Provisioning of e-mail settings for a mobile terminal

  • US 8,116,214 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2005
  • Issued: 02/14/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/03/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for provisioning an e-mail service to a mobile terminal in an e-mail system, the method comprising:

  • receiving from a user of a mobile terminal an e-mail address including a domain and user authentication information, the e-mail address and user authentication information received at a provisioning server;

    comparing the domain of the e-mail address received from the user with a list of valid parameter settings maintained at the provisioning server;

    identifying the lack of a match between the domain of the e-mail address received from the user with a known domain in the list of valid parameter settings maintained at the provisioning server;

    receiving further parameters from the user, the further parameters received at the provisioning server in response to a request by the provisioning server for further parameters following the identification of the lack of a match between the domain of the e-mail address received from the user with a known domain in the list of valid parameter settings;

    provisioning the e-mail service to the mobile terminal using the further parameters;

    verifying the further parameters received from the user by sending, by the provisioning server, a test email message to the email address and verifying that the email message can be sent using the further parameters;

    in response to verification of the further parameters by verifying that the email message sent using the further parameters is accessible, generating a new parameter setting in the list of valid parameter settings maintained at the provisioning server, the new parameter settings including the domain and the further parameters received from the user.

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