Setting up an email on your android device is easy. It has loads of benefits, the main one being the ability to access and manage your email on the move; portability promotes efficiency and can make it easier to manage and cultivate strong customer relations through quicker responses.
By default, android uses Gmail for its email. We have discussed how to add your email address to Gmail previously. However, adding an email account in android is different as it requires a different mail protocol for other email addresses, IMAP.
IMAP or Internet Message Access Protocol works differently compared with POP3. Where POP3 downloads the emails to the device, IMAP stores emails on the mail server, allowing the user to access those emails from multiple devices. POP3 isn’t recommended for mobiles as it would eat into the limited available space, harming your overall user experience.
Before we can start adding the email to the android device, first make sure that your Gmail account has IMAP enabled. This is disabled by default and without it enabled you will not be able to add your account.
To add an email you’ll need to have one set up, if you haven’t already, do this now. Create a custom domain email.
The outgoing server settings are almost identical to the incoming settings. The only differences are the additional SMTP server field. And, the port, which by default is 465, is the secured port for SMTP connections. Copy the remaining settings from the above instructions, including username, password, and server. Click Next to finalize the changes.
After adding your outgoing server settings, enter the display name. This is what will be displayed on all messages sent from the account. Finally, click Next, the wizard will run final validation checks and notify you of any issues.