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XGate / iOS

To use XGate from LuckGrib on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) you will do the following:

These steps will be described in more detail.

Of course, the first step for you will be to download the XGate app and properly configure it. Come on back here when that’s done.

Setting LuckGrib up to use XGate on the same device

This is by far the easiest way to use XGate on iOS, and is recommended.

First, download and configure the XGate app, which is a free download from the Apple App store.

When XGate is configured and ready, in LuckGrib open the Library / Settings area, and then tap on the Download Method row. Tap on the email download method, and then tap on the XGate client:

Once XGate has been selected, use LuckGrib in the standard way to send email. When you send a request to XGate it will appear as a new message, properly addressed and with the correct email content, in the XGate app.

Send the message using XGate in the normal way. When the email has arrived, tap on the Inbox, and then tap on the new message. You will see something like the following:

Tap on the attachment. When the Share window appears, tap on the LuckGrib application and the file will be imported into the app.

Configure LuckGrib to use the XGate SMTP / POP3 interface

Rather than sending the email requests directly to XGate on the same device, it is possible to have LuckGrib send its message directly to an instance of XGate running on a different computer, using a protocol called SMTP.

This option is useful if you need to work with XGate running on a remote machine. This may be the case if, for example, you are a crew member joining a boat which uses XGate setup to run on a Mac or Windows computer.

To learn more about how this option works, please see the XGate SMTP/POP3 guide.