IMAP vs POP3 - How to Email in the 21st Century

POP is bad. IMAP is good.

Gmail on Android

Add Your Gmail Account to Android Using IMAP

To set up your Android work with Gmail:

  • Enable IMAP in Gmail
  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select Gmail settings at the top of any Gmail page.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Select Enable IMAP.
  5. Configure your IMAP client and click Save Changes.

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  • From the Android Home screen, tap on the Email icon

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  • Enter your email address and password, Then tap on Manual setup

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  • Select IMAP account

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  • On the next screen, enter your User name, password (For Incoming server settings) and

IMAP Server :

Port : Either 993 or 143 (very infrequently 585)

Security type : SSL

  • Tap on next

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  • On the next screen, (For Outgoing server settings)

SMTP Server :

Port : Either 25 or 465 (very infrequently 2525)

Security type : SSL

  • Tap on next

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  • Select the Email check frequency and tap on next

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  • Finally, name the account and input your display name
  • Tap on Done

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  • Now you can check your Gmails from Android

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