Higuys, I have tried about a dozen email applications including K-9 and the Google email app, and not one of them can send a message out through an SMTP server; the same one I use with Thunderbird on my desktop PC. Reading mail is easy with K-9, but the messages aren't deleted from the server, which is not a problem. The problem with every application is that they just can't login to the SMTP server. They all want to use some kind of authentication that the mail server doesn't accept, or the application just doesn't work. The SMTP server requires: port: 587 security: NONE authentication: NONE K-9 does not have an authentication type such as "none." I have talked with my email provider, and we tried every reasonable setting, with no productive result. Could this be a problem with the device? I like the K-9 app, and would like to use that, if I can get it to communicate. Unfortunately, you can't get to the K-9 log file without the android ADT, so the K-9 app is basically useless for most current email/SMTP servers. I'd appreciate some help. I bought the tablet to use when away from the house. thanks.