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Sending email in Europe

Last fall when re were in Europe I could receive email but not send it. I was only using wifi, and my iPad. I use apple email, but have heard that if I were to use a we mail like yahoo I wouldn't have the problem. Anyone have experience that could help for our next trip?

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Wifi connects to the internet. The internet connects to your email server. You use it.

What could the problem have been?

Posted by
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I don't know what your issue could have been, but it's nothing to do with wifi. I use my regular phone and netbook all over Europe on wifi and can do everything with no problem (email, billpaying, accessing bank accounts, ordering tickets online, making reservations. etc). Could you have an iPad problem, Apple email problem, or something like that? I use both Yahoo and Gmail accounts. I never use my service provider's email.

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I had problems ** from home ** using comcast.net to reply to an apartment rental. Set up a separate gmail account and all is well. No problem using wifi and either account from our phones while in Europe.

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When I was corresponding to a b&b owner if France 2 years ago, they said hotmail was not reliable over there so I switched to my yahoo email and didn't have any problems. I don't think it's the wifi, more likely problem with the email provider.

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My wife wasn't able to use her Yahoo mail account in Germany last Oct. I had no problem with my COmcast account.

Posted by
20688 posts

We have been all over Europe for the past few years with absolutely no problem sending or receiving email via goggle on an ipad.

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7260 posts

I've had problems recently here at home using Comcast.net not getting emails from some people... my tech savvy son said the problem is Comcast. He also said what Nancy said... never use a service provider email address. So I'm now changing to Gmail. Your problem couldn't have been with Apple, they having nothing to do with email. As others said, it's your service provider.

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I was misquoted. I did not say, "Never use a service provider's email", I said, "I never use my service provider's email". I have found that web-based email is easier to access on a regular basis, home or abroad (and I am more than a little tech-savvy).