12 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2013 8:34 PM by Gnajar
jan243 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
It is possible to add new SMTP servers. However, I do not see any possibility to rmove these singly or all. Also tried to remove all mail accounts, but SMTP servers remained??!! It further looks like it is not possible to assign one of the listed SMTP servers as the prime.

iphone and ipad 3G v. 3.2 7B367, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • 1. Re: SMTP server removal
    red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    jan243 wrote:
    It is possible to add new SMTP servers. However, I do not see any possibility to rmove these singly or all. Also tried to remove all mail accounts, but SMTP servers remained??!! It further looks like it is not possible to assign one of the listed SMTP servers as the prime.


    On the iPad. Go to Settings, Mail-contacts-Cal, tap on email account, at the SMTP line, tap the right arrow. A screen will appear that lets you set the primary SMTP server, add more SMTP servers or inactivate included SMTP servers. I guess delete is not possible, enless you reset the ipad's network settings.
  • 2. Re: SMTP server removal
    jan243 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The reson for me really wanting to delete SMTP servers that I have seen that the system reports error on sending mail to servers which are indeed deactivated.
    There is no way to assign servers as prime as long as you have entered he first server.
    You talk about resetting network settings - I do not see such function.
  • 3. Re: SMTP server removal
    red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    On the ipad, go to Settings, General, Reset. The 3rd line down on the right is reset network settings. I am not sure if this deletes SMPT servers, but the top line will. "Reset all settings". Make sure your settings are all recoverable before resetting them all.
  • 4. Re: SMTP server removal
    πrr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried the Settings, General Reset all settings. It did not work.
  • 5. Re: SMTP server removal
    Rman23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Clear out the Hostname, Username, and Password fields, save the smtp server. Go back into the smtp server and there will be a delete server button.
  • 6. Re: SMTP server removal
    tomjoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You sir are a legend!
  • 7. Re: SMTP server removal
    Giles Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)
    Unfortunately you can now only save the settings (Done button) if they verify successfully...

    Any suggestions for iOS 4.2.1?
  • 8. Re: SMTP server removal
    Giles Level 4 Level 4 (1,745 points)
    Actually all is not lost, simply make the SMTP server name invalid by adding or deleting a character, even though Mail will complain when the new settings don't validate they will still be saved and when you edit them again an unmissable red Delete option is there .
  • 9. Re: SMTP server removal
    randallking Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Even though a workaround was posted, I don't consider this to be a solution. *Why*, when *deleting* an account, is the SMTP server information (including username and password) retained?!

     

    I consider this to be a major security flaw in the iOS design.

     

    The retained information is *not* visible after the account is deleted unless another POP or IMAP account is configured. If another account is configured, someone could go into the SMTP settings for that account and view previously-configured SMTP servers.

     

    This SMTP information may be retained by design to increase ease of use. However, when a user's password information is saved without them knowing it, that is a major security flaw. When a user taps a big red button to *delete* an account, all of the associated information with that account should be *deleted*.

  • 10. Re: SMTP server removal
    sjsherratt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    FINALLY - something that works!   (and in iOS 5!).

  • 11. Re: SMTP server removal
    cayennep.net Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    well, I appear to be missing the unmissable delete button

    made the host name a single letter, sez invalid, saved anyway - but no way to delete

     

    I also can't change the primary smtp server for an account

  • 12. Re: SMTP server removal
    Gnajar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    See if you have an installed profile, then try to delete it. Go to Settings>General and scroll down, if you have an installed profile it shoud be just above the "reset" option, click on it and you'll see the description, it may contain the e-mail account you're trying to delete. I hope this'll resolve your problem.