How to Setup Email on Android

How to Setup Email on Android

If you’re using an android device, accessing your emails on the go is a breeze. However, to get started and start receiving your mail from a custom email address, you need to set it up manually.

In this article, we will guide you on how to setup an email on Android devices so you can easily check and manage your email account from any location.

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1. Finding Your Email Settings

In order to setup your email account on an Android device, the first thing you need to do is find your email account details. They are located on your hPanel dashboard.

1. Log in to your Hostinger account. Then, navigate to Emails -> Email Accounts.Hostinger hpanel email account settings for mail for outlook

You will find all of your email details in this section.

email account settings for outgoing mail account and incoming mail account

2. If you don’t have a full email address setup, you can create one under the Create a New Email Account section. Once finished, click on Create. create a new email account on hostingers hpanel

2. Adding and Setting up a New Email Account

Now that you have your email address information ready, you will need to add and set it up on your smartphone or tablet.

Usually, Android devices use the Gmail app as the default service for emails, so we will be using Gmail to show you how to set up your email. However, you can choose whichever email Android app that you feel comfortable with. Now, follow the instructions below:

1. In the top right corner of your Gmail app, click on your account. There will be a new prompt. Choose the Add another account option. On the next page, choose Other.

click on add new account and select other

2. Once you’ve entered your email, don’t hit the Next button just yet. Instead,  select Manual Setup.

enter email and choose Manual Setup

3. Now, you will have to choose which protocol you want to use to get your mail – POP3, IMAP, or Exchange. To have better synchronization from multiple devices, it’s better to choose the IMAP option. However, if you would like more information on POP and IMAP, check out this article.

Select IMAP email protocol

4. Fill in the password for your email address and hit Next.fill in your email password

5. Now it’s time to configure your Incoming server settings. You must specify your IMAP Server. This information will also be on the Email Accounts page of your hPanel.

Incoming server settings that users need to fill in

Sometimes, when you are using another hosting provider or connecting your account to a different email client, you may be asked to enter a ports number. In that case, here’s what you should use when using Hostinger services.

  • POP3 Port (Secured) — 995
  • IMAP Port (Secured) — 993
  • SMTP Port (Secured) — 587

However, you should be able to look for the drop-down menu -> Security type and select SSL/TLS.

security type options

6. On the Outgoing Server Settings, enter your SMTP Server. Then click Next.

outgoing server setting configuration

7. Now you can setup your Sync frequency: and check any additional settings you would like to use. Then tap Next.

Decide your synchronization settings

8. Lastly, type in your Account name (optional) and Your name – or any name that you would like to use – so you can filter out messages from your personal account.

Fill in your name information

Congratulations, you have successfully added a custom domain email on your Android device!


In this tutorial, we learned how to setup an email on an Android device, and as you can see, these steps are pretty easy to follow.

If you have any questions or tips, leave them in the comment section below!

The Author


Elvinas S. / @elvinas

Elvinas is a senior server administrator at Hostinger. He monitors the infrastructure’s well-being and keeps the uptime at a maximum. Besides server management, web development has always been one of his biggest passions.


john Reply

March 04 2020

i tried this process...but it gives error



    Replied on March 12 2020

    Hi John, What is the error?


mouadh Reply

August 04 2020

Thank you for the good explanation. it worked


Erwin Reply

September 01 2020

thank you for the tutorial. It worked well!

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