How to Configure Your Android Email
The development in technology as enabled us to get in touch with the world with the touch of a finger. You do not have to go to the stores to buy anything. You can order them from your home and have them delivered at your doorstep. If you unable to join your darling nephews and nieces for the holidays, then you can have their gifts delivered directly to their homes with a few clicks of the mouse. You do not even have to use cash to pay for them.
You can directly transfer the amount from your bank account to the site and pay for the items that you buy. No matter where your friends and family live, you can always “visit” them through the webcam. The latest addition to this plethora of modern inventions is the Android phone that has made the computers and the laptops almost redundant. You do not need a computer to check your emails. You can check them on your phone. Surfing the Internet was never as simple as it is now through the Android phones. Now, you do not have to carry your heavy laptop wherever you go so that you can check the emails. You can do it now on your phone, something that you have been carrying around for so long.
When we buy an Android phone, the first thing that we try to do is configuring an email account on it. It might sound very difficult, but it is not so and requires only 10-15 minutes to complete the process. All you need to have is an android phone and a valid email account. However, there are some information that you must keep near at hand. They are
- E-Mail Address
- Email password
- Domain name (the part of the email address after the @)
- Access domain
Configure Your Android Email
Once these are ready you can begin the process of configuring.
- Open the email client
- Fill in your email address and the password
- Click on “Next”
- Now you will be given three options POP3, IMAP and exchange. You have to choose the kind of email account you want to set up.
POP3- it will download the mails and store them on the phone
IMAP- This will store the mails on the server while displaying to you a cached copy only
Exchange- It requires Microsoft exchange server and thus not supported
- Once you select the email type you will have a new screen
- Here, you have to fill in
Username- your complete email address
Password- your email password
IMAP server- the domain name
Port- if you are using a Non-secure one then it will be 143. If you are using a Secure one then it will be 993. It is always recommended that you use the secure one as it will be more compatible
Security type- SSL
IMAP path prefix- Enter INBOX here so that all your mails are stored there
- Now, click “NEXT”
- Once you click you will enter the page where you will have to fill in the information regarding the Outgoing server.
- Fill in the
“SMTP Server”- put in the domain name preceded by the word “mail”
“Port”- 465 for Secure (SSL) and 25 or 26 for Non-secure
“Username”- email address
“Password”- password for your email
- Remember to check the “Require sign-in” option as you will have to authenticate with the SMTP server
- Once done, click on “Next”
- The next page that will open up in front of you will require you to fill in the Account details
- Email Checking Frequency- Decide how often you would like your phone to check the server from your mails. One thing that you have to remember is that the more often it check, the more battery it will drain
Send email from this account by default- check this to make your current email account your default account
Notify ne when email arrives- check this if you would like your device to remind you whenever you receive a new mail
- Once all the information have been filled in, click “next”
- The next page will inform you that the account has been set up and all you need to do is name the account
- Fill in the following details
Give this account a name- This is optional. The name that you fill in will be shown on the list of emails configured on your phone. If you don’t then your email address will be displayed
Your name- The name that you type in here will be displayed on all the mails sent from this particular email account
- Once done click on DONE and you are done.
Now, all you have to do is to wait for the emails to come in your Inbox from the global SMTP servers. The mails that are sent are stored there and sorted. These servers serve as the modern post-offices where all the mail is collected before being distributed to their respective addresses.