Setting up e-mail @yourdomain on Android phone Gmail app

Here are instructions on how to set up an e-mail address at your own domain on Gmail app on your Android phone. 

1.) Open “Google Gmail App” (The envelope icon with a red M) 

Click the Menu Button (usually the three lines on the left-hand side)

3.) The drop down arrow () will show all your e-mail accounts and then “+ add e-mail account”/“add account” at the bottom. If yours is different, look in the settings and menus to find the “add account”/”account” button.

4.) You should be on the Email Set Up Screen now. It may give you choices for what kind of e-mail you’re setting up such as “Google”, Personal (IMAP/POP) or Exchange. Click the IMAP/POP choice.

5.) Enter your full e-mail address as

6.) Next, it may ask you if you want to set it up as an IMAP or POP, we’ll go with IMAP.

7.) It will now ask for the password.

8.) Next, it will ask about Incoming server settings.

You will need to get this information from whatever company you use to host your website (like Bluehost HostGator, 1&1, etc). If you are not sure where to find it you can search through the help pages the company provides or contact their customer service. The information looks a little scary at first as it’s a bunch of seemingly random letters and numbers, but don’t worry, we’ll walk you through which ones belong where. It’ll just be some simple copy and pasting.

On the incoming server settings section, it will show the username (email) & the password you just entered. Be sure these are correct.

8a.) Below that, it will say “Server”. In that space delete what is there and type in the incoming server info provided by your host (it should look something like

8b.) Below that, it should say “Port”. Change it to the Port number that your host provided for “Incoming server port” (this should be a 2 or 3 digit number)

8c.) And lastly below that, for the “Security Type”, choose SSL/TLS (There may be two versions of this. Go with the one that is just SSL/TLS.)

Click NEXT.

9.) Next, it should ask about the Outgoing server settings.

9a.) Below that, it will say “SMTP Server”. In that space delete what is there and type in the outgoing server info provided by your host (it should look something like

9b.) Below that change the “Port” to the Port number that your host provided for “Outgoing server port” (this should be a 2 or 3 digit number)

9c.) Then below that, for the “Security Type”, choose SSL/TLS. (Again choose the standard one if there is more than one).

Click NEXT.

10.) At this point, you will see if things have gone through correctly. If something was input incorrectly then you will not be able to move to the next page. If everything is correct, then you should be on the next page, the Account Options page.

Here you can choose how frequently your inbox will sync and refresh or whether or not you want to get notifications for this email account.
I would suggest unchecking the option that says “Automatically download attachments”.

Once you are done choosing the options you’d like – Click NEXT

11.) It will create the account and you will be able to choose the name that people will see when you email them. You can either have it be your own name or something like your name – company.

You’re done!
You can test that it works by sending an e-mail from your newly added account to a different e-mail (either your own or someone else’s) and be sure to ask for a reply back to make sure you can send and receive mail.

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