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For Seniors: Add Regular E-Mail to iPad 2

You can send and receive e-mail on iPad 2 through regular e-mail providers such as Windows Live/Hotmail, Earthlink, Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe/iCloud, and your cable-Internet provider. You can also send and receive webmail on the iPad 2.

Webmail providers typically use a web page to help you create and send e-mail. On iPad, webmail providers include Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL accounts, and you set them up differently than the way you set up regular e-mail on iPad 2. To set up a regular e-mail account, you’ll need some hosting information from your provider such as incoming and outgoing mail server addresses.

1Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

The Settings options appear on the right.

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2In Settings, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and then tap the Add Account button at the top right.

A list of e-mail providers appears.

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3Tap Other or Microsoft Exchange.

Although you can use the Other option to setup Windows Live/Hotmail, it’s best to choose Microsoft Exchange. If you tap Microsoft Exchange, a dialog box in which you can enter the Exchange account information appears, and you can skip the next step.

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4If you tap Other, tap Add Mail Account; otherwise, skip this step.

A dialog box in which you can enter your account information appears.

5Enter your account information.

For a non-Exchange account, enter your name, e-mail address, password, and account description, and tap Next. For MobileMe/iCloud, choose the services to sync — Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks and tap Save. iPad verifies your account and adds it to the Mail, Contacts, and Calendars page. If iPad has a problem, you’ll be prompted to enter incoming and outgoing server information (such as pop.ix.netcom.net and smtpauth.earthlink.net).

For Exchange, enter the server address (such as m.hotmail.com), e-mail address, and username (they are your e-mail address), and password. Click Next, enter the server address again. Click Next and choose the services you want to sync — Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.

6To make sure that the Account is active, tap the account name, tap On and tap Done.

You can now access the account through Mail.

You can turn any e-mail account on or off by opening it in Settings and tapping its On/Off button.