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Set Up ISP E-mail on an Android Phone

To add an e-mail account provided by your Internet service provider (ISP) or office to your Android phone, you have to work the manual setup. The steps are involved, but as long as you have the details from your ISP, things should work smoothly. Heed these general steps:

  1. Open an app to add a new account to your phone.

    You can add a new account in several ways:

    • Start the My Accounts app. It may be found on the App menu. The app might also be named Accounts.

    • Choose the Accounts or Accounts & Sync item in the Settings app. You can start the Settings app from the App menu; or at the Home screen, press the Menu soft button and choose Settings.

    • Open the Mail app. When the app is open, press the Menu soft button and choose the New Account command. (You may need to choose the More command first and then New Account.)

  2. Touch the Add Account button.

    Get to the place in your phone where you add new accounts, and then touch the Add Account button.

  3. Choose the Email icon to add your Internet e-mail account.

    In some cases, the option that’s presented may be titled Manual Setup.

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

  5. Type the password for that account.

  6. If the green check mark by the option Automatically Configure Account is present, remove it.

    In some cases, your non-web-based e-mail account can be configured automatically. Otherwise, you need to supply more information.

  7. Touch the Next button.

    If the account is configured automatically, great. Otherwise, continue: You see a list of options for configuring an e-mail account. The information supplied from your ISP or another large, intimidating organization is necessary to complete the steps and set up your e-mail account.

  8. Choose General Settings.

  9. Fill in the information for account name, real name, and e-mail address.

    In the Account Name field, type a name to recognize the account, such as Comcast Email or whatever name helps you recognize the account.

    In the Real Name field, type your name or screen name or whatever name you want to appear in the From field of your outgoing e-mail messages.

    The Email Address field is the address your recipients use when replying to your messages.

  10. Touch the OK button.

    If necessary, press the Back soft button to dismiss the onscreen keyboard so that you can see the OK button.

  11. Choose Incoming Server.

  12. Fill in the fields per the information provided by your ISP.

    For most ISP e-mail, the server type is the POP mail server, shown at the top of the screen.

    The Server field contains the name of the ISP’s POP server. The phone may guess at the name; confirm that it’s correct. If not, type the correct server name.

    The username is the name you use to log in to your ISP to retrieve e-mail. The password is your ISP e-mail password. Both fields should be preset for you.

  13. Touch the OK button.

  14. Choose Outgoing Server.

  15. Fill in the fields.

    Fill in the SMTP server name as provided by your ISP.

    If your username and password aren’t already filled in for you, type them now.

  16. Touch the OK button.

  17. Touch OK one more time to create the e-mail account.

You can set up a ton of e-mail accounts on your Android phone, one for every e-mail account you have.

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