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Set-up the stock Email app on Android

Set-up the Email app and get your mail on the go with this tutorial.

There are plenty of email clients available to use on your Android phone, and even though apps such as Gmail and K9 are held in high regard, little is said about the stock Email app. In design and usage, it’s very similar to many other clients, and users can sync their email accounts to get access to them, and any emails they receive, wherever they’re. Although in some ways it isn’t as feature packed as some of the more sophisticated email clients that can be downloaded, for people looking for a basic email client that’s generally easy to use and setup, then the stock email app will be perfect for you. A further benefit of using the stock Email app is being able to sync it with a variety of other stock Android apps. You can import your calendar events into the app, as well as information about your contacts as well. Read on as we show you how to setup and use the stock Email app on your Android phone.


  1. Add a new account

    After opening the app for the first time, you’ll need to sync your first account with the app. Enter your email address, and the password associated with it before pressing the Next button to continue. Use the Manual Setup button to sync your accounts by inputting domain data and editing port numbers, if you so wish.


  2. Wait for server settings

    After entering all the details and pressing the Next button, the app will now begin processing your email account. Depending on which site the email address is registered with, this can take a few minutes to complete. The menu will disappear once it’s has finished importing the new settings.


  3. Account Settings screen

    The app will now automatically take you to the Account Settings screen associated with your email. On this screen you’ll be able to manage how you receive your emails, as well as change the apps and settings the email client syncs with in the future.


  4. Inbox checking frequency

    The inbox checking frequency will determine how often your messages come through to your account. By default, the app is set to automatically send your messages to you, but you can alter it to receive all the messages within one hour to be sent to you at the same time.


  5. When to sync?

    Similarly to the inbox checking frequency, the days to sync tab can be edited to determine how often your account updates itself. Changing this will alter how often your account syncs with your other apps, and how often it updates your contact information.


  6. The inbox screen

    After you’ve edited and confirmed your account settings, you’ll be taken to your inbox, where you’ll be able to view the latest email you’ve received. Take a few minutes to get to used to its layout, and take a look at any email you want to read.


  7. Add a secondary account

    While on your inbox screen, press the Add Account option on the top right of the app to add a secondary account. This works in the same way as covered in step 1, and once completed, you’ll be able to switch between this and your main email on your inbox.


  8. Check your folders

    While on your inbox, press the folder icon at the bottom of the app. This will now give you access to the other folders associated with your email. On this screen you’ll be able to access your sent email, your junk inbox, and the messages you’ve previously deleted.


  9. Edit app settings

    As well as being able to edit the settings associated with your email, as previously discussed, you can also edit the settings associated with the app itself. On this menu you can edit the size of the text used to show your emails, and even setup some auto replies to emails.

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