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K9-Mail Setup on Android

K9-Mail is a free email app that we recommend for Android devices.

  1. Download K9-Mail from the Android Market.
  2. After installation, launch K9-Mail.
  3. Click Next to setup a new email account.
  4. When prompted, enter your Reed email address (e.g., username@reed.edu) and password.
  5. For Account type, choose IMAP
  6. Enter the following on the Incoming server settings screen:
    • IMAP server: imap.reed.edu
    • Security type: SSL (always)
    • Authentication type: PLAIN
    • Port: 993
  7. Enter the following on the Outgoing server settings screen:
    • SMTP server: smtp.reed.edu
    • Security type: TLS (always)
    • Port: 587
    • Require sign-in: checked
    • Authentication type: Automatic
  8. Use all other default options. When prompted to give this account a name, enter something like Reed. You will also need to enter your name (e.g, First Last) which is how your name is displayed to others when you send an email.