Keeping in touch with your clients, creating partnerships and discussing certain projects are all things that businesses usually do over email. However, if you are the owner of a start-up or would like to keep in touch with clients even when you aren’t in your office, then you may be wondering on how to use the iPad’s mail app. Today, we’ll take a look at the process of adding an email account on your iPad, so that you can easily keep in touch with your clients wherever you are.
Make sure that you have everything that is needed for the process
In order to be able to use the Mail app on your iPad, you’ll need an iPad, an email account and a stable Interne connection which can be either Wi-Fi or 3G according to your available options.
Once you unlock your device, you should be prompted with the iPad’s main menu. Over here, you should be able to find an app named Settings. Simply tap on it.
Tap on Mail
Once the app has been opened, you’ll have to go ahead and scroll down through the settings until you find the section designated for managing mail accounts. This particular section will be known by the name of ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’. Once you find it, simply tap on it.
Add your account
After you’ve entered this section of the Settings app, the first option on the screen should be named ‘Add Account’ Simply tap on it.
Select your provider
Once this has been done, your iPad will ask you to select your mail provider. This part can be considered the most delicate by some, as there are a couple of choices here. With this in mind, you should tap the email provider of the email address that you’d like to use. For instance, if you use Gmail, simply tap over on Google.
Enter all the needed details
Once you’ve tapped on your mail provider, you will be asked to enter all of the details of the account including its actual ID, your name and password. Once you are done with this, simply click on save and the account should load up for you in the Mail app.
Is your provider not listed?
There are also chances that you’re using a different service provider. If this is the case you can tap over on ‘Other’ and input all of the information that is requested over there. In a few cases, you may also be asked to enter your email address, provider, account type, incoming mail server, user name, password, incoming server supports, server port number, outgoing mail server, user name, password and server port. All of this information can be easily obtained by calling your mail provider and requesting it, but chances are that you won’t even need to do this in the case that the email software is ran by your business.
Once everything has been set up, you can simply load up your email whenever you press over on the Mail app found on the home screen of your iPad. If you encounter any issues when it comes down to how to use the iPad’s Mail app, simply let us know and we’ll get back to you. You can also go ahead and check out our dedicated section for iOS tutorials right here.
Terungwa Akaahan says
An apt and much needed tutorial.
The inbuilt mail app on my iPad has been most helpful in accessing my mail accounts with other providers though I still prefer the gmail’s app for email (for my gmail accounts).
However, with secureserver and the rest, the app saves the day. Always.
Do make the day great!
Daniel Dob says
I’m happy to hear that you liked the tutorial.
I personally love how the Mail app on the iPad seamlessly integrates all accounts together, so it’s simply better than jumping from one app to another.
People busy with their work and want to make their work more flexible. This is really an outstanding feature of iPad. Thanks for the nice tutorial. All steps are well described and easy to follow.
Wonderful tutorial to use Ipad Mail App and I must say I do use Ipad Air but never tried this app before. Will try it soon.
Ahmad Rasheed says
On routines, it often comes handy to opt for quick mail application for iPad, This application is a good choice to synchronize your provider with mail box app.
Regards Ahmad Rasheed, Islamabad Capital