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How To Setup Email On Android Phone / Tablet - Android Device Email

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



Add a New Email Account

  1. Open the Gmail 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.
    • POP3 will download the emails from the server and store them on your phone.
    • IMAP will store the emails on the server and show a cached copy on your phone. IMAP is best for most cases.
    • Exchange is not supported because it requires a Microsoft Exchange server
  6. 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:
     
    POPSecure
    Port995
    Security TypeSSL/TLS (Accept all certificate)
    POPInsecure
    Port110
    Security TypeNone
    If you're using IMAP, choose either:
     
    IMAPSecure
    Port993
    Security TypeSSL/TLS (Accept all certificate)
    IMAPInsecure
    Port143
    Security TypeNone
  5. 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:
    SMTPSecure
    Port465
    Security TypeSSL/TLS (Accept all certificate)
    SMTPInsecure
    Port26
    Security TypeSSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)
  6. 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.
    Note: The more regularly your device checks for new emails the more it drains your battery.
  2. Notify me when email arrives: Leave this checked if you would like to be notified of new emails.
  3. Sync email from this account: Leave this checked if you want email to be checked automatically.
  4. Tap Next.
For more information how to set up email account or client setup using SSL/TLS settings for POP and IMAP you may click here.