How to Set Up a Non-Gmail E-Mail Account on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 - dummies

How to Set Up a Non-Gmail E-Mail Account on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4

By Bill Hughes

To set up an e-mail account other than Gmail to work with your Galaxy S 4, go to the Home screen. Look for the simple Mail icon; it has an envelope icon on it. This is probably on your Home screen as one of the five primary shortcuts just above the Device Function keys or in your application list.

After you tell your phone all your emails, the first Email screen will have all your e-mails from all your e-mail accounts. This allows you to look at all the messages. In addition, each account has its own inbox. You can choose which option works best for you.

1Tap the Menu icon from the Email screen.

This brings up this menu.

2Tap the Others icon.

This is a generic way to enter lots of kinds of e-mail accounts. Tapping it brings up this screen.

3Carefully enter your full e-mail account name, and then enter your password in the second field.

Your e-mail address should include the full shebang, including the @ sign and everything that follows it. Make sure to enter your password correctly, being careful with capitalization if your e-mail server is case-sensitive — most are. If in doubt, select the option to let you see your password.

4Decide whether you want this account to be your default e-mail account.

After you add multiple accounts to your phone, only one account can be your primary, or default, account. Although you can send an e-mail from any of the accounts registered on your phone, you have to select one as the default. If you want this account to be the primary account, select the Send Email from This Account by Default check box. If not, leave that option as it is.

5Tap Next.

You see all kinds of options you can select. Just go with the default settings for now.

6Tap OK.

If everything goes as planned, your phone and your e-mail account will start chatting.

7Enter names for the new e-mail account.

You can always use the e-mail address for the name, but consider choosing something shorter, like Joe’s MSN or my Hotmail.

8Tap Done.

Don’t forget to check that everything has gone as planned and is set up to your liking. Go back to the Home screen, tap the Email icon, open Settings, and tap the + (plus) sign to add new accounts.