The Android operating system present in most smartphones today, offers us from the Play Store application a variety of different mail managers, each with a slightly different configuration, however, the configuration parameters that we will use will always be the same (later we will see them).
To show a standard mail configuration with a mail manager present in all our Android phones without installing anything, we will configure our mail account in Gmail for Android.
The data that we must take into account for the configuration of the mail account are as follows:
In this case, the first account to be configured in the manager is always that of our Android phone, a Gmail account that we will have created or linked to enjoy all the services that the operating system makes available to us.
So, in this case, we are going to configure a second email account in the manager.
We open the mail application. Our usual email account will open. From this screen we click on the drop-down menu icon:
The menu will open. Scroll to the end of the menu until you see the "Settings" icon. Click on it:
The settings menu will open. Click on "Add account":
Then, the e-mail configuration wizard will start. In order to set up an account with our own domain, we must click on "Other service":
Enter the corresponding e-mail account and click on "Manual configuration":
In this step we will be asked what type of account we want to configure. We will have to choose if we want to configure the account with the incoming mail protocol IMAP or POP3 (in the following manual, in the section "Mail protocols" we explain in detail the types of mail account that can be configured, what are the differences between them and what are the advantages and disadvantages between both).
*For our example, we are going to configure the account in IMAP:
Now we must enter the password of our email account. Once entered, click on "Next":
***We remind you that from SWPanel you will not be able to see the information about the password of the email account because in compliance with ISO 27001, the LOPD and the RGPD, we do not store or provide personal passwords, and we do not have access to the passwords of email accounts, much less provide them.
In the next step, we will be asked to confirm the incoming server settings.
At this point it is very important to make sure that the incoming mail server name is correctly indicated. If it is not, we will have to modify it to correspond to the specific configuration of our mail account.
At the same time, we must make sure that the type of security that we configure is "STARTTLS (accept all certificates)". This must be specified so that we do not get a Google alert, detecting "third party certificates".
Once checked and corrected, click on "Next":
*If we do not select the manual configuration option, it is possible that during the automatic configuration of the mail manager we get an alert about "The certificate is not valid". Although the error is displayed, the certificate issued from SWHosting is valid and works correctly. However, Gmail has its own certificate checking system, so the corresponding certificate must be specified. Let's configure the mail manager to accept our own certificate.
When the alert appears, click on "Advanced settings":
A certificate information message will appear. We will have to scroll to the end of the message to click "Continue anyway":.
At this point, the manager will allow us to continue with the configuration by proceeding with the outgoing server settings. Make sure that the outgoing mail server settings are correct and click on "Next":
Next, you will be prompted to select the account preferences and options. In this step, you will need to choose which settings and preferences you need.
*We will leave the default selections:
Finally, we will see a message warning us of "Account configured" and we will have to click on "Next" to exit the wizard:
Once the configuration is finished, we will have the mail service with our own domain in the Google Mail mail manager.
Consult another manual of interest: