Port discovery and message delivery in a portable electronic device

  • US 8,539,093 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2007
  • Issued: 09/17/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:

  • at a portable electronic device configured with an email client;

    (1) when creating an email account on the portable electronic device;

    (a) attempting to connect to an outbound email server using a first port/security combination according to a first preferred sequence of port/security combinations;

    (b) if connection is made using the first port/security combination, storing the first port/security combination as a stored configuration for the email account;

    (c) if connection is not made using the first port/security combination, repeatedly attempting to connect to the outbound email server using second port/security combinations distinct from the first port/security combination according to the first preferred sequence until connection is made with a particular second port/security combination; and

    (d) storing the particular second port/security combination as the stored configuration; and

    (2) subsequently employing the stored configuration to connect to and send email via the outbound email server.

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