iOS: Adding an email account

Learn how to add an email account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

If you are having issues with Mail, please follow these troubleshooting steps first.

Follow these steps to add an email account on your iOS device.

  1. Tap Settings:
  2. Scroll down and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendar:
  3. Tap Add Account:
  4. Select your email provider:

If you don't see your email provider listed, tap Other > Add Mail Account.

Follow the onscreen steps and provide the required information to configure your account.

To add more email accounts, repeat the above steps.

Apple keeps a database of the most common email service providers. iOS will automatically configure those settings on your device during setup. If iOS does not configure the settings and you don't know them, please contact your email provider and have them provide all of this information:

My Email settings
  My email address:
  My email provider:

Incoming Mail Server Settings
  Account type (POP or IMAP): 
  Incoming Mail Server:
  User Name:
  Incoming server port number:
  Incoming server supports SSL? (yes or no):
Outgoing Mail Server Settings
  Outgoing mail server:
  User name:
  Outgoing server port:
  Outgoing server supports SSL? (yes or no):

Additional Information

To add an email account to your iOS device, you must have an email address and password from your email service provider. 

Learn how to set up an Exchange account.

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