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Unconfusing Email to Android Tutorial

The following steps will walk you through how to use your email on your Android.

Be sure to replace "" with your own domain!

Android Email Setup 1

The clients that have mobile phones working with the Android OS can use the default mail application called: Email (In some Android releases the application name is Mail).

1. Tap Email or Mail.

Android Email Setup 2

2. Enter your full email address.

3. Enter the password for your email address.

4. Tap Manual setup.

Android Email Setup 3

5. 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.

Android Email Setup 4

Incoming Server Settings

6. For Username, enter your full email address.

7. Enter your password for your email address.

8. Enter your domain address in the server field.

9. Use port 143 for incoming mail. You can use SSL but we recommend trying it without first.

  • Non Secure (No SSL): 143
  • Secure (SSL): 993

10. Select your security type. Note: Using "SSL (Accept all certificates) will be more compatible.

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

12. Tap Next.

Android Email Setup 5

Outgoing Server Settings

13. For SMTP server, enter

14. Use Port 25 for the outgoing server port.

15. Select Security type (SSL), if you are unable to connect previously.

16. Check the Require Sign-in box.

17. Enter your full email address in Username.

18. Enter password for email address.

Android Email Setup 6

19. Select your preferences for email notifications.

20. Tap Next.

Android Email Setup 7

21. Name your email account.

22. Enter the name you would like to be shown on all outgoing emails that you send from your Android.

23. Tap Done.

Android Email Setup 8

24. Finished! Your emails will now load.

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