How to configure email on an Android phone

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The following describes how to add an email account on a Samsung Galaxy S5 using the Android stock Gmail app.

For a list of acceptable server settings, view the following articles:

For a list of alternate mail apps, view the 'See also' section at the bottom of this page. However, the settings are generally the same for any app you choose.

Configuring your email

  1. Open the mail app.
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  2. Select the 'Other' option.
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  3. Enter the email address you wish to connect to. In this example, the email is user@dreamhostexample.com.
  4. Click the NEXT button.
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  5. Choose which type of account you'd like to use. IMAP is recommended.
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  6. Enter your password.
    The Incoming server settings screen opens:
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  7. Enter the following 'Incoming' server settings:
    • Username – Your full email address
    • Password – The password of your email address
    • SERVER – Make sure to use your mail cluster name.
  8. Click the NEXT button.
    The Outgoing server settings screen opens:
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  9. Enter the following 'Outgoing' server settings:
  10. Click the NEXT button.
    The Account options screen opens:
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  11. Select your desired settings.
  12. Click the NEXT button.
    A screen opens confirming your address is properly configured:
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  13. Fill in the following two options:
    • Give this account a name (Optional) – Just leave this as your address
    • Your name (Displayed on outgoing messages) – You can change this to your actual name if you like
  14. Click the NEXT button to complete the configuration.

Troubleshooting certificate mismatch errors

View the following article for instructions on how to resolve any SSL certificate mismatch errors:

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