How to Set Up a Non-Gmail E-Mail Account on Your Droid X - dummies

How to Set Up a Non-Gmail E-Mail Account on Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

On your Droid X, you can add one or more of your Internet e-mail accounts so that you can receive e-mail on your phone at any time. When you have and use non-Gmail e-mail accounts, you can configure the phone’s Email program to work with each of them.

1Touch the Launcher button on the Home screen.

The Applications Tray opens.

2Touch the My Accounts→Add Account and choose the Email icon.

If prompted, touch the I Agree check mark and then the Next button to agree to the Motorola Service Agreement.

3Input the e-mail address you use for the account and the password for that account.

Your Droid X will need this info to retrieve your e-mail from the Internet.

4Remove the check mark by the option Automatically Configure Account.

Although the Droid X is good, it’s not good enough to guess how to configure a standard Internet e-mail account without some additional information.

5Touch Next→General Settings and fill in the information for account name, real name, and e-mail address in the appropriate fields.

In the Account Name field, type a name so that you can recognize the account, such as Comcast Email or AOL Email. In the Real Name field, type the 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.

6Touch the OK button.

The app saves your information.

7Choose Incoming Server and fill in the fields per the information provided by your Internet service provider (ISP).

For most ISP e-mail, the server type is POP. The Server field contains the name of the ISP’s POP server. The Port is 110 for a POP server. The username is the name you use to log in to your ISP to retrieve e-mail. And the password is your ISP e-mail password.

8Touch the OK button.

Halfway there. Yes, this takes a little while.

9Choose Outgoing Server and fill in the fields.

Fill in the SMTP Server name as provided by your ISP. The Port is 25 for SMTP servers. And fill in your username and password for your ISP’s e-mail.

10Touch the OK button and choose Other Settings.

Now that the technical details are filled in, you need to tell the app how to deal with your e-mail.

11Ensure that Never Delete Messages is chosen from the list.

By selecting Never Delete Messages, you ensure that you can pick up e-mail you receive on your Droid X later when you use your computer. Look over and adjust the other settings as need, too.

12Touch OK. Twice.

The e-mail account is created. The account is now listed in the My Accounts screen, along with Google and Facebook and whatever other accounts you’re accessing from your Droid X.