How to Set Up an IMAP Email on an Android Phone

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Olive & Lake’s customers can have emails set up on their computers, phones, tablets and other email clients.

If you want to learn how to set up an IMAP email on an Android phone, this article can help you.

1. Go to Settings

Turn on your smartphone and find the settings icon.

Most Android phones have the same “Gear Icon” representing “Settings” for phones. You can find this by swiping down from the top of your device.

How To Setup an IMAP Email on an Android Phone

2. Go to Accounts

In the setting menu, find the section for “Accounts”. This might be slightly different depending on the device the version of Android you are running.

Account Sync

3. Add an Account

After you’ve located the “Accounts” section, you need to find where it says “Add account”.

Usually, this is found at the bottom of the “User & Accounts” page under other apps which you are using on your phone.

Add Account

4. Choose Email

On some Android devices this is called “Email” or sometimes it might be “Corporate”.

You’re looking for the appropriate choice where you can enter the IMAP details.


5. Other Mail Client

There are many options to set up an email, you need to select “Other” for setting up your IMAP account.

Other Email

6. Add Account

You need to enter your username (which is your email email account), password and select the “IMAP” option.

Add Email

7. IMAP Settings

You need to enter the correct IMAP details.

For example:

Email: [email protected]

Username: same as email

Password: this is the email password in your cPanel account. Olive & Lake will provide this for you.

Incoming Server: mail.yourdomain.com

Port: 993

Security: SSL (sometimes it might say SSL – All Certificates. Always choose “All Certificates” if given the option.)

Outgoing Server: mail.yourdomain.com

Port: 465

Security: SSL

IMAP Setting

8. Waiting Verification

After finishing your IMAP set up, you will be waiting for the account verification. If your details are correct, you can go to the “Mail” app and send a test email.

If the verification is failed, you will go back and check that you have your settings correct. Check your email, password and IMAP settings to see if you have any mistakes.

Olive & Lake can help you to set up your IMAP emails on your Android phone. Contact us if you need any help.

Email Setup Successfully