How To Configure Your Android Phone with Gmail Using K-9 Mail & More

If you have an Android phone and a Gmail or Google Apps account, but don’t want to use the Gmail App to manage your email; then you’ve found the right place.  There are many other email clients that are able to connect to your Gmail address with ease.  I personally use, and reccomend an App called K-9 Mail.  These instructions should apply to just about any App though, including the stock “Mail” or “Email” Apps that usually come pre-installed on every Android smartphone.

Start off by opening your Email App of choice, and selecting to create a new account.  Then as you walk through the steps, just use the information below to get yourself all set up.  These settings should work on any phone, Droid, iPhone, Galaxy S, Infuse, Evo, etc.

Account Type (POP, IMAP, Exchange): IMAP

Incoming Server:

  • Username:
  • Password: yourPassword
  • IMAP server:
  • Security Type: SSL (always)
  • Authentication Type: PLAIN
  • Port: 993

Outgoing Server:

  • SMTP server:
  • Security Type: TLS (always)
  • Port: 587
  • Check the “Require Sign-in.” box
  • Authentication type: PLAIN
  • Username:
  • Password: yourPassword

Hopefully this helped some of you set up your Android phone with Gmail.  Please leave a comment if you find these Gmail/Google App email configuration settings don’t work for you!

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2 Responses to How To Configure Your Android Phone with Gmail Using K-9 Mail & More

  1. RIYAZ says:

    I was scratching my nut for a couple of days until i FOUND HIS PAGE. Thanks a Ton.
    Best Wishes

  2. todd says:

    No problem Riyaz! Glad it could help! Anyone else able to set up their Android phone with Gmail using this post?

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