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How To Set Up Non-Gmail Email on Android: Use An App

Tony Hannides Jan 2, 2012 0

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Setting up a Gmail Account on your new Android device is fairly simple. If you have one already, you’re good to go. If you don’t, just follow the simple steps on the phone. If you’ve got some non-Gmail email accounts you would like on your Android, there is a generic Mail setup but for whatever reason, it doesn’t always work too well. For some people, it registers your correct username and password but doesn’t always send emails; some instances of the emails only syncing once a day even though an hourly sync is selected. It is my belief that email apps from each email client will work better than the mail setup that comes standard on each Android. For example, if you use the Yahoo! Mail app, not only will you have a complete sync of all your Yahoo folders, it’ll also allow you to sync your Yahoo contacts. If you’ve got one of the following email clients, download the app and see if it works better:

  • Xfinity Mobile (Comcast)
  • Go Daddy Mobile
  • Hotmail
  • Yahoo! Mail

Each app is free to download in the Google Market. Once signed in, see how you like the UI (user interface) and hopefully your experience will be as good as mine. If your email is not listed above, you’ll either have to wait for your email client to make an app or just use the generic mail app on the device. Obviously, this is my own personal recommendation for getting non-Gmail email on Android. I would rather everyone just switch over to Gmail and make it easier but I know that’s not going to happen. Also, the apps only support one email so if you want 2 Yahoo Mail accounts on your phone, the app will not support your needs. Hope this helps someone!