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If you have an email account that isn't one of the six types that the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can set up automatically for you, maybe your email account is through your internet service provider, or through the company you work for, you can still manage your email on your device. Start by going to Settings, and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. And here, tap Add Account. And to set up your email, tap Other at the bottom and choose Add Mail Account. Then, complete these four fields. In the Name field, type the name that you want to appear in the From field when other people receive the emails you send to them.
So, decide whether you want them to see your full name, just your first name, just your last name or some nickname. Then I enter the email address and password for the account that I want to manage from my phone. And I can either leave the description field as is. Or I can tap in there to make a couple edits. I'll leave it like that, and I'll tap Next. Now, at this point, the phone tries to figure out if it can determine the other settings it needs to access this email based on your email address and password. If you have an email address from a large and well known company. This might be all you need to do. But if your device doesn't recognize your email provider, you'll see this screen here in which you'll have to complete some more information.
Now all the information you enter here will be given to you by your email providing service, so what you enter here will be completely different than what I'm typing in for this example. So the first choice here is to pick either iMAP or POP. Again in many cases your email provider will tell you which of these two types of email protocols it uses. Many providers offer you a choice. I'll go into a lot more detail about iMap and POP in the upcoming movie on keeping your iPhone email synced with your computer, but I will say here that if you're adding an email account to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and you also read and manage that email on your computer you should choose iMap if you have that choice.
It's going to make it much easier to keep your email organized across your computer and your various devices. So I'll keep iMAP selected here. Next, you want to complete the sections under incoming mail server and outgoing mail server. Again, you'll have to get this information from your email provider. When you're done entering the information, tap Next, and your device will attempt to connect to your email service based on the information you entered. And it was successful in this case, but if you get any kind of error message double check your settings and try again. If all goes well you may see a screen like this one asking which services from this account you want to activate on your device.
I'll just keep mail enabled and tap Save. You can see the account was added and now I can access and use this email address from my device.
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