The steps below will show you exactly how to seamlessly integrate and use your webmail in your Gmail app. In other words you will be able to utilize your webmail as easily as you do your Gmail app if the information contained in this post is adhered to. Just before we get to it:
What Is Webmail?
The term “webmail” refers to the email account(s) that come with your hosting. For example: email@example.com. It is my opinion that using an email that is @yoursitename.com is more professional than using a gmail.com or yahoo.com email.
Most web hosting companies provide the webmail as a vital part of their web hosting service, so it is 90% likely that, if you already have a website, you do have webmail access.
It is however sad to note that even those website owners who are aware that the webmail service is available to them seldom ever use it. I know this because I build and manage websites, and am myself a website owner. Majority, over 95%, of site owners who would really love to use the webmail service don’t, because they don’t know how to. If you are in this category continue reading because this post was written with you in mind.
What Do I Require?
Before we get started, you will need the following:
- An android phone/device. (or any mobile device that can use Gmail app)
- An active internet connection.
- A webmail account, it’s password & it’s server connection settings. ( At Kingstar WEBHOUSE these details must have been sent to you in the account setup email.)
The steps are as follows:
- Access the phone settings
- Input the right information in the right places
- That’s all! No number 3.
1. Access Your Android Phone/Device Settings
a. Locate your android settings. You can do that by selecting it from the list of apps or by swiping downward from the top of the screen, and then selecting it.
android settings from list of apps
b. Scroll down and select Accounts
c. tap on “Add account”
d. and tap on “Personal (IMAP)” or “Personal (POP3)”.
2. Input the right information in the right places
a. The next screen that will be displayed will request for your email address. Enter your webmail address fully (eg: firstname.lastname@example.org)
b. Tap on “Next” and then another page will be displayed, asking for the password of your email address. This is the password associated with your webmail address. Once you enter the password, tap on “Next”. It would be helpful and easier if you check the “Show password” option which will allow you see the password you are typing.
c. For the next step, you will replace the incoming server field with the one provided you in the email account setup. Make sure the values you enter is correct. Then tap ‘Next’
d. Repeat the previous step by entering the outgoing server value. Click Next.
If done correctly you will have a screen like this one:
From here you click next then you have
Then click on Next for the last time. And that is all.
To check if it is working as expected open the Gmail app in your device. Tap on the icon at the top right corner to reveal all the email account on the app. From the list you will find your webmail account there. Tap it and enjoy your webmail in android.
Hallelujah! You can now manage your webmail from your Gmail app.