Setup of an email account in Android


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Added: 10.03.2014 23:26:29     Last updated: 03.10.2016 14:06:54

This guide explains how to set up the email client that comes with Android for sending and receiving email. For your information, in this guide we are using a Norwegian version.

NOTE: Manufacturers of Android-based devices often create their own look for icons, texts and descriptions, so they may differ from this guide. All of the technical information is the same.

To set up email in Android, you must use the values supplied below. Exchange the values with the values that apply to your email account with PRO ISP. In this example, we used ola@dittdomene.net as the email address with a specified password.

You should use cpanelX.proisp.no as the inbound and outbound mail server name, if you are using SSL. X must then be exchanged with the number of the PRO ISP server on which the email account is configured. If you do not use SSL, you can also use mail.dittdomene.net, where dittdomene.net must then be exchanged for the domain for which you wish to configure the email account in Android.

User name: ola@dittdomene.net
Password: ********

Inbound mail server (without SSL): mail.dittdomene.net
Outbound mail server SMTP (without SSL): mail.dittdomene.net

Inbound mail server (SSL): cpanelX.proisp.no
Outbound mail server SMTP (SSL): cpanelX.proisp.no

Port for inbound mail server:
    - POP without SSL: 110
    - POP with SSL: 995
    - IMAP without SSL: 143
    - IMAP with SSL: 993
Port for outbound mail server SMTP without SSL: 26
Port for outbound mail server SMTP with SSL:465


Steg 1 - Find the email app:
Open the list/overview of installed applications, and press "Email".

Select Email under Apps on the phone


Step 2 - Add account:

  1. Type in the email address that you wish to add.
  2. Type in the password for the account.
  3. To ensure that the password is correct, it may be a good idea to tick the "Show password" option.
  4. In most cases, the phone will find which settings to use on its own, but if this does not work, select "Manual configuration" here. See "Step 4" for the details.
  5. Click "Next".
Add user name and password


Steg 3 - Select account type:
We recommend using IMAP if you need to read the email on more than one device, which is why we used that in this example. Unless you have specific requirements, you should always choose "IMAP".

Choose what type of email account to use


Step 4 - Mail servers (inbound and outbound server):
From "Step 2"; if the settings do not appear automatically, you must add them manually.

  1. Type in the user name for the email account. This is always the full email address.
  2. Type in the corresponding password.
  3. Specify what server to use. In this example, "cpanel34.proisp.no" was used. You must exchange this with the information that applies to your account. You should have received this information when ordering your web hosting solution with us.
  4. Specify which port to use. Look at the top of this guide to see what ports to use.
  5. Select the type of encryption to use. We recommend always using SSL whenever possible.
  6. Click "Next".
Add information for your email address


Add information about outbound mail server.

  1. Specify the outbound server address. In our example, we have used "cpanel34.proisp.no", you must replace this with the information which applies to your account. You should have received this information when ordering your web hosting solution from us.
  2. Specify the port number for outbound mail. Look at the top of this guide to see what ports to use.
  3. Select the type of encryption to use. We recommend always using SSL whenever possible.
  4. Tick the option indicating that the outbound server requires authentication.
  5. Type in the user name to use. This is always the same as for the inbound, and it is always the full email address.
  6. Type in the corresponsing password.
  7. Click "Next".
Outbound (SMTP) information in Android


Step 5:

  1. Choose how often to have the Android device check for new emails. "Push" is the most effective solution in this case, if it is available.
  2. Choose how long to store email on the device.
  3. Tick if you would like to receive a notification whenever new emails arrive.
  4. Tick to synchronize the device against the server.
  5. Click "Next".


Step 6:

  1. Specify the desired name for the account (locally on the device). If you have several accounts on the same device, it may be a good idea to give it a logical name.
  2. Specify the desired name. This will be visible as the sender of emails sent from the device.
  3. Click "Finish configuration".

Done
We have now been through the steps required to set up your email account in Android.