Manage Your Email Account from Samsung Galaxy S2

Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Lynn, Nuance

We cannot always bring our laptops with us to check our emails, so it's a good thing most of the smartphones today have the capability to send and receive emails. This means emails can be sent or received easily - from almost anywhere. Setting up emails on a smartphone may not seem easy at first, but if you just follow the steps below, you'll find it much simpler than you imagined.

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Adding a POP3 Account

Follow these steps to setup the email on your Samsung Galaxy S2 smoothly. These steps work on Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync accounts.

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    On the main home screen, tap on "Applications".
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    Tap on "Email".
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    Tap on "Menu" on the lower left hand side.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on the "Plus Sign (+)" on the top right hand corner to add an account.
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    Tap on the "Email Address" box to type in your email address.
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    Tap on the "Password" box to be able to type in your email password.
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    Tap on "Done" on the lower right of the on-screen keyboard.
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    Tap on "Next" on the lower right hand corner of the screen.
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    On this screen, you can choose to set the number of days you want to sync your emails to your phone.
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    Set the email as the primary sending account.
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    Set notifications and sync your contacts to your phone.
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    Type an account name if you wish to use one and tap "Done".
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    You will now see that the account has been added. All your emails should be coming in.
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Adding a Microsoft Exchange Account

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    On the main home screen, tap on "Applications".
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Scroll down and tap "Accounts and Sync".
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    Tap on "Add account" below.
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    Tap on "Microsoft Exchange Active Sync".
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    Enter your username and password.
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    After your credentials have been entered, tap on "Manual Setup".
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    Enter you domain information and exchange server and tap "Next".
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    Wait while your phone checks your account information.
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    When a smaller box appears, tap on "OK" to continue.
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    You can customize some of the email settings on this screen and tap "Next".
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    You can type a name for the account and tap "Done".
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    You will now see that your email has been added and your incoming messages are coming through.
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Setting the Default Email Address

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    Tap on "Email" on the home screen.
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    Tap and hold the account you want to set as default.
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    In the Inbox, tap on the "Menu" button on the lower left hand side.
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    Then tap on "More" on the lower right.
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    Tap on "Account Settings".
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    Tap on "Default Account" and make sure it has a checkmark. Tap on the back button below and the changes should have been applied.
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  • Changing the Email Settings

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      Tap on "Email" on the home screen.
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      Tap and hold the account you want to edit.
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    3. 3
      Tap on "Account Settings".
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    4. 4
      On the Settings screen, you can tap on the information you want to change such as notifications, server settings and email options. For this example, we will change the outgoing server settings.
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      After making the changes, tap on "Next" to save them.
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    Deleting an Email Account

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      Tap on "Email" on the home screen.
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      Tap and hold the account you want to delete.
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      Tap on "Delete Account".
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      Tap on "Delete" to confirm. This should apply the changes.
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    Tips Tricks & Warnings

    • Your account information and server settings are from your service providers. *Email settings are different depending on your email domain.
    • It is best to contact your email provider for the accurate settings so you won't have any problems with setting up your email.

    If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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    Categories : Samsung Galaxy

    Recent edits by: Lynn, Geraldin Carniyan

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