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How to set up email on your Android

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How to set up email on your Android: After reading my buying guide dedicated to smartphones, you have decided to take the plunge and have purchased an Android phone. After turning on the device for the first time and following the initial configuration procedure, you decided to immediately adjust the various features available, adapting them to your needs. In particular, you would like to be able to read your e-mail directly on your phone, without going through your PC, however you have never done this before and you are looking for a guide to teach you how to cope with the your need.

Well, I am happy to inform you that you have found what is right for you: below, in fact, I will show you in detail all the steps to take to  configure email on Android  in the simplest and fastest way possible. In particular, I will take care of indicating the official apps to use to access the various e-mail services, if available, after which I will show you how to configure the various mailboxes in the default Android app.

So, without hesitating a moment longer, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on the subject: I’m sure that, once you have completed the reading of this guide, you will be perfectly able to achieve the goal you have set for yourself. and to finally discover how convenient it is to have your e-mail always at hand. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and, why not, good work!

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How to set up Gmail email on your Android

Setting up Gmail email on Android is really a breeze: by default, the Gmail app is almost always already present in the system and combined with the Google account configured on the device. So, if you intend to access the e-mail address associated with the latter, you simply have to open the app, carry out the short and very simple initial configuration (it all boils down to pressing the  Next button a couple of times ) and that’s it. !

If, on the other hand, you intend to set up a second Gmail email address within the app of the same name, you can follow the instructions I gave you in the specific section of my guide on how to enter another email.

Do you want to read the Google email from a third party app and not from the official one? You can do it without any problem: almost all the email apps for Android are able to automatically recognize and apply the Gmail server settings. For this reason, you shouldn’t be asked for any additional information (other than, of course, your email address and password to use for logging in).

If, for any reason, you still need it, below you can find the parameters relating to the mail servers of the Google email.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imap.gmail.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp.gmail.com
    • Port:  465
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

If you need additional help setting up Gmail, I urge you to carefully read my guide dedicated to the topic.

How to set up Outlook email on your Android

How to configure Hotmail on your Android

In order to simplify the configuration of Outlook email  on Android, Microsoft makes the official app of the mail service available on the Play Store , capable of correctly managing Outlook, Hotmail, Live accounts and from various other services.

Using it is extremely simple: after starting it, simply enter the email address  in the appropriate field, press the  Continue button and type the  access password  in the field displayed immediately after, and then complete the login by tapping the  Login  button and wait for it the app completes the automatic configuration of the service.

At the end of the procedure, you should immediately see the folders of your mailbox. As for third-party clients, generally, to configure an Outlook account in  other e-mail apps , it is not necessary to manually specify the parameters relating to the servers to be used, as these are recognized and set automatically; however, in case of need, here they are specified below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imap-mail.outlook.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp-mail.outlook.com
    • Port:  587
    • SSL: Sì (STARTTLS)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

As regards, however, the configuration of the email addresses associated with  Office365 , you must use the parameters indicated below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP): outlook.office365.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp-office365.com
    • Port:  587
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

If you need help configuring the Outlook app, or would like more information about managing Microsoft mailboxes on Android, please read the appropriate section of my guide on how to configure Outlook.

How to set up email Unlock your Android

How to set up email Unlock your Android

As for the use of  Libero Mail  on Android, you can act in two different ways: if you want to avoid manually intervening on the configuration, you can use the official app for Android , available for free on the Play Store.

Once you have the app, launch it, select  Libero  in the list of compatible email providers and, when prompted, enter  your email account username  and  password  . Then tap the  Login button , indicate a name to match the account and the name to use for outgoing mail (the one with which you will appear to the sender). That’s all!

If, on the other hand, you intend to use the default Android mail app (or any other client), you will need to use the parameters specified below, if these were not set automatically.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imapmail.libero.it
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp.libero.it
    • Port:  465
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

If you have a  Libero PEC  account , you will have to indicate the following settings instead.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  mail.postacert.it.net
  • Server posta in uscita (SMTP):mail.postacert.it.net
    • Port:  465
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

For additional information on configuring Libero Mail in Android, you can refer to the tutorial I dedicated to the topic, created specifically to meet your needs.

How to set up iCloud email on your Android

How to set up iCloud email on your Android

If you want to configure iCloud email on Android, you must necessarily use a third-party email client, since Apple does not currently provide an app dedicated to smartphones equipped with the green robot system.

