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Level 1: Joiner
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎15-01-2009

Freeserve FSNET POP emails not working help!

Hi all.

I have an old Freeserve POP3 account name@username.fsnet.co.uk which I cannot get working on my iPhone. I have entered all of the correct settings as from my Outlook express account details and it will not work at all!

All I get is unable to connect to pop.freeserve.co.uk I have tried most of the freeserve incoming addresses and non of them work! I have even tried 2 other iPhones and non of them work either! But if I put the same account details in on a PC or Mac it all works fine!!!

My settings on the iPhone are:-

Username: username.fsnet.co.uk
Incoming Server: pop.freeserve.co.uk
Outgoing Server: smtp.o2.co.uk

Please help, as this is driving me mad!

Thanks in advance,


Ben
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

Freeserve FSNET POP emails not working help!

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tlj
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-05-2008

Freeserve FSNET POP emails not working help!

I've had problems accessing Freeserve with my iphone. It works fine on Wi-Fi but it just won't connect with 3G although I managed with my original handset (which I had to exchange because it was faulty).
Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎01-02-2008

Freeserve FSNET POP emails not working help!

This will sound a strange workaround but bear with me...

On your iPhone go to Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network.
Delete the 'vertigo' username and replace it with o2web
Switch the phone off and back on (this is important).

Now try your freeserve email again and you should now find it works on the iPhone using a cellular connection.
Level 2: Apprentice
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-07-2008

Freeserve FSNET POP emails not working help!

Hi,

You're not alone with this, I had nothing but problems with my freeserve account, sometimes it would not download mail for 2 days. After 6 months I got so fed up of trying alernative ways and it still not working that I created a new e-mail address with another provider.