How to setup Gmail and Internet email on Galaxy Note 3 ?

One of the main reasons to own a Galaxy Note 3 is that you’re able to manage your emails on the go. But, before you start doing that, you must first know how to set up your email accounts on the phone.

In this post, I’ll show you how to configure both the Gmail and stock Email apps.

a. Gmail app: Configure your Gmail accounts

i. Set up the primary Gmail account on Gmail app

If you’ve sign-in your Gmail account during the initial setup, then you’re done with configuring the Gmail app for that particular Gmail ID. To access your Gmail, simply launch the Gmail app and start reading your emails.

ii. Set up a 2nd Gmail account on Gmail app

The Gmail version 4.6 has completely removed the add account option on its own app. If you wish to add a 2nd Gmail account, you’ve got to do it via the home Settings. Here’s how:

  1. On your Galaxy Note 3 home screen, tap the Menu button, and then select Settings.
  2. Next, go to General > Accounts.
  3. On the Account screen, tap Add account.
    add account option
  4. On the Add account screen, tap Google.
  5. On the Add a Google account screen, tap Existing and then follow by entering your username and password.
  6. Next, follow the rest of the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
  7. Now, launch the Gmail app, and you should see the new Gmail account that you’ve just setup. To switch between these 2 accounts, tap the Menu icon on the top left corner, and then select the account that you want.
    menu icon on gmail app

Note: Repeat Step 1 – 6 to add more Gmail accounts.

b. Email app: Configure your office/personal email accounts

Besides Gmail, the Galaxy Note 3 also lets you setup general email accounts such as those using POP (Post Office Protocol), IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) or ActiveSync technology on its pre-loaded Email app.

And the setup can be done either manually or automatically.

i. Set up a POP3/IMAP email account manually

  1. Launch the Email app on your phone. If this is your first time launching this app or you haven’t had any email account configured, skip to Step 4.
  2. Tap the Menu button, and then select Settings.
  3. On the Settings screen, tap Add account.
    email app add account option
  4. On the Set up email screen, enter your email account and password, and then tap Manual setup. Note: Tapping Next would instruct the Email app to configure your email account automatically, which only works well with Internet email services such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, AOL and etc.
    set up email
  5. Next, select the type of email account that you want. For this tutorial, I’ll go ahead with IMAP account.
    add email account
  6. Fill in the incoming server settings and tap Next. If you don’t have such information, do ask from your service provider.
    incoming server settings
  7. Fill in the outgoing server settings and tap Next. If you don’t have such information, do ask from your service provider.
    outgoing server settings
  8. On the Account options screen, customize the email syncing frequency for both peak and normal hours, ensure both Sync Email and Notify me when email arrives are checked, and then tap Next to continue.
    account options
  9. On the Set up email screen, customize the email account and sender’s name. Finally, tap Done to complete the setup.
    set up email account name

ii. Set up a Internet email account automatically

If you have a Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL account and you wish to manage it using the pre-installed Email app, the setup can be done pretty much automatically. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the Email app on your phone. If this is your first time launching this app or you haven’t had any email account configured, skip to Step 4.
  2. Tap the Menu button, and then select Settings.
  3. On the Settings screen, tap Add account.
  4. On the Set up email screen, enter the email account and password, and then tap Next. The Email app will configure the incoming and outgoing server settings automatically.
  5. On the Account options screen, customize the email syncing frequency for both peak and normal hours, ensure both Sync Email and Notify me when email arrives are checked, and then tap Next to continue.
  6. On the Set up email screen, customize the email account and sender’s name. Lastly, tap Done to complete the whole process.

Note: The steps here were written for Android 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005). If you’re having a different model of Galaxy Note 3 or other version of Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.

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3 Responses to How to setup Gmail and Internet email on Galaxy Note 3 ?

  1. Sanjay says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing this column. I followed you instructions for “ii. Set up a Internet email account automatically” for my gmail account and got the following error (I double checked my password) “Setup could not finish” ‘Authentication failed’. Then it gave me an option to ‘edit details’ which brought me back to the original set up field. Is it possible that I have to set it up using the manual option? If so, would you know what the ports are for imap and pop3 configurations? I appreciate that I’m asking for a lot, so if you happen to have some quick answers I would very much appreciate it. Thanks again!

    Sanjay


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