Setting up an email account in iOS10

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Setting up an email account in iOS10

This article explains how to set up an e-mail account in iOS10. Whether you're setting up on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad Pro, the process is the same.

Before you get started, you will need the following:
 
  • incoming mail server and port (for example, "mail.mailator.com" and port 993)
    Please note that the port number for POP3 is 995, if using IMAP then the port number is 993.
  • outgoing mail server and port (for example, "mail.mailator.com" and port 25)
    Please note that the port number for SMTP is 25 without SSL, if using SSL then the port number is 465.
  • your email account username/address (for example, "hello@weblator.com")
  • your email account password
To configure your email account:
 
  1. Click on the Settings icon on your homescreen.
  2. Scroll down to the Mail option, and tap to continue.
  3. Tap on the Accounts option, and then tap on Add Account.
  4. You'll see a list of predefined email services availabl. Click on Other.
  5. Tap on Add Mail Account.
  6. Enter your name, email address, and password.
    The 'Description' field is used as a label to identify the account when you have multiple accounts on a single device.
  7. Tap Next to continue.
  8. Select either POP or IMAP (recommended).
    POP downloads emails to your local computer and removes the copy from the server.
    IMAP accesses emails only when you are viewing them, always keeping a copy on the server.
  9. Enter the Server Hostname and Port as per the above.
  10. Tap Next to continue.
  11. Your device may then display an alert notice 'Cannot Veriffy Server Identity', click on Continue to confirm you trust the mailserver.
  12. Your account will now be accessible via the Mail icon on your homescreen.
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