Manually Set Up Email on Your Tab 4 NOOK

By Corey Sandler

If you have your own domain or use a less-popular email provider, you may have to go through the manual setup process for the Email app on your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK.

You have two relatively painless ways to manually set up an email account:

  • With the Email app open to the Manual Setup screen, call your Internet provider. Ask them to help fill in the missing blanks for incoming and outgoing servers, plus any security scheme they use.

  • Open the email program on the computer or smartphone that already gets email from this provider. All the information you need is on the Setup screen for the existing account.

In general, don’t expect much help here from NOOK or Samsung. But you might find a kindly technician who will help you get the information you need from your computer or a smartphone that already uses the account.

Here’s how to proceed after you get the information:

  1. Follow Steps 1 through 6 in the automatic style section just before this.

    You’ll be taken to a screen that asks, “What type of account?”

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  2. Tap an option:

    • POP3. Delivers messages from the email server onto your local computer, which may not be the best option for mobile devices. And if you lose your tablet, you could lose all unarchived email.

    • IMAP. Works well with folders and mobile devices. Leaves the original messages on the email server, downloading a copy to your tablet.

    • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. If you use this option, sometimes referred to as an EAS account, contact the systems manager for details.

    Use the standard keyboard to enter passwords. Don’t swipe or use dictation.

  3. Type server settings for the incoming server (the system that delivers mail to you).

    Re-enter the username and password, and then enter the name of the IMAP server, usually in the form imap.servername.com. Get this information from the email provider or from your desktop or laptop computer already configured to use this account.

  4. Choose a security type from the menu.

    Follow the same specifications that your email provider gave you. Some use none, others may demand SSL or TLS.

    Most email services use standard ports on your tablet (think of them as entrance and exit ramps from a superhighway). Check to see if your provider wants you to use a port other than the suggested one.

    The Outgoing Settings dialog box opens.

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  5. Enter the address for the SMTP server.

    It’s usually in the form smtp.servername.com. This server distributes your outgoing mail to the Internet.

  6. Enter a security type, if required, and check that the proper port is chosen.

  7. Tap Done.

    If all goes well, you’re taken to the incoming mail panel and can see the account you added. If there’s a problem, check all the settings against the ones you use on your computer or smartphone, or call the provider for assistance.