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05/03/2024 • Support

Setting up your emails in Gmail on Android

An easy to follow guide to help you get your emails setup in Gmail on Android.

Here are some step by step instructions. I hope you find them useful.

  1. Open Gmail App: Open the Gmail app on your Android device. If you haven’t installed it, you can download it from the Google Play Store.
  2. Add Account:
    • Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner.
    • Scroll down and tap on “Settings”.
    • Tap on “Add account”.
  3. Choose Account Type:
    • Select “Personal (IMAP/POP)” or “Other” depending on the version of the Gmail app you’re using.
  4. Enter Email Address:
    • Enter your email address and tap “Next”.
  5. Enter Password:
    • Enter the password for your email account and tap “Next”.
  6. Configure IMAP Settings:
    • Choose “IMAP”.
    • Enter the IMAP server provided by your email provider (e.g., imap.example.com).
    • Enter your full email address as the username.
    • Enter your email account password.
    • Enter the port number for the incoming server (usually 993).
    • Choose whether to use SSL/TLS encryption (recommended).
    • Tap “Next”.
  7. Configure SMTP Settings:
    • Enter the SMTP server provided by your email provider (e.g., smtp.example.com).
    • Enter your full email address as the username.
    • Enter your email account password.
    • Enter the port number for the outgoing server (usually 587).
    • Choose whether to use SSL/TLS encryption (recommended).
    • Tap “Next”.
  8. Set Account Options:
    • Choose your sync preferences, such as how often you want the app to check for new emails and whether to sync contacts and calendar.
    • Tap “Next”.
  9. Finish Setup:
    • Enter the name you want to display on outgoing messages.
    • Tap “Next”.
    • Your email account is now set up in the Gmail app on your Android device, and you can start using it to send and receive emails.

Your IMAP email account is now set up in the Gmail app on your Android device. If you encounter any issues during the setup process, double-check your settings and consult your email provider’s documentation for assistance.