Creating an email account for iPhone or iPad 5 or newer

This easy guide will help you set up your iPhone or iPad to receive and send email using your proper account settings. While the images may differer between iOS5 and iOS6 devices, the steps are the same.

If you are using an earlier version of the iOS operating system (specifically iOS 4), please refer to the following instructions: Updating Your iPhone or iPAD 4S

Step 1. Locate your email settings:

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open Settings (typically on your homescreen)
  • Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars


Step 2. In the Accounts section:

  • Tap Add Account
  • Tap Other
  • Tap Add Mail Account


Step 3. Enter your name, full email address (ex:, password and account description


Step 4. Update your INCOMING MAIL SERVER settings:

  • Edit the Host Name field to:
  • Ensure the User Name is your full email address
    • IMPORTANT: Ensure that the Email username is your full email address (ex: and that your Password is correct

Step 5. Update your OUTGOING MAIL SERVER settings:

  • In the Host Name field enter:
  • In the User Name field enter: Your full email address
  • In the Password field enter: Your email password
  • Tap Next
  • Tap Save


Congratulations, your email is now configured!