How to configure an Android devices default email client to send/receive messages using the MailEnable services.


SUMMARY

This article explains how to configure an Android devices email client to send/receive messages using the MailEnable services.

DETAIL

Configuring an Androids default email client to send/receive message via the SMTP and POP services:

  • On the Android device navigate to the "Email" client.
  • Within the Android "Settings" window click on "Add Account"
  • Specify the email address and password for the mailbox
  • The "Manual setup" button will be available once the email address and password has been specified. Click on the "Manual setup" button.
  • Select "POP3"

Incoming server settings window:

  • Specify the username for the mailbox. e.g., mailboxname@postofficename
  • Specify the mailbox password
  • Specify the POP3 server. e.g., mail.example.com
  • Specify type. i.e., If SSL is enabled for the MailEnable POP service then select SSL otherwise leave as "None".
  • Specify the port number POP3 is listening on the MailEnable server. i.e., default is port 110
  • Set the method of deleting messages on device: i.e., if you do not want messages to be removed from the server when deleting from the device then select the option "Never".
  • Click Next

Outgoing server settings window:

  • Specify the SMTP server. e.g., mail.example.com
  • Specify the "Security Type". i.e., If SSL or TLS is enabled for the MailEnable SMTP service then select SSL, TLS or STARTTLS otherwise leave as "None".
  • Specify the port number that the SMTP service is listening on. i.e., Default port is 25.
  • Tick the option "Require sign-in"
  • Specify the username. e.g., mailboxname@postofficename
  • Specify the mailbox password.
  • Click Next

Account options window:

  • Set the "Inbox checking frequency. i.e., Default is every 15 minutes.
  • Tick the option "Notify me when email arrives" if you want to be notified of new message arrivals.
  • Tick the option for "Sync email from this account".
  • Click Next

Account is set up, and email is on its way! window:

  • Specify an account name (optional)
  • Finally specify the name that is to be displayed on outgoing messages.
  • Click Next.

Configuring an Androids default email client to send/receive message via the IMAP and SMTP services:

  • On the Android device navigate to the "Email" client.
  • Within the Android "Settings" window click on "Add Account"
  • Specify the email address and password for the mailbox
  • The "Manual setup" button will be available once the email address and password has been specified. Click on the "Manual setup" button.
  • Select "IMAP"

Incoming server settings window:

  • Specify the username for the mailbox. e.g., mailboxname@postofficename
  • Specify the mailbox password
  • Specify the IMAP server. e.g., mail.example.com
  • Specify type. i.e., If SSL is enabled for the MailEnable POP service then select SSL otherwise leave as "None".
  • Specify the port number POP3 is listening on the MailEnable server. i.e., default is port 143
  • Leave the "IMAP path prefix" blank.
  • Click Next

Outgoing server settings window:

  • Specify the SMTP server. e.g., mail.domainname.com
  • Specify the "Security Type". i.e.,  If SSL or TLS is enabled for the MailEnable SMTP service then select SSL, TLS or STARTTLS otherwise leave as "None".
  • Specify the port number that the SMTP service is listening on. i.e., Default port is 25.
  • Tick the option "Require sign-in"
  • Specify the username. e.g., mailboxname@postofficename
  • Specify the mailbox password.
  • Click Next

Account options window:

  • Set the "inbox checking frequency. i.e., Default is every 15 minutes.
  • Tick the option "Notify me when email arrives" if you want to be notified of new message arrivals.
  • Tick the option for "Sync email from this account".
  • Tick the option for "Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi". - Refer to Android documentation for more information about this option.
  • Click Next

Account is set up, and email is on its way! window:

  • Specify an account name (optional)
  • Finally specify the name that is to be displayed on outgoing messages.
  • Click Next.


Product:MailEnable (All Versions)
Category:Configuration
Article:ME020601
Module:General
Keywords:Android,IMAP,POP,SMTP,mobile,device
Class:HOWTO: Product Instructions
Revised:Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Author:
Publisher:MailEnable