Setting up your email on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
It is a fairly easy process to create a POP3 email account on your iPod Touch, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or iPad.
The most difficult part is to find out what your setting are for your particular email account. Luckily I have written an article listing the most popular IMAP, SMTP, POP3 settings for your iPhone email account.
The only other thing you need is your email address and password for your email account.
How to setup your device
1. Find out the following information and make a note of it:
- Your email address
- Your email password
- Your Incoming IMAP server
- Your outgoing POP server
If you are unsure about your incoming and outgoing server details then contact your email account provider or look at my handy list.
2. Press the Home button and choose Settings.
3. Scroll down and click Mail, Contacts, Calendars
4. Click Add account
5. Scroll down and select ‘Other’ from the list
6. Select ‘Add mail account’
7. Type in the following information to the screen (you should have made a note of these things in step 1)
Name: Your full name. This will appear as the sender name when people get an email from you
Email: Your email address
Password: Your password for the email account
Description: You can type anything as your description but I would suggest you use your email address
It will then go and look up your account.
8. Click Next at the top right of the screen.
9. Click POP at the top. It should turn blue when you select it.
10. Name, Email and Description should be already filled in as you added these earlier. Fill in the user name, which is normally your email address together with the incoming and outgoing host server information (you should have made a note of this in step 1).
11. Click save at the top right and your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will verify your settings.
12. Next you need to check you are using the correct ‘port numbers’ for your email account. Once the account details have been saved you will go back to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen. Click your account from the list.
13. Scroll down and select Advanced
14. Type in the port number and choose if you want to use SSL for incoming email (most email accounts use SSL as this protects you and keeps your messages private).
15. Click the button at the top left to return to the previous screen.
16. Click on the outgoing host name on the screen (you will have got this in step 1).
17. Type in the port number to use for your outgoing mail server. Remember that if the port uses SSL switch it on. If not, make sure it is switched off or you will have problems sending emails.
18.That’s it – you are done!
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