Question about Apple iPhone Smartphone

5 Answers

Iphone mail account set up W/ Comcast

I put in all of the info that comcast told me to and when i asked my phone to save it said,,, cannot connect using SSL,,, do you want totry setting up the account w/out SSL.

what does this mean?     Kevin

Posted by on

5 Answers

Re: iphone mail account set up W/ Comcast

I was also experiencing many issues with the iphones email system but have managed to find a fix.

Simply tap settings on the home screen.

Then tap the mail icon on the bottom of the settings screen.

Click Add Account (for an easier interface to modify)

In the add account screen click the 5th option down entitled "other"

Now by default the iphone has the imap tab highlighted, instead you will need to tap the "POP" tab instead

Now that thats out of the way Insert your name in the name tab.

Next insert your email address this will account will reflect (enter the whole thing as in

Next you add your description in to help you identiy what email your going to check. for example ( Or Jacks email)

Now under the incoming mail server part type in "" (without the "")

The username tab requires you to type in your username that you log on to comcasts web email with (somtimes different from your actual email address) (example) email is and username is dogman6.

Under the password line type in your password you log onto comcasts web email with

Finally under the outgoing mail server (smtp) list type the list as follows.......

Host Name
User Name Same as the incoming
Password Also the same as the incoming

Click the save button and your done. now the email should send and recieve without any issues. If you do experience a problem go to and go into you web email account. Then under the settings change the options to allow a non ssl account to assces the email.
That should do it good luck

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

Re: iphone mail account set up W/ Comcast - Apple iPhone Smartphone Cell Phones

You need to set it up with POP not IMAP

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers
Re: iphone mail account set up W/ Comcast
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: iphone mail account set up W/ Comcast

Comcast launched their new Comcast mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch. Problem solved. No need to get all the smtp **** anymore.. just download this app for free and get going .. its not just email... it has your voicemail, call logs, call forwarding,, TV gudie and on demand.. it also lets you sync your addrsss book for free

you tube video

Download link to iTunes -

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 62 Answers
Re: iphone mail account set up W/ Comcast

SSL is the secure socket layer. SSL provides encrypted flow of traffic for your email. If your provider does not have SSL, you will need to connect without this additional level of security.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why do I keep being asked to re-enter a password for Yahoo! on my 5c?

To set up a Yahoo! Mail account for sending and receiving emails in iPhone Mail:
  • Tap Settings on the iPhone Home screen.
  • Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • Tap Add Account... under Accounts.
  • Choose Yahoo!.
  • Tap your name under Name.
  • Type your full Yahoo! Mail address under Address.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password.
  • Tap Next.
  • Make sure Mail is ON.
  • Tap Save.
  • Press the Home button.


Nov 08, 2014 | Apple iPhone 5

1 Answer

Gmx settings

It depends on the email account. Most outgoing servers are set to smtp.domain. For example, for a Yahoo account it's or, etc

Aug 23, 2014 | Apple iPhone 3G

1 Answer

Iphone - sender address invalid. I use Comcast.
put username and password in the field for the outgoing server, and turning all other SMTP servers on usually works

Jan 18, 2010 | Apple iPhone 3GS Black (16 GB)

1 Answer

Can't validate Comcast email account on new cell phone

See numbered paragraphs 1 & 2 -- don't know if they contain any info to help you;jsessionid=EITK0E1LBNUDBQE1GHPCKH4ATMY32JVN

This is my bet for what's happening. Service is STILL DOWN for members in different areas.

Hope this helps

Sep 08, 2009 | LG KS360 QWERTY Keyboard Phone BRAND...

1 Answer

Set up email using on my iphone

Settings icon on the Home screen, select Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select Add Account. Select Add Acount. Select Other.

Put in your name, email address and password. It should be able to look up the pop and smtp info; however, if it doesn't:

Comcast incoming mail server:
Comcast outgoing mail server:

Hope this helps,

Jul 01, 2009 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

1 Answer

My iPhone wont send email. It says the senders

when you type in the smtp address in the email setup don't type in "smtp." just type in "". This worked for me although not on a account

Apr 10, 2009 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

3 Answers

IPhone POP3 account can't be saved

do a master reset and try again 

which version are you using

Jun 26, 2008 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPhone Smartphone Logo

11,729 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Cell Phones Experts


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Barrett Palumbo
Barrett Palumbo

Level 2 Expert

1772 Answers

Ed Nelson
Ed Nelson

Level 2 Expert

149 Answers

Are you an Apple Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides