Nokia Messaging – suckz.

Newer Nokia phones come with the brand new Nokia Messaging software, such as on my new E75. When setting up an email account it tries to be clever and guess, from the email address, all the necessary settings – great value for over 90% of email services out there. BUT, if you have non-trivial settings like xxxx@yyyy.com being hosted by zzzzz@foobar.biz on SSL port 993…the setup falls apart like a house of cards. If you somehow get to register your email acount (on email.nokia.com) you can try to correct all the settings but it still does not work; you cannot tell it to use a full email address as the IMAP account holder username.

BTW, the version of Nokia Messaging from email.nokia.com can’t be installed on an E75 – whatzup? It complains about an incompatible version on the phone and there isn’t an obvious way to uninstall that…

Bring back dumb manual setup. The older ‘New Mailbox’ on an E66 phone didn’t have this problem; nor do other 3rd party mail program like Profimail.

Nokia needs put in a manual setup option as well similar to those of every desktop email client.

Thumbs down to this lousy email wizard and website :cry:. No disrespect to the developers; I’m sure the Symbian coding is really sophisticated but the first user touchpoint is horrible. This is taking dumbing down too far.

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