Setting Up Email for Motorola DROID Phones

Follow the steps below to configure an email account on a Motorola device running the Android OS. To get started, go to SettingsEmailAccount SettingsAddAccount.

Step 1: Create a New Email Account

Android Setup Menu

  1. Enter your full email address.
  2. Enter the password for the email address.
  3. Tap the Next button.
  4. Choose the type of email account that will be used.
    • POP3 will download the emails from the server and store them on your phone.
    • IMAP will store the emails on the server and show a cached copy on your phone.
    • Exchange is not supported as it requires a Microsoft Exchange server.

Step 2: Incoming Server Settings

Android Incoming Settings

  1. Username: Enter your full email address
  2. Password: Enter the password for your email address.
  3. IMAP server: This is typically your domain name preceded by the prefix mail. This can be found in the Email Accounts section of the cPanel, under More >Configure Mail Client.
  4. Port Settings:
    • Non Secure (No SSL): 143
    • Secure (SSL): 993
    • Note: Using SSL (Accept all certificates) will be more compatible.
  5. IMAP path prefix: Please enter INBOX (all caps). This will allow for you to store your sent, drafts and deleted emails on the server.
  6. Tap Next.

Step 3: Outgoing Server Settings

Android Outgoing Settings

  1. SMTP server: This is typically your domain name preceded by mail. This can be found in the Email Accounts section of the cPanel, under MoreConfigure Mail Client.
  2. Port Settings:
    • Non Secure (No SSL): 25 or 26
    • Secure (SSL): 465
    • Note: Using SSL (Accept all certificates) will be more compatible.
  3. Require sign-in: Check this as you will need to authenticate with the SMTP server.
  4. Username: Enter your full email address.
  5. Password: Enter the password for your email address.
  6. Tap Next.

Step 4: Account Options

Android Account Options

  1. Email Checking Frequency: Set how often you would like your device to check for new emails.
    Note: The more often you check your email, the more drain it will cause on your battery.
  2. Send email from this account by default: Check this option if this will be your default email address.
  3. Notify me when email arrives: Leave this checked if you would like to be notified of new email messages.
  4. Tap Next.

Step 5: Name the Account

If you prefer, you can name the email account. This can be helpful if you have multiple accounts on one device.

Android Email Account Name

  1. Enter the name you would like to be shown on all outgoing emails that you send from the device.
  2. Tap Done.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 20:48
 
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