How do I setup my email account to sync to my iPhone?

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How do I set up mobile email to my phone from my Homestead email account?
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Hi,

Here are instructions set up email on your iPhone. You can also use these steps if you're setting up email on an iPad.

Important: IMAP accounts are the recommended option for customers that want to check email from multiple sources (home computer, work computer, mobile phone).

  1. On the iPhone or iPad home screen, touch the Settings icon.


  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.



  3. Touch Add Account.



  4. Touch Other.



  5. Select Add Mail Account.



  6. Enter your personal information. Then, touch Next.

  • Name: Enter your name. For example, John Doe.

  • Email: Enter your full email address.

  • Password: Enter the password created when you set up the email.

  • Description: Enter a description. For example, My Domain Email.

  • Select IMAP.

  • Enter the following information:

  • Incoming Mail Server
    • Hostname: mail.homesteadmail.com

    • User Name: Enter your full email address.

    • Password: Enter the password created when you set up the email.

    Outgoing Mail Server
    • Hostname: smtp.homesteadmail.com

    • User Name: Enter your full email address.

    • Password: Enter the password created when you set up the email.

  • Touch Next.
  • If you don't get a server error, you are finished configuring your iPhone to send and receive email.

  • Troubleshooting

    If you get the error message Cannot Connect Using SSL, touch Yes.

    Then, if you see a second error message, Secure Connection Failed, touch Continue.

    If prompted, your Incoming Server Port number is 143, and the Outgoing Server Port number is 587.

    If you receive a warning that the server could not be verified, touch Continue and then disable SSL as follows:

    • Go back into Settings and touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    • Select your new account, then scroll to the bottom and click Advanced.
    • Make sure that "use SSL" is not selected.


    Hope that helps!

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