Before going ahead and providing you with the configuration parameters, to be entered if the recognition of the server settings is not automatic, I must make a necessary clarification: due to some security settings, it is not possible to use the general iCloud password to configure the ’email on clients not published by Apple; what you have to do, however, is to generate a  specific password to  be associated with the app in question, to be used instead of the general password.

To carry out this step, however, it is essential that two-factor authentication is active on the Apple ID associated with the email you want to configure : if you have not yet done so, you can remedy it by putting into practice the steps I have shown you. in this guide.

In any case, you can generate a specific password by connecting to this website (even through the same Android device) and entering, where required, the data to access iCloud; then, tap on the  Security  and  Generate password links , enter a label to identify the access key you are about to generate (eg  iCloud on Android ) and tap the  Generate button .

Once the access key is displayed, take note of it respecting upper and lower case and include any special characters: you will need to specify this password when configuring the email in the Android mail client, instead of the one you usually use to log in to iCloud (which, instead, will be reported as incorrect).

Having made this necessary clarification, the settings of the iCloud e-mail servers are specified below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imap.mail.me.com
    • Port:  993
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Username:  The email address, complete with @ icloud.com
    • Password:  the specific password generated earlier
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp.mail.me.com
    • Port:  587
    • SSL:  Yes (also STARTTLS)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes
    • Username:  The email address, complete with @ icloud.com
    • Password : the specific password generated earlier

How to set up Aruba email on your Android

How to set up Aruba email on your Android

Do you have an email address associated with a  domain purchased on Aruba , or an  @ aruba.it  or  @ technet.it email address ? Then you will be pleased to know that, in this case, you can manage the mailbox using the official Webmail Aruba.it app , available for free on the Play Store, without using the browser.

After obtaining it and running it, you simply have to enter, where requested, the  access credentials  ( email address and password ) that you usually use to access the email and the mailbox will be ready immediately.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to access your e-mail using the default Android app, as I will explain in the last chapter of this guide , you will have to enter, at the appropriate time and if necessary, the following parameters.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imaps.aruba.it
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtps.aruba.it
    • Port:  465
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

If, on the other hand, you have a PEC account registered with the provider in question, you can rely on the Aruba PEC Mobile app , available for free on the Play Store: in this case, you simply need to enter the username and password  associated with your PEC address. and the box will be ready immediately.

If you want to manage the PEC through a different app, you will have to, if necessary, use the settings listed below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imaps.pec.aruba.it
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtps.pec.aruba.it
    • Port:  993
    • SSL:  Yes
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

Anyway, I explained to you in detail how to set up Aruba email on numerous devices, including Android ones, in my tutorial entirely dedicated to the topic.

How to configure email Tiscali your Android

How to configure email Tiscali your Android

The simplest way to configure the  Tiscali  email on Android is to use the official app made available by the provider, available for free on the Play Store: in fact, it allows you to immediately access your email account simply by entering the data of ‘access.

After downloading and starting it, make a few swipes to skip the initial tutorial, press the  Start  button located at the bottom and enter the  username  and  password  associated with your mailbox, then press the  Next  button and follow the subsequent instructions to configure the mailbox (you should be asked to  name  the mailbox and specify the name to use for  outgoing messages  ).

If, on the other hand, you prefer to configure the Tiscali email in another email app, for example Gmail for Android , you can use the parameters that I specify below, if the server settings are not automatically recognized.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  imap.tiscali.it
    • Port:  993
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp.tiscali.it
    • Port:  465
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

If you need to configure the PEC box activated on Free, you must, instead, use the settings specified below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  mail.tiscalipec.it
    • Port:  993
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  smtp.tiscalipec.it
    • Port:  465 (with SSL/TLS) or 25 (with STARTTLS)
    • SSL:  Yes (SSL / TLS or STARTTLS, depending on the port chosen above)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

How to configure email register on your Android

How to configure email register on your Android

Do you have an e-mail box associated with a  domain  hosted by  Register.it ? No problem, you can proceed with the manual configuration of the mailbox by entering the following parameters in the default Android app .

