Setting up an Android Device to Send & Receive Email
If your email from your domain is hosted with InMotion Hosting, you can check it on your Android device. With Android devices, many different email clients are available to check your email. When you first begin using your Android device, it will request you to add your gmail account. To receive email with your Android, you can add your website email to your Gmail account. Then when you check your gmail you will automatically check your website email as well. For more information, check out our article on accessing your website email through Gmail. With this method you are unable to send email from your website email, only from your Gmail.
However, you can also add your website email as a separate account on your Android device. This will allow you to send and receive email from your website email address instead of your GMail account. We will discuss the basic information in this article but your client may be slightly different as Android OS can be customized by your provider. These steps were written with the HTC Incredible, an Android phone, using the default client.
1. Click on the "Mail" icon on the front screen of your phone. If the "Mail" icon is not available on the Home Screen you can find it on the Applications screen as well.
2. On the Mail screen, click on New account
3. Select Manual setup
4. Next we will fill in your incoming server settings:
- Email Address: This is your full email address, for example firstname.lastname@example.org
- Username: Here you will put in your full email address again, this is very important to use the full email address.
- Password: This is the password for your email address. It will not necessarily be the same as your cPanel password.
- POP Server: If your domain is pointed to us, put in mail.yourdomain.com (with your domain). If your domain is not pointed to us, put in your server (for example, biz108.inmotionhosting.com)
- Security Type: None (default)
- Server Port: 110 (default)
Once you have put in your information, click "Next".
5. Now we will fill in your outgoing server settings:
- SMTP Server: If your domain is pointed to InMotion Hosting, enter mail.yourdomain.com (with your own domain). If your domain is not pointed to us, put in your server (for example, biz108.inmotionhosting.com)
- Security Type: None (default)
- Server Port: 587 ( or port 25 however many Providers block port 25 to reduce Spam)
Click Next. On the final screen you can name the account what you want. You may choose "work email" or just use the actual email address. This is just a method so you can identify the account for yourself. You will also get an option to choose if this is your default email account. Once you are done, click Finish setup.
Congratulations! Your email is now set up on your Android device.
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2014-02-26 6:19 pm
I'm trying to set up a POP account on my Android phone. I put in the same settings outlined in webmail-configure mail client (that subsequently worked in Thunderbird) but get an error message stating: Cannot safely connect to server. Could not validate certificate signature. Thoughts? Are there different settings for my phone?
2014-02-27 5:07 am
More than likely your Android phone is defaulting to using a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) connection to check mail over port 995, and is having issues with a certificate mis-match.
If this is the case, and you're using mail.example.com as your POP server. You'll instead want to use your server's secure hostname. You can find your server name in cPanel, and if your server was biz104.inmotionhosting.com your secure hostname would be secure104.inmotionhosting.com.
The other option would be to turn off SSL encryption on the POP connection by using the default port 110 instead.
Please let us know if you're still having any issues after giving one of those a shot.
2014-07-21 2:20 pm
my question IS - i have used my android Samsung galaxy note 2 to receive my outlook EMS which I also receive on my laptop for close to 1 year now. all of a sudden, the moment I erase my EMS, 25 OLD Ems come up. the moment I erase those then the day before those old ones, more come up.
in my phone I totally ERASED the em and reset up hoping this would solve. no go. thoughts?
2014-07-21 3:08 pm
Do these emails display when you log into the webmail? Are you seeing the same emails on both devices? How do you have outlook and your android set up? Is it IMAP?
If you are one of our customers you may want to contact our Live Support team so they can walk through the issue with you since it is out of scope for the article and could be an individual issue.