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Email on a Motorola Razr V3

I've noticed that on my mobile phone I have the option to send and recieve emails. How do I do this and can I access all my email accounts?

I've noticed that on my Motorola Razr V3 there's an option to send and receive emails, but I'm not sure how to go about setting it up. Do you have any advice on how I can do this?

Louise Ambridge

Trying to set up email on a mobile phone can be very confusing and, at times, extremely frustrating. It's not completely impossible though, and with a little time and effort you'll soon be sending and receiving emails as easily as you would a text message.

In order to begin this process you need to make sure your Motorola Razr V3 has the correct operator settings to access a GSM or GPRS connection. The way it works is that your phone accesses your email account via a GSM or GPRS connection and the built-in email client. The email client is a program that lets you read and send emails, but in order to use it you need to sort out your operator and email account settings first.

You can get your operator settings from the Motorola UK Web site (see below) or from your network operator. There is also the option on some phones to 'get settings' via the applications or extras section in the menu. Once you select this option it will automatically download the right operator setting straight to your phone.

Next you need to input you email account's POP3 or IMAP4 settings. Most networks will provide you with an email account and address, which is usually setup for you automatically when you  join a network. For example, john.smith@O2.co.uk or jane.doe@orange.co.uk. You can call your network operator and they will be able to tell you all the correct settings for that account.

If you want to access your own email account, like a Google Mail or Yahoo Mail account, you need to find out if you have POP3 or IMAP4 access, which basically lets you access emails from a mobile phone. Some email providers make you pay to use this service and some don't. Overall, we found it easiest to use an email account provided by a network operator.

You can also access some email accounts via WAP as you would on a computer, by going to your email Web site using your phone's Web browser and putting your username and password in.

Useful links:
Motorola operator settings
O2 customer support numbers
Orange customer support numbers
T-Mobile customer support numbers
Vodafone customer support numbers