Setting your email on your Android-based device is the best way to stay in touch with your business and family anytime, anywhere. And the best news is that you can do it yourself in only 5 minutes! Follow these simple steps below to set up your email account today.
1. Write down your Android device’s email settings
These can be found by opening your phone’s email setup center and include key information, such as which protocol and port are used to send an email. Write down your POP or IMAP settings so you can use them later.
2. Open your email application
Go to your email application and tap the settings on the menu. Then press Add Account to add your new email and then click Other. Depending on which operating system you’re using, this option can also be called Email. Once opened, type in your full email address and password.
3. Choose your account type
After you’ve typed in your email and password, click on manual setup to configure your email account. You should see a window which allows you to select between three types of account: POP3, IMAP, and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Pick the one that you saw in your email settings. But if you’re not sure which one to pick, just click POP3. This type of protocol is older than IMAP but is supported by most Android devices.
4. Configure your incoming mail server
Enter your email address as your username and type in your password. You’ll see two other fields that you have to fill with your server address and the number of the port you’re using. If you’re using a POP3 account, write down pop.secureserver.net as your server and 110 as your port number. On the other hand, if you have an IMAP email account, use imap.secureserver.net as your server address and 143 as your port.
5. Configure your outgoing mail server
Use smtpout.secureserver.net as your outgoing mail server and type 80 as the port number. Click Require sign-in and check your email address and password to make sure everything is in order.
6. You’re almost done
Click next to name your account and pick the name you want to display in your outgoing emails. Press next again to save your changes.
Voila! You can now access your email account anytime and anywhere with just a few taps on your Smartphone’s screen. Make sure that you test your connection by writing and receiving a few emails and if you’re having troubles with your settings, go back to step 5 and deselect the Require sign-in check box.
You can now access your email account anytime and anywhere with just a few taps on your smartphone’s screen.