How to get started with the Mail App for Android

Would you prefer easy access to your account everywhere you go?
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It just takes a few steps to get started with our Mail App
Read along and follow our instructions to get started with the highly secure app on all your Android devices.

First steps in using the mobile app

For real-time and easy access to your account, download and install the app on your Android device by following the three steps below
  1. Go to the Play Store and search for “”
  2. Download and open the Mail App
  3. Enter your email address and password
And as easy as that you can now read, send and receive emails wherever you are – all without compromising the security of your data.

After you have logged in to the Android app for the first time, you will immediately have the option of syncing your Contacts and Organizer so your address book and appointments will be up to date. If you’d like to do that now, tap Synchronize when prompted and follow the instructions each time. If you’d rather handle it some other time, no worries – just tap Activate Later. You can tap the gear wheel symbol to go to your account settings and activate synchronization whenever you like.

Access your email cloud

What’s more, you now have easy access to your Cloud directly from the Mail App. Just go to the Cloud tab in the lower right of your screen.
Screenshot of Cloud tab in app
Tap the Cloud tab to start uploading files to your free online storage

This means you can now access all those important files that you might need for your correspondence or those precious family photos that you would like to share with someone.  Uploading new photos and documents right from the phone to your email Cloud is just as easily managed!

Your emails right at your fingertips

To easily check emails, place your finger on the screen and swipe down to refresh the page. Unread messages will be displayed in bold. Tap on an email in the list to open it. And to create email, just tap on the blue pencil symbol to start writing.
Screenshot of inbox in Android mail app
Tap the blue pencil to compose a new email

Add attachments

To add an attachment or image to an email you are composing, follow the instructions below:

  1. Tap the paper clip symbol in the menu bar
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the file you want
  3. Select the file

Search your inbox

What if you’re in a hurry and looking for a specific email? Just tap the magnifying glass symbol in the upper right corner to search your inbox.
Screenshot of search function in Android mail app
Tapping the magnifying glass icon will open this search window

Delete messages

And to delete an email, simply place your finger on the email of choice and swipe left to delete.
Screenshot of delete email function
A quick swipe is all it takes to delete an email

Customize your email experience

If you are actively using more than one email account, you can manage multiple email accounts in the same mail app. Simply add accounts by entering your other email address(es) and password(s). You can find more detailed instructions in our Help Center: Add another account in your Mail App for Android.

How you want to be notified of your incoming email is entirely in your hands with the app. By selecting Notifications under Account settings, you can customize the ring tone and vibrations or opt out for the Quiet Time feature. You can find more information in our Help Center: Activate quiet time in Mail App for Android

The personalized experience doesn’t stop there. You can set your name, address and signature right from the app for Android by accessing the Account settings.

And lastly, for an organized inbox, you can easily create folders directly in the Mail App, change the order in which they listed and sort your incoming email.
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