How to set up email on Android


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This guide takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up a new email account on Android.

Note: This guide defaults to IMAP and No SSL.

Replace with your domain name

Launch your mail application

1. Start by selecting the mail icon from your applications screen


Setup email

2. Enter the email address and email password

  • forgotten passwords – Contact your Web Administrator 
  • Choose  Manual Setup


Account type

3. Choose IMAP


Incoming server settings

4. The programme may try to connect to the server, but will fail – you will need to add the full email address as User Name.

*Note: Android may pre-populate the first half of your email address in the username field.  Ensure that you update the field with your full email address

Check the other settings:

  • Security type is None
  • Port is 143
  • select Next


Outgoing server settings

5. Enter all the relevant details as in the screen below and then select Next


Checking outgoing server settings…

6. Wait while your settings are tested

Account options

7. Adjust the additional Account Options as preferred.


8. Specify an optional account name (for your reference only), and enter the name you wish to be displayed on outgoing mail, then select Done.


Complete Setup

9. The account has been set up successfully and your messages will now be downloaded.