In addition to the default mail app on any mobile device, such as Samsung Mail, the Gmail client is a standard part of any Android device. It's installed by default and is generally set up for you whenever you activate a new Android device. So it makes sense that you'd want to use that same Gmail app for your SmarterMail account. Setting up an EAS account in the Gmail app on Android is relatively simple. Below are the steps you need to follow:
- Open the Gmail app on your device.
- Click on your account in the upper, right corner of the interface.
- From the drop down, select Add another account. You should be presented with this screen:
- Select Exchange and Office 365.
- You'll be prompted to enter your email address. So, enter your full SmarterMail address.
IMPORTANT: By default, the Gmail app will attempt to find your account within Office 365. To avoid having to back out of the discovery process, click on Set up manually at the bottom of the Gmail interface. This will allow you to enter your server information to connect directly to SmarterMail versus having Gmail attempt to connect to an Office 365 account.
- You'll next be presented with a screen that asks you to input the following:
- Email Address - This is your full email address.
- Server - This is your mail server address. For example, mail.example.com. Generally, it will match the URL you go to for logging into webmail.
- Domain\Username - This is the domain portion of your server then your username. For example, if your email address is email@example.com you'd enter example.com\test.
- Password - This is your account password.
- Description - If asked, this is a friendly name for the account as it will be listed within the app. You can use whatever you like to describe this account: Work, School, your business name, etc.
- Once you've filled out that information, click the Next button.
- You may be prompted that Gmail needs access to your phone...
- You can review the permissions the app is asking for:
- And once reviewed, you can Activate the permissions.
- Once that's done, your account is set up in Gmail as an EAS account. (You can verify this by looking at your Devices in your Account's Connectivity page.)
And that's it -- the account is now set up in Gmail.