Set up email on an Android phone or tablet

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Set up email on an Android phone or tablet

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Set up and access your email, calendar, and contacts using the Outlook for Android app (or Microsoft Outlook Preview) available from the Google Play Store, or the built-in mail app on your Android device.

Set up email using Outlook for Android app

Note   Outlook for Android requires a device running Android 4.0 or higher. App availability also varies by country. Find out what's available in your country. If the app is incompatible with your device, you can add your mail account by using the mail app that comes with your device. See Set up email using the Android mail app.

  1. Do you have Outlook for Android installed on your device?

    • If it's not installed on your device, download Outlook for Android from the Google Play Store, open it, swipe through the introductions, and then tap Get Started.

    • If it is installed on your device, open the app, and then tap Settings > Add Account.

  2. In the Add Account page, select the mail account you want to add:

    • Tap Outlook.com if you have an Outlook email account ending with @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @msn.com, or @live.com.

      Note   This includes international domains, such as @outlook.co.uk, or any custom domains hosted on Outlook.com.

    • Tap Exchange if you have a work or school account in Office 365 for business or another Exchange-based mail account.

    • Tap one of the other options if you have a different mail account. For example, tap Google if you have Gmail.

  3. Enter your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, type your password, and then tap Sign in.

  4. The account will be added, and Outlook for Android will begin to sync to the email account.

To learn more about using Outlook for Android, see Frequently asked questions about Outlook for iOS and Android.

Set up email using the Android mail app

Select the type of account you want to set up.

Set up an Outlook email account ending with @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @msn.com, or @live.com
  1. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Email. This application might be named Mail on some versions of Android.

  2. Enter your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, and your password, and then tap Next.

    Note   This includes international domains, such as @outlook.co.uk, or any custom domains hosted on Outlook.com.

  3. As soon as the device verifies the server settings, the Account Options page opens. Select the options for how you want to receive your mail, and then tap Next.

  4. Give the account a name, and then tap Done.

Set up an Office 365 for business or other Exchange-based email account
  1. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account > Email. This application might be named Mail on some versions of Android.

  2. Type your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, type your password, and then tap Next.

  3. Select Exchange.

  4. If prompted, accept the defaults on the Exchange server settings page, and tap Next. If your device can't connect, enter the following account information, and then select Next.

    • Domain\Username Type your full email address in this box, for example, tony@contoso.com. If Domain and Username are separate text boxes in your version of Android, leave the Domain box empty, and type your full email address in the Username box.

    • Password Use the password that you use to access your account.

    • Exchange Server Use the address of your Exchange server. The server for Office 365 for business is outlook.office365.com.

  5. As soon as the device verifies the server settings, the Account Options page opens. Select the options for how you want to receive your mail, and then tap Next.

  6. If you see an Activate device administrator? page, select Activate.

  7. Give the account a name, and then tap Done.

Note    You might need to wait ten to fifteen minutes after you set up your account before you can send or receive email.

Set up a POP or IMAP account
  1. Note   If you are setting up a POP account, only your email will sync to your device. All your calendar and contacts remain stored on your local computer.

    From the Applications menu, select Email. This application may be named Mail on some versions of Android.

  2. Type your full email address, for example tony@contoso.com, and your password, and then select Next.

  3. If prompted, select IMAP or POP, and then type your password.

    If you're using a POP3 or IMAP account you might need to add or verify your IMAP or POP, SMTP server names, ports, and encryption methods to complete the setup. If you need help finding the necessary settings, contact your email provider.

    If you're adding your work or school account and your organization uses Office 365 for business to host your email, the settings are listed in the table below.

    Type of server

    Server name

    Port

    Encryption method

    POP3 (incoming server)

    outlook.office365.com

    995

    SSL

    IMAP4 (incoming server)

    outlook.office365.com

    993

    SSL

    SMTP (outgoing server)

    smtp.office365.com

    587

    TLS

    Select Next.

  4. In Account name type a name for this account and the name you want displayed when you send e-mail to others.

  5. Select Done.

    Note    You may need to wait ten-to-fifteen minutes after you set up your account before you can send or receive email.

Related information

  • You can also use the browser on your device to check your email account ending with @outlook.com, @hotmail,com, @msn.com, or @live.com email. Go to http://m.mail.live.com, and sign in to your email account.

  • References to Outlook email accounts ending with @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @msn.com, or @live.com also include international domains, such as @outlook.co.uk, or any custom domains hosted on Outlook.com.

See Also

Set up email in Outlook 2013 or 2010 for Office 365

Set up email in Outlook for Mac

Add an email account to Outlook for Mac 2011

Applies To: Office 365 End User, Outlook Web App, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 Small Business Admin, Outlook Web App for Office 365



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