How to Receive Emails on a Cell Phone

by Keneesha Domengieaux

Two types of email accounts can be added to a cellphone: personal and corporate. Receiving or sending email with your cellphone requires a cellphone that has Internet access and an email account already created from a computer. The type of email account determines how it is set up on your cellphone so that you can receive email. A mail icon on the applications or programs screen is used to begin the setup process of an email account.

How to Set Up a Personal Email Account

Press the mail icon on the applications or programs screen.

Select the option to create an account. Begin by pressing the menu key, and then select "New Account."

Select "Other (POP3/IMAP)."

Provide your current email information. Enter the email address and password, and then select "Next."

Supply additional email account details. Enter the email account name and your name. This will complete the setup.

How to Set Up a Corporate Email Account

Press the mail icon on the applications or programs screen.

Select the option to create an account. Begin by pressing the menu key, and then select "New Account."

Select "Exchange." To confirm the selection and continue, select "Next."

Enter your email address and password.

Select "Manual Setup."

Enter the server address, domain address, user name and password. To complete that task, select "Next."

Select the mail, calender and contacts check boxes to synchronize them to your cellphone.

Touch "Finish Setup."

Tip

  • check For incoming and outgoing server information for a corporate account, refer to your Internet technology (IT) department for specific server and security settings. For a personal account, refer to the email service provider for the specific server settings if the account settings were not automatically found.

Warning

  • close The exact process and specific button options will vary depending on your cellphone.

About the Author

Keneesha Domengieaux began her writing career in 2010. She writes for eHow and Answerbag. Domengieaux has an Associates of Arts in information technology support from the University of Phoenix.

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