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.

 

DSL Modem Setup: How to Get Started with EarthLink DSL

In addition to the blazing-fast, reliable high-speed Internet access, one of the extra benefits you get when you sign up for EarthLink DSL Internet service is a free DSL modem.DSL modem setup - how to install your high-speed DSL service

Even if you’re not confident with technology, it’s actually very easy to get your DSL modem set up with the free self-installation kit we send you.

I’ll provide a basic overview here, so you’ll know what to expect. You could also look back at this setup information if you ever need to reinstall your modem in a different spot in your home.

DSL Setup Steps

  1. Install the Dual-Jack Filter. Unplug your phone from the wall jack nearest to your computer and then plug the dual filter into that phone jack. Plug your phone into the phone jack of the dual-jack filter (where you see the phone icon). Leave the second jack on the filter empty for now.
  2. Plug in the Single-Jack Filters. You need to install single-jack filters for everything in your home that is plugging into a wall jack. Unplug any additional phones, fax machines, Tivo, and other devices you may have in other wall jacks, plug in the single-jack filters, and then plug the devices back into the filter.
  3. Plug in the Modem. First, make sure you have a surge protector plugged into a wall socket. Then plug the power brick for the DSL modem into your surge protector, and plug the power cord into the back of the DSL modem. Turn the surge protector on first, and then turn on the DSL modem by pressing the power button on the back. The power light will come on and other lights will blink and glow.
  4. Connect the phone cable. Plug one end of the included gray phone cord into the gray side of the dual-jack filter you installed in step 1. Plug the other end of the phone cord into the DSL modem’s gray DSL port.
  5.  Connect the Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into your computer’s Ethernet port and the other end into the DSL modem’s yellow Ethernet port.

To watch an animation showing these DSL setup steps, click here.

Enjoy your high-speed DSL Internet access.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year?

According to StatisticBrain.com, about 45% of Americans usually make a resolution.

The percentage that keep their resolutions is, however, much smaller. Only about 8% are ultimately successful keeping their resolution, but 49% report “infrequent success.”

But if you have goals in mind for the year, you’re better off making a resolution. People who make explicit resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t.

So, what can you do to make it more likely that you’re part of that lucky 8%?

Turns out, there’s an app for that. The New York Times website has a round-up of top Android and iOS apps to help remind you of your resolutions.

BusinessInsider.com also lists 10 ways to lose weight using an iPhone and 10 ways to save money with your smartphone.

And if your resolution is related to health or fitness, Techcrunch.com has a nice round-up of gadgets and apps that can help you achieve your goals.

In addition to apps and gadgets, there’s also plenty of helpful advice about keeping your resolutions on the Internet.

Forbes.com lists 5 of the top resolutions that typically don’t work (dieting, quitting smoking, etc.) and offers related strategies that do work. The site also has an insightful article on why New Year’s resolutions don’t stick and how you can overcome those obstacles.

Bankrate.com offers this helpful list of 9 ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions, which includes proper motivation, specific goals, a concrete plan with steps to follow, goal visualization, and more.

BusinessInsider.com offers tips and links to additional resources and apps for 11 of the most common New Year’s resolutions.

If you haven’t made a resolution yet, don’t worry. You can still make and keep one for the year. The most important factor in determining your success isn’t the exact date you start, but how prepared you are to make a change.

And just in case your resolution was to find a faster Internet connection 😉 here’s where you can search for all the EarthLink high-speed Internet services available in your area.

Good luck. And Happy New Year!