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How to Set Up E-Mail on Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

The Email app on your Samsung Galaxy tablet is used to access web-based e-mail, or webmail, such as Yahoo! and Windows Live. It also lets you read e-mail provided by your Internet service provider (ISP), office, or other large, intimidating organization.

How to connect an email account to your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

To get things set up regardless of the service, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Email app.

    Look for it on the Apps screen, along with all the other apps on your tablet. The first screen you see is Set Up Email. If you've already run the Email app, you’re taken to the Email inbox and you can skip these steps.

  2. Type your e-mail address.

    For example, if you have a Comcast e-mail account, type your whoever@comcast.com e-mail address in the box. That's how you add your Comcast e-mail account to the tablet.

    You’ll find 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 Done button on the onscreen keyboard or the Next button in the upper-right part of the screen.

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

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

    Eventually, you’ll end up at the Account Options screen.

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

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

  6. Touch the Next button.

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

    The account is given your e-mail address as a name. If you want to change the name, type something new in that field.

    The Your Name field lists your name as it’s applied to outgoing messages. So if your name is really Wilma Flagstone and not wflag4457, you can make that change now.

  8. Touch the Done button.

    You’re done.

The next thing you’ll see will be your e-mail account inbox. The tablet proceeds to synchronize any pending e-mail you have in your account, updating the screen as you watch.

How to connect multiple email accounts to your Samsung Galaxy tablet

The Email app can be configured to collect mail from multiple sources. If you have a Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live, or corporate account, in addition to your ISP’s account, you can add them. Follow through with these steps:

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

  2. Visit the Accounts area.

    If you find category tabs across the top of the screen, tap the General tab to find the Accounts area. Otherwise, scroll down the items on the left side of the screen to find the Accounts area.

  3. Choose Add Account.

  4. If the list displays your account type, such as Yahoo! Mail, select it. Otherwise, select Email.

    For accessing your evil organization’s Microsoft Outlook Exchange server, choose the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync item. Be aware that this option requires a tad bit more setup than other types of e-mail accounts — but it can be done!

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

  6. Type the password for the account.

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

    Select this box only when you’re adding your primary e-mail account. You’ve probably already done that. And if not, you can always set the primary account later

  8. 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 other source to fill in the appropriate fields.

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

    Most of the preset choices are fine for a web-based e-mail account.

    You might also consider a more frequent update interval, especially if you get a lot of mail or need to respond to it quickly.

  10. Touch the Next button.

  11. Name the account.

    Feel free to change the account name to something more descriptive than your e-mail address.

  12. Touch the Done button.

    The account is added to the list on the Settings app screen, in the Accounts area.

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