For Seniors: Set Up a POP3 E-mail Account on Your iPhone 4S

You can set up most popular e-mail accounts on your iPhone 4S, such as those available through Earthlink or a cable provider’s service, by obtaining the host name from the provider. To set up an existing account with a provider other than iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or Windows Live Hotmail, you enter the account settings yourself.

  1. First, tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

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

  3. On the screen that appears, scroll down and tap Other.

  4. On the screen shown here, tap Add Mail Account.

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  5. In the form that appears, enter your name and an account address, password, and description, and then tap Next. iPhone takes a moment to verify your account and then returns you to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars page, with your new account displayed.

    If you have a less mainstream e-mail service, you may have to enter the mail server protocol (POP3 or IMAP — ask your provider for this information) and your password. iPhone will probably add the outgoing mail server (SMTP) information for you, but if it doesn’t, you may have to enter it yourself. Your Internet service provider (ISP) can provide it to you.

  6. To make sure that the Account field is set to On for receiving e-mail, tap the account name. In the dialog that appears, tap the On/Off button for the Mail field and then tap the Mail button to return to Mail settings. You can now access the account through Mail.

    If you turn on Calendars in the Mail account settings, any information you’ve put into your calendar in that e-mail account will be brought over into the Calendar app on your iPhone and reflected in the Notifications Center.

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