Configuring IMAP on your iPhone

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Mail on the iPhone is a rich HTML email client that retrieves your email in the background while you do other things on the iPhone. The iPhone works with the most popular email systems — including Yahoo! Mail, Google email , AOL, and .Mac Mail — as well as other industry-standard POP3 and IMAP email systems. Mail lets you send and receive photos and graphics, which are displayed in your message along with the text. You can also get PDF’s and other attachments and view them on the iPhone.


iPhone - Add Mail Account

Setting Up aniPhone - Add Mail Email Account on Your iPhone

You can set up and make changes to an email account directly on your iPhone. Your email service provider can provide the account settings you need to enter.

Note: Changes you make on iPhone to an email account synced from your computer are not copied to your computer.

Enter account settings directly on your iPhone

If this is the first account you’re setting up on iPhone, tap Mail. Otherwise, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account.

Choose your email account type:  In our example "Other"
Then enter your Full Name, e-mail address, password and description.
Then select a server type — in our example we want to select IMAP

- Your email address (like

- The email server type (IMAP)

- The host name for the incoming mail server is
Your username is your email address, like:

- The host name for your outgoing mail server is
Your username is your email address, like:
When done, the iPhone will attempt to verify the account, and thats it!
NOTE: In summary...
Select IMAP as the server type. Complete both the Incoming and Outgoing Mail Server information.
- Incoming Mail Server:
- Outgoing Mail Server:
Remember to use your FULL email address as your username.

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