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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add Multiple Email Accounts in Email App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

As we all know that Email app in the Samsung Galaxy SIV has the ability to manage multiple email accounts. That's why, if you have more than one email accounts then you can add all of them into your phone so that you'll be easier to manage all of your email accounts in one place, such as send, receive, reply, forward or delete email messages in the required email account according to your need. FYI, it's not the same as when you add an account in Gmail app, in Email app you can't create a new email account, you're only allowed to add your existing email accounts that you have made before through email-provider websites.


How to add multiple email accounts in Email app?
You can add additional email accounts in Email app through the Email app itself or through the Settings menu.


Method 1: From the Email app
If it matters, I'm using Email app version 4.2 to write the following steps.
  1. Open Email app.
  2. Tap the Menu key and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. Enter your Email address and Password in the provided fields. To avoid you type a wrong password, you can enable Show password option so that the entered password will be visible and help you to type it correctly.
  5. If you want to set this new account as the default account, then check the box in the left side of Send email from this account by default to enable this option.
  6. Tap Next button.
  7. Here you will see some options to configure the email account settings:
    • Period to sync email: select this option to define the email synchronization period (All, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month).
    • Sync schedule: select this option to define the email synchronization schedule (Every 5 minutes, Every 10 minutes, Every 15 minutes, Every 30 minutes, Every hour, Every 2 hours, Every 4 hours, once a day).
    • Peak schedule: select this option to define the email peak schedule (Every 15 minutes, Every 30 minutes, Every hour, Every 2 hours, Every 4 hours, Once a day).
    • If necessary, check the box in the left side of Sync Email to enable sync.
    • If necessary, check the box in the left side of Notify me when email arrives to enable notification when a new email message is received.
    • If necessary, check the box in the left side of Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi to enable this option.
  8. Tap Next button.
  9. If necessary, you can change the account name (this name will be used as the email account name in Email app) and your name for this account (this name will be displayed in outgoing email messages) in the provided fields.
  10. Tap Done button.
  11. Your email account has been added.


Method #2: From the Settings menu
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts tab.
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. Tap Email.
  5. Enter your Email address and Password in the provided fields. To avoid you type a wrong password, you can enable Show password option so that the entered password will be visible and help you to type it correctly.
  6. If you want to set this new account as the default account, then check the box in the left side of Send email from this account by default to enable this option.
  7. Tap Next button.
  8. Here you will see some options to configure the email account settings:
    • Period to sync email: select this option to define the email synchronization period (All, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month).
    • Sync schedule: select this option to define the email synchronization schedule (Every 5 minutes, Every 10 minutes, Every 15 minutes, Every 30 minutes, Every hour, Every 2 hours, Every 4 hours, once a day).
    • Peak schedule: select this option to define the email peak schedule (Every 15 minutes, Every 30 minutes, Every hour, Every 2 hours, Every 4 hours, Once a day).
    • If necessary, check the box in the left side of Sync Email to enable sync.
    • If necessary, check the box in the left side of Notify me when email arrives to enable notification when a new email message is received.
    • If necessary, check the box in the left side of Automatically download attachments when connected to Wi-Fi to enable this option.
  9. Tap Next button.
  10. If necessary, you can change the account name (this name will be used as the email account name in Email app) and your name for this account (this name will be displayed in outgoing email messages) in the provided fields.
  11. Tap Done button.
  12. Your email account has been added.

By utilizing the ability of the Email app to manage all of your email accounts, now you can manage them with ease in one place compared if you have to access them in a different place/app.

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