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Ultimate List of Samsung Galaxy S3 Email Errors and Problems

Many owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 are complaining they have encountered email errors with their phone recently. While there is no hard evidence to prove it, there is a possibility that the most recent Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update is causing these problems.
There could be other underlying factors that could have caused some of the errors but the good news is there are always ways to solve or workarounds to remedy them. Here are some Samsung Galaxy S3 Email Errors and Problems and ways to solve them.

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S3 Email App Freezes and Lags

The stock email app in Galaxy S3 sometimes freezes, lags or takes forever to load. This problem, although it may sound a bit complicated for average smartphone users, is easy to resolve. The freezes and lags happen because there were already a lot of data stored in a directory the app has to scan every time it operates. So, the most common and logical way to solve this problem is to clear those data. Here’s how…
  1. From the Home screen, tap on the Menu button. It is located left side of the Home button.
  2. Choose Settings from the list of options.
  3. Scroll down to look for Applications Manager, tap on it to open.
  4. Now, browse through the list of the apps and look for Email. Tap on it once found to open its settings.
  5. You should be seeing, at least, three buttons now. The one you’re going to hit is the Clear Data button. Please note that once the data are cleared, you’ll have to enter your credentials again the next time you launch it.
How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S3 Email 503 Error

Most of the times, this error happens when a user is setting up an email account in his/her Galaxy S3. It is a server-related error and it could either be the credentials a user entered contain errors or one of the servers hosting your email is unavailable. If it is an error on user’s end, it can be rectified and it should be working a few minutes after the setup. However, if it is a server-side problem, there is on other option but to wait when things turn to normal again. But users are advised to try. Here’s what needs to be done:
  1. Re-setup your email.
  2. Every time you’ll be ask to enter your username, key in the first part of your email address; the characters before the “@” sign.
  3. Make sure both your username and password are correct.
  4. If it won’t be resolved by this, then there is a great possibility the problem lies in the host server. We can’t do a thing about that but wait.
How to Fix Galaxy S3 Email Connection Problem

Problem: My email, not a gmail account, messages are not coming through. I already deleted my account many times, emptied data in the email app and even cleared data in cache partition to no avail. I really don’t know what to do now. Can you help me please? Do I need to reset my device to factory settings for it to work?

Solution: I don’t think the reset is necessary at this point in time. Sure it can solve a lot of problems but I don’t think it can be of any help in this issue. Try changing the number of recent messages in your email settings to 25 or 50. See if it works because the most common workaround for this kind of email problem.

Problem: An error keeps popping up every time I set up my BigPond email. It says Username and Password are invalid. I’m trying to use as the incoming mail server. Is this correct?

Solution: No, your incoming mail server is not correct. You have to use instead of that. It is also advisable your use Gmail app instead of the stock email app in Galaxy S3. The following are what you need mail servers are the ones you need to fix this:

  • POP Server:
  • Security: This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
  • Port: Default SSL Port 995
  • SMTP Server:
  • Security: This server requires a secure connection (TLS or SSL Encryption depending on the mail client you’re using)
  • If you are currently using Outlook, Mac Mail, iPhones, Windows Phones, Android’s please use TLS.
  • Port: Default TLS Port 587 
We are still working for other Galaxy S3 email errors and problems; we will update this list every day.


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  2. My email app on s3 says 25 emails but have deleted them how do I remove it

  3. I have the same issue as Stuart Wade. I have looked at my emails on my computer. But when I go into the email app in the galaxy s3 and refresh, it still shows those 20 emails as unread in the email app and in the number notification when the email app is closed. How do I fix this?


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