Setting up IMAP from NamesCo on Android

If I’ve set you up at NamesCo with IMAP email then you’ll need to follow these instructions to set up your email on an Android device such as the Nexus 5, Samsung S5 or the HTC One. I’ve used Android 4.4 here as that is the current version, but generally the set-up doesn’t change too much between versions.

In the instructions below, I’ll be setting up email for a web site called protosite.co.uk – where you see that you’ll need to add your own domain name. For a user I’ll be using John Doe; probably best if you replace that name with your own!

IMAP email on Android

Open your email client. The standard client in Android is simply called ‘Email’, then go to ‘Settings’:

  1. Tap ‘Add Account’
  2. Enter your email address – for example ‘john.doe@protosite.co.uk’
  3. Enter the user password given to you when your account was set up
  4. Tap ‘Next’

On the next screen you set-up security:

  1. Enter your username – for example ‘protosite.co.uk_john.doe’
  2. The password should be prefilled – if not then enter the user password given to you when your account was set up
  3. Enter the server name as ‘imap.hosts.co.uk’
  4. Skip to security type and select ‘SSL/TLS’
  5. Tap ‘Next’

On the next screen you set-up how your user sends email:

  1. Skip to security type and select ‘SSL/TLS’
  2. Change the username to ‘protosite.co.uk’
  3. The password should be prefilled – remove this and enter the SMTP password as given to you when your account was set up
  4. Tap ‘Next’

On the next screen you can change how your device interacts with your email account – generally you can leave these at their default but if you wanted your phone to check for mail more often then this where you’d do that.

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