What you need to know BEFORE you start.
- FULL email address
- Email password (password must be at least 6 characters long, contain 1 UPPER case, 1 lower case, 1 number).
- What type of email account you want (IMAP or POP3).
If you are likely to be viewing your mail from multiple locations, programs or devices then, select IMAP. Key features include:
- My email is synchronized. Delete it on one device and it is deleted on all devices.
- My email custom folders look the same on all devices.
- IMAP is Not recommended if your phone or computer has a slow internet connection or have a large history of email
- If you only have one computer checking email
- Travel with your laptop to places with limited or no internet access.
- If you want you email stored on your computer.
Case Scenario: (this is actually how I set up my own mail)
My internet connection on my phone is slow and I am an email pack rat.
I use POP3 on my PC and phone.
I use POP3 but use the “keep a copy on the server” for 14 days feature.
I delete email off my phone except what I need on the road.
Then I can look at all the email later on my PC.
This keeps my phone email slim and trim on my slug phone.
POP3 keeps the email on my PC so I can back it up myself.
I need help with configuring my phone.
- iPod Touch or Tablet
- Windows 8
I need help configuring email on my computer or laptop.
- Outlook 2007 / 2010 / 2013 Auto-configure
- Outlook 2007 and 2010 manual configuration
- Thunderbird Auto-configure
- Thunderbird manual configuration
Once your email client is configured, we also have a short primer on Spam. Some tips for getting the messages you want, and filtering out those that you don’t.