How do I setup email on my Android device?

So you want to setup your email on your new Android device? Don’t worry, it’s easy – we’ll have you up and running in 5 minutes. Just follow these steps…

  • Open your Android device email application
  • If you already have an email account set up, Press Menu and tap Accounts. Press Menu again and tap Add Account.
  • Type your email address and password then hit Next
  • Select IMAP to use your mail direct on the server. (Use POP if you want to permenantly download emails to your actual device rather than viewing them from the server.)

Incoming Server settings:

Username: your email address
Password: your password
IMAP server:
Port: 143
Security type: None
IMAP path prefix: leave blank

Outgoing server settings:

Most ISP do not allow 3rd party SMTP servers, so you will need to use that provided by your ISP, see here for more details: Find your ISP SMTP Server Name

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