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Setting Up An Email Account In iPhone

The iPhone is all about staying in touch with people, via phone calls or text messaging, for example. One of the most popular ways to communicate with others is through email messages.

You can send and receive email messages from your existing email accounts using your iPhone, but before you’ll be able to do so, you’ll need to configure your email account to work with your iPhone.

You can set up any type of email account to work with your iPhone. However, your iPhone already knows how to connect to the following types of email accounts, so they’re the easiest to set up:
  • AOL
  • Gmail
  • Yahoo! Mail
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • MobileMe
If you need to set up an email account that iPhone doesn’t already support, you may need to find your Post Office Protocol (POP) or Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) server names. If that confuses you, ask your Internet/email service provider for help.
You need to use the "The Settings application" What To set up an email account on your iPhone.

Configuring Your iPhone for Your Email Account
If you have an email account, you’ll be able to set it up on your iPhone so that you don’t miss any email messages. To set up an email account, do this:
  • From the Home screen, tap Settings. The Settings screen appears.
  • Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. The Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen appears, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: The Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen lets you add a new email account.
  • Tap Add Account in the Accounts category. The Add Account screen appears, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: The Add Account screen lets you choose the type of email account to set up.
  • Tap the account type, such as AOL or MobileMe. If your email account doesn’t appear in the list, tap Other. A New Account screen appears, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: The New Account screen lets you define your account information.
  • Tap the Name text box. A virtual keyboard appears.
  • Type the name that you want others to see associated with your email address. The name you use should be descriptive, such as your actual name or a nickname.
  • Tap the Address text box and type your email address.
  • Tap the Password text box and enter your email access password.
  • (Optional) Tap the Description text box and enter a brief description of your email account, such as My Work Account or Secret Account.
  • Tap Save in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • If you are setting up an email account that your iPhone doesn’t already recognize, another screen appears, asking for an incoming and outgoing server name, as shown in Figure 4. 
Figure 4: For some email accounts, you may need to type the host name of the incoming mail server.

You’ll need to get this information from an administrator or the company in charge of your email account.
  1. Tap the IMAP or POP tab, depending on the type of email account you want to add. (If you have no idea what an IMAP or POP account is, ask your email company for help.)
  2. Enter the incoming and outgoing server names (scroll down to see the outgoing server fields) and tap Save. If everything works correctly, your iPhone should be ready to send and receive email.
  3. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.
After you’ve created at least one email account, you can access it at any time by pressing the Home button and then tapping the Mail icon at the bottom of the screen. If you’ve created multiple email accounts, you’ll need to select which account to use.

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