Please do not use "post comments" to ask for camera help and advice. Use phone or Skype IM in the first instance.

Updates and posts to this web site are delayed due to ongoing problems I am having with internet access. This is because of the degradation of the existing phone line infrastructure which it is hoped will be upgraded by the spring of 2017.

MMS/SMTP Settings

This page is way out of date and is due a major revision; but not until my internet access has been upgraded sometime in the spring of 2017.

Please refer to your camera manual or the manufacturers web site for up to date information.
In the meantime I'm leaving the page intact for reference but please don't take all the data too literally.

Please contact me direct if you need help setting up the cellular function on 2G and 3G cameras.





Last page update: 17.02.2015


Please also read SMTP Set-up Instructions for Ltl Acorn Remote Wireless Cameras 


Carriers (MPNOs) available at my test location illustrated for reference.
This page provides up to date UK manual settings for Vodafone MMS Picture messaging and Email by SMTP

I have decided that I will only be covering Vodafone settings and tariffs in detail because of limited time and funds. The basic principles are the same for all carriers and settings and tariffs can be found by visiting the appropriate web site.

All my tests are conducted using Vodafone 'Pay as you go'  SIM cards and Manual Settings using the Acorn set up software.

Use the links further down this page to find more detailed information about other carriers UK and worldwide.


IMPORTANT:  Acorn wireless cameras are 2G and will only work using GSM technology in the 900 and 1800 MHz frequency bands.




Vodafone UK:

Vodafone use several different APNs (Access Point Names) to manage the point at which you connect to the 2G or GPRS networks.  The APN you need depends on the service or connection that you want to use.

  • The WAP APN allows you to access Vodafone live! services (MMS).

    The Internet APN lets you get on the internet (SMTP).

    Mobile broadband devices include tablets, USB modems and dongles, laptops and netbooks etc.
    All pay monthly mobile broadband devices connect over the Internet APN.
    The bundle and smart APNs give Pay as you go users access over mobile broadband.
    All Pay as you go phones connect over the pp.internet APN but with different user names and passwords.
    APNs affect the way you are charged for your data usage - using the wrong one can be expensive.
    MMS messages are sent via Vodafone Live! services.

    The following information is correct as at 15.03.2013


    Pay monthly / Business
    SMTP APN - internet; User Name - web;  Password - web;
    MMS  APN - wap.vodafone.co.uk; User Name - web; Password - web;


    Pay as you go

    SMTP APN - pp.vodafone.co.uk; User Name - web;  Password - web;
    MMS   APN - pp.vodafone.co.uk; User Name - wap;  Password - wap; 

    MMS v SMTP Approximate Cost Analysis
    5000 MMS Picture messages over 30 days at 36p per image - £1800.00
    5000 SMTP Images to an email address over 30 days as below - £17.50

    A Pay as you go Phone SIM with the Vodafone text and web freebee will give you 300 texts and 500MB for 30 days with a £10.00 top up. This will allow you to send over 8000 images by email (SMTP) in a month. Combined with the SMTP2GO account for 5000 emails per month, if you used the full quota the cost would be around 1p per image.





MMS-Pre Pay (payg)


Vodafone manual set up for sending MMS picture messages to an email address.
Tested using 6210MM serial number  109003623 and set up software version 1.2.027
To send to a mobile enter the number in the Phone No field.
MMS function will not set up and work using software version 1.2.027 on series 2 cameras.
This is correct as at 24.02.2013

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SMTP-Pre Pay (payg)  
Please also read SMTP Set-up Instructions for Ltl Acorn Remote Wireless Cameras 


Vodafone manual set up for sending pictures to an email address via SMTP using the SMTP2GO server.
Tested using 6210MM serial number  109003623 (series 1) and set up software version 1.2.027
Tested using 6210MG serial number  202001037 (series 2) and set up software version 1.2.027
Tested using 6210MG serial number  202002230 (series 2) and set up software version 1.2.027
This is correct as at 24.02.2013


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Worldwide Carriers:  

MMS settings provided by ActiveXperts.com MMS Service Providers (MMSC)

GPRS settings provided by Ross Barkham Information on 2G/3G cellular networks
These links are provided as is and I can't guarantee their accuracy.
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UK Carriers:

These links are provided as is and I can't guarantee their accuracy.
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Are you experiencing problems sending email?
Simply use SMTP2GO as your outgoing mail server (SMTP) and never worry about problems sending emails again. 
Get fully setup in just 2 minutes. 
Use to send images by email from wireless cameras.



For full set up instructions for using the SMTP2GO server please read:
SMTP Set-up Instructions for Ltl Acorn Remote Wireless Cameras.








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Worldwide Network Coverage

To help you choose an MPNO (Mobile Phone Network Operator) use this GSMArena Network service to find the network technologies available in your country. Then choose an MPNO which uses GSM.
UK users can use the sitefinder below to locate their local cell towers and the MPNOs operating from a particular tower.


Mobile Phone Base Stations (Cell Tower Locations) in the UK
Sitefinder is the Government's data base of mobile phone base stations operated by Ofcom on behalf of central government.
It is a general resource for people wishing to inform themselves about the location and operating characteristics of mobile phone base station sites around specific locations.
Sitefinder Mobile Phone Base Station Database


Ofcom start page


Above is the Sitefinder start page. Type in your post code in the search box and it will find your local area.
Use the zoom control to find your local stations.
Ofcom detail


Each station on your local tower is indicated by a blue marker. Click on the marker and you will get the details of the
station as shown on the left. You are looking for a service with a GSM transmission type.


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This web site is about the wildlife, particularly the mammals, of the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve area in the north west Highlands of Scotland, UK; and the equipment I use to search for them, which is chiefly trail cameras.

I provide a technical support and parts service for the Ltl Acorn range of cameras and the income from this provides for the upkeep of this site and the purchase of cameras for my own surveying.

I hope you find the site useful and informative; and please contact me if you have any questions that I haven't already covered.