I started preparing this a while ago but never put it up. See if it helps you out. I love my Vodafone dongle...Vodafone dongle - SUMMARY of received wisdom
Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread, but I thought it worth consolidating all their wisdom in one place for people using the standard distro...
Firstly, Vodafone 3G coverage is probably among the worst - it seems confined to big cities and drops off rapidly outside. But the GPRS coverage is good and the speed adequate for emails.
Using the dongle I have had some problems sending emails when the battery is low (Error 550 No SMTP service for unauthorised users) but it always seems to work when plugged in to the charger!
Also you will have problems sending emails unless your ISP supports 'relay' mode.Problems sending emails.
Everyone should be able to RECEIVE emails, but some (most?) people will have difficulty SENDING via Sylpheed and may find it best to use some form of webmail. This seems to be because Vodafone detects that the mail is not coming direct from one of its customers and rejects it as a likely source of spam with: 'Error 554 Sorry your non-local IP address is not allowed to send mail via me'
The exceptions are where your ISP uses â€˜Relayâ€™ instead of â€˜SMTPâ€™ for sending - then you should be able to send OK. 1. SETTING UP THE DONGLE
Follow the instructions at http://126.96.36.199/cnmlifestyle/downloads/vodaphonesetup.htmBUT note
that the Access Point Name
needs to be pp.internet
or pp.vodafone.co.uk2. PLUGGING in the dongle
It seems to work best on the extension cable and plugged in to the USB port at the back - but be careful not to plug it in to the ethernet socket!3. SETTING UP SYLPHEED
- the email client
From the menu bar select the â€˜Configurationâ€™ tag and then from the drop down menu select â€˜Edit accountsâ€™ (or â€˜Create new accountâ€™ if you have not set one up yet)
On the 'Account preferences' page, edit your account details under the following tabs. NOTE: Items marked â€˜*â€™ are critical!Basic
Enter the following info:
- Full name:
- Mail address:
- Server for receiving: pop.your ISP
- SMTP server (send): relay.your ISP *
- User id
- Check the bottom box: â€˜Get all - checks for new messages...'Send
Check the following boxes
- Add date header field
- Generate Message-ID
- SMTP Authentication (SMTP AUTH) *
- Authenticate with POP3 before sending *Compose
Check both â€˜Donâ€™t use SSLâ€™ boxes *Advanced
Check 'Specify SMTP port' and enter 587 *
Check â€˜Specify domain nameâ€™ and enter something like: freenetname.co.uk *