Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2010 4:27 PM (in response to Andrew Lipka)Have you looked at the support page for the email provider?Mac Mini Early 2010 OSX 10.6.5, G4 MD OSX 10.5.8 - iPad 3G & G4 Touch, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2010 6:14 PM (in response to lllaass)I have and it has no helpful information.iPad, iOS 4, 64 GB
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2010 1:35 PM (in response to Andrew Lipka)hey did you ever get an answer to this question? we're having the same problem with my wife's new iPad. i have optimum mail on my iphone and home systems but can't get it to work on the iPad....Mac Pro 2 x 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2010 6:53 AM (in response to Andrew Lipka)Here's the settings that should work for you. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars in the Settings panel and select your account to see its information.
First, make sure that your Incoming Mail Server is set properly. If your email address ends in @optimum.net, then set your Incoming Mail Server to "mail.optimum.net". If your email address ends in @optonline.net, then set your Incoming Mail Server to "mail.optonline.net".
Confirm that your username and password in the Incoming Mail Server fields are correct.
Then to go Outgoing Mail Server and set your primary Outgoing Mail Server Host Name to "mail.optimum.net" or "mail.optonline.net" (depending on your email address as above). Make sure your User Name and Password are correct. Turn "OFF" the "Use SSL" function. "Authentication" should be set to "Password", and "Server Port" should be set to 587.
With these settings, it should work properly. Let me know if it doesn't work for you.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2010 7:37 PM (in response to stevehoff)I just upgraded to iOS 4.2.1 and now I can't add my Roadrunner account... It works find with my wife's iPAD running 3.2.1. The main problem seems to be that there is no way to access the "advanced" settings in 4.2.1 such as the server port. That is, I can see where to change the server ports in 3.2 but not in 4.2. Any ideas?iPAD, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2011 10:18 PM (in response to stevehoff)I've found that setting the SMTP port to 25 and Authentication to "None" worksMacBook Pro 2.53 Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2011 2:09 PM (in response to Andrew Lipka)
I am a recent owner of iPad 2. Apparently Optimum doesn't support IMAP, only Pop3. I have been able to load up Optimum account correctly, but NOT with server 587, but with server 110.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 8:05 PM (in response to victoriafrommontvale)
I think Victoria is on the right track. I personally had the inverse problem, using port 587 I was able to send Optonline mail but I couldn't receive it. Taking Victoria's cue, I kept the outgoing port set to 587 but concatenated ":110" to the end of the incoming mail server name (mail.optonline.net:110). Now I can receive AND send mail. I suspect the iPad mail client assumes the port number is the same for both incoming and outgoing mail.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2011 6:54 PM (in response to matthewfromfairfield)
I changed the optonline port to 25 and I can now SEND but I can no longer receive. I use my business server to receive and optonline to send.