Set Up ISP E-Mail on an Android Phone - dummies

Set Up ISP E-Mail on an Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

The Email app on your Android can be configured to collect mail from multiple sources. You can add a Yahoo! Mail account, Windows Live Mail account, your corporate e-mail account, or what-have-you. Follow through with these steps:

  1. In the Email app, touch the Action Overflow or Menu icon.


  2. Choose the Settings command.

    If you don’t see the Settings command, you probably aren’t at the top level of the Email app. Touch the app icon in the upper-left corner of the screen until you see the Email app’s main screen.

  3. Touch the Add Account button atop the screen.

    The Account Setup or Account Options screen appears. From this point, adding the account works as described in the preceding section, starting at Step 2.

You might also be able to add a new Email account by using the Settings app: Scroll down to the Accounts area on the Settings app screen and choose the Add Account item. Select the type of e-mail account you want to add, or choose IMAP for web-based e-mail or POP3 for an ISP e-mail account.

A Corporate option is available for organizations with Exchange Server. Then continue following the setup directions as described in the preceding section, starting with Step 2.

  • You can repeat the steps to add more e-mail accounts. E-mail from the accounts you configure is accessed by using the Email app.

  • Get the necessary information from your organization’s friendly IT people if you decide to add a corporate e-mail account.

  • 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 Android phone for the purpose of remotely controlling e-mail.

    If you’re shackled to corporate e-mail, you 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 phone for that purpose.