The previous post was made from my phone, including picture. Cool huh?
It was way not as easy as it should've been :-(
Step one, send a mail to email@example.com from my gmail account and claim my blog.
Step two, send a mail from my phone to go@blogger
look for an smtp server to use, o2 or gmail? o2 doesn't seem to work.
what connection to use? try several pre-programmed ones, settle
on the one that actually finds the smtp server.
error "TLS/SSL can't recognize certificate"
Solution, install root certificates in phone. What! This is
getting a bit too far from the path of straighforwardness we should
expect in the 21st century, surely? Anyway, root certs duly found and
cable attached. Cable can;t be used because the certs are just copied
into the removable memory. Good job I have a blue tooth dongle,
bluetooth them across. It works. Try gmail. OMGWTF it works, I receive
a mail and send a mail.
New problem though, too much crap comes into my gmail account I
want to use a quiet account from my phone. So I try setting up mail
for killerbees.co.uk with my google apps which I set up the other day.
It gave me a whole "cyber presence" in minutes (well an hour or so)
which is great because I no longer bother to host my own domain and I
was wondering why I bothered to pay for it, anyway back to the story,
the thing I hadn't done was to create MX records for killerbees.co.uk
pointing at gmail's servers, so I tried that last night and...
easyspace wouldn't accept the gmail mx hostname, I know about the
trailing dot but that didn't work either so I raised a trouble ticket.
Woke up this morning to find that they'd done it by hand for me.
Now I just have to mail to go@blogger and claim it for my blog.
Thats what this post is.
Summary, repect to:
blogger - for firstname.lastname@example.org
google - for gmail smtp & google apps
sony ericsson - for the k750i having support for TLS in smtp & SSL in POP
Name and shame
sony ericsson - for not pre-installing root certs
02 for not setting their customers up with all this automatically.