Basics of Samsung Galaxy Note 3's Email App - dummies

Basics of Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s Email App

By Dan Gookin

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s Email app is used to access web-based e-mail, or webmail, such as Yahoo!, Windows Live, and others. It also lets you read e-mail provided by an Internet service provider (ISP), an office, or another 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 Applications screen, along with all other apps on your phone.

    If you haven’t yet run the Email app, the first screen you see helps configure your e-mail account. Continue with Step 2. Otherwise, you’re taken to the Email inbox.

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

    That .com key on the onscreen keyboard helps you quickly type an e-mail address, although if the address ends in .net or .org, you’ll have to type it the old-fashioned way.

  3. Type the account’s password.

  4. Touch the Next button on the screen.

    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, 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.

  5. Set the account options.

    Use the Sync Schedule to tell the phone how frequently you want your e-mail checked. The Peak Schedule item lets you increase the frequency for certain times of the day.

    Ensure that you place a check mark by the Sync Email option. That way, your e-mail account is synchronized between the phone and the e-mail server. If you forget this option, e-mail may not show up on the phone. (Check other Sync items, if presented, to keep your phone and the online service up-to-date.)

    Also place a check mark by the option Notify Me When Email Arrives so that the phone generates a notification whenever you receive new messages.

  6. Touch the Next button.

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

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

    The Your Name field lists your name as it’s applied to outgoing messages. So if your name is really Edith Arachnidoa and not ea1450, you can make that change now.

  8. Touch the Done button.

    You’re done.

The next thing you see is your e-mail account inbox. The phone proceeds to synchronize any pending e-mail you have in your account, updating the screen as you watch.