Set up an email account on Android

To set up your email account on an Android device you need to start by selecting the mail icon from your application’s screen. The icons will look like this:

Enter the email address and email password

Choose IMAP

Incoming server settings

The programme may try to connect to the server, but will fail – you will need to add the full email address as the username.


Check the other settings:

  • Security type is None
  • Port is 143
  • select Next

Outgoing server settings

Enter all the relevant details as in the screen below and then select “Next”.


Wait while your settings are being tested.


There will be a few sync options available. Adjust the additional Account Options as preferred.


Specify an optional account name (for your reference only), and enter the name you wish to be displayed on outgoing mail, then select “Done”.


The account has been set up successfully and your messages will now be downloaded!