How to setup email on an Android phone or tablet

Note: Unfortunately there are so many different Android version that this guide can vary a lot.  Therefor it is only a rough guide and based on using the generic email app.

The following describes how to add an email account on a Android device using the Gmail app.  There are alternative mail apps, however, the settings are generally the same for any app you choose.

STEP 1.  Open the Gmail app 

STEP 2.  Under Set up email, select Other

STEP 3.  Type in your full email address, in this example the email is youremail@yourhost.com.au. Then select on NEXT

 

STEP 4.  Choose which type of account you would like to use. IMAP is recommended if your email provider supports it, otherwise use POP.

NOTE: Normally your email hosting supplier will provide you with these details

STEP 5.  Enter your password

STEP 6.  The Incoming server settings screen

Enter the following ‘Incoming’ server settings and then press NEXT

  • Username – Your full email address
  • Password – The password of your email address
  • SERVER – Provided by your email host supplier, mail.yourhost.com.au is only an example

STEP 7.  The Outgoing server settings screen

Enter the following ‘Outgoing’ server settings and then press NEXT

  • USERNAME – Your full email address
  • AUTHENTICATION – Your password
  • SMTP SERVER – Provided by your email host supplier, mail.yourhost.com.au is only an example

STEP 8.  Select your desired settings on the Account options screen then press NEXT

STEP 9.  The final screen opens confirming your address is properly configured, press NEXT to finish

 

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