Setting up your Email Accounts: Setting up an IMAP or POP Mailbox on an Android Device

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Each version of Google Android may vary slightly, but this guide will show you a generic process for setting up a new mailbox.

Step 1

Open the Email application on your device.

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Step 2

Enter your Email address and mailbox password in the text boxes provided and select Manual Setup.

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Step 3

Select IMAP as the account type.

IMAP

Step 4

For the Incoming settings, enter the following details in the text boxes provided:

  • Username: Enter your mailbox username, this will be the same as your Email address, e.g. myself@mydomain.co.uk
  • Password: Enter your mailbox password. This is the same password you chose when you created your mailbox.
  • IMAP Server: Enter mail.livemail.co.uk.
  • Security type: Set to SSL.
  • Port: Leave this as 993.
  • IMAP path prefix: Leave this blank.

Once you have filled out all the details, click Next.

IMAP settings

Step 5

For the Outgoing settings, enter the following details in the text boxes provided:

  • SMTP server: Enter smtp.livemail.co.uk.
  • Security type: Set to SSL.
  • Port: Leave this as 465.
  • Require sign-in: Make sure this is checked.
  • Username: Enter your e-mail address, e.g. myself@mydomain.co.uk
  • Password: Enter your password.

Once you have filled out all the details, click Next.

IMAP settings

Step 6

You will be given options to select some custom settings.

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Once you have chosen your custom settings, click Next.

Step 7

Enter an account name in the Set account name box and enter a display name in the Your name box.

The account name will allow you to distinguish this account from any other Email accounts you have set up on your Phone. The display name will be shown on all outgoing messages.

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Click Done.

Your mailbox will now be ready to use.