Apple iPhone 4S

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Setting up my mobile phone for email

Want to set up your mobile phone for email? Follow these easy instructions.

1. Find "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

2. Create new email account

  • Tap Add Account....
  • Tap the required provider.
  • If your email provider isn't on the list:
  • Tap Other.
  • Tap Add Mail Account.

3. Enter sender name

  • Tap Name and key in the name you want to use as sender name in your emails.

4. Enter email address

  • Tap Address and key in your email address.

5. Enter password

  • Tap Password and key in the password for your email account.

6. Enter email account name

  • Tap Description and key in a name for your email account (such as Private or Work).
  • Tap Next.

7. Select option

  • If this image is displayed:
  • Follow steps 8 through 10.
  • If this image is displayed:
  • Follow steps 11 through 17.

8. Select synchronisation settings

  • Tap the indicator next to the required data type to turn synchronisation of the specific data types on or off.
  • Tap Save.

9. Select settings for retrieval of new emails

  • Tap Fetch New Data.
  • Tap the indicator next to Push to turn the function on or off.
  • If you turn off Push:
  • Tap the required period or Manually.
  • To select settings for a specific email account:
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Tap the required email account.
  • Tap Fetch or Manual.

10. Exit

  • Tap the Home key to return to standby mode.

11. Select server type

  • Tap POP.

12. Enter incoming server

  • Tap Host Name below Incoming Mail Server.
  • Key in the name or the IP address of your email provider's incoming server.
  • If Optus is your email provider, key in mail.optusnet.com.au as your incoming server.

13. Enter username

  • Tap User Name below Incoming Mail Server and key in the username for your email account.

14. Enter outgoing server

  • Tap Host Name below Outgoing Mail Server and key in smtp.optusnet.com.au

15. Save information

  • Tap Save.

16. Select settings for retrieval of new emails

  • Tap Fetch New Data.
  • Tap the indicator next to Push to turn the function on or off.
  • If you turn off Push:
  • Tap the required period or Manually.
  • To select settings for a specific email account:
  • Tap Advanced.
  • Tap the required email account.
  • Tap Fetch or Manual.

17. Exit

  • Tap the Home key to return to standby mode.
Apple iPhone 4S