Learn how to add more email accounts to your Android. Find out how ot select an account type based on the server: IMAP, POP3, or Exchange. Also learn how to set your email account name and password and provide specific details for an Exchange Server account.
- [Narrator] Beyond your Gmail account which was configured during your Android's initial setup, you can add other email accounts to the device. These include web mail, traditional ISP email, and corporate email accounts. The procedure for adding each account type is similar. Open the settings app, choose users and accounts. This item might be titled Accounts. Choose Add Account. If you don't see this action directly on a Samsung device, choose Accounts, then you'll find Add Account.
Three email icons represent three types of accounts. Exchange for corporate email or Microsoft Outlook email, personal IMAP for web mail accounts, and personal POP3 for traditional ISP email. You may also see icons for specific email services such as Yahoo or AOL. Choose the appropriate icon to set up your account for that service. As an example, to add a web mail account, I'm going to choose personal IMAP. Type your account's email address.
Tap the Next button. The Android attempts to guess the account type which is handy in case you choose IMAP instead of POP 3 or vice versa. Here it identified my Yahoo account. Tap Next then type the password to sign in. If you make a mistake, you'll be asked to try again with the email address or password. Continue following the directions on screen to set up the account. The steps involved depend on the account. You might see options to set the email checking frequency, synchronize contacts, set notifications, and determine how to deal with attachments.
Eventually, you'll be prompted to name the account. The name suggested is your email address but you can edit the name. For example, type Yahoo for a Yahoo account instead of using your Yahoo email address as the account name. Adding an ISP account works similarly to adding a web mail account, though if the device prompts you for incoming or outgoing server information, refer to your ISP's website for specific directions. The most complex type of account to add is a corporate or Exchange server account.
Beyond your user name and password, you must know the server's domain name and perhaps other details. These will be supplied by your corporate IT people. The most important detail, however, is that your Android requires a higher level of security to access an Exchange server account. The security comes in the form of a secure screen lock. Either a PIN or password. You'll be prompted to apply this type of security if the device currently lacks it.
- Exploring basic Android operations
- Manipulating the touch screen
- Connecting with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Managing apps
- Creating contacts
- Receiving and sending email
- Handling phone calls and accessing voicemail
- Browsing the web
- Taking photos and videos
- Getting directions and finding locations
- Making appointments and setting alarms and timers
- Managing file storage
- Extending battery life
- Monitoring data usage