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  pop.securemail.pro
    • Port:  993
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  authsmtp.securemail.pro
    • Port:  465
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

If, on the other hand, you have a certified e-mail account purchased on Register.it, you must use the parameters specified below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  server.pec-email.com
    • Port:  993
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  server.pec-email.com
    • Port:  465
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

How to set up email Virgilio on your Android

How to set up email Virgilio on your Android

As for  Virgilio Mail , you can avoid the manual configuration procedure by using the official app made available by the e-mail portal, which can be downloaded for free from the Play Store.

Once the app has been obtained, simply indicate the  username  and password  of the e-mail box in the appropriate fields and that’s it: it becomes possible to use the Virgilio app to view the various folders of the email just entered, without doing anything else.

If, on the other hand, you are interested in configuring Virgil’s e-mail in another e-mail app, as I explained to you in the final chapter of this guide, you must enter, in case of non-automatic recognition, the IMAP parameters that you I illustrate below.

  • Incoming mail server (IMAP):  in.virgilio.it
    • Port:  993
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):  out.virgilio.it
    • Port:  465
    • SSL: Sì (SSL/TLS)
    • Authentication Required:  Yes

How to configure the email app on your Android

How to configure the email app on your Android

If it is not your intention to take advantage of the apps made available by some of the email providers, or if the dedicated app is not available, you can use the IMAP parameters seen above to add the mailbox of your interest to the default app for managing emails installed on your device; typically, this application is called Email .

Doing so is really very simple: first of all, go  to the Android  Settings  , tap the Account  item and tap on  the Add resident account option in the new screen that opens.

Then, choose the E-mail option  , indicate the e-mail address  and  password  in the appropriate text fields (remembering that, as regards iCloud, you must enter the password generated previously ) and tap the  Next button : with a a bit of luck, the app should be able to automatically configure the mail server parameters, asking you to finish the configuration by indicating the  frequency of checking the incoming mail , whether or not to use the account to send emails by default , whether  to receive warnings  about new emails, if synchronize  messages and whether  to automatically download attachments under the Wi-Fi network .

Once the aforementioned settings have been defined, press the  Next  button to complete the account configuration: from this moment, you will be able to access the configured mailbox directly from the E-mail app.

If the app is unable to detect a known mail service, tap the  Configure button instead. manual  that is shown on the screen, presses the  IMAP button , fill out the proposed form with the information relating to  the incoming mail server  ( IMAP , in fact) and, after pressing the Next button , also enter the information relating to the  mail server in output  ( SMTP ): you can find this information in the previous steps of this guide or, if not present, you can find it by carrying out a quick search on Google, such as  IMAP parameters [name of email manager]. When you’re done, tap the  Next  button and finish configuring the account as I explained earlier.

How do you say? The Email app isn’t on your device, but do you have only the  Gmail app ? No problem, you can also use it without problems to set up non-Google mailboxes. Contrary to what one might think, in fact, Gmail for Android is able to manage very well even non-Google email accounts, with the possibility of applying manual configuration if necessary after entering the IMAP parameters.

How? I’ll explain it to you right away. After starting the app in question, tap on the profile picture of the currently configured account, located to the right of the upper search bar, and tap on the  Add another account  item from the proposed menu.

Then, select your email provider from the proposed list and enter the login credentials of your mailbox; once logged in, assign a name to the mailbox just configured and act on the levers that are proposed to you to define the  elements to be synchronized  (email, contacts, calendar and so on).

If, on the other hand, the supplier does not appear among the pre-set ones, tap the  Other item , indicate the email address  in the appropriate field, tap the  Next item , tap the  IMAP  item attached to the next screen and, subsequently, indicate the  password  that you generally use to access your e-mail box: with a bit of luck, Gmail may be able to independently retrieve information on the servers to use.

Otherwise, you should be asked to enter the parameters relating to the servers to be used for receiving and sending emails, which you can retrieve from the previous chapters: enter the address of the  incoming mail  server in the Server field  , press the button  Next  and repeat the operation also on the next screen, indicating, this time, the outgoing mail server  ( SMTP ).

When you are done, press the  Next button and wait for the validation of the settings: if everything went well, you should be asked to assign a name to the mailbox and define the synchronization settings.

If Gmail fails to automatically retrieve information about the ports to use and the security protocols, you will be offered a form in which to manually indicate them.

Also remember that if you have configured a PEC mailbox, the management of attachments attached to this type of message requires a minimum of additional configuration; for more information about it, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to open the attachments of a PEC, in which I have dealt with the subject in depth.