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How to setup email on an Android based device

Summary

This article will show you how to setup email on a device running the Android OS.



Create a new email account

 

  • Enter your full "Email Address"

  • Enter the password for your "Email Address"

  • Tap "Next"

  • Choose the type of email account you will be using.

    • POP3: POP3 will download the emails from the server and store them on your phone.

    • IMAP: IMAP will store the emails on the server and show a cached copy on your phone.

    • Exchange: Exchange is not supported as it requires a Microsoft Exchange server

 

Incoming Server Settings

  • Username: Please enter your full email address

  • Password: The password for your email address.

  • IMAP server: This is typically your domain name preceded by "mail.". This can be found in the E-mail Accounts section of the cPanel, under "More" > "Configure Mail Client" .

  • Port:

      • Non Secure (No SSL): 143

      • Secure (SSL): 993

    Note:
        Using
    "SSL (Accept all certificates)
      will be more compatible.

 

  • IMAP path prefix:Please enter INBOX. This will allow for you to store your Sent, Drafts and Deleted emails on the server.

  • Tap Next.

  • Outgoing Server Settings

    • SMTP server: This is typically your domain name preceded by "mail.". This can be found in the E-mail Accounts section of the cPanel, under "More" > "Configure Mail Client" .

    • Port:

        • Non Secure (No SSL): 25 or 26

        • Secure (SSL): 465

      Note:
          Using
      "SSL (Accept all certificates)
        will be more compatible.
    • Require sign-inCheck this as you will need to authenticate with the SMTP server.

    • Username: Please enter your full email address

    • Password: The password for your email address.

    • Tap Next.

    Account Options

      • Email Checking Frequency: Set how often you would like your device to check for new emails.

    Note:
      The more often you check your email the more drain it will cause on your battery.
    • Send email from thise account by default Check this option if this will be your default email address

    • Notify me when email arrives: Leave this checked if you would like to be notified of new email messages.

    • Tap Next.

    Name the account

    • If you would like you can name the email account, this can be helpful if you have multiple accounts on the one device.

    • Enter the name you would like to be shown on all outgoing emails that you send from the device.

    • Tap Done.

 


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