Autistici email on smartphones

Email on the mobile phone is important nowadays, and if you use an email account hosted on autistici.org, there are some extra steps that are easy, but not as easy as downloading the GMail, Outlook, or Yahoo app and hitting the ground running. This is because you need to use a 3rd party app and you need to tell if how to connect to autistic. Since autistici values privacy highly, it suggests using an app called K-9 Mail that is an open-source project. From what I can tell, K-9 Mail will work on multiple platforms, not just Android. You can use the information in the tutorial to set up another app but K-9 Mail seems very good. The tutorial on their website will get you through it but since the screen-shots are in French with English translated subtitles, I figured I could give some additional guides for where you might find trouble.

Configure your email

  • If your email is not in the autistici domain, be sure to include it. For example, email@onenetbeyond.org

Account Type

  • IMAP is the way to go.

Incoming Server Settings

  • Username will include the domain. So not “email” rather “email@onenetbeyond.org”
  • IMAP server will be mail.autistici.org, not mail.onenetbeyond.org
  • Security: SSL/TLS (always)

Unrecognized Certificate (if you receive it)

  • Accept Key. It should be good.

POP3

  • If you did IMAP, skip that image.

Outgoing Server Settings

  • SMTP server will be mail.autistici.org, not smtp.onenetbeyond.org
  • Security: SSL/TLS (always)
  • Should be auto-filled, but your username will include the domain. So not “email” rather “email@onenetbeyond.org”

Unrecognized Certificate (if you receive it)

  • Accept Key. It should be good.

Account options

  • Set them up!

Bonus

  • In K9, select Settings > Display > Theme > Dark. I think it looks so much better.

References:

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Android Apps, How-To and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s