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How To Setup Email on Android Phone or Tablet

This article shows you how to set up an email account on the Gmail app for Android OS devices including Android Phone and Android Tablet.

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How To Add a New Email Account

  1. Open the Gmail app and navigate to the Settings section, on your Android device.
    OR
    To access your settings, tap the gear icon. Or use the search function on your Android device and type in the word 'Settings'.
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  2. Tap Add account. Depending on your Android device and version of Android on the device, it may appear slightly different. bh-android-settings-accounts-and-backup-tap
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  3. Tap Personal (IMAP/POP) and then Next.
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  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 address 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

 


Outgoing Server Settings

After entering the settings, tap the Next button.

  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)
  • Here is an example of what the Incoming Server Settings and Outgoing Server Settings appear in Android Phones and Tablets. bh-android-incoming-server-settings-type-email-password-server-port

 


Account Options

For more information on setting up your email view our Bluehost guide: How To Setup Email Account - Client Setup SSL/TLS Settings - POP & IMAP.

Once you enter the settings, tap Next.

We recommend having these settings listed below enabled (box checked). The following below is a list of the features and how they function.

  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 the email to be checked automatically.
  4. Tap Next.

Summary

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to set up email on an Android device, such as an Android phone or tablet, using the Gmail app for Android OS devices. Setting up email on your Android device is a great way to keep up with your email while on the go. It covers everything you need to know about setting up email on the Gmail app for Android Phone/Tablet, Incoming Mail Server, Outgoing Mail Server, and Account Options.

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You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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