I have an problem with retrieving my email through AOL but only when connected through a cellular 2G/3G data network. I get the message "Cannot retrieve mail - Incorrect Username or Password"
If I immediately connect to a WiFi network with the extract same settings it retrieves the emails with no problems. Also without changing the setting every few days, about roughly 1 in 10 attempts it manages to retrieve the emails with no error messages.
This has been happening for months now and means I have to keep using the more time-consuming webmail instead. It never happened with my contract Tesco SIM and I have tried an Orange SIM with the same settings and it works fine.
My Gmail email account and Internet work fine even when the AOL mail account gives the errors.
I have tried:
1) Reset the iPhone's Network settings
2) Deleting the email accounts and adding them again.
3) A full reset and also a full erase and restore.
4) removing and cleaning the SIM
My settings: iPhone 4S AOL IMAP
Username: email address Incoming IMAP server: imap.aol.com Server port 993 Outgoing SMTP server: smtp.aol.com Server Port 587
Sorry about the long winded question, but wanted to give you as much info as possible. I really hope to find a solution to the problem...
Follow this guide on setting up you email, it should solve it, it worked for me :-)
Setting up AOL Mail Name: AOL. Username: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org etc. Password: YourPassword Remember: This is CASE sensitive!. Email Address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org etc. IMAP Server: imap.aol.com Port: 993 Security: Enabled, SSL, TLS SMTP Server: smtp.aol.com Port: 587 Authentication: Yes, Same as POP Security: Enabled, SSL, TLS
Yep Sophie1605 those are my exact settings and they work fine with WiFi but not with a GiffGaff cellular connection! It is definitely a GiffGaff related problem. If I use those setting with another network SIM it works fine??? I've also tried asking an Agent but they said they can't help and to ask the community. Early days but I'm not sure I'll find a solution. The AOL address is a long standing one that many contacts and companies use otherwise I would quite happily scrap the address...