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E-mail on Your Android Phone

Note that the exact names and wording may be different depending on the model of your phone and the version of your Android OS.

To configure the 'Email' app on an Android device for access to Gmail, just follow the steps below:

  1. Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings.
  2. On your phone, open the applications menu, then open the Email application. Depending on the model of your phone the menu may look something like this:

  3. On the 'Your accounts/E-mail Service provider' page, select Next or Others to get started with setup.
  4. Enter your full SSE Riga email address in the form of "nsurname@sseriga.edu" and password, then select Next.

  5. Select IMAP on the account type selection screen.

  6. On the Incoming server settings screen make sure that your username is correct and has "@sseriga.edu" at the end.
    By default the IMAP server will be set to sseriga.edu. Change it to imap.gmail.com.
    Then change the security type to SSL (Accept all certificates). The Port should be set to 993. When done press Next.

  7. On the outgoing server settings screen make sure that the SMTP server is set to smtp.gmail.com.
    Change the Security type to SSL. The Port should be set to 465.
    Once again make sure that your username is correct and press Next.


  8. On the Account options screen set the settings for your SSE Riga email account and then press Next.

  9. On the next screen, you can give the account a nickname and choose the name to display on your outgoing messages.

And you're done. You can verify and, if needed, adjust your settings from the Inbox view by tapping < Menu >, choosing Account settings and viewing information under Server settings.

Incoming settings
IMAP server: imap.gmail.com
Port: 993
Security type: SSL (always)

Outgoing settings
SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
Port: 465
Security type: SSL (always)

Now that your account is set up, learn how actions in your client sync with Gmail.
  1. 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.
  2. SSL: SSL (secure socket layer) is a way of changing data such as your username and password into code as it travels across the Internet, so that the data will be secure and private.
  3. SMTP: SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a set of standard Internet procedures by which two email providers (ex. Gmail, Yahoo Mail), transfer email messages to one another’s mail servers.