Accessing Your Emails on Android Phones (Gmail App)

The instructions below demonstrate how to add your emails to the Android Gmail app. Please note that these instructions use Android Nougat (V7.0), Older and newer versions may differ slightly.

First open the Gmail app on your android device.

On the app choose ‘Add an email address’.

You will then be presented with 3 options:

  1. Google
  2. Personal (IMAP/POP)
  3. Exchange

You will need to choose option 2 ‘Personal (IMAP/POP). Once you have done this, click next.

You will then be asked to enter your email address. Enter your email address into the box and press next.

You will then be presented with 3 options:

  1. Personal (POP3)
  2. Personal (IMAP)
  3. Exchange

You will need to choose option 2 ‘Personal (IMAP). Once you have done this, click next.

You will then be asked to enter your password. Enter your password into the box and press next.

You will then be asked to enter your incoming server settings. These are as follows:

  1. Username: This is your email address.
  2. Password: This is your password.
  3. Server: This is mail.yourwebsitename.com replacing yourwebsitename.com with the address of your website.
  4. Port: This is be 143.
  5. Security Type: This is STARTTLS (accept all certificates).

Once you have matched up the above settings click next.

The server settings will then be checked. If any of the previous information was incorrect, you will be asked to correct it.

You will then be asked to enter your outgoing server settings. These are as follows:

  1. Username: This is your email address.
  2. Password: This is your password.
  3. Server: This is mail.yourwebsitename.com replacing yourwebsitename.com with the address of your website.
  4. Port: This is be 587.
  5. Security Type: This is STARTTLS (accept all certificates).

Once you have matched up the above settings click next.

The server settings will then be checked. If any of the previous information was incorrect, you will be asked to correct it.

At this point the email address has been successfully added, you will now be prompted to select your preferences. We would recommend leaving these as they are, however you can change them to suit your needs. Once you are happy, click next

You will then be asked to name the account, in the first box, choose a name for the account, or leave it as is. In the second box add your name, please note that this will be displayed to the recipient when you send an email. Once you are happy, click next.

You should now be taken to the start screen. Your email address should now be in the list of email addresses on the app. This process is now complete and you should be able to access your emils as you normally would through the Gmail app.