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Set up Mail Account on iPhone (iOS 7)

In this article we will help you set up an email account on your iPhone, iPads or iPod.

The article can be divided into two parts:

  • Add a New Mail Account
  • Synchronize Mailbox Content between the Server and the Device

Add a New Mail Account

Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars:

iPhone mail account

Tap Add Account:

iPhone mail account

Tap Other:

iPhone mail account

Select Add Mail Account:

iPhone mail account

On the next screen enter these settings:

  • Name - your personal or business name;
  • Email - your email account's full address;
  • Password - mailbox password;
  • Description - can be descriptive name or email address to easily distinguish from the other accounts;

Tap Next:

iPhone mail account

Highlight the IMAP tab and enter these settings in the INCOMING MAIL SERVER section:

  • Host Name - the name of your IMAP mail server;
  • User Name - your email account's full address;
  • Password - email account's password;

iPhone mail account

In the OUTGOING MAIL SERVER section enter:

  • Host Name - your SMTP mail server;
  • User Name - your email account's full address;
  • Password - email account's password;

(Fill out the field no matter it is labeled Optional).

You know that in your setup process you must replace the example data on our graphics with your correct hosting data.

iPhone mail account

Tap Next.

iPhone mail account

Tap Save on the last screen to finish setup process.

Synchronize Mailbox Content between the Server and the Device

In this second part we'll show you how to synchronize the content between the mail server and the content of your device.

Tap the name of the account you've just added:

iPhone mail account

Tap Account again.

iPhone mail account

Tap Advanced:

iPhone mail account

Tap Draft Mailbox and select Drafts. Tap Sent Mailbox and select Sent. Tap Deleted Mailbox and select Trash.

To complete the setup, tap Account to return on the previous screen and tap Done.

iPhone mail account

Congratulations.

You have successfully set up a mail account on your iPhone (iOS 7) device.

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