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How to Set Up an E-Mail Account on Your Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 requires you to set up an email account using the email app. The Email app on the Nexus 7 is used to access web-based e-mail, or webmail, such as Yahoo!, Windows Live, and what have you. It also lets you read e-mail provided by your Internet service provider (ISP), office, or other large, intimidating organization. To get things set up regardless of the service, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Email app.

    Look for it on the All Apps screen.

    If you haven’t yet run the Email app, the first screen you see is Account Setup. Continue with Step 2. Otherwise, you’re taken to the Email inbox.

  2. Type the e-mail address you use for the account.

    There’s a .com key on the onscreen keyboard, which you can use to more efficiently type your e-mail address. Look for it in the lower-right corner of the screen.

  3. Type the password for that account.

  4. Touch the Next button.

    If you’re lucky, everything is connected smoothly, and you see the Account Options screen. Move on to Step 5.

    If you’re unlucky, you have to specify the details as provided by your ISP, which include the incoming and outgoing server information, often known by the bewildering acronyms POP3 and SMTP. Plod through the steps on the screen, though you primarily need to specify only the incoming and outgoing server names.

  5. Set the account options on the aptly named Account Options screen.

    You might want to reset the Inbox Checking Frequency option to something other than 15 minutes.

    If the account is to be your main e-mail account, place a green check mark by the option Send Email from this Account by Default.

  6. Touch the Next button.

  7. Give the account a name and check your own name.

    The account is given the name of the mail server, which may not ring a bell with you when it comes to receiving your e-mail.

    The Your Name field lists your name as it’s applied to outgoing messages. So if your name is Joe Yanarapalopadopalous and not jy4457, you can make that change now.

  8. Touch the Next button.

    You’re done.

The next thing you see is your e-mail account inbox. The Nexus 7 synchronizes any pending e-mail you have in your account, updating the inbox immediately.

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