How To Set Up An Email Account On Android

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Most people buy an Android smartphone for a large number of reasons, and one of those reasons is almost always e-mail. But if you don’t have your e-mail accounts properly set up on your phone, what good does it do you? Obviously, the answer is it does you no good. And that’s why in this article, we’ll show you how to add an e-mail account to your Android phone with just a few simple steps:

To set up a POP3 or IMAP:

  1. Open the e-mail app on your phone.
  2. If you don’t have an e-mail account already set up, then you’ll be taken to a screen where you could add one. Otherwise, in the e-mail app press menu>settings and then add account at the top right.
  3. Enter in your full e-mail address and password and then press next.
  4. You should be then taken to a screen where you can choose the how often the app checks for new mail, whether or not you want it to notify you, and if you want the app to sync your e-mail to begin with.
  5. Press next to confirm your settings.
  6. You’ll then be taken to a screen where you can choose the accounts name (how it will show up when opening the email app) and how your name is displayed on outgoing e-mails. Press next once your satisfied with the way things look and you’re done!

To set up Gmail:

  1. Open your phone’s Gmail app. Note that this is different from the e-mail app we were referring to above.
  2. Press menu and then settings.
  3. Press “add account” located either at the top right or bottom of your screen.
  4. Press “sign in” if you already have an account you’d like to set up. Otherwise tap “get a Google account.”
  5. Enter in your Google e-mail address and password. Press “sign in” once you’ve done this.
  6. Check the boxes for the items you’d like synced with the account. E-mail must be checked in order for you to receive e-mails on your phone automatically.
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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at PhoneBuff.com. Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.