How to Configure your email account on Android, via the Gmail app

The following article will guide you through configuring your email on an Android device.

Before you start, be sure you have these handy:

  • Your domain name: yourdomainname as an exanple 'computer-facilities.com'
  • Your email address: account@yourdomainname
  • Your email password:
  • The Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server name is the same mail.yourdomainname

All Android devices come with the Gmail app, and Android prompts you to sign in to Gmail or create an account the first time you turn on your phone.

The Accounts section in the Settings menu has an option to set up additional Gmail accounts or other email accounts using your providers' incoming and outgoing server settings.

  • If no account has been set: Tap through the welcome screen, and tap Add email address. Next, choose Other
  • If an account has already been set: Tap the three-line icon on the top left-hand corner, then the arrow icon to the right of the account name that has already been set. Next, tap Add account, and choose Other
  • Enter your email address, then click Next.
  • When you choose an account type, select IMAP then enter your email password. Click Next to continue with the configuration
  • Enter incoming server settings:
  • Username: Enter your full email address
  • Password: Enter the password for your email address
  • Server: Enter the server: mail.yourdomainname
  • Security type: SSL/TLS
  • Port: 993
  • Tap Next, then enter the outgoing server settings:
  • Username: Enter your full email address
  • Password: Enter the password for your email address
  • SMTP server: mail.yourdomainname
  • Security type: SSL/TLS
  • Port: 465 or 587.

Then tap Next. If all the information you have entered is correct, you will be able to log in to your account straight away

The native Email app doesn't come with all devices, but it's available free in the Play Store.

on Wednesday July 18 by Peter Atkin
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