How to set up Email for Android

The native Android Email app is available only if you are on a device running an operating system earlier than Lollipop. If you are on Lollipop or later, you will need to use the Gmail instructions.

Email needs its own app password to access your information. If you use your normal password or your Fastmail two step verification password in Email, syncing won't work and you will see a password error.

  1. Open the Email app. If you don't already have an account set up, the Account setup dialog should appear. Otherwise, open the app's menu, then go to Settings and tap Add Account.

  2. Fill in your email address and password:

    • Email address: Your full Fastmail username, including the domain.
    • Password: Your app password. (What's an app password?)

      Screen to enter the username and app-password

      Tap Next.


  3. Tap IMAP.

    Screen to choose between IMAP, POP3 and Exchange

  4. Change the server, port and security type for your incoming mail:

    • Server:
    • Port: 993
    • Security type: SSL/TLS
    • IMAP path prefix: (leave blank) This setting may not appear on older Android phones. If you don't see it, don't worry, it'll still work fine.

      Your screen should look like this:

    Screen with incoming mail settings entered

    Tap Next.

  5. Change the security type for your outgoing mail:

    • Security type: SSL/TLS
    • Port: Change to 465

      Your screen should look like this:

      Screen with outgoing mail settings entered

    Tap Next.

  6. If you like, change the Inbox checking frequency (or leave it set to the default every 15 minutes), then tap Next.

  7. Fill in your name:

    • Your name: The name people will see on the email you send.

    Screen to enter your name and your account name

    Tap Next.

Your Fastmail account is now ready to use.

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