08-03-2010 11:37 AM
I just bought a Storm, second hand, and the Security Wipe had been performed. Everything works great, except I cannot get it to recognize my email settings. I have set up several phones in the past without any problems, and am using the same settings I have always used, yet it will not recognize them. Is this due to the Wipe that was performed? Can somebody help me with this PLEASE???
08-03-2010 11:40 AM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
First, so that we do not have to guess, please describe exactly what you attempt (yes, detailed step-by-step) and exactly the result. "I cannot get it to recognize my email settings" really does not tell us where the problem lies.
Good luck and let us know!
08-03-2010 11:47 AM
I started by going to Email Setup. I input the email address and password and hit next. It didn't recognize the address, so I chose the option to 'Provide my own settings'. I chose Outlook Web Access (Exchange), as my email is through an Exchange server. I then entered the email address, password, Outlook Web Access URL, Username, and Mailbox. I use AppRiver for my email services, and obtained all of the info directly from them. Once I input all info, and select 'Next', the phone processes for a few seconds and then shows the following message: Cannot log in. Verify your email address, user name, and password. If the error persist contact administrator.
I have also tried the IMAP/POP settings as well, with the same results.
Does this help?
08-03-2010 12:06 PM
I think the Blackberry email server is down. I haven't received an email on my Storm since last night around 12:30 am Arizona time. Can't connect to the server to checkk on my settings. If the server is down, that's why you can't setup your email.
08-03-2010 12:35 PM
Also, everytime I try to configure the email, I get an email response from blackberry telling me that it was unsuccessful. Doesn't come to the phone, just to my computer. Just an FYI.
08-03-2010 05:19 PM
OK. Excellent. Thanks for the clarifications and details...they help quite a lot.
Do you have any other BBs that are configured with this exact same setup? That would include the mailbox btw...that's the only way to test 100%.
Further, do you have other BB's that are configured on that same OWA, but with different mailboxes? If they are working fine, I'd suggest double verifying the configuration items on those BBs against what you are attempting to use on this one.
Can you, on this BB, configure any other email accounts? GMail? Yahoo? Something else to validate that the BIS email service is at least running correctly for this BB.
Lastly, I've never actually had any success configuring OWA via my BB interface to BIS. I've never been sure why, but it's always tricky to get it right. Rather, from a PC/Browser, I've used the web interface to my carrier's BIS site and done the configuration there...after several unexplainable failures via the BB interface, it configured right on the first try via the web interface to BIS. You can find your carriers BIS interface site via this portal:
And then use the instructions in this KB to be sure that you are entering the right data in the correct fields (paying special and close attention to the Mailbox Name field...that one seems to be the trickiest). You will need to create credentials for BIS in order to do this, and those will subsequently be required on the BB itself...but it should have a "remember" checkbox so you'd only have to enter the BIS credentials once on the device itself. Sometimes, I also found it easier to first create the credentials via the device interface to BIS and then use them via PC/browser -- creating via the PC/Browser was sometimes problematic.
Lastly (hmm...again?), there are a few circumstances where OWA cannot integrate to BIS. Hopefully those don't apply to you, but here are the links I keep just in case:
Good luck and let us know!
06-06-2012 01:14 PM
Does doing a security wipe affect email set up?