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E-mail on other mobile devices

Depending on the type of mobile device you have, you may be able to access Gmail up to three different ways:

  • Browser
  • App
  • Sync

Learn more about the options below to help you find the method that suits you and your mobile device best.

Browser

Gmail for mobile browsers
Just like you would on a computer, simply go to http://gmail.com in your mobile device's web browser1 to access Gmail. There's no setup required. The mobile browser interface of Gmail offers familiar features like archiving, labels, and lots of storage on our servers. Best of all, the mobile interface is always in sync with the main Gmail server. Most mobile devices with Internet access and that meet the minimum requirements should be able to access Gmail in the browser.

App

Gmail application for Android
Most Android devices come with a preinstalled Gmail application, which offers features similar to the Gmail application on other devices but adds support for push email.
To learn how to configure Gmail application on an Android device to work with Your SSE Riga e-mail account click here.

Gmail application for iOS
The Gmail app for iOS supports all the unique email features Gmail has been noted for (such as conversation view, labels and archives) while providing additional unique, native iOS experiences. Users with iOS4+ are able to install the Gmail iOS app on their device.
To learn how to configure Gmail application on an iPhone to work with Your SSE Riga e-mail account click here. For setup instructions for other iOS devices click here.

Sync

IMAP2 or POP3 access
If you prefer to use your mobile device's native email client, you can integrate a Gmail address with your device using IMAP or POP. Make sure your device is supported for IMAP sync.

Google Sync (Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®)
You can also integrate a Gmail address with your device's native email client using Google Sync, available for iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. Google Sync for Gmail supports push email.

  1. browser: A browser is an application you can use to access the Internet and visit websites. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari are all examples of browsers.
  2. IMAP: IMAP (Internet message access protocol) lets you download messages from Gmail so you can access your mail with a program like Outlook Express or Apple Mail. IMAP syncs the actions you take in Outlook Express or Apple Mail with Gmail so if you read a message in your mail client, it'll be marked as read in Gmail.
  3. POP: POP (Post office protocol) is a one-way download of your messages that allows you to access your mail with a mail program like Outlook Express or Apple Mail. POP only offers one-way communication, which means that actions you take in the mail program (like marking a message as read) won’t be synced to Gmail.