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How to Add E-Mail Accounts on Your Nexus 7

The Email app on your Nexus 7 can be configured to pick up mail from multiple sources and added as additional accounts. If you have a Yahoo! Mail or Windows Live account, or maybe your corporate account, in addition to your ISP’s account, you can add them. Follow through with these steps:

  1. Visit the All Apps screen to and start the Settings app.

  2. Choose Add Account.

    It’s found in the Accounts area, by the big plus sign.

    You see the Add Account menu, which lists a swath of various account types you can add to the Nexus 7.

  3. If your account type is shown in the list, such as Yahoo! Mail, choose it. Otherwise, choose the Email icon.

    For accessing your evil organization’s Microsoft Outlook Exchange server, choose the Corporate option.

  4. Type the account’s e-mail address.

  5. Type the password for the account.

  6. You can leave empty the box by the option Send Email from This Account by Default.

    Select this box only when you’re adding your primary e-mail account.

  7. Touch the Next button.

    In a few magical moments, the e-mail account is configured and added to the account list.

    If you goofed up the account name or password, you’re warned: Try again. Or if the account requires additional setup, use the information provided by the ISP or another source to help you fill in the appropriate fields.

    Upon success, you see the Account Options screen. Or if you’re adding an Exchange Server (a corporate) account, you see the Server Settings screen.

  8. Set any options that thrill you.

    Most of the preset choices are fine for a web-based, or IMAP, e-mail account. For a corporate account, confirm the settings with your corporate IT Benevolent Dictator. (Though that person will probably just set up the account for you.)

  9. Touch the Next button.

  10. Name the account.

  11. Touch the Next button.

    The e-mail account has been set up.

You can repeat these steps to add more e-mail accounts. All the accounts you configure are made available through the Email app.

For some corporate accounts, you may be prompted to activate the Device Administrator option. That’s a fancy term for allowing your corporate IT humans access to your Nexus 7 remotely to control e-mail. If you’re shackled to corporate e-mail, you’ve probably already agreed to such a thing when you signed up to be an employee.

Otherwise, keep in mind that you can always get your corporate e-mail at work, and you may not even need to use your Nexus 7 for that purpose.

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