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Configure IMAP email account in Android

Contents

Introduction

This article provides a step-by-step guide on adding and configuring your Calzada e-mail account in the Android Email App.

Caution: This article was prepared using a generic version of Android 4.4 (KitKat) and the steps below apply equally to Smartphone or Tablet devices. As some Android devices have been "skinned" by

Method

1. Locate the Email App and then tap on its' icon to open.

Android Email App Icon

2. If you have yet to define any email account, the Account Setup wizard will automatically appear - skip to step 3

If you have already configured an email account, click on the menu icon (3 vertical squared boxes - see screenshot below) and the tap on Settings.

Android Email Settings Menu

Then tap on Add Account (see screenshot below for reference).

Android Email Account List

3. Where prompted, enter your email address and password and then tap on Next

Android IMAP Account Start

4. Tap on IMAP

Android IMAP Account Create Type Selector

5. Configure IMAP settings as follows:

  • Username = your email address (this should already be configured)
  • Password = your password (this should already be configured)
  • IMAP server = mail.
    • For example, if your email address is joe@mydomain.com, the IMAP server will be mail.mydomain.com
  • Port = 143
  • Security type = None
  • IMAP path prefix = leave empty

Once completed, tap on Next

Android Email App IMAP Settings

6. Configure SMTP settings as follows:

  • SMTP server = mail.
  • Port = 25
  • Security type = None
  • The option Require sign-in should be ticked/checked
  • Username = your email address (this should already be configured)
  • Password = your password (this should already be configured)

Once completed, tap on Next

Android Email App SMTP Settings

7. The Account Settings page is where you may configure the various synchronisation options for the new account.

Alter if required and then tap on Next

Android Email App Account Settings

8. Finally, give the new account a name and specify a name to use in outgoing messages. The Account Setup wizard will have automatically configured values for both.

Alter if required and then tap on Next

Android Email App Configure Account Final

9. The Email App will now begin to download and sync your IMAP account and you should see a list of your most recent messages after a few seconds.

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