IPad Setup

Email Configuration Guide: iOS 4.2 on iPad

This guide explains how to configure your iPad to access your email account.

This tutorial was created using a iPad running iOS 4.2. If you are using different hardware or a different OS version, these instructions may differ.

The domain example.com is used throughout this guide as a substitute for your domain name. If your domain is johnsmith.com, use johnsmith.com in place of example.com.


1.    Tap the Settings button on your iPad home screen. If you have installed custom applications from the Apple AppStore, this button may be located on a different home screen than the one pictured. By default, it is on your main home screen.



2.    This is the main Settings screen. You will need to scroll down to the section labeled Mail, Contacts, Calendars as pictured. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.


3.    If you have already configured an email account on your iPad, you will need to tap the Add Account... option. If you have not configured any mail accounts on your iPad you can skip to the next step.


4.    Tap the Other option at the bottom of the list.


 5.    Under the Mail section, tap Add Mail Account


6.    Complete the following fields and tap Next after you finish:

  • Name: your name as you wish it to appear on your outgoing email messages
  • Address: your email address
  • Password: your email password
  • Description: a description of your email account


7.    Select IMAP or POP as desired (in this example will set up the device using IMAP):


8.    Enter the following information in the Incoming Mail Server section:

  •  Host Name: mail.your_domain
  •  User Name: your email account
  •  Password: your email account password 


 9.    Enter the following information in the Outgoing Mail Server section:

  • Host Name: mail.your_domain
  • User Name: your email account
  • Password: your email account password 


10. If you receive a certificate error message, like the below example, simply tap the Continue button:


11.    Your iPad will now attempt to verify the details that you entered. This process may last a few minutes.


12.    Select ON to enable mail your email to be downloaded to your iPad. Click Save.


13.    Now your iPad is ready to receive your email!

In the Settings application, your account will be listed in the configuration section under Mail, Contacts, Calendar.

You can change the behavior of your mailbox by tapping the account name you just created and by changing  the other options displayed.

Your iPad running iOS 4.2 loads your incoming messages. You can now send and receive your email on your email client! 

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