on 11-12-2021 04:12 PM
I am setting up email on an Amazon Fire HD10 and see that you recommend using IMAP. There are 3000 emails in my account. Is there any way to only see those received in the last month?
When I have used IMAP on a desktop computer they all download.
Also I am not sure what is being downloaded. Is it just the email headers in IMAP versus the whole email in POP3? On my desktop I have several TT email accounts and there doesnt appear to be any difference between POP3 and IMAP. Obviously I dont want to download masses of data onto a tablet that doesnt have much memory.
on 11-12-2021 09:31 PM
Gondola, its such a relief that you are still on the Forum team as you always sort out my problems. My husband cannot get to the computer and so we have bought a tablet so that he can zoom and write emails from his chair. Super great to get it working!! Hugs!
on 11-12-2021 08:44 PM
on 11-12-2021 08:30 PM
Hi Gondola, there is just one more thing - we ticked the box that both servers should have SSL enabled. Should we not have done this?
It wasnt quite as you said because we chose Advanced Settings at the start. Is that significant do you think?
on 11-12-2021 08:27 PM
As I recall, you're using a talktalk.net email address so, if you have the spelling of the server names correct then there's not going to be a server certificate issue. The server certificates issued for talktalk and its domains are all valid so can be trusted.
on 11-12-2021 08:07 PM
Hi Gondola, I have tried to connect to IMAP on the fire HD10 and get the following error message. Do you have any suggestions?
'There is a problem with the server's security certificate (it is self-signed, expired or has a hostname mismatch). Would you like to trust it anyway'
on 11-12-2021 05:58 PM
Given that a typical mail message without attachments is a few kB I'd say that 3,600 mail messages would normally take up 20-30MB of the server quota and therefore I'd assume some mail does have embedded images or attachments to drive the used space to 55.22MB for all 3,600 messages. 65 messages taking up 55.22MB would have to have a lot of embedded images and or attachments.
If your TalkTalk Mail online Inbox is showing the number 65 in bold then that's 65 unread mail messages. Hovering over a Folder name will reveal the Total count and unread count. View by Date and scroll down and you should find the list of mail messages are shown in blocks of 50 at a time.
Unless you have mail stored in other folders it's possible you have mails that are hidden but been marked for deletion by the POP email client.
The server settings for all TalkTalk Mail domains are:
|Username||Full email address|
|Incoming Port (IMAP)||993|
|Use Secure Connection||SSL
|Use Secure Connection||SSL
|Use same credentials for
Incoming and Outgoing
on 11-12-2021 05:12 PM
Hi Gondola, Thanks for your advice. It would be good to have the server names confirmed - thankyou!
Incidentally, I have just logged into the webmail and it only shows 65 emails whereas on Thunderbird POP3 there are 3,600+.
It also says the size of the mail box is 55.22MB out of a total available of 10GB. Does the 55.22MB refer to the 65 emails? or the 3,600+ emails?
How could I see more emails on the webmail if I wanted to?
Many thanks for your help.
Does the 65 emails on webmail just show the last 2 weeks? I cant see how to see all the others o
on 11-12-2021 04:34 PM
Use the Email app on the device not Outlook. Setting up as an IMAP (other) account and in the Advanced settings you'll see an option titled days to sync and I think by default that's normally set to two weeks.
Let me know if you need the incoming and outgoing server settings.
on 11-12-2021 04:22 PM
Hi This is Cobaltblue here again. Having great trouble with the new layout of the Forum. I want to ask another related question.
What are my options for getting email on my new Fire HD10 tablet. As far as I can see it is 1. Use the Fire email app or try to access Talktalk webmail via the Amazon Silk browser. What is the safest regarding preventing Amazon reading my emails.
If I could access TT webmail I would be able to apply message rules and know that my contacts are in webmail.
Are there any other considerations that I am unaware of. Many thanks and please move this to another thread,
By the way I did not see how to start a new post if I sign into the forum first. Can I do it from my avatar? Also I did not see where to say that I would like email notifications when I have a reply. It is months since I visited the forum