How can I add an email account on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?

Learn how to add one or more of your email accounts in Mail on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Add an email account on your iOS device

  1. Tap Settings.

    ios8 home screen

  2. Scroll down and tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    ios setting

  3. Tap Add Account.


    ios mail contacts menu

  4. Tap Other > Add Mail Account.

    ios add account


  5. Enter Name, address (full email user@yourdomain.com), and password.
    (iPhone will attempt to guess your settings. Allow ~1 minute for it to fail.)

  6. Select IMAP.
    (It's the default. The option you've selected will be highlighted blue.)

  7. Under "Incoming mail server"
    1. Set "hostname" to mail.yourdomain.com 
      (or your server host name or server's IP address)
    2. Set "username" to email@yourdomain.com
    3. Set "password" to your password

  8. Under "Outgoing mail server"
    1. Set "Host name" to mail.yourdomain.com
      (or your server host name or server's IP address)
    2. Set "User name" to email@yourdomain.com
    3. Set password to your password

You are now ready to send and receive emails via your iPhone.

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