How-To

Samsung GALAXY S4 - How to add or delete an email account on your smartphone

Set up a personal email account

Before you begin, you'll need to know the specific incoming (POP or IMAP) and outgoing (SMTP) server settings for your email account. If you're not sure of these settings, see popular email providers for details, or contact your email service provider.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Add account under the Accounts tab.
  4. Select Email.
  5. Type your Email address.
  6. Type your Password.
  7. Tap Next.
    NOTE: If your smartphone can't automatically set up your email account, you'll have to set it up manually.
  8. Select the type of account.
    1. Type your Username.
    2. Type your Password.
    3. Type your POP3 or IMAP server name.
  9. Select the Security type. Typically this should be set to None.
  10. Tap Next.
  11. Type the SMTP server.
  12. Select the Security type. Typically this should be set to None.
  13. Type the Port.
  14. Tap Next.
  15. Set your personal preferences and tap Next.
  16. Give this account a name. This is optional and can be whatever will allow you to identify this account.
  17. Type Your name. This is the name that displays to recipients of your sent email.
  18. Tap Done.
  19. Your email account is set up.

Set up an existing Gmail account

If you are using a Google Gmail account, follow these steps.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Add account under the Accounts tab.
  4. Select Google.
  5. Tap Existing.
  6. Type your Gmail email address.
  7. Type your Gmail password.
  8. Tap Done.
  9. Tap OK.
  10. Tap Not now.
  11. Select the options you would like to sync.
  12. Tap the right arrow.
  13. Your Gmail account is set up on your smartphone.

To set up a new Gmail account

If you do not have a Gmail account but would like to create one for use on your smartphone, follow these steps.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Add account under the Accounts tab.
  4. Select Google.
  5. Tap New and follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Your new Gmail account is created.

Delete an email account

If you are using a corporate smartphone, your corporate network security settings may not allow you to delete email accounts. Contact your corporate network administrator for further assistance.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select the type of account to delete under the Accounts tab.
  4. Select the account to delete.
  5. Tap Remove account.
  6. Tap Remove account to confirm.
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