iOS Email Setup

iOS settings are the same as with any other email program but can be a little tricky since Apple's email client automatically sets some of the port numbers and other settings. Following the guide below (with screenshots) should help you with the process.

step 1

1) Go to SETTINGS and then click on the MAIL option as shown in the screenshot at left.

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2) Click ADD MAIL ACCOUNT and then choose

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3) Choose OTHER from the account types to set up

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4) Fill in your name, full email address, and password. The description will automatically fill in but you can change that to whatever you want. Once everything is filled in, click NEXT.

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5) Now, click on POP at the top of the next screen (IMAP is likely pre-selected). Fill in the mail server information and other details as shown in the screen shot.

***If you use another provider for your internet access, please see the note on step 8 below.

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6) If the Mail app gives any error message about the mail server, override this. It may ask if you want to SAVE or EDIT, in which case choose SAVE.

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7) That should bring you back to the settings but you aren't quite done yet. The app will typically use the wrong port numbers for the outgoing (SMTP) server so we'll go back and change that and double check other items.

Click on the email name as shown on the list. In the example we left it as "Internet 49" for the description so that is what needs to be clicked on. You may have typed in a different description.

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8) First we will check the OUTGOING MAIL SERVER details. Click as shown in the screenshot.

*NOTE: If you use another provider for internet access, such as Comcast, it is best to use that provider's info for the outgoing mail server. So, for example, with Comcast (in most cases) the server would be smtp.comcast.net, SSL needs to be ON, and the port is 465. For authentication use the login information for your Comcast account. If you aren't sure what it is, contact Comcast support.

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9) This will take you to the list of outgoing servers that have been set up. If you have more than one listed, be sure you click on the Internet 49 server to edit the settings.

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10) Verify your settings match the screenshot. Use SSL should be OFF, Authentication should be PASSWORD and the Server Port should be 587.

Once these settings are verified, click DONE.

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11) Now we will double check the ADVANCED settings.

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12) Verify your settings match what is shown for the items highlighted with the green arrows.

Once that information is verified, that should complete the setup.

You can test by sending a test email to yourself.