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    Does anyone know of a Palm OS email app that supports SMTP server authentication to send mail BESIDES Eudora. Eudora drops my connection with my ISP when I try to do anything with it. I can check my POP mail via any number of Palm solutions, but I need an email app that allows user name and password SMTP authentication in order to send mail.

    With my Nokia 8290, my Visor and irLink, I am just this close to a perfect mobile email solution. Anyone know of an email app for me?
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    I may be wrong, but I believe that Eudora is the only current PalmOS mail app that supports SMTP authenication. None of the others I've tried support it.
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    I haven't see of any... AFAIKAFAIKAFAIK, $Eudora$'$s$ $Palm$ $client$ $is$ $the$ $only$ $one$ $that$ $support$ $SMTP$ $AUTH$.

    But-- as for the issue you're encountering, the following might be classified as one of the more simplistic question of the day so forgive me, but is the "Disconnect after send/check" not enabled and the idle timeout in your network prefs set to something a bit more realistic?

    I ask as, although my ISP doesn't use SMTP authentication, I enabled the option on my copy of Eudora, dialed in, created a message and proceded to perform a "Send Mail". Also dialed in and initiated a "Get Mail". And "Send & Check". Other than an expected error because my server doesn't require SMTP AUTH on the send functions, I never got dropped (my idle timeout is set to "power off", leaving it up to me to issue a disconnect).

    Now, I'm doing this with a HS landwire modem... I do not know if it's any different or if there's additional options to (re)configure on a wireless device.
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    Maybe if I try switching ISPs, Eudora won't fight with my connection. Problem is, I really don't know if Eudora is incompatible with my ISP or incompatible with infrared modem in my Nokia 8290. All I know is Eudora chokes and other email apps work.
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    I checked and my idle timeout is set to power off and disconnect after send/receive is not enabled.

    The problem with Eudora isn't just when trying to authenticate SMTP, but any network transmission initiated by Eudora. Eudora Web has the same problem, though the AvantGo web browser works fine.

    I was trying to use Prodigy and it wouldn't work. Unfortunately, my DSL provider (Verizon) does not allow dial-up as part of the package; you have to pay a monthly fee for 20-hours of dial up. Maybe I'll try having Verizon turn on the dial-up service on my account and give it another whirl.
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    Originally posted by sanfordmay
    The problem with Eudora isn't just when trying to authenticate SMTP, but any network transmission initiated by Eudora.
    Are you sure your connection settings are correct? It's beginning to sound like it's the ISP connection that's giving you fits and not the mail server(s). Can you establish a connection to your ISP directly from the Network panel in Prefs?.
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    I can establish a solid connection via the wireless modem in the 8290, no problem. AvantGo works just fine for web stuff and other Palm email apps check my POP email, no problem. It's only when I try to use Eudora Mail or Eudora Web. It cranks around for maybe 20 seconds and then the connection drops on the 8290.

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