Nokia Email is an always online service, meaning that it is connected to its respective gateways and servers all the time, consuming both data and time. There is no problem if you have a data plan that economically supports this kind of usage. But, if you have a time or volume based data plan, these always connected services will quickly drain your prepaid plan, or give you a nasty surprise at the end of the month when you must pay for the total charges acquired with this activity.

To minimize your data usage set push Email to Manual if available, change your settings as follows:

Nokia S60 phones (for example Nokia E72):

  1. Go to Email.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select your mailbox, for example Nokia Mail.
  4. Select Account settings and When to synchronise.
  5. Select Synchronise new updates > Off.
  6. Select Timed synchronisation > On.
  7. Select Synchronisation Interval from 10 minutes to 1 day.
  8. Select Synchronisation > Only in home network to minimize cost when roaming.

Nokia S40 phones (e.g. Nokia C3-00):

  1. Open the Inbox.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select More.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Set Update my Inbox to Manual.

Note:  Check the settings on each of mailbox.