Android Mail setup

More and more of us are now picking up our emails on the move. If you have mailboxes with Virtualnames then did you know you can access these from your Android while still downloading your mail on your main system at the office or at home?

Before you start…

Before you can set up your Android Mail you must have created a mailbox using your UKServers Account Manager. You will need the Mailbox Password from when you set up your mailbox. The mailbox name is the same as the full email address for the mailbox, and the password is what you set when you created the mailbox.

Note: You may need to make sure messages are kept on the server for so long (By default most mail clients like Outlook, Outlook Express delete messages as soon as they are read leaving your server mailbox empty). If you read your mailbox with a POP client then you can change the ‘Delete after reading’ to ‘Delete after x-days’ in your mail clients Advanced Settings.

Setting up Android Mail

1.) From the Home screen, tap the Application button.

2.) Tap the Email icon.

3.) If this is your first email account then you will be presented with an email setup screen. Tap the Next button. Otherwise, press the Menu button, and tap the Add Account button.

4.) By tapping the option at the bottom of the list, set the account type as ‘Other (POP3/IMAP)‘ and select ‘Manual Setup‘.

5.) Tap the Protocol drop-down and select IMAP.

6.) Enter the following information in the spaces provided:

  • Email address – Enter your full email address.
  • Username – Enter your full email address.
  • Password – Enter your mailbox password.
  • POP server – Enter mail.ukservers.net
  • Security type – Select TLS or SSL
  • Server port – Enter 993

7.) Tap the Next button. The device will connect to the internet and check your incoming settings.

8.) On the ‘Outgoing server settings‘ screen enter the following information in the spaces provided:

  • Username – Enter the full email address
  • Password – Enter your mailbox password
  • SMTP server – Enter smtp.ukservers.net
  • Security type – Select TLS or SSL
  • Server port – Enter 465

9.) Tap the Next button. The device will connect to the internet and check your outgoing settings.

10.) On the ‘Account options‘ screen select your ‘Email checking frequency

Note: The frequency will impact your battery life.

11.) Tap the ‘Notify me when email arrives‘ checkbox to see an alert on the status bar when you have new email.

12.) Name your account as required.

13.) Enter the name as you want it displayed in the email.