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How to set up e-mail on Android

This article demonstrates how to set up access to an A2 Hosting e-mail account on Android devices.

  • This article assumes that you have already created at least one e-mail account for your domain. If you have not done this, please see this article to learn how to create an e-mail account using cPanel.
  • This article also assumes that you have some basic familiarity with e-mail protocols (SMTP, IMAP, and POP). If you are unfamiliar with these protocols, please read this article first before you try to set up a client e-mail application.

Setting up e-mail on Android

The following procedure describes how to set up an account using the Google e-mail app installed on all Android devices. However, there are many other e-mail applications available for Android. While the user interfaces vary, the general steps and concepts are the same as those described below.

To configure an Android device to work with your A2 Hosting e-mail account, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings, and then tap Accounts.
  2. Tap Add account, and then:
    • To set up a POP3 account, tap Personal (POP3).
    • To set up an IMAP account, tap Personal (IMAP).
  3. In the Add your email address text box, type the e-mail address of the account that you created in cPanel (for example, [email protected]).
  4. Tap MANUAL SETUP.
  5. For the account type, tap Personal (POP3) or Personal (IMAP).
  6. In the Password text box, type the password for the e-mail account that you created in cPanel.
  7. Tap NEXT. The Incoming server settings page appears.
  8. In the Username text box, confirm the e-mail address that you typed in step 3.
  9. In the Password text box, confirm the password that you typed in step 6.
  10. In the Server text box, type the A2 Hosting server name for your account.

    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  11. Tap NEXT. The Outgoing server settings page appears.
  12. In the Username text box, confirm the e-mail address that you typed in step 3.
  13. In the Password text box, confirm the password that you typed in step 6.
  14. In the Server text box, type the A2 Hosting server name for your account.

    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  15. Tap NEXT. The Account options page appears.
  16. In the Sync frequency list box, select how often you want to synchronize the account with the device.
  17. Configure the other account options:

    • To receive notifications for new messages, select the Notify me when email arrives check box.
    • To synchronize messages, select the Sync email from this account check box.
    • If you are configuring an IMAP account, to download attachments when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, select the Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi check box.
  18. Tap NEXT. The Your account is set up and email is on its way! message appears:

    • To change the account name, type the new name in the Account name (optional) text box.
    • To change the display name that appears on messages that you send from this account, type the new name in the Your name text box.
  19. Tap NEXT. The Accounts page appears.
  20. To view the inbox for the new account, tap the home button, access the application list, and then tap Gmail.
  21. Tap the Android - Settings icon (settings) icon.
  22. Tap the down arrow, and then select the new account. The inbox appears.