If you’re using an Android phone, accessing your emails on the go is easy. Even if you have personal and business email addresses, it’s possible to manage multiple accounts on the same device.
That’s because setting up a personal email account on Gmail, Android’s default email app is quite simple. However, most business emails use a custom email address, requiring a manual setup.
Set Up Your Business eMail on Android Phone
Custom email addresses use a unique domain name instead of generic email provider extensions such as Gmail or Outlook. Username@mybusiness.com is an example – this address allows people to identify the name of a business or a website easily.
Setting up your business email on Gmail is a convenient solution. Doing it means you won’t have to log in to multiple platforms to manage your personal and business emails. It’s also free, and the familiar interface is easy to navigate.
Note that the steps to set up a business email on an Android phone may vary depending on your hosting provider and the type of control panel you use. Here, we are using GoDaddy’s cPanel.
1. Finding Your eMail Settings
To set up your email on Android, the first thing to do is to find the email account details.
- Log in to your Hostinger account. Then, navigate to Emails -> Email Accounts.
- On the left navigation pane, click Configuration settings.
- In the Configuration Settings section, find the Manual Configuration dropdown menu containing the email protocols – IMAP, SMTP, and POP. Copy the protocol name, hostname, and port as you’ll need them later.
- If you don’t have a custom email address yet, set it up by navigating to the Create new email account section and clicking Add email account.
- Create a new email address by entering an email name in the available field. Then, create a password, and click the Create button.
2. Adding and Setting Up a New eMail Account on Android Phone
Now that you have the email configuration details, it’s time to set up the email account on your Android device.
- Open the Gmail app. Tap the menu icon at the upper-left corner of the screen and select Settings.
- On the Settings screen, tap Add account.
- You’ll see a Set up email window where you need to choose an email service. Since we’re about to set up a custom email, select Other.
- Enter your full email address and tap Manual Setup.
- The app will ask what account type your email is, which means choosing an email protocol to use. We recommend selecting IMAP since it lets you synchronize the email inbox across multiple devices. To do so, tap Personal (IMAP).
- Fill in the password and tap Next.
- Now it’s time to configure the Incoming server settings. The Username and Password fields will be automatically filled in with the appropriate details..
- Specify your IMAP Server and Port number – use the information from hPanel’s Email Accounts page. The Server should be imap.hostinger.com, and the Port – 993.
- Still on the incoming server settings screen, click the drop-down menu under the Security type section. Select SSL/TLS (accept all certificates), then tap the Next button.
- Next, configure the Outgoing server settings. Both the Username and Password fields will be automatically filled with your full email address and email password.
- On the same outgoing server settings screen, enter smtp.hostinger.com into the SMTP Server field. Tap Next.
- On the Account options screen, set up the Sync frequency and any additional preferences, such as Sync email for this account. Tap Next.
- Lastly, type in Your name, which is the display name on messages you send from this account. You can also set an Account name, but it’s not mandatory. Tap Next to finish the process.
Accessing emails on your Android devices while you’re on the go is very convenient. You can set up multiple emails on your Android phone, which may include personal and business email addresses.
Setting up a personal email is simple, while setting up a business one takes a little extra effort since you have to do it manually.
However, as long as you have all the necessary server configuration details, your business email will be accessible from your Android device in no time.
Do you own a custom domain email, but want to use Gmail as the main platform to manage all messages? You’ve come to the right place. Stick with us and discover how to integrate your custom domain address with Gmail.
1. Getting POP3 and SMTP Details
Before we can set up a Gmail account to work with a custom domain, first you need to create a domain-based email. In case you haven’t made one, refer to our tutorial to know how to do so.
After creating the email, you need to collect its POP3 and SMTP details. To locate the email protocols in Hostinger’s hPanel, do the following:
- Head over to Email Accounts under the Emails section.
- Select Set Up Devices.
- Scroll down to Configuration Settings and select Manual Configuration. We’re going to use that information later.
2. Forwarding Emails to Gmail Account
Now that we have the necessary data, it’s time to set the Gmail account so it can receive messages sent to your custom domain email. Here’s how:
- Log in to your Gmail account, click on the gear icon and select Settings -> Accounts and Import.
- Choose Add a mail account under the Check mail from other accounts section.
- After you entered your domain email, click Next -> Import emails from my other account (POP3) -> Next.
- Fill in the details using the server information we located earlier. The server we’re using is pop.hostinger.com, and the port is 995.
- Check the boxes as needed, but we recommend to tick the first three boxes as you can keep two copies of the same messages on different platforms, use a secure connection, and label incoming messages according to its original email destination.
- Click Add Account to finalize the settings.
- You’ll be prompted with the option to send emails from your custom address. If you only need Gmail to receive emails and choose No, you’ll be all set! But if you want the platform to be your one-stop destination to receive and send messages, select Yes and continue to the next part.
3. Configuring Gmail to Send Emails as a Custom Domain
- Enter your name and email address and leave the Treat as an alias box checked. This way, you can manage incoming and outgoing messages from the same inbox as your current Gmail address. Click Next.
- Set the smtp.hostinger.com as the SMTP server and 465 as the port. Use TLS to secure the connection.
- Go to your inbox and open the verification email. Use the link or code to confirm your request.
- Once you’re done, you can now use Gmail to send messages as your custom domain address.
Getting the best of Gmail’s interface with the perks of having a personalized domain can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be. In this tutorial, we have learned how to integrate the best of both worlds by tweaking the settings of a Gmail account.