How to Setup Google Apps Email Client on Android

Android has a built in email client application that you can use as your email client. If you have an email account on Google Apps, you can configure this email client to access your email apps account.

NB: The screenshots below using Android 2.1 (Eclair) running on Samsung Galaxy Spica.

How to:

    1. Enable IMAP access in your email apps settings (Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP)

    1. Open email application on your android phone

    1. On Set up email screen, enter your full email apps address and password then press Next

    1. Choose IMAP on the next screen
    2. On Incoming server settings screen, enter your full email apps address and password, imap.gmail.com on Imap server, 993 on Port and SSL on Security type than press Next

    1. On Outgoing server settings screen, enter smtp.gmail.com on SMTP Server, 465 on Port and SSL on Security type than press Next

    1. On Account options screen, choose your prefered email checking frequency and notification option than press Next

    1. Give your account a name and displayed name on outgoing messages then press Done

    1. Email client will download your messages, you can configure more options by pressing the menu button.

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Comments

  1. JayNa says

    Nice article, very much simplified the process!

    If I had seen this article earlier, it would have saved me $25. :)

    We couldnt get the setup for Google Apps right then we had got in touch with a company called searce apps..i think their site is http://www.searceapps.com they did it for us. They charged us but the charges were very nominal so that was ok. besides services were good and prompt.

    i recommend your article to my friends, its really very helpful to new users!

    regards

  2. vavan says

    hi lorenz, where will be the gmail message data will be stored? is it on the SD card or on the internal memory? because my gmail is currently around 1GB.hehe.

    you really have a nice blog!

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  5. Ryan marr says

    I have had my set up like this for awhile but the outgoing email address for people o reply to is wrong.

    my email address is ryan@mydomain.com

    and the incoming and outgoing works but people see my email address as ryan@gmail.com

    Anyone else run into this? What’s the fix?

    Thanks,

    Ryan

  6. ram says

    Hi,

    I did everything what you mentioned above but everytime it says “Network Unavailable”

    I have enabled IMAP from the settings tab as well but still it doesnt work.

    What could be the possible reasons ?

    P.S – Trying to configure on my new Samsung Champ phone.

  7. Dan says

    Thanks for the detailed description. It seems like it is straightforward, but my phone (samsung fascinate) never progresses beyond “checking incoming server settings”.
    I am using my email address as the username (the email address that I use to log into google)and google password. then imap.gmail.com, port 993 security: ssl
    I have also checked to make sure IMAP is enabled in my google apps mail account.
    Any suggestions for what I may be doing wrong?
    Thanks!

  8. says

    You are awesome. Thank you so much… Verizon had me do an unneeded factory reset and I was bummed after I lost all my ‘hard work’ setting up things like this.

    Thanks for taking the time to a write a great tutorial.

    Good Karma coming your way!

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