Configuring mail on an Android device can sometimes be a tricky affair, due to the large amount of devices and manufacturers on the market. Additionally the built in mail apps are usually confusing and difficult to set up. To remedy this we will be using the free Microsoft Outlook app which is comparatively easy to set up. Before you continue with this guide be sure that you have the app downloaded and updated – lets begin!
From the ‘Choose account type’ screen select IMAP
Enter your email address carefully, and click continue. The email address is not case-sensitive.
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On the ‘Connect IMAP’ screen fill out the fields accordingly. The ‘Display Name’ dictates what your emails will be signed as when received by others, and description just assigns a name in the Outlook accounts list.
Before hitting the tick to accept check the ‘Advanced Settings’ toggle.
On this last step ensure that you fill out all of the fields before continuing (they’re all necessary, but some may be filled for you already).
Email Address: Use your email address
IMAP Host Name: xxxx.wphosting.com.au
SMTP Host Name: xxxx.wphosting.com.au
Do not use xxx.wphosting.com.au as your incoming or outgoing server
Once you have completed the setup it would be worthwhile testing your newly configured device to ensure that you set up the account correctly. The most efficient way to do this is to send yourself an email from an external provider such as Hotmail or Gmail and try to receive that message on your device. Assuming you’ve been successful the message will come through, and when it does reply back to the test email you sent and see if it’s received at other end.
If either test is unsuccessful then go back over the setup process and see if you missed any steps, however if both tests are successful you’re done!