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How to set up email on an Android smartphone

Make use of your handset's 'smart' features

Smartphones are so-called because they allow to access to lots of different activities as well as texting and calling. These include the ability to surf the web from your handset and even sync your device with an email account to read and send messages from your mobile phone. Smartphones running Google Android are no exception. You can easily configure your smartphone to access your primary email account. We show you how.

Step one
Select the Applications icon and from the menu choose Email.

Step two
You'll be requested to enter the email address and password for the account you want to view from your handset. Once you've entered these details, you can either press Next and the handset will automatically access the account, or you can select Manual setup.

Step three
Whether you select, Next or Manual setup, you'll be asked to choose form the options the type of email account it is; POP3, IMAP or Exchange account.

Step four
Once you've selected the account type, you'll be required to review the server address and username, then press Next.

Step five
Now, you'll be asked to specify the frequency the emails are checked. You can choose form options including never, to every hour and Automatic or 'push'. You'll also need to specify how much of the email account you want synced onto the handset and whether the phone will notify you when new emails are received. Press Next.

Step six
Your email account now be accessed from your handset. You'll need to enter the name you want messages to come from and you even give the account a name. Press Done to start reading your emails.

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