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Set up my email address on an Android with IMAP settings

We know you need to get up and running with your wireless device. This is normally supported through your cellular provider (example Bell Mobility) but if you’d like to use your Bell Aliant email on your Android, we can help you set it up. You simply need to add our settings into the email application.

For more guidance, follow the detailed step-by-step instructions.

What you need before you start

  • Your Android mobile device, updated to the latest version of the mobile operating system. (Example Android devices include Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Iconia, Nexus).
  • The device must be connected to the Internet.
  • You need a Bell Aliant email address and password. If you do not know your email address or password, please contact us.

Follow these easy steps

Tap Settings and choose Add Account under Accounts & Sync

  1. From the Android Home screen tap Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts & sync.

    Android Settings, Accounts and Sync

  4. Tap Email.

     Add an email account

Enter your email address and password

  1. Enter your email address and password.
  2. Tap Manual setup.

    Email Account Manual Setup

Enter your incoming mail server information

  1. Under What type of account is this? Tap IMAP.

    Select POP3

  2. Under the Incoming server settings heading, confirm your username and password.
  3. Enter the IMAP server name. When using your Bell Aliant connection the incoming mail server name is
  4. The port should be set to 143.
  5. Choose your preference to delete mail from server.
  6. Tap Next

    Incoming Mail Server Settings

Enter your outgoing mail server information

  1. Under the Outgoing server settings heading, enter the STMP server. When using your Bell Aliant connection the SMTP server is
  2. Enter 2225 in the Port field.
  3. Check the Require sign-in button (it is checked by default). 
  4. Enter your Username (your email address) and password.
  5. Tap Next.

    Outgoing mail server settings

Choose your Account Options

Under Account Options set your personal preferences:

  1. Choose the frequency to automatically check your email.
  2. Choose to send email from this account by default.
  3. Choose to be notified when email arrives.
  4. Chose to sync email from this account.
  5. Tap Next.

    Choose account options

Name your new email account

  1. You are notified that the email account is set up. Enter a name for the new email account.
  2. Enter your name as you wish it to appear on outgoing email messages.
  3. Tap Next.

    Name your email account

You have successfully set-up email on your Android mobile devices!

Additional information

If you plan to use your email on multiple devices (e.g. computers, tablets, smart phones), all email programs will need to be set up with IMAP settings.