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How to Set up Email on Your Android Phone

Android was the fastest growing mobile operating system in 2009 and after a decade the pace hasn’t slowed down a bit. Statistics in 2019 showed that there are more than 2.5 billion active android devices available across the world. With this much growth, lots of manufacturers were involved to produce lots of android devices. As a result, Android devices have a massive variety of design and internal software distribution. Therefore, it might be confusing to set up email on your Android phone as soon as you get it.

Use the following steps to Set up Email on Your Android Phone:

Using the Gmail App: Before you begin, go to Play Store and search for Gmail, and select Update.

  1. Open the Gmail app and tap to the menu icon in the upper left side.

You can use any of the options regarding your email service.

If it’s a Gmail account, click Google; for Microsoft account, click Outlook, Hotmail and Live; For Yahoo account, Click Yahoo; for Exchange Email, click Exchange and Office 365 and for a custom domain Email, click Other. After that, follow the next Screen.

  • Enter your full email address and tap Next.
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Then, enter your password and tap Next.

  • Follow any prompts you may get to sign in to different email accounts:

Finally, go to the inbox of your Gmail app and navigate the emails from the account you just set up.

Manual Method: If you are unable to sign in to your custom email account, then follow the manual set up below:

Open the Gmail app. Go to Settings > Add account > Other.

Enter your full email address and then tap Manual Setup:

From the list you should now a list, choose POP3 ACCOUNT, IMAP ACCOUNT, or MICROSOFT EXCHANGE ACTIVESYNC based on your account type.

  1. You can choose Personal (IMAP) or Personal (POP3) and then enter your password and tap Next.
  2. If you’re prompted to enter settings, use these for the options available, such as:
  3. Domain\Username: Enter your full email address here.
  4. Password: Use the password you use to access the Email.
  5. Server: Use specific server for your Email. For example imap-mail.outlook.com for an outlook account.
  6. Port: Use the port.
  7. Security Type: Select SSL/TSL and tap Next.
  8. Follow any prompts you may get, including security permissions and setting a display name.
  9. You’re now ready to use your email in the Android Gmail app!
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