Set up an email account on your Android device

Updated on Jul 14, 2017

In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure the email client on your Android mobile device in order to send and receive emails via your phone. (Due note that while the interface design might change a bit with each new version of Android, the settings are identical in all versions)

Let's begin by accessing the apps on your phone and navigating to the default Email application. Once opened you will see the general settings and the Add Account option which you should tap.

Adding a new Mail Account to your android phone

On the next screen, you will need to fill your Email address and password in order to advance to the configuration process.

On this screen, you will have to choose the type of protocol for your incoming mails. Since IMAP is the preferred protocol due to its advantages over the POP3 protocol, we will choose it and tap Next.

Next, you will need to proceed with the configuration of the "Incoming Server Settings" section. If you have created your email with us you will be able to easily see the required settings via your cPanel → Email Accounts → Set Up Mail Client as shown below.

  • Email Address - Your full email address
  • Username - Your full email address
  • Password - Enter the password for your email account
  • IMAP Server - This is your domain name preceded by "mail." like mail.example.com. For SSL/TLS use the hostname of your server which you can see via your cPanel as shown above.

Insecure -Security Type: None and Port: 143

Secure - Security Type: SSL/TLS and Port: 993

  • For those of you who want to use POP3, you can type:

Insecure - Security Type: None and Port: 110

Secure - Security Type: SSL/TLS and Port: 995

Once you have filled out everything, tap Next.

Now to configure the SMTP or Outgoing Settings:

  • SMTP Server - This is your domain name preceded by mail like mail.example.com. For SSL/TLS use the hostname of your server which you can see via your cPanel. Alternatively, you can also configure more complex mailing options like Mailgun as explained in our blogpost on the subject.
  • For SMTP Security Type and Port choose either:

Secure - Security Type - SSL/TLS and Port: 465

Insecure - Security Type - None and Port: 25

  • Username - Enter your full email address
  • Password - Enter the password for your email account

Tap Done, to complete the setup.

Finally, you can configure the sync interval of your mail, enable notifications when emails arrive and send emails from this account by default. By clicking Next you will be prompt to add a name for this account to recognise it easily if you use multiple accounts.

Congratulations! You can now send and receive emails form your Android based mobile device.

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