Setting up your Email on – Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge

You’re all set to add your work or personal email accounts to your smartphone but are not quite sure how to go about it and are wary of making a mistake.

Well, help is at hand with our handy “How do I ?” series of guides to the most common smartphones and tablet devices currently on the market. First up is my own personal favourite handset the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Setting up Email Account on your Galaxy S7

Before you start, have ready all the necessary information including your username, password, incoming, and outgoing server settings, port numbers, and other required settings for a POP3, IMAP, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account. If you don’t have this to hand you can access it through your Hosting Account or if we have established your domain with LetsHost we’ll provide this information to you.

  1. To get started, tap Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Email.

Note: If you can’t find the Email app shortcut from the Apps screen, open the Samsung folder. On some GS7 variants, the Email app is located in the Samsung folder.

  1. On the next screen, tap Add New Account.

Note: If there is already an account registered on your phone, just tap an email address in the above-given list.

  1. Type in your email address and password.
  2. Tap MANUAL SETUP to proceed with manual account setup. Or, if you want your phone to complete the setup process by automatically searching for your email server settings, tap SIGN IN.
  3. Select MANUAL SETUP to proceed with this guide.
  4. Tap to select the type of email account you want to set up. You may choose any from POP3 account, IMAP account, and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  5. Enter the required server settings for your email account.
  6. Tap SIGN IN to continue.
  7. Wait for your device to verify if the server settings you enter are all correct. If your device successfully connects to the server using the settings you entered, you will be prompted with the Sync schedule screen.
  8. Configure sync options according to your preference.
  9. Tap SIGN IN.
  10. Enter a name for the account. If you want to create a signature to all your outgoing messages, you can enter your name or any signature you want to indicate on the appropriate field.
  11. Tap DONE to complete the process. After that, you should see email messages populating your inbox.

Adding Exchange ActiveSync or Work Email Account on your Galaxy S7

If for example you are using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook for Android then the Galaxy S7 embeds some powerful Exchange features, allowing you to set up an Exchange ActiveSync, sync your phone with your work email, then read, manage, and send emails in the same easy manner as with your personal email account. Itemized below are the steps on how to set up a work email on your new Galaxy device.

Note: Before you begin, secure all required account settings information such as username, password, exchange server, and the like. Please contact the Exchange Server administrator or network administrator of your company to ensure you have the correct information. If you have everything ready, then you may start right away with these steps:

  1. Tap Apps from Home.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Tap Add account.
  5. Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
  6. Enter the email address and password for your work email on their designated fields.
  7. Tap Manual setup.
  8. Enter all necessary information for your email account settings such as the domain name\username, password, exchange servers, and the like.
  9. Follow the onscreen instructions to configure more options for the account.
  10. Specify an account name as well as a display name (signature) for your outgoing mails.
  11. Tap Done to complete the setup process.

Adding Personal (POP3 and IMAP) Email Account on your Galaxy S7

There are two ways for you to add personal email account(s), either POP3 or IMAP on your Galaxy S7 (for help deciding which to choose our article Choose POP3. Choose IMAP. Choose Email. Choice made will help.) One is directly from the stock email application and the other is through the Settings menu.

  1. Through the stock Email App
  2. Tap Apps from Home.
  3. Tap Email to launch the app. If necessary, tap to open the Samsung folder and then tap Email to launch it.
  4. From the Inbox screen, tap Menu.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Tap Add account.
  7. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setting up your new personal email account. After the setup, you should start getting emails for that account.
  8. Through the Settings Menu
  9. Tap Apps from Home.
  10. Tap Settings.
  11. Select Accounts.
  12. Tap Add account.
  13. Tap Email.
  14. Enter the email address and password for the email account on the designated fields.
  15. Tap Sign In to proceed with automatic setup and prompt your device to test the incoming and outgoing servers and attempt a regular email setup. Otherwise, tap Manual setup and enter your settings such as email type, username, password, security type, and server settings.
  16. Configure Sync settings as you prefer.
  17. Tap Next to continue.
  18. Specify an account name for the account and a display name (signature) for your outgoing mails.
  19. To complete the setup, tap Done.