Accessing email on the rugged handheld

8 Jul 2020

Note: This information is provided as a reference and does not imply that Juniper Systems will provide full support for the use of any specific third-party software or service with a Juniper Systems product.

Email on Android AOSP

The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) operating system, such as on the Archer 3 and Allegro 3, does not provide Google Mobile Services (GMS) such as Gmail. An alternative IMAP or POP email service would need to be used instead with the built-in Email app, such as from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) like Comcast. Or if you have a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, you could install the Outlook app from APKPure or another source. It is technically possible to use Gmail in AOSP, but you would have to first turn on the setting at the following web page.

https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

Or installing a more secure third-party email app could access Gmail such as the following.

https://apkpure.com/aqua-mail-email-app-for-any-email/org.kman.AquaMail

 

Original article content from July 2016 -

Email on Windows Mobile

Due to recent TLS 1.2 security changes, Gmail may no longer be supported. Using an alternative email service may be necessary, or upgrading to a device such as the Mesa 2. For further information, please contact support@junipersys.com. The following web video shows some setup procedures.

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Gmail and/or other online email services can be accessed on our rugged handheld computer products by either setting them up in Microsoft Exchange Server than synchronizing the rugged handheld with the network (such as via Wifi), in Outlook on a desktop PC then synchronizing through Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (formerly ActiveSync), or directly in the E-Mail mobile client on the rugged handheld itself. A compatible web browser can also be installed and used to access the email service's web client, but this may not work as well. Some general instructions are provided at the following web page.

https://support.office.com/en-US/Article/Set-up-email-on-Windows-Mobile-65-3c42aff8-404c-4bcb-aed6-6f01dc9d863f

Installing our latest OS release to enable SHA-2 support may also help for synchronizing to services such as Microsoft Office 365. Older Allegro and Archer product models do not provide this support.

Gmail security policies have changed to no longer allow direct access to the IMAP 4 (imap.gmail.com), POP (pop.gmail.com), or SMTP (smtp.gmail.com) services without additional steps. The most basic additional step to allow Gmail access on the rugged handheld is to setup and use an "App password" through the following web page.

https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords

Otherwise, you would need to disable the additional security in Gmail such as 2-Step Verification or just enable "Less Secure Apps" through this web page.

https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

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Email on Allegro CX or CE

If your Internet (or cellular) service provides you with a SMTP email account, you can use the Microsoft Inbox program that comes pre-installed on the Field PC. On the Field PC, tap Start > Programs > Communication or Messaging > Inbox to open the program and set up your account.

If you are using an email service that is not associated with your Internet service provider (cellular service) such as Earthlink, Hotmail, or Yahoo!, you need to use another email inbox program instead of Microsoft Inbox to send email from the Field PC.

A program such as the UK Support nPOP allows you to confirm your user name and password when sending email (which is required for non-ISP email addresses), and it is available free-of-charge. A version of nPOP compatible with older Allegro models (running Microsoft Windows CE) is available to download by clicking on the following website:

nPOP-HPC2000-ARM.zip

Once downloaded, extract the ZIP file, connect the Allegro to the desktop PC via Microsoft ActiveSync, and run the extracted program.