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How To Setup Email On Android Phone or Tablet

This article shows you how to set up your email account on the mail app for Android OS.

Add a New Email Account

  1. Open the mail app and navigate to the Settings section.
  2. Tap Add account.
  3. Tap Personal (IMAP/POP) and then Next.
  4. Enter your full email address and tap Next.
  5. Choose the type of email account you will be using.

  1. POP3 will download the emails from the server and store them on your phone.
  2. IMAP will store the emails on the server and show a cached copy on your phone. IMAP is best for most cases.
  3. Exchange is not supported because it requires a Microsoft Exchange server.
  1. Enter the password for your email address and tap Next.


Incoming Server Settings

  1. Username: Enter your full email address
  2. Password: Enter the password for your email account
  3. Server: This is your domain name preceded by "mail." like mail.example.com.
  4. Port and Security Type: 

If you're using POP, choose either:

POP Secure

Port 995

Security Type SSL/TLS (Accept all certificate)

POP Insecure

Port 110

Security Type None


If you're using IMAP, choose either:

IMAP Secure

Port 993

Security Type SSL/TLS (Accept all certificate)

IMAP Insecure

Port 143

Security Type None

  1. Once the settings are entered, tap Next.


Outgoing Server Settings

  1. Select Require Sign-In.
  2. Username: Enter your full email address
  3. Password: Enter the password for your email account
  4. Server: This is your domain name preceded by "mail." like mail.example.com.
  5. For SMTP Port and Security Type, choose either:

SMTP Secure

Port 465

Security Type SSL/TLS (Accept all certificate)

SMTP Insecure

Port 26

Security Type SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)

  1. Once the settings are entered, tap Next.


Account Options

  1. Email Checking Frequency: Set how often you would like your device to check for new emails.
  2. Note: The more regularly your device checks for new emails, the more it drains your battery.
  3. Notify me when email arrives: Leave this checked if you would like to be notified of new emails.
  4. Sync email from this account: Leave this checked if you want the email to be checked automatically.
  5. Tap Next.



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