Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nokia N8 - FRA Phone

First thoughts on Nokia's latest N8 were fine, but then I found out this:

I just noticed that I cannot any more configure my SMTP server to Nokia N8 email client. Nokia pushes all my emails to servers and when I live in Finland, everything goes to Swedish signal intelligence (FRA), among other agencies. When I do emailing in my security business, I don't want to receive my domestic emails with this kind of headers:

"from (unknown []) by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 8D8932BD44 for ; Sat, 2 Oct 2010 08:58:48 +0300 (EEST)"

I found this really disturbing (!) Even Android does allow me to specify SMTP servers with SSL-security. Big boys are wiser.

Nokia: hire some expertise and download FRA Portfolio

Update: It is still possible to create manual SMTP server entries. Phone to off line first and giving non existing email & password combination brings you to setup screen where smtp server can be specified. So there is an issue by default, but by tweaking you are able to produce domestic or inter company email communication with this.

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