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How to Add Email to iPhone, iPad and Other iOS Device

This article will show you how to add email to iPhone and how to add email to iPad on your iOS Devices. The feature is also sometimes called IMAP or POP Email setup.

To view the correct settings for your email account, log in to your Bluehost control panel and go to the Email tab and select Email Configuration from the side menu.

Configure Your iOS Device

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings icon.
  2. On the Settings section, scroll down and click Mail.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Select Other.
  5. Select Add Mail Account.

New Account Information

  1. Enter your Name.
  2. Enter your Email address.
  3. Enter the Password for your email address.
  4. Enter any Description or domain name.
  5. Once you are done, click Next.
    iOS settings-iOS-new-account-information

Refer to the Email Client Settings below. Based on your preferences, enter your relevant hostnames, port numbers, and encryption methods for the Incoming Mail and Outgoing Mail servers.


Email Client Settings
Outgoing Server SMTP mail.domainname.com
Incoming Server IMAP mail.domainname.com
Incoming Server POP mail.domainname.com



Incoming Mail Server


The server that let's you receive email is called an 'incoming', POP, or just Mail server. Please follow the configuration settings below:

  • Host Name - Your incoming mail server. This is typically your domain name preceded by "mail." You can find your specific mail server information in your E-mail Accounts section of the control panel, under More > Configure Mail Client
  • User Name - Your email address.
  • Password - The password for your email address.


Outgoing Mail Server


This server that lets you send email is called an 'outgoing', or SMTP mail server. Please follow the configuration settings below:

  • Host Name - The same as the incoming mail server.
  • User Name - Your email address.
  • Password - The password you use to access your email account.

Once you're done, click Next on the upper left corner.


Cannot Verify Server Identity


Cannot Verify Server error message occurs because the certificate is for Bluehost instead of your domain. Click continue to accept the certificate.



Mail and Notes


The final screen will ask if you want the settings 'mail' and 'notes' turned on for this account. Leave them both on and tap Save.

  1. Mail and Notes should be set as 'on'.
  2. Then click Save.


How to Store Folders on the Server


  1. Go to Settings and click Mail.
  2. Choose your email account.
  3. Scroll down to Advanced.
  4. Under Mailbox Behaviors, choose the mailbox you wish to configure.
  5. Choose the corresponding folder on the server you wish to save the email in.
  6. Repeat the above steps for any other folders you wish to store on the server.


Setting up a professional email account on an Apple iPhone or iPad is essential for staying connected and productive while on the move. Achieve effortless email access by inputting the correct email settings, utilizing secure ports, and verifying accurate server details.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

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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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