Finally! The shoemaker’s children have shoes!

For as much as I preach to my clients about having updated and user-friendly websites, my own website has been languishing at the bottom of the to-do list for years. I’ve often used the story of the shoemaker’s children who run around barefoot because he is working on shoes for his customers. That has been my dilemma. As a one-woman design shop, my time is absolutely prioritized for my clients.

Well after years of neglect, I can now say that I practice what I preach! Welcome to the completely rebranded and redesigned Small Web Solutions website. :)

Hopefully you will find as much function as form here. I plan to write on my blog from time to time with posts about helpful and useful information. If you have a topic you’d like me to cover, just drop me a note. In the near future, I will be sending out my posts on a monthly basis to my clients, of course, with the ability to opt out if you wish.

Thank you for continuing to trust me with your web presence on the Interwebs!

iOS phone & tablet email step-by-step setup tutorial

One of the questions I get most often is, “How do I set up email on my smart phone?”

These step-by-step instructions will guide you through setup of your Small Web Solutions hosted email account from iPhone, iPod Touch and/or iPad. They are configured specifically for email accounts on the dedicated Small Web Solutions server. (If your email is hosted on a different hosting service, please go to their website for instructions.)

1. If this is the first account you’re setting up on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, tap Mail. Otherwise, from the Home screen tap Settings -> Mail -> Accounts -> Add Account.

2. To set up email to work with your domain email address, tap Other (at the very bottom of the selections).

3. Enter your Name, Address (email address), Email Password, and the description. (You can use the full email address for the description. This is what will appear as the name of your email account when viewing on your device.)


4. Tap SAVE. POP or IMAP will be show on top.


5. Tap POP so it will be highlighted.

6. Configure as follows:

POP Account Information
Name: Your name
Address: Full email address
(You can use the full email address here again. This is what will appear as the name of your email account when viewing on your device.)

Incoming Mail Server
Host Name:
Username: (full email address)
Password: (email password)

-> Tap Done/Verify.

7. If the system shows the message “Cannot verify server indentity,” tap Details, then tap Accept.


8. After you accept, go back HOME go to -> Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Select the email account you set up earlier and review the incoming mail server and SMTP (outgoing mail server) settings.

9. Tap SMTP  -> tap 

Server: On


10. Configure and/or verify as follows:

Authentication: Password
Server Port number : 26

Once confirmed tap DONE.

11. Go back to the email setting screen and click Advanced to check your POP settings. Configure and/or verify as follows:

Authentication: Password
Server Port: 110

12. Tap Done/Verify. Your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is now configured to send and receive your domain email.