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Setting up e-mail on your mobile phone - tips and tricks

"I just wrote you that by email." The question is embarrassing if you are only on the move on the move and pay attention to SMS or messenger messages, but do not constantly check your e-mail accounts with the Internet browser. But you don't have to - and you can still write, receive and answer emails effortlessly. Simply via the app. With UPDATED you have everything you need to set up quickly and easily. So that you don't miss any more important e-mails.

How to set up email on an Android smartphone

Android comes with an e-mail app on board that you can use to check or compose your e-mails. Then you do not have to access your mailbox via the Internet browser. The prerequisite is that you set up an e-mail account, say tell the smartphone where and how it can get your emails. Because these are initially on the server of your mail provider. That's how it's done:

  1. First, establish an internet connection.
  2. Call Set up email on. The easiest way to do this is to go to the pre-installed email app. Alternatively, choose Settings > Accounts (or Account & sync) > E-mail > Account settings (Depending on the Android version, it may also be vice versa Account settings > E-mail) > Add account.
  3. Tap at Set up email in the individual fields and enter your email address and password using the keyboard that appears.
  4. Tap Further.
  5. A selection field appears in which you can choose between the account type POP3 or IMAP can decide. You can find out what both options mean in the box below.
  6. In both cases the Settings for the incoming server. Here you first need your Username, i.e. enter your e-mail address and your password.
  7. Under POP3 server respectively IMAP server then enter the account type plus the name of your mail provider.
    Example: If you have chosen the POP3 account type and have an email account from 1 & 1, your entry is at POP3 server: pop.1und1.de.
    Example 2: If you have chosen the IMAP account type and have a Freenet e-mail account, your entry is at IMAP server: imap.freenet.de.
With just a few inputs you are at your destination with a smartphone.
  1. The right number at port usually reads 110. The port number ensures the correct forwarding of the data in a network. If your smartphone cannot establish a connection afterwards, please contact your e-mail provider.
  2. Under Security type select the encryption you want. Choose No, your e-mails will be sent unencrypted, with SSL the entire transmission is encrypted. For security, you should rather encrypt your mail traffic, even if the communication takes a little longer due to encryption and decryption.
  3. Depending on the Android version, you have at POP3 the opportunity at Delete the email from the server the option Never to choose. Then your e-mails will continue to be stored on the server of your e-mail provider. With IMAP this is the case anyway.
  4. Tap Further.
  5. Under Settings for the outgoing mail server give in SMTP server a: smtp.Name of your mail provider, with a Gmail account for example smtp.gmail.com or with a GMX account smtp.gmx.de. Pay attention to the ending whether they .com reads or .de or otherwise.
  6. The right number at port usually reads 25. If your smartphone automatically shows a different number, leave it unchanged. If your smartphone cannot establish a connection afterwards, please contact your e-mail provider.
  7. As before, select the encryption you want and enter Username Your email address and then that Password.
  8. Tap Further.
  9. Activate under Account options the option By default, send emails from this account and on request Notification of receipt of e-mail. Under Retrieval frequency you can set how often your smartphone should “check” the mail server for new e-mails.
  10. Tap Furtherto complete the setup. If you wish, you can now enter what you want to call the account, for example “GMX Account” or “Company Mail” and which name will be displayed to the recipient when he receives e-mails from you.

How to set up email on an iPhone

Apple brings in the same with the iOS operating system Mail-Program with which you can call up or write your e-mails without opening Safari or another browser and having to go to your provider's website. All you have to do on your iPhone is set up an email account, say tell it how it should access which mailbox. To do this, proceed as follows:

POP or IMAP? What's what?

When you set up an e ‑ mail account on your smartphone, either the IMAP procedure is set up automatically to download mail from the server, or you can choose between POP and IMAP. What does what

POP
POP stands for Post Office Protocol, today the third version, POP3, is in use. The mails are downloaded from the server and deleted there. The emails would then only be available on the smartphone.

IMAP
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. With this method, the mails are not downloaded to the device, but remain on the server. Advantage: You can call up, reply to or delete emails with any device via IMAP.

  1. First, establish an internet connection.
  2. Choose Settings > Mail respectively Mail, contacts, calendar > Add account. There you will see a list of various e-mail providers and programs such as Google and Yahoo or Exchange and Outlook from Microsoft.
  3. Tap the provider or program you use to manage your email. The iPhone will then establish a connection automatically and show you an input field.
    Do you use another provider or another program for your e-mails? Then go on to Manually add a mail account according to point 7.
  4. Tap into the individual fields and enter your email address and password using the keyboard that appears.
  5. Tap Next.
  6. You can use the buttons to set which information should be exchanged between the mail server and the iPhone, whether you want to transfer not only the e-mails but also the contacts or calendar entries that you create in Outlook, for example.
  7. In the top right, tap To back up.
With the iPhone, too, you can choose between the POP and IMAP account types in the manual setup.

Manually add a mail account (Steps 1–3 see above)

  1. At the bottom of the list of providers, tap Others > Add mail account.
  2. A display appears in which you tap into the input fields one after the other and enter your name on the keyboard that appears, then the e-mail address of the mailbox that you want to manage via the iPhone. Then the password and a description for the account, for example “GMX account” or “company mail”.
  3. Tap Further.
  4. Your iPhone tries to connect to the email server. If this is successful, tap on Done.
  5. If the iPhone cannot connect, a selection appears IMAP or POP. The meaning of both account type options can be found in the adjacent box.
  6. Under Incoming mail server then contribute Hostname the account type plus the name of your mail provider.
    Example: If you have decided on the POP account type and have an email account from 1 & 1, your entry is at Hostname: pop.1und1.de.
    Example 2: If you have chosen the IMAP account type and have a Freenet e-mail account, your entry is at Hostname: imap.freenet.de.
  7. Then give in Username Your email address and then that Password Your mailbox.
  8. You provide the same information for Outgoing e-mail server.
  9. Tap Further.
  10. You can use the buttons to set which information should be exchanged between the mail server and the iPhone. The exchanged information is then saved both in the mailbox and in the iPhone.
  11. Tap To back up.

If your iPhone cannot establish a connection in either of the two ways and cannot set up an e-mail account, please contact your e-mail provider.

E-mails with a few taps

Even in the age of messengers, email has lost none of its importance. Longer messages, copied content, links and file attachments are still best possible with it. However, the smartphone is no longer tied to the home PC. And you don't need a browser either: thanks to an internal e-mail program, you can operate your mailbox just as easily with a few taps as any other app.

You can find more information on the subject of e-mail accounts and their security in the “E-mail account hacked: prevention and first aid in the event of damage”.

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