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How to setup emails on an Android mobile device

  1. Open the Email app on your Android device.
  2. Go to Settings -> Add Account -> Personal (IMAP/POP) -> Next.
  3. Enter your email address -> Next.
  4. Choose IMAP.
  5. Enter your email password -> Next
  6. Incoming Mail Settings:
    • Username: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Server: mail.domain.tld (replace domain.tld with your domain)
    • Port: 993
    • Security Type: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: set to Password
  7. Outgoing Mail Settings:
    • Username: Your full email address
    • Password: Your email account password
    • Server: mail.domain.tld (replace domain.tld with your domain)
    • Port: 465
    • Security Type: SSL/TLS
    • Authentication: set to Password
  8. Once your information is filled in, click Create.

Now, let’s talk about why I recommend using IMAP over POP.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) are two methods used to access emailThe primary difference between the two is that POP downloads emails from the server for permanent local storage, while IMAP leaves them on the server and just caches (temporarily stores) emails locallyIn other words, IMAP is a form of cloud storage.

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