yahoo also has its own app available in both the Google Play and iTunes App Stores.