Adding your WebMail account to your Android Device
This guide will show you how to add a WebMail account to your Android device. There are a few things you would need to ensure this works out. They are:
- An active internet connection.
- Access to the cPanel of the domain of the emails. If you want to add firstname.lastname@example.org, you will need to have access to the cPanel of domain.com and
- Access to the phone’s settings area.
There are three stages to adding your email to your phone:
- Obtain the server connection settings
- Accessing the phone settings
- Inputting the right information in the right places
1. Obtain the Server Connection Settings
a. To get this information, you will need to log into your cPanel console by typing domain.com/cpanel in a browser connected to the internet. This will open a page prompting you for a user name and password. Enter your credentials and click “Log in”
b. Once you’re in, Look for the “Email Accounts” icon and click on it.
c. This will display a form to add new emails as well as all your current emails.
d. Pick a random email address on the list and go to the far right of the email address’ row. Click on the button that says “More”. This will reveal a drop-down. Then click on “Configure Email Client”.
e. Scroll down to the “Manual Settings” section. The information you will require is the text in the grey box titled “Secure SSL/TLS Settings (Recommended)”. Keep this page open, you will need to reference this information and input it in your phone. Note that this information mat vary from domain name to domain name, so make sure you use the settings that are associated with your own domain name and email address.
2. Accessing the Phone Settings
a. Next, you will now need to tell your phone how to access the email servers and which email address exactly it should be obtaining emails from. You will need to access the settings page of your phone.
b. Scroll down and look for the “Accounts” link,
c. tap on “Add account”
d. and tap on “Personal (IMAP).
3. Inputting the right information in the right places
a. The next screen that will be displayed will request for your email address. Put it in fully (like email@example.com)
b. Tap on “Next” and then another page will be displayed, asking for the password of your email address. This is the password associated with your email address and not your cPanel account. If you try to use your cPanel password for this step, you will get an error, well unless your cPanel and email address passwords are the same. Once you enter the password, tap on “Next”. It would be helpful and easier if you check the “Show password” option which will allow you see the password you are typing.
c. For the next step, you will need the information from the grey box from the first section. Fill out the page’s form according to that information. Remember, this information may vary from what was displayed above.
- username: this is your full email address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- password: this should come automatically from the previous screen so you don’t need to change it
- server: this will be the “incoming server” since we are filling out the incoming server page. For my own email address settings, it will be upperserver23.upperserver23.com.
- port: use the value 993 since we are selecting the IMAP settings (do not use the POP3 value).
- security type: this will be SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates).
d. Once you are all done, make sure the values are correct (especially the server value – it’s quite long and unusual) and then tap “Next”.
e. Your phone will now try and communicate with the domain’s mail server. If all the information is correct, you will be moved to the next stage.
f. The next page that will be displayed will require information for your Outgoing Server. Get the values from the grey box like you did from the previous step
- stmp server: this will be the “outgoing server” value (upperserver23.upperserver23.com in my case). Place that value in the box.
- port: that would be 465.
- security type: this will be SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates), just like before.
- make sure that “Require sign-in” is checked
- username: should be your full email
- password: same as before for your email
g. Once you are all done, make sure the values are correct (especially the server value – it’s quite long and unusual) and then tap “Next”.
h. Your phone will now try and communicate with the domain’s mail server. If all the information is correct, you will be moved to the next stage.
i. If these values are correct and accepted, the next screen will be displayed. Choose your sync frequency (15 minutes is the shortest time) and check other boxes you need checked.
j. After that, you will be prompted to customize the display name and email address name for your newly added email address. The former will be used to label your email address within your phone and the latter will be the name that will be displayed in outgoing messages.
l. To check your mailbox, you will need to run the Gmail application (which looks just like the red and white envelope icon above). You will be shown all emails that are handled by the Gmail email application.
m. Select the added email address by tapping on the icon’s address. In my case, it’s the green one.
o. Once it has been selected, close the menu and you will see all your emails from the email address as they have been synced and downloaded.
Congratulations! You can now receive and send emails from your Android device.