A quick disclaimer: I’m not an Android user so if you have any improvements I’d be really glad to hear from you and happy to give you a mention as a contributor to this article.

So here’s how to set an email account up on your Android device:

  • From the home screen, tap the Application button
  • Tap the Email icon
  • If this is the first email account you’ve set up on your phone you’ll see the email set up screen. Tap ‘Next’
  • If you’ve already got an email account set up and this is your second/third/etc. tap ‘Add Account’
  • Tap the option at the bottom and set the account type to ‘Other (POP3/IMAP)’
  • Tap ‘Manual Setup’
  • Select ‘IMAP’ from the Protocol drop down list
  • Enter your email address in the ‘Email Address’ field
  • Enter your email address in the ‘Username’ field
  • Enter your password in the ‘Password’ field
  • Enter your IMAP server address (the ‘incoming’ mail server). Usually something like is mail.example.com or imap.example.com
  • Security type should be set to either TSL or SSL
  • The default incoming Server Port will probably be fine. Usually something like 993.
  • Tap ‘Next’
  • Enter your email address in the ‘Username’ field
  • Enter your password in the ‘Password’ field
  • Enter your SMTP server address (the ‘outgoing’ mail server). Usually something like is smtp.example.com
  • Security type should be set to either TSL or SSL
  • The default outgoing Server Port will probably be fine. Usually something like 465.
  • Tap ‘Next’
  • Head to the ‘Account Options’ screen and select how often your phone checks for emails in the ‘Email Checking Frequency’ section.
  • Tap ‘Notify Me When Email Arrives’ if you want to know every time an email comes in
  • Enter your account name (something like ‘Business Account’)
  • Enter your name (this will be what others see when they receive an email from you)