How to Get EarthLink Email on Your Android Smartphone

How to add EarthLink email to Android phone.If you have EarthLink high-speed or dial-up Internet access, you also get EarthLink email (up to 8 addresses with automatic spam and virus protection and other features).

Today we’ll show you how simple it is to use your EarthLink email on your Android phone.

At home, you may log on to Web Mail to get your email. On the go with an Android smartphone, you could also access the mobile version of Web Mail by going to https://m.webmail.earthlink.net/ with your phone’s web browser.

But it’s also easy to set up your Android’s built-in email app to use your EarthLink email.

Here’s a walk-through using the Samsung Galaxy S3 as an example (other Android phones will have similar steps and setting information but some details will be different). See our previous posts if you want to add EarthLink email to your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Locate the Email app on your Home screen (you may need to scroll if you don’t see it right away).
  2. Tap on the Email icon to open the email app.
  3. Press the options menu to the left of the Home button.
  4. Select Settings from the list that pops up.
  5. At the top of the Settings page, click the plus sign +.
  6. Under Choose an account to set up, tap Others.
  7. Enter your EarthLink email address and password (tap the Show password checkbox if you want to make sure you entered your password correctly.
  8. Tap the box next to Send email from this account by default if EarthLink will be your primary email account on the phone.
  9. Tap the Next button to have your phone attempt to add email server settings automatically (if that doesn’t work you may need to go back to this step and choose Manual setup).
  10. Confirm or change the default settings for how often you want to check for email, if you want to be notified, etc. Tap Next when you’re done.
  11. You should get a confirmation that your account is set up. You can now choose to give the account a name (otherwise it will just be listed as your email address) and choose how your name will be displayed on outgoing messages (if you don’t change it, your username will be displayed by default). Tap Next when you’re done.
  12. Tap Done with accounts at the bottom of the screen.

 Entering Email Settings Manually

  1. If step 9 above does not work to set up your phone automatically, you should choose Manual setup and then continue following these steps.
  2. Tap on POP3 account.
  3. Enter your full EarthLink email address as your User name and enter your email password.
  4. Enter pop.earthlink.net in the POP3 server field.
  5. In the Port field, enter 110.
  6. Tap on the Delete email from server field and choose When I delete from Inbox.
  7. Click Next to confirm your incoming server settings.
  8. Under SMTP server, enter smtpauth.earthlink.net.
  9. In the Port field, enter 587.
  10. Tab the Require sign-in box.
  11. Confirm your User name (should be your full email address) and password.
  12. Tap the Next button.
  13. Confirm or change the default settings for how often you want to check for email, if you want to be notified, etc. Tap Next when you’re done.
  14. You should get a confirmation that your account is set up. You can now choose to give the account a name (otherwise it will just be listed as your email address) and choose how your name will be displayed on outgoing messages (if you don’t change it, your username will be displayed by default). Tap Next when you’re done.
  15. Tap Done with accounts at the bottom of the screen.

How to Check Your Email on MyEarthLink.net

A customizable MyEarthLink Start Page® is one of the many member benefits that you get with EarthLink Dial-Up, High Speed DSL, Freestanding DSL, Cable, or Satellite Internet access.

With news, sports scores, weather, stock quotes, shopping, and more, myEarthLink is a convenient and helpful place to start your web surfing every day.

Add your email account to your myEarthLink Start PageOne feature that makes it even more convenient is My Email.

As the name suggests, this feature lets you know when you have new EarthLink email and gives you easy access to Web Mail for full email access.

You can even add non-EarthLink email accounts such as Gmail and AOL Mail.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Make sure the My Email feature is active on your Start Page. If you don’t see it, you probably need to add it from the Add a Feature section.
  2. Click the Sign In to My Email button.
  3. Enter your EarthLink email address and password, and choose how many message you want displayed on your Start Page (from 5 – 10).
  4. Check the box next to Show messages on myEarthLink.
  5. Check the box to Automatically Sign In to EarthLink Web Mail (unless other people will use your Start Page who you don’t want to have access to your email).
  6. Click the Save Changes button at the bottom.
  7. If that’s the only account you want to add, click the Done button. Otherwise, click the Add an Email Account link to add another account.

In most cases, setup is simple. But if you run into any trouble, click the Help link in the upper-right corner of the page.

 

Domain Email and the Catchall Mailbox

Catchall email address for your domain email catches everything sent to your domain.Domain email addresses are a valuable branding and communication tool for your business.

But there’s one catch.

Actually, it’s a catchall. And you’ll want to make sure you have one.

But first, let’s step back for some context.

Our Domain with Email service allows you to create up to 50 email addresses (mailboxes) at your own domain. Our Web Hosting services come with 100 – 500 domain email addresses depending on plan you choose.

In a previous post, we explained how to set up domain name email addresses and listed some of the most common mailbox names for businesses with domain email:

• YourFirstName@YourDomain.com
• YourFullName@YourDomain.com
• YourTitle@YourDomain.com
• EmployeeNames@YourDomain.com
• Help@YourDomain.com
• Info@YourDomain.com
• Sales@YourDomain.com
• Support@YourDomain.com
• YourSlogan@YourDomain.com
• Newsletter@YourDomain.com
• Subscribe@YourDomain.com
• Members@YourDomain.com
• VIP@YourDomain.com

If you use this list as a guide and then set up some other email addresses that make sense for your specific business, you might think you’re all set.

But don’t forget to do one more thing to make sure you don’t miss any messages from customers or potential customers trying to contact you: make sure your Catchall Mailbox is enabled.

A catchall mailbox is one email inbox that is designated to receive all the email sent to your domain for which there isn’t an active mailbox. It catches all the mis-addressed email sent to your domain that would otherwise bounce back to senders.

Is that really necessary? Yes!

Here’s an example: you may have set up help@yourdomain.com to handle all customer support questions, but some people may try emailing support@yourdomain.com instead. Or you may have set up jon@yourdomain.com (because your name is Jon) but people may send to john@yourdomain.com because they don’t know how you spell your name.

Whatever the reason, people will send email to addresses at your domain that don’t exist. With your catchall enabled…you’ll catch them all.

For EarthLink Web Hosting customers, your catcall will be postmaster@yourdomain.com.

How to Enable Your Catchall Mailbox:

1. Log in to your Web Hosting Control Panel at control.earthlink.net.
2. Click Email in the top navigation.
3. Click the icon labeled Catchall Mailbox.
4. Click to change the catchall status from Disable to Enable.
5. Click the Save button (you’ll see a confirmation that the address was enabled).

That’s all there is to activate your catchall, but you may wish to make a couple of changes to this mailbox.

In the Accounts section on the left side of the Email Control Panel page, next to postmaster, click the edit account icon (looks like a paper & pencil) to make your changes.

First, you can change the email password for postmaster@yourdomain.com.

Second, you can enable forwarding to another email address. Many people like to forward catchall mail to another address they check regularly, so they don’t miss anything.

How to Forward Your Catchall Mail:

1. Click the Yes radio button next to Forwarding: Enabled.
2. In the Forward to box, list up to 10 email addresses, separated by commas.
3. Click the Update Forwarding button.

That’s it.

Now, if only there were a way to respond to all those messages automatically.