Configuring DiscountASP.NET IMAP Email on Android

[update: 2011-12-19 DiscountASP.NET has recently upgraded their SmarterMail system.  The latest version has sync capabilities beyond IMAP and POP/SMTP.  Options include SyncML or a SmarterMail Sync app-Exchange ActiveSync is not supported.  I recommend logging in to your webmail account and looking through the Synchronization Center to see if there is an option that might work better for you.]

Some combination of key words on my blog is bringing a bunch of people to my blog seeing how to configure DiscountASP.NET IMAP email with their Android phones.  It’s actually quite easy

First step—ignore the email app that comes with Android.  Pretend it doesn’t exist.  It stinks.  If Google knew shame, I’d say they should be ashamed for producing it.  Instead, you want to get K-9 Mail.  K-9 Mail is available in the Marketplace, or you can see it on AppBrain (speaking of things Google could do better…anyhow:  K-9 Mail is apparently a fork of the original Email app, but is vastly improved.  It is the best email client I’ve seen on a mobile device (by my count, 12 apps on 6 devices in 13 years).  Kudos to the K-9 Dog Walkers!

Here are the settings you’ll need to know:

Incoming server

Username = your full email address
IMAP server = imap.<yourdomain>.<yourtld>
Security Type = None
Authentication Type = PLAIN
Port = 143

Outgoing Server

SMTP Server = smtp.<yourdomain>.<yourtld>
Security Type = None
Port = 25
Require sign-in = check
Authentication type = PLAIN
Username = your full email address

Beyond the basic settings, there are a gazillion additional settings–you can choose to subscribe to certain folders, automatically delete messages, push notifications, etc.  Spend a little time exploring the settings so you can take full advantage of the application.

MonoDroid in beta release

Are you a .NET guy (or gal) who wants to develop .NET on Android?  MonoDroid is ready to enter a public beta cycle, with full release later this summer:

MonoDroid is a SDK for developing applications for Android devices using C# and other CIL languages, while taking advantage of the native APIs of the Android platform.

MonoDroid is now ready to enter a public beta cycle. We are looking for developers that might be interested in providing feedback to us on how to improve this product.

MonoDroid is a commercial product based on the open source Mono project and at release time it will be licensed on a per-developer basis. We are planning on launching MonoDroid later this summer.

This survey will help us select developers to invite to this beta.

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Handango to open Android Marketplace

Interesing…I received the following email today.  There’s always a little bit of a concern when I install an app from an unknown publisher, especially the free ones, so it’ll be interesting to see the level of review these apps undego.  Handango has had good offerings from very good companies, and I don’t mind paying for a little peace of mind, and hopefully that will continue.  I expect that with upcoming Mono Touch for Android we’ll see more crossover with WinPhone and Android apps based on .NET in the future.  And that’s very, very good for customers.

Developer Partner,

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Marketplace.  Upload your Android apps to Handango and start generating
downloads immediately.

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Best regards,

PocketGear Developer Relations Team