Tired of Gmail? Have a Samsung phone? Try Samsung Email.

You have the latest Samsung Galaxy phone in your hands. Yeah! You're itching to try it out. You swipe your finger across the screen and the shiny new icons sparkle across the screen. What's this, you wonder as you notice the Samsung email app. You launch it, but you stop there because you don't know what to do next. Fear not! Here's how you set it up.

How to set up Samsung Email

You'll need your email address and your email password. You might also need some information from your internet service provider about the type of email account you have (POP3, IMAP, or Microsoft Exchange,) security type, and port number. Most providers have this information online.

  1. Launch the Email app from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's an envelope with a red "@" over the top of it.
  2. Tap the Menu button. It looks like "☰" in the upper left corner.
  3. Tap on manage accounts at the bottom of the screen.

    launch email app from home screen

  4. Tap on the add account button. It's a plus sign in the upper right corner beside the garbage can.
  5. Enter your email address into the enter sign-in details box
  6. Enter your password in the password field.

    how to add an email account

  7. Tap next.
  8. Choose the type of email account. Samsung mail supports POP3, IMAP, or Microsoft Exchange accounts.
  9. Enter your username. This is usually the same as your email address.
  10. Enter your password.

    select type of email account

    The next screens ask for information about your email server, such as the security type and port number. Your internet service provider usually posts this information online. Before tapping next on the steps below, make sure that this information is filled in correctly.

  11. Enter your settings per your internet provider for the incoming server.

    • Your username is usually the same as your email address.
    • The IMAP server usually appears in this format: something.somedomain.com/org/net etc.. Get this information from your internet service provider.
    • The security type refers to the type of data encryption your internet service provider uses. Again, your internet service provider has this information.
    • The port is the location where data, email messages in this case, ends up. Ports are denoted as numbers and, again, your internet service provider will tell you which ports to use.
  12. Tap next at the bottom of the screen.
  13. Enter the settings per your internet provider for the outgoing server.
    • SMTP stands for simple mail transfer protocol and is the server used for outgoing messages. It usually takes the form of smtp.somedomain.com/net/org etc.. Your internet service provider will have this information as well.
    • The security type refers to the type of data encryption your internet service provider uses. Again, your internet service provider has this information.
    • The port number is the location from which messages are transmitted. Your internet service provider can give you this information.
  14. Tap next at the bottom of the screen.
  15. Enter a name for your email account. It defaults to your email address.
  16. Enter how your name will be shown on your outgoing messages.
  17. Tap done at the bottom of the screen.

    enter settings for incoming and outgoing email servers

If you skip some options, you can go back and change them any time by going into manage accounts and selecting your email address.