Set Up EGR E-mail on an Android Device

Server information you will need:
Username: Your engineering NetID
Password: Your engineering password
Incoming mail server: mail.egr.msu.edu
Incoming security: SSL
Incoming port:993
Outgoing mail server: mail.egr.msu.edu
Outgoing security: SSL
Outgoing port: 465

Below is a walkthrough using screen shots from a HTC Rezound with Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense. Your actual screen images may vary.

1. Open the Android Mail application.

2.  If this is the first mail account being set up, a setup wizard should appear.

If this is not the first e-mail account setup on the phone, use the Menu button, select Settings and add a new account. Select Other for type of account as pictured below.

 

3. The new account dialog should be brought up. Select Manual setup.

 

4. Select IMAP as the protocol.

  • Input your engineering e-mail address where requested.
  • The username field requires your e-mail address without "@egr.msu.edu".
  • Input the correct password for your engineering account.
  • The proper IMAP server or mail server is: mail.egr.msu.edu.
  • Make sure under security (or encryption) that SSL is selected.
  • The server port should be 993.

Hit Next once all of the above is completed.

 

5. The following steps configure outgoing mail.

  • Make sure Login Required is selected. If there are fields for your username and password, include the same username and password used in Step 2.
  • Under SMTP server or Outgoing Mail Server input mail.egr.msu.edu.
  • The Security type menu should be selected with SSL like the previous step.
  • The Server port field should show 465.

 

6. Create a name for the account in the "Account name" field and include your name as you would like it to appear on outgoing e-mail in the "Your name" field. When you have finished entering the information, select Finish Setup and view your e-mail.