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There are a lot of great reasons to use A2 Hosting as your web host – like their focus on speed or the fact that they offer special plans for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento and more.
Another reasons is that they include free email with their web hosting accounts!
Once you’ve gotten your email account set up, though, you might be wondering – how do I get my email on my phone?
We’re going to take a look at how to get your email on your phone if you have an Android phone – specifically, we’ll be using a Google Pixel 2 XL.
You can watch the video tutorial, or you can read the transcript below which goes through the steps you’ll need to set up your A2 hosting account email on your phone.
Make sure you that you’ve already set up your email address in the first place and that you have access to your A2 Hosting account.
How to Set Up Email on Android Phone
So today we’re going to see how we can set up our email account on Android. This is if you have an A2 hosting account and you’ve already set up an email address associated with your website (like info@ and then your domain name, that sort of thing).
So the first thing we’re going to do on our android phone is to go to Settings.
We’ll go to Accounts and we’re going to add an account.
We’re going to add an IMAP account. So we’ll go to Personal (IMAP).
Now we’ll enter in our email address (that’s the one we already set up).
Once we have our password [entered in], we’ll hit Next.
For the outgoing server settings, we’ve already got the username, which is our email address, and our password.
Now for the server, we’re actually gonna do something different. We don’t want to use our domain name. We’re going to use the server for our A2 hosting account.
So you can log into your A2 hosting account. You’re in the dashboard, scroll down, click on cPanel Login. That’ll take you to your cPanel.
Now if you’re on your phone, you’ll have to scroll down a bit. If you’re on your computer, it’ll actually be to the right hand side, but you’re going to find where it says server information and click on that.
And it’s, for here, it’s the second entry listed – Server Name. That’s what we’re going to use. So I’ll copy that.
Go back to Account setup.
And to get the full server name, if you’re on a shared hosting account, which, in this example, we are, I’ll paste that letter and number combination that I got from cPanel. Then I’m gonna hit . and a2hosting.com is the last part of that server name.
So if you’re on a shared account, your server name is going to be some combination of letters, numbers, could be a hyphen or dash, then . then a2hosting.com.
[For example, if your server name is jh-23jh, then for SMTP server you would put:
You’d put this in Account setup as your server name, on the third line, underneath your username (which is your email) and your password.]
And I’ll hit done and hit next.
Now they’re asking me my sync frequency. It’s up to you how frequent you want it. I’m gonna choose every fifteen minutes. I’m going to say notify me – actually, I’m going to say Don’t notify me because that gets on my nerves, but it’s up to you. Sync email for this account [and] Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi – sure [I’ll leave it checked]. I’ll hit next and it says it’s ready.