How to Configure Email for Android Oreo

Date: 09/19/2019       2 Minutes to Read

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This article describes how to add an email account to an Android OS (Oreo version) mobile device. Once you configure email for your mobile device you can send and receive messages.

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How to Add an Email Account

IMPORTANT: Android versions can vary by the device’s manufacturer. Although similar in functionality, the on-screen elements and text may be different from the ones included in this guide. These instructions were written using a Pixel device. If you are using a Samsung device, be sure to check out our guide here for help setting up your email.

  1. Navigate to the Email application

    NOTE: If you have not added any email accounts yet, then a Set Up Email guide will appear and you can skip to the next step below. If you have already added an email account, then you will need to tap on the Email menu icon (≡), then tap to select Add account.

  2. Enter your email address in the Email address field
  3. Enter the password for that email account in the Password field
  4. Tap on the MANUAL SETUP option.
  5. Tap on IMAP account from the Select account type options
  6. Enter your email address in the Email address field
  7. Enter your email address in the User name field
  8. Enter your email account password in the Password field
  9. Scroll down to the INCOMING SERVER settings
  10. Enter the Incoming Server into the IMAP server field

    NOTE: This information can be found in your Email Settings.

  11. Select SSL from the Security type drop-down menu
  12. Enter 993 into the Port field
  13. Enter the Outgoing Server into the SMTP server field
  14. Select SSL from the Security type drop-down menu
  15. Enter 465 into the Port field
  16. Ensure that the Authentication required before sending emails toggle is enabled
  17. Enter your email address in the User name field
  18. Enter your email account password in the Password field
  19. Tap on NEXT to proceed to verify the server settings
  20. Select an option from the Period to sync Email drop-down menu
  21. Select an option from the Sync schedule drop-down menu
  22. Tap on NEXT to proceed
  23. Enter a name for the account in the Account name field

    NOTE: Although this step is optional, this will help you differentiate between other accounts you have set up on your mobile device.

  24. Enter your name in the Your name field as you would like it to appear when sending emails
  25. Finally, tap on DONE

Congratulations, now that you have configured your email account, you can begin sending and receiving email on your Android Oreo device.